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Baseball Falls in the WAC Championship

June 1, 2016

After completing the winningest season in program history, the Seattle University baseball team wrapped up its historic run with...

Conference Finals Full of Surprises

William McQuilkin, Author

May 25, 2016

Playoff basketball is wild. Playoff basketball defies expectations. Playoff basketball will make you angry. Playoff basketball will make you sad. Just ask Warriors fans. The Conference Finals got underway last week and the Oklahoma City Thunder carried their excellent play into Oakland, where they proceeded to shock the Warriors by beating them...

Voting is Right- So Do

William McQuilkin, Author

May 4, 2016

This election cycle has been hectic. Between the surprise success of Bernie Sanders and the even more surprising support for Donald Trump, the rhetoric behind this year’s election has been defined by shock, fear and anger. The difference between this presidential election and the one four years ago is vast. Most especially for those young voters...

Men’s Golf

William McQuilkin, Author

May 4, 2016

Under sunny skies at Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Wash., the Seattle University men’s golf team placed higher than they ever have at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. The team played consistent golf across three rounds and finished in second place (+4), behind the University of Missouri- Kansas City (-12). Their high finish defied...

Pot Culture May be More Informed Than You Think

William McQuilkin, Author

April 20, 2016

The US Government estimates that marijuana usage rates have increased ten-fold in the last 25 years. That’s a lot of added smokers. The government’s stated position is that this increase is because of increased availability, which is a good answer, but it isn’t the only answer. An alternative is that the general body of knowledge surrounding...

There and Back Again

William McQuilkin, Author

April 19, 2016

Catching fish is fun. The tugging of a line being bitten, the guiding hand of the fisherman bringing the fish closer and the buzz of the line jumping back in one foot at a time are all feelings that one should know at least once. But in order to catch a fish, a fisherman must be able to tie a hook to a line. My grandpa — a salt of the earth, paint on...

Men’s Golf Hosts Redhawk Invitational

William McQuilkin, Author

April 13, 2016

Chambers Bay is famous for being a difficult course to navigate, a fact the Seattle University Men’s Golf team learned personally over the weekend at their third annual Redhawks Invitational. The team finished fifth at the invitational and they did so by battling the elements at one of golf’s most notorious courses. “Chambers Bay proved to...

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Charles Bradley is Going Through Changes in New Album

April 6, 2016

Charles Bradley can sing. His voice recalls that of James Brown, or Otis Redding, or maybe David Ruffin and his rise to stardom...

Woodman Shines in WAC Finale

William McQuilkin, Author

April 6, 2016

In spite of the continuing success of junior Kelli Woodman, the Seattle University Women’s Tennis team fell 6-1 to New Mexico State in their Western Athletic Conference regular season finale over the weekend. Woodman earned the sole Redhawk point, going 4-0 in singles play and 3-0 in doubles with her partner, sophomore Michelle Lui. Woodman’s...

“Post Pop Depression” Reminds us that Iggy Pop is Still Angry

William McQuilkin, Author

March 31, 2016

Iggy Pop is the last artist of a dying breed, but you wouldn’t know it from looking or listening to him. He is an artist who helped transition rock out of its post Woodstock hippie daze and into a state of mind that was at once both glam and punk. Pop’s new album, “Post Pop Depression,” is a so-so album that recalls some of the artist’s older...

Tennis Overcome by UTRGV

William McQuilkin, Author

March 30, 2016

Seattle University’s tennis teams didn’t fare well over the weekend and dropped both the men’s and women’s matches versus UTRGV and Grand Canyon, respectively. The women avoided a shutout, but dropped their match to Grand Canyon 6-1, while the men won both doubles matches, but walked away with a 5-2 loss to UTRGV. The women’s team won their...

Untitled, Unedited

William McQuilkin, Author

March 9, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s newest album, “Untitled Unmastered” does for “To Pimp a Butterfly” what “Section.80” did for “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City.” Lamar is the musician I complained the world didn’t have when I was in high school listening to “All Eyez on Me,” “The Chronic,” and “Straight Outta’ Compton,” for the first time. I...

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