The Spectator

Photo Dept. Experiments With Greenwood

Sheldon Costa, Author

June 4, 2014

Seattle University photography students explore varied media to hone their craft, but chances are they don’t spend much time performing musical numbers with video recordings of themselves. Now, thanks to a new addition to the photography department faculty, they just might get that chance. Visual artist Wynne Greenwood, well-known across...

Wheels Turn For More Night Hawk Rides

Sheldon Costa, Author

June 4, 2014

If you’re a student at Seattle University, then chances are it’s happened to you. It’s midnight, and you’re on 18th Avenue and Union Street, contemplating how you’re going to navigate your way home. You have a choice to make: risk the walk, or call the Night Hawk. Unfortunately, the latter option means that, on a weekend night, you...

The Changing Face of Sasquatch!

The Changing Face of Sasquatch!

May 28, 2014

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Critic’s Corner: ‘Locke’

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 28, 2014

Ivan Locke is a good man. That’s the ultimate conflict in Steven Knight’s new film “Locke,” and it’s surprisingly exhilarating despite its simplicity. Locke (Tom Hardy) is a man with unadulterated drive and endurance and a will that refuses to yield to the world around him. Locke offers no excuses, no explanation: he simply does what...

Africa Day Sheds Light on Civil Rights

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 28, 2014

When the civil rights movement is portrayed in popular culture, it’s usually displayed in the most simplified context possible: African Americans marching through our nation’s capitol or Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech. Very rarely, however, does American media delve into the complexities of the civil rights movement,...

Net Neutrality Isn’t Clicking With Web Users

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 21, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is unrelentingly continuing its unpopular march toward a new net neutrality policy that many fear will severely cripple online services. Last Thursday, the FCC voted three-to-two on a policy that, while it promises to attempt to protect freedom of access to the internet, appears to also allow internet service...

News Bites

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 21, 2014

UNITED STATES SETS CYBERSPYING PRECEDENT Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the first ever cyber espionage accusation against five Chinese Military officials, who he has accused of spying on the U.S. economic activity and stealing trade secrets. The attorney general pointed to five different American companies as being affected by the spying: S...

SGSU Election Results: Sype Wins Presidency

May 14, 2014

ERIC SYPE PRESIDENT Eric Sype has been elected as SGSU President, and he wants to listen to students’ stories. A junior at Seattle U studying Humanities for Teaching an...

US Media Ignored The Biggest Election Ever

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 14, 2014

This week, the largest democratic election in the history of the planet is going to end—and yet, if you were watching any major American news network, you probably wouldn’t even know it. American news outlets, The Spectator among them, may deserve to be called out for underreporting India’s elections, which have brought out 814 million eligible...

The Best Movie You Didn’t see

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 8, 2014

In the near future, humanity is in a bind. Thanks to increasingly traumatic weather conditions, scientists have been forced to devise a new way to help cool the planet: they fill the atmosphere with a new chemical compound. Unfortunately, the compound ends up launching the planet into an apocalyptic winter, destroying civilization, as we know it. In...

Critic’s Corner: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Sheldon Costa, Author

May 7, 2014

I wanted to like “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Compared to the abysmal stream of Spidey movies from the early 2000s, it’s certainly an improvement. And yet, halfway through the film, I found myself wanting just one thing: for Spider-Man to die. It’s not because Andrew Garfield was bad in the role. He wasn’t. The reason I felt this way...

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Obama Visits Oso, Declares ‘Major Disaster’

April 30, 2014

“The country is thinking about all of you, and have been throughout this tragedy. We’re not going anywhere. We’ll be here...

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