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Creed Bratton: A Man of Many Talents

Emily Hedberg, Author

October 7, 2015

“In the 60s, I made love to many, many women. Often outdoors. In the mud and the rain. And it’s possible a man slipped in, there would be no way of knowing,” was the quintessential Creed Bratton—born William Charles Schneider—quote thrown at the crowd during a tour that visited Capitol Hill last week. The performance was met with thunderous...

I am Charlie, But I am Baga, Too

Emily Hedberg, Author

January 14, 2015

The world is grieving with Paris. I am equally disturbed by the slaughter that shocked Europe and the rest of the world last week. But my heart also aches for other, more distant tragedies—many of which have gone underreported and unnoticed. Nearly four million people and 40 world leaders recently marched in Paris to mourn the deaths of the journalists...

Editorial: Woes of a Conservative

Emily Hedberg, Author

November 20, 2014

In light of the recent shift in Congress, our copy chief has written a features piece highlighting conservative voices on campus. The story takes a look at the opinions of those lone Republicans who roam our ever-so-blue campus. It is this piece of the puzzle—as the sole conservative on the editorial board—that I would like to explore. I, an...

Editorial: Stop the Slacktivism

Emily Hedberg, Author

November 13, 2014

As of late, every time I sign into Facebook, I am greeted by a warm welcome from the site. Not only does the home page address me on a first-name basis, but Facebook has also made it possible for me to join forces with the world to fight Ebola. As a nursing student recently returned from Kenya where I worked in a small clinic, I have taken a particular...

Exposing Solo

Emily Hedberg, Author

September 24, 2014

In recent weeks the NFL has seen its fair share of domestic violence cases. The news has seen its fair share of the NFL. And no one has seen anything regarding Seattle soccer superstar Hope Solo. Take a gander at the following situations. Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens running back, was arrested in March for the assault of his then-fiancee. The NFL suspended...

Letters To The Readers from the Sports Desk

Emily Hedberg, Author

September 24, 2014

Hello from the Editor Hello all! My name is Emily Hedberg, the Junior nursing major that has been bringing sports coverage to The Spectator for the past year. I am writing to you all to let you know about the marginally small changes I am making to the section this year. Our ever-knowledgeable friends over at Wikipedia tell us that sports journali...

Seattle Sports News Bites

Emily Hedberg, Author

May 28, 2014

SEAHAWKS SUFFER FROM A BROKEN HEART The Seattle Seahawks said goodbye to their sixth-round pick Garret Scott last Friday upon discovering a heart condition. On Thursday, Scott signed a four-year contract with the reigning Super Bowl champions—a fairly reasonable contract considering his 35 starts out of 41 games at Marshall University. However, a day la...

Online Classes Are A Waste of Resources

Emily Hedberg, Author

May 21, 2014

As Seattle U continues the push for online classes, I will continue to be in vehement opposition of the entire movement. Let me preface this by defending my current professor, merely a victim of the hybrid course experimentation, who did not choose the online path of her own accord by saying that she has done a marvelous job giving up extra hours...

Balls Out: Taking Sports Down a Notch

Emily Hedberg, Author

May 5, 2014

Recently in the realm of sports there has been quite the heavy subject matter. Racism, exploitation of athletes, etc. So, for this week, I decided to take the time to lighten sports up a little bit. We need a break from wondering if Cano was really worth it for the Mariners and if Seattle will ever get a basketball team. Inspired by a sweet little video,...

Balls Out: Honor the Victims

Emily Hedberg, Author

April 21, 2014

I would like to take this week’s column to remember and defend those lost in what is being called the deadliest day on Mount Everest to date. To bring readers up to speed, 13 Nepalese sherpas were killed in a devastating avalanche on Everest this past week with three still missing and several others seriously injured. The sherpas were preparing lines...

Balls Out: Outdoor Activities Now That The Bitter Cold Is Past

Emily Hedberg, Author

April 14, 2014

We have arrived at the particular time of the year where it is sunny. Not only is it sunny some days, but sometimes it’s is even sunny for a consecutive string of days. Not only is it sunny for multiple days in a row, but it is warm. With this warmth comes the obligatory sun dresses and the people who have the instinctual desire to take off their...

Balls Out: Kacie Sowell Profile

Emily Hedberg, Author

April 7, 2014

Kacie Sowell was not Head Basketball Coach Bonvicini’s (Coach B) choice athlete in the tournament Coach B attended Kacie’s senior year of high school. Coach B instead went to watch another player and was informed that there was a post (Sowell) who had not yet been picked up by a team. It was at this point that Coach B saw Sowell and, “almost fell...

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