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Say Hello to Hallow’s Eve in Seattle

Say Hello to Hallow’s Eve in Seattle

October 28, 2015

Jessie Koon • The Spectator As Seattle gradually transitions into autumn Seattle University students are looking for fun things ...

Seattle South Asian Film Festival as Tool for Peace

October 14, 2015

Film is a tool of peace; that was the idea behind the founding of the Seattle South Asian Film Festival 10 years ago and to those...

“Star Wars Battlefront” Beta: Nostalgia Strikes Back

October 14, 2015

Waking up early after a sleepover to play “Star Wars: Battlefront” on my best friend’s PlayStation 2 was something I used...

“We’re Fed Up” and Fighting for Social Justice

October 7, 2015

As power outages flickered through Dakar, the capital city of Senegal on Jan. 16, 2011, a group of musicians, journalists and activists were formulating a movement that would shake the country to its core. Several names for their new group emerged such as “Ca Suffit” (That’s enough) and “Y’en a assez” (We’ve had enough)—yet the name...

A Lens Unlike Any Other

October 7, 2015

Big blockbuster films are a dime a dozen nowadays. Foreign films, however, are a tad harder to come by. Latino films can be particularly...

Students Keep on Falling for Fall Fashion

September 30, 2015

Trying to pin down exactly what the fall fashion trends are this coming school year is a particularly daunting task when everyone...

A Smashing Evening At Smash Putt

Joseph Brand, Author

May 27, 2015

Smash Putt is a temporary art exhibit (kind of) golf course (kind of) and bar (actually though). Located on 23rd and Union, the place is full of 18 “holes” that are built to challenge every preconceived notion of golf that you’ve ever had. In fact, I would venture to call it a post-modern golf course. It was somewhere on the spectrum between...

Festival Highlights From The Spectator

Melissa Lin, Author

May 27, 2015

Just Get Up And Dance Melissa Lin News Editor It seems that Folklife has evolved into one of the most amusing hodgepodges of cultural celebrations in Seattle—or perhaps it is just me who has evolved to see it that way. As a Washington native, I began attending Folklife festivities before I even knew what ‘folk” meant. I would arrive a w...

Local Filmmakers Tackle Social Justice

Volunteer Writers, Author

May 13, 2015

Film is not just for dazzling love stories or dynamic action flicks—it has also become a popular medium to showcase important social issues. The film industry has magnified the power of a single voice and helped it create social change. Seattle University will be joining in on this conversation this Friday as the Seattle U Social Justice Film Festival...

Contemporary Circus Comes to Capitol Hill

April 30, 2015

Sometimes Capitol Hill can be a bit of a circus—but you’ve never seen it like this before. The Acrobatic Conundrum, a Seattle-based...

At SAAFF, Tales Of War, Immigration & Sriracha

Bianca Sewake, Author

February 11, 2015

What do estranged siblings, Sriracha sauce and activist provocateurs have in common? Each is being showcased in this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival. SAAFF is a four-day event for screenings of feature-length and short films by and about Asian Americans, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. The festival was first...

V-Day Escapades From Your Loving Editors

The Spectator Staff

February 11, 2015

Party at the Cockpit Maggie Molloy | A&E Editor While all my friends and their boyfriends are busy cuddling in the corners of romantic, candle-lit restaurants this Valentine’s Day, I’m going to be spending my night at the Cockpit behind the shady Shell station on Broadway, listening to feminist punk bands sing about things like capitalism, cisnorma...

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