The Spectator

Bridges Woven With Words

Jason Bono, Author

May 18, 2016

The role of the journalistic media is to illuminate. To bring light to situations of constantly shifting circumstances and provide leveled clarity on defining moments in the swiftest manner. Journalism is a bridge between people. At least, that’s what it should be. In the light of the recent events with Matteo Ricci College Coalition movement, it has been disappointing as a student, a...

Peering in on the Panama Papers

Jason Bono, Author

April 27, 2016

What do the Prime Minister of Iceland, a French Bank, and David Cameron’s father all have in common? Their names were among the hundreds included in the 2.6 trillion bytes of information in the Panama Papers, the largest financial information leak to date on offshore banking. On Sunday April 3, the International Consortium of Investigative J...

I Was Protested

Jason Bono, Author

April 27, 2016

I was at Uncle Ike’s last Wednesday, April 20. As protestors surrounded the building, hands clasped and voices loud, I wasn’t among them. I was behind metal fences and security guards and layers of privilege so thick that they almost muffled the defiant cries for justice —almost. This was my first time being on the receiving end of a protest and...

The Week in Review

Jason Bono, Author

April 27, 2016

Budget Transparency Forum— Last week, students gathered in Wyckoff Auditorium to learn about where their tuition money is being invested. A little over thirty students were in attendance at this most recent assembly. Chief Financial Officer Connie Kanter and Associate Vice President for Facilities Administration Rob Schwartz presented for an hour ...

Art Bubbles up at Capitol Cider Drink and Draw

April 20, 2016

As a proud son of this Evergreen State, apples are something I have always known. From pie to slices, from butter to cider, apples...

Seattle U’s New Housing Policy: Eviction or Evolution?

Jason Bono, Author

April 6, 2016

Coming back from spring break brings a similar slew of changes for students at Seattle University like new classes and the reappearance of sun—but for sophomores and juniors, this quarter brings some unanticipated, unsavory changes. After an email released by Seattle U Housing and Residence Life on March 16, they will now have to change their plans...

Bowie, He’s In Space

Jason Bono, Author

January 13, 2016

In 1972 a starman flew down from on high, hips gyrating, red hair flying. With a strum of his hand and a wink of his eye he stopped—and sold—the whole world, changing the face of music and society forever. Yet David Bowie’s legacy doesn’t lie in his sales, his outrageous tours, his provocative outfits, or even in his incredible music. Bowie...

Events Happening Before the Break

Jason Bono, Author

December 2, 2015

The most stressful time of the quarter is upon us, so instead of eating leftover pumpkin pie and binge watching Jane the Virgin participate in some of the fantastic events available for students, faculty and staff before the year ends. We recommend them, your mind will thank you, and honestly, your project can wait. Destress with Dogs – Dec. 2 |...

Worldwide Tragedies Brings Globe to Standstill

Jason Bono, Author

November 20, 2015

Seattle University Alum Amanda Rodgers woke up in her small apartment in Southern France in the early hours of Nov. 14 to dozens of messages flooding her cellphone. Friends, family, people she hadn’t heard from in years messaged her the same thing, ‘Are you in Paris? Are you okay?’. Starting at 9:30 p.m. local time with a drive by shooting...

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Value Village to Leave Capitol Hill

November 4, 2015

n 1917, the Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Company opened its doors to a very different Seattle than the one we know today. Industrial...

Privilege Precedes Privilege

Jason Bono, Author

October 21, 2015

Inequality is pervasive in every aspect of our society. From housing to food access, public facilities to police brutality, job opportunity to everything in between, we must always be mindful of the incredible injustices that seep into every aspect of our country. It is easy to forget, especially as students, that this continues into our own institutions. As...

Editorial: A Mother’s Message

Jason Bono, Author

October 7, 2015

As a mother fearlessly stood on stage, walking us through the murder of her 17-year-old son, she asked the audience, “How did we become such a violent society?” Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, asked us, as a mother would ask her child, why we had become so cruel. As I sat there, among Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Muslims,...

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