The Spectator

Summer in Seattle

Bianca Sewake, Author

June 4, 2015

Summer in Seattle Another year has come and gone. We, the editors of the Spectator, have tried our best to bring our Seattle University community relevant, engaging, thought provoking, and entertaining coverage throughout the year. We realize that many will remain in Seattle during the summer at a time when the Spectator will be on pause un...

Dempsey Sets Up Extra Time Winner

Bianca Sewake, Author

June 3, 2015

SEATTLE—They left it late, but the Seattle Sounders secured pole position at the top of MLS after an impressive victory against the New York Red Bulls. The Sounders didn’t lead until the 91st minute, when forward Clint Dempsey arrived late in the box to square a Tyrone Mears cross to the substitute Chad Barrett, who tapped in from close range....

Critic’s Corner: ‘Tomorrowland’

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 27, 2015

Depending on who you ask, the future is either a bleak, apocalyptic wasteland (“Mad Max” anyone?) or it is a shining, clean utopia where everything is pretty and science reigns. Director Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” plays with this idea, teases an inevitable apocalypse, and suggests that we can all change the future. But despite these complex...

Celebrations To Nourish Soul On Africa Day

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 27, 2015

El Hadji Malick Ndiaye starts most of his classes with a simple question: “How many foreign students do you really know?” On a campus that prides itself on diversity, Ndiaye, French professor and faculty associate of the Global African Studies program, sees this direct contact as a critical step toward open-mindedness. “A lot of college...

Mallory Barnes Takes Office As SGSU President

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 27, 2015

During her senior year at Leonardo da Vinci High School, Mallory Barnes acted as Hamlet’s defense attorney. After reading the famous work written by William Shakespeare, her English class collectively accused the tragic Prince of Denmark guilty of his actions. With the classroom transformed into a courtroom, Hamlet and his defense attorneys, one of...

Meet The New Crop of Redhawk Football Players

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 27, 2015

The Seattle University Men’s soccer team has added a plethora of intriguing recruits who are set to join the squad in August. After losing out of the WAC tournament to UC Santa Barbara in the fall, Head Coach Pete Fewing is adamant to regain a birth to the NCAA tournament that eluded his team last term. Sergio Rivas The attacking midfielder is a sta...

Sporting KC Force Sounders Into Ugly Draw

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 27, 2015

The Seattle Sounders were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Sporting Kansas City Saturday night at CenturyLink Field. Coming off of a standout victory last week against the Vancouver Whitecaps, this time it was the injury–plagued Sporting Kansas City side that sat back and ultimately kept the Sounders at bay, and from getting the result they...

Open Letter To Shell No Haters

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 20, 2015

Yes, I saw the sHell No meme while scrolling through Facebook. For those who need a little catching up, there is a meme floating around the world wide web poking fun at the ‘kayaktivists’ who rowed out into Elliot Bay to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling. It read: “Irony is watching Seattle enviros protest oil… in kayaks made from petroleum.”...

The Week In Review

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 20, 2015

Nestora Salgado-Garcia continues her hunger strike in a Mexican prison—In what is being called an unjust and inhuman imprisonment by Congressmen Adam Smith and Senator Patty Murray, Nestora Salgoda remains held in a Mexican detainment center. A citizen from Renton , Wa., Salgoda was working in Mexico in August 2013 when arrested for her association ...

Jessie Koon • The Spectator

Book Store Changes Mean Lower Prices

May 20, 2015

Whether you’re buying textbooks for a new quarter, adding to your Redhawk sweatshirt collection or just grabbing a snack between...

The Week In Review

Bianca Sewake, Author

May 13, 2015

Another Trafficking Camp Found in Thailand—Less than three miles away from a site where six Rohingya migrants from Myanmar were dug up, 26 corpses were found in Thailand’s Songkhla province. According to Thai authorities, the bodies were severely decayed. Causes of death have not officially been announced, though forensic officers say that the cau...

Jessie Koon • The Spectator

Students Talk Race At Moral Mondays Panel

May 13, 2015

n light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, students at Seattle University are trying to answer difficult questions about race....

Seattle University's student newspaper since 1933