The Spectator

Students Call For Warning Labels on Classics

Dallas Goschie, Author

June 4, 2014

Warning: the following article contains references to rape, violence, and suicide. What you just read was a trigger warning, and it probably isn’t your first exposure to one. Trigger warnings—labels designed to warn would-be consumers of information as to potentially disturbing or graphic content that they will be exposed to—are common fare on...

Pollen Vortex Something To Sneeze At

Dallas Goschie, Author

May 14, 2014

We all know the meme, Sean Bean’s stark countenance reminding us that “winter is coming.” When the devastating “Polar Vortex” winter storm event was ripping across the country earlier this year the character actor’s warning was embedded in the content of several third and fourth-tier news outfits. Fortunately, Seattle was largely spared...

Hardball Factor 360°: Playing the Long Game

Dallas Goschie, Author

May 8, 2014

I have the good fortune of living in Seattle, which is still being featured in newspapers around the world for Mayor Ed Murray’s $15 minimum wage plan. I’ve already spoken in this space about the minimum wage and the consequences of that increase to the city - so I will try not to dive too far down that hole again. However, I do want to use the...

Security Breach Exposes Student, Alum SSN

Dallas Goschie, Author

April 23, 2014

From a lengthy and apologetic email sent in the middle of last week by Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J., we learned that an error in the university’s tech infrastructure left the data of 628 students exposed—including Social Security numbers and medical information. According to the Chief Technology Officer Chuck Porter,...

Hardball Factor 360°: What I Didn’t Expect To Come Out of Flight 370

Dallas Goschie, Author

April 17, 2014

Have you guys heard about this whole Flight 370 deal? If you haven’t, where the hell do you live? If you have, I’m sure you will agree with me when I say: WOW! Of course, it’s incredibly unfortunate that we may be looking at a significant loss of human life and that the continued coverage is distracting from other stories, but WOW, this is a fun...

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Prop. 1 Would Raise Taxes But Save Buses

April 9, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a bus, it is likely that you—as a Seattle University student—have been made aware of the...

Investment a Necessary Evil

Dallas Goschie, Author

March 5, 2014

Sometimes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. As student fervor for divestment grows more feverish, we are faced with an important balancing decisions—but we are fighting for the wrong side. I commend the university’s administration for saying “no” to those who would have the school divest—largely because I believe their “no”...

Hardball Factor 360°: Does America Feel a Bit Lighter All of a Sudden?

Dallas Goschie, Author

February 28, 2014

I certainly have had an extra spring in my step--metaphorically at least--as a study was published earlier this week (to much fanfare) that America’s young people are much less obese than they used to be. I’ve been cynical for at least a decade and have long given up most hope for the wellbeing of our generation. Young people (and by young people...

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Hardball Factor 360°: Well, that Escalated Quickly

February 20, 2014

Just a few weeks ago an acquaintance published an album of photos cataloguing her experience living abroad in Ukraine for a time...

Hardball Factor 360°: Walking on Sunshine

Dallas Goschie, Author

February 13, 2014

Do you smell that, America? That’s the smell of things (kind of) getting better, and it’s fantastic. I mean, it may not be a full-blown odor yet, but it’s a whiff. I say let’s take what we can get at this point. Wednesday night news broke that Senate Republicans took an inspiring stand against radical right-wingers hoping to, once again,...

Gov. Inslee Hangs Death Penalty in Wash.

Dallas Goschie, Author

February 12, 2014

Washington State’s murderers on death row got a new lease on life Tuesday afternoon. Governor Jay Inslee, in a surprise move, announced a moratorium on death penalties in the state so long as he remains in office. Inslee’s largest impetus for the move is his perception that the death penalty is not a means toward “equal justice” for the...

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Hardball Factor 360°: Am I Still Allowed to Be a Woody Allen Fan?

February 6, 2014

This week’s column is going to be a little bit different. Everybody is talking about Woody Allen, but all the words don’t...

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