The Spectator


Soak Up the Sun On Seattle’s Best Bar Patios

April 10, 2019

At long last, spring quarter is here. Classes seem more cheerful, plants and trees are in bloom, and the sun is returning to warm...


SU Gives Donors Donate $325,000 in 1891 Minutes

February 13, 2019

This past Wednesday and Thursday, 1,500 donors came together to raise over $325,000 for Seattle University as part of this year’s...

KT Tunstall performs at the Crocodile on October 17, 2018.

KT Tunstall Delivers Stripped-Back Rock ‘N’ Roll at The Crocodile

October 24, 2018

In the intimate glow of a single stage light, KT Tunstall stepped away from the microphone. Standing alone at the edge of the...

Sporting black caps, SU swimmers Jason Klein (Right) and Morgan Montemayor (Left) launch off the swim blocks to start a backstroke race.

SU Swimming Performs Under Pressure

November 8, 2017

The normally calm Connolly Center pools erupted with raucous energy this past Saturday as Seattle University’s swim teams to...

Dear PlayDay,

Sam Schultheis, Author

April 26, 2017

Once a year, the streets of Capitol Hill are flooded with drunk youngsters, wearing rainbow T-shirts and partying the whole day long. Unfortunately, I’m not writing today about Seattle Pride. The event I’m referring to is the (in)famous PlayDay. Before we go any further, I should offer a quick disclaimer and admit to some personal bias. I am,...


Mayoral Candidates, City Council Gather for First Debate

April 26, 2017

Sex scandals, old rivalries and new faces abound in the race to decide Seattle’s next mayor. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATORFive of ten reg...


British Blossoms Play on American Soil

April 19, 2017

Tom Ogden looked up from his guitar between songs. “This is the most intimate show we’ve done in a long time,” the singer...


The Middle Kids: Coming up From Down Under

March 1, 2017

There seems to be a recent wave of Australian musicians hitting the global stage or, at least, hitting my Spotify playlists. The...


Wood Shop: Closest Thing to Texas BBQ in Seattle

February 22, 2017

Wood Shop BBQ, a small restaurant- slash-bar tucked away in the Central District on S Jackson Street, is the closest thing this...

Student Health Services Need Patching Up

Sam Schultheis, Author

February 8, 2017

There are many times that I’ve had serious doubts about how well Seattle University spends its money (which is, in no small part, our money as students) but no instance of incredulity compares to this past Thursday afternoon. I stood and watched the logo of our university literally burn to the ground as a part of homecoming festivities as I, too,...

SU Swimming Gains Momentum

January 25, 2017

Seattle University’s swim team was in their own world at the Connolly Center this weekend. With the smell of chlorine in the...

Breaking the Silence at Refugee Simulation

January 25, 2017

March 2011—a peaceful protest in Darra, Syria calling for the release of 15 children arrested for political graffiti turned...

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