The Spectator


Quadstock to Adjust Talent Vetting After Canceling Headliner

May 17, 2017

The following contains mention of sexual misconduct. Following Friday’s announcement that Sean Kingston will no longer headline ...

The Importance of Satire

Jenna Ramsey, Author

May 10, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) site crashed on Monday amid a flood of requests from online users. The cause for commotion? A segment on John Oliver’s satirical news show “Last Week Tonight,” which on Sunday urged his viewers to complain to the FCC on behalf of net neutrality. At this point, it’s difficult to dismiss shows like this...

“Damn.” a Worthy Addition to Kendrick’s Catalog

April 19, 2017

“So I was takin’ a walk the other day...” IMAGE VIA TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT So begins (and ends) Kendrick Lamar’s new a...

Critic’s Corner: “20th Century Women” Passes Bechdel Test

Jenna Ramsey, Author

January 25, 2017

“20th Century Women,” the latest feature from director Mike Mills, so smartly captures the realities of growth and loss that it often has the feel of a documentary. This quality is best explained by the fact that the film’s central character, Dorothea (Annette Bening), is based on the director’s mother. It’s not new territory for Mills...

Lady Gaga’s “Joanne” Doesn’t Live Up to Earlier Work

November 2, 2016

One of my most treasured middle school memories—of the select few I like to look back on—was at a sixth grade dance in 2009...

Students Pledge Votes as Election Cycle Winds Down

November 2, 2016

What has arguably been the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history is also the first one most Seattle University...

Talking Politics on Campus

Jenna Ramsey, Author

October 26, 2016

Plenty of people have come and gone from the Spectator staff each year, as is the nature of a school paper. But in the time I’ve been here, one conversation has come up consistently, no matter who’s in the room at our meetings: the political climate on this campus makes a balanced political discussion nearly impossible. With an important presidential...


New Club to Support Survivors of Assault and Violence

October 12, 2016

When senior Greg Osberg posted a message on Facebook over the summer asking if anyone at Seattle University would be interested...

An Increasingly Frustrating Presidential Election

Jenna Ramsey, Author

September 28, 2016

I consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I enjoy the drama of it, the games candidates play, the heated speeches and debates. But the 2016 Presidential election has, for me, gone from an entertaining-yet-concerning spectacle to an embarrassing, flaming mess. As is the case every four years, November will present a defining moment for the future...

Uber and Lyft are Obnoxious

Jenna Ramsey, Author

May 11, 2016

Uber and Lyft stopped their operations in my hometown of Austin, Texas on Monday after the city voted against Proposition 1—a set of measures aimed at overturning various regulations including fingerprint-based background checks for drivers. For weeks before the vote, the companies threatened voters through text and over the phone that if the city...

The Week in Review

Jenna Ramsey, Author

May 4, 2016

IN MEMORIAM: JAQUELINE ANDREWS Jaqueline Sephora Andrews, a Seattle University graduate student, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 24. Jaqueline was a Master of Divinity student at the School of Theology & Ministry and was a member of the United Church of Christ. According to a Mission and Ministry email, Jaqueline had many years of active ministry...

Bey Gets Personal

Jenna Ramsey, Author

April 27, 2016

For most musicians, it would be pompous—and probably impossible—to convince HBO executives to make their service free for a single day and debut an hour-long “visual album.” For Beyoncé, it’s entirely fitting. And as if the dramatic release of “Lemonade” wasn’t attention-grabbing enough, the lyrical content of the album is equally...

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