The Spectator

Pike/Pine area could clean up its act

Sherilynn Soo, Author

March 13, 2013

As the construction on Broadway winds down, the cleanliness appears to be going up.  Flower baskets hang from poles and for the most part, the sidewalks are well kept.  A few blocks over, the streets tell a different story. In the Pike/Pine area, a grungy fog permeates the corridor.  Trash overflows from the dumpsters and the lighting is uneven ...

Scholarships Reflect Needs of Choir

Sherilynn Soo, Author

March 13, 2013

It is difficult to quantify human talent. Tools of measurement such as GPAs or number of YouTube views have been devised to somehow establish a student or artist at a skill level, but there are often other influential factors.  When the deciding lines of ability are foggy, issues can arise especially when capacity is tied to a tangible rewa...

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Professor Raises Bar for Jailed Youth

March 6, 2013

Adjunct professor Stephanie Guerra has two classrooms: one within the halls of Seattle University’s College of Education and...

TEDX Addresses ‘Unconventional Leadership’

Sherilynn Soo, Author

February 13, 2013

The common denominator for speeches titled “Fifty Shades of Gay,” “Ethical Riddles in HIV Research” and “Why Libya’s Revolution Didn’t Work—And What Might” is that they make you think. Whether done comically or with a more serious tone, an inflection point always arises somewhere throughout these talks that opens the audience to a...

Dance Marathon Moves for Staff Involvement

Sherilynn Soo, Author

February 13, 2013

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Feb. 23, Seattle University students will be participating in the annual Seattle U Dance Marathon. Along with the unique form of excitement that arises at the thought of dancing for 16 straight hours, the Dance Marathon provides a venue for fundraising for the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The number of participants continues...

Street Photographer Steps ‘Out of the Shadows’

Sherilynn Soo, Author

February 7, 2013

Vivian Maier’s work tells the story of two lives: the life of the subject and the life of the photographer. From the elderly woman laughing with a police officer to the worn down mannequins lying in the street, Maier managed to capture the moments of ordinary life that belong to others and make them a part of her own. Like many critically acclaimed...

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At Long Last, Women Join the Fight

February 7, 2013

The first women enlisted in the United States armed forces in 1948, but it took them 65 years to finally reach the front lines. On...

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Visiting Artist Searches for the ‘Impossible’

January 30, 2013

Picture a room. On your right, small black lines etched into the wall appear every so often, until they culminate into a cluster...

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Alternative High School Finds Home at SU

January 30, 2013

Jacob Ross, a senior at Middle College High School at Seattle University, is interested in studying horticulture. “Plants...

Obama Says Equality is Key for Progress

Sherilynn Soo, Author

January 23, 2013

Change we can believe in. The slogan of President Barack Obama’s first campaign matched the enthusiastic and ambitious nature of 2009’s inaugural address. The 44th president spoke of reinventing the economy, the school systems and the nation. His goals were high and so was his confidence. In the second inaugural address President Obama...

Tragedies Trigger Nationwide Reaction to Gun Control Issues

January 23, 2013

On Jan. 13, the rumble of over 1,000 Washingtonians could be heard as they trekked up 4th Ave. from Westlake Park to the Seattle...

Grad Enrollment Down Nationwide and at SU

Sherilynn Soo, Author

January 16, 2013

As students graduate from their respective institutions of higher education, they can choose a number of paths to go down. Take a year off and explore the corners of the earth, enter the battlefield that is the workforce or pursue an advanced degree. Although job competition is becoming fiercer and having a graduate school education can add a positive...

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