The Spectator

Seattle U’s Top 5 Sports Moments 2017-2018

Hunter Uechi, Author

June 14, 2018

Olivia Stein Wins Gold in Women’s 10k Olivia Stein took first place in the women’s 10k with her time of 35:51.39 at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Lawrence, Kan. On the final day of the conference, Stein also took home a silver medal in the women’s 5k. In addition to placing first and second i...

Madison Cathcart Selected for NCAA First Team

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 30, 2018

Madison Cathcart, a sophomore first baseman on Seattle University’s softball team, was selected for the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association First Team All-Pacific Region. This season, Cathcart set school records in her batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, doubles, walks, putouts, home runs and extra-base hits. “I...

Students Propose Gender Inclusive Housing Policy

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 24, 2018

“There is this whole extra obstacle that comes with being trans when you come to Seattle University. Trans students don’t get to have that Seattle University experience because they don’t have a safe and supportive place to live,” third year Ann Marie Zocchi said about the absence of Gender Inclusive Housing. Zocchi serves as one of the representa...

Overstreet set to Compete in U.S. Open Sectionals

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 17, 2018

Zach Overstreet, a second-year finance major on the Seattle University Men’s Golf team, qualified for the U.S. Open Sectionals. Overstreet will be competing in sectionals on June 2 in hopes of progressing to the annual national golf tournament. “Everyone tries to get to the U.S. Open, so even just having a chance of getting there by playing in ...

Welcoming Spring Doesn’t have to Include a Ring

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 10, 2018

It’s that time again where dogs run around in circles on the Union Green, people are stepping out of their rooms in Birkenstocks and you are reminded that there are more than 50 students that attend Seattle University. Yes, I am describing what some call a time where their bodies reject nature, otherwise known as, Spring. Along with all the flowers, love is a...

Law School talk on Indecency, Homophobia and Free Speech

Hunter Uechi, Author

May 3, 2018

Heartbroken, isolated, tolerated and welcomed only if they were willing to be quiet, were some of the words student panelists used to describe how they felt after reading comments made by their university president. The words from Seattle University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, S.J regarding a photo of a student in drag published in the Spectator...

Briana Martinez Competes in National Weightlifting

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 25, 2018

Seattle University Junior Criminal Justice major Briana Martinez competed in her first CrossFit Weightlifting National Universities Competition this past weekend in Utah. She placed 11th overall, completed five out of her six lifts and earned a new personal record for her snatch. Since transferring to Seattle U a year and a half ago, Martinez has be...

Mecha Fundraises with Celebración

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 25, 2018

Seattle University Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) club hosted their annual Celebración event on April 21. The up-beat music and colorful flashing lights in Campion Ballroom was made possible through the political work MEChA was founded on. The group originated in East Los Angeles in the 1960s to create higher education opportunities...

Week in Review- April 18, 2018

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 19, 2018

COMEY LIVES UP TO TRUMP’S TWEETS — Before former FBI director James Comey’s interview with ABC News aired on April 15, President Trump tweeted about his experience with Comey. Trump referred to Comey as a liar, a “slippery” man and a “slimeball” and named him the “Worst FBI Director in history.” During Trump’s morning tweets, he r...

We Have Entered the World of “Black Mirror”

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 16, 2018

Would you believe me if I told you, we have entered the world of “Black Mirror?” The fourth season of “Black Mirror,” a science fiction, psychological thriller series on Netflix, was harder to binge than other seasons because of the emotional weight each episode held. The horror technology stories told this season did not seem to exist in as dis...

Practice Email Professionalism and Stop Replying All

Hunter Uechi, Author

April 16, 2018

“Please cease and desist responding to the James Comey Interview/Video Conversation email chains in all of their iterations,” Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) David Powers stated in an email addressed to students in the CAS. On March 22, Seattle University students in the CAS were addressed in an email announcing an on-campus event. ...

Campus Ministry Leads a New Encounter

Hunter Uechi, Author

March 15, 2018

Since 2001, Seattle University has been sending students, faculty and staff on immersion experiences to the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) located in Managua, Nicaragua. After officially establishing their partnership in 2014 with a signed memorandum of understanding, Campus Ministry hosted an immersion experience with the UCA in Nicaragua two years...

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