The Spectator

Four Film Festivals, Four Vital Topics

Wesley Gonzalez, Author

October 9, 2013

In an age when the success of a film often depends on the net profit gained from big-time directors and cable distribution packages, film festivals offer us an exciting opportunity to support independent filmmakers. In film festivals, ambitious actors and directors bring unique stories to the masses outside of studio influence. Popular festivals...

Medium Medium: New Age Art and Cookies

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 9, 2013

Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts is launching a brave new conglomeration of media in an exhibition called “Medium Medium: Language in the Age of Digital Reproducibility,” curated by artist and arts writer Amanda Manitach. The monthlong showcase will start with an opening reception on October 12 from 7 to 9...

‘Blak Cloud’ Improvises a Dark History

Darlene Graham, Author

October 9, 2013

The theater roars with laughter as the crowd eagerly watches five women dressed head-to-toe in Puritanical garb huddling together, passing around an invisible newt and reciting ancient spells. There’s one thing for sure: this isn’t your average re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trials. Showing three nights a week, Jet City Improv has shown their...

Contemplate This: The Changing Nature of Light

Wesley Gonzalez, Author

October 4, 2013

If you go into the library, up the stairs, past The Byte, you will see the painting that has captured my attention from the moment I first saw it. The description of the painting reads: “Structurally ‘The Chess Players’ recalls a Renaissance triptych, or three-sectioned painting. While chess pieces are moved upon the game board, Jacklin “moves”...

Meet Seattle U’s Newest Artist-in-Residence

October 2, 2013

Artist Jeffry Mitchell will be Seattle University's newest artist in residence from 2013-2014. This quarter, the Fine Arts Dep...

Kinsey Explores Violence in Guatemala

Kinsey Explores Violence in Guatemala

October 2, 2013

Last Thursday, Seattle University students and faculty crowded into the Kinsey Gallery to hear about, and see, the results of...

Freedom Film Series: Black Power Mixtape

Gustavo Sagrero, Author

October 2, 2013

Sometimes, history is a little bit difficult to fathom. Yet, regardless of how uncomfortable we may feel, it is important to learn about all cultures instead of simply focusing on one. In the recently introduced Freedom Film Series, put on by the Global African Studies program, the film “Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” documents the civil rights...

Who’s Scared of Chipotle’s Scarecrow?

Bianca Sewake, Author

September 30, 2013

Chipotle's "The Scarecrow" ruminates on the horrors of factory farms while innocent customers consume their protein cubes. Still shot of "The Scarecrow" via YouTube. I have to admit: back in 2011, when Chipotle released it’s first animated advertisement featuring a sad, cylindrical farmer getting back to his roots while Willy Nelson crooned a cover of ...

The Magical World is Back, and It’s ‘Fantastic’

The Magical World is Back, and It’s ‘Fantastic’

September 26, 2013

About 16 years ago, the world fell in love with a boy with a lightning shaped scar on his forehead. With his uncontrollable hair,...

Cabaret Kicks off Exciting Year for Freshmen

Alaina Bever, Author

September 24, 2013

If there’s one thing Seattle University students take seriously, it’s our Redhawk pride. This past Saturday, September 21, this school pride took center stage during Welcome Week at the Orientation Advisers (OA) Cabaret, an annual event hosted by the OAs. Performed in Campion Ballroom, the Cabaret serves as both a welcome event for the freshman...

Senior Retrospective

The Spectator Staff

June 5, 2013

Graduating Seniors on the Spectator Staff give their thoughts and advice: Every student newspaper does senior columns. In high school, I prepared for my senior column for four years. In college, however, I prepared for less than four minutes. This is because I have come to the realization that I have no place giving advice to readers. I am...

Golf Gone Wild: A Hole-in-One for Smash Putt

Golf Gone Wild: A Hole-in-One for Smash Putt

March 6, 2013

Smash Putt is not your average mini golf course. The seasonal golf course’s unusual holes, which feature scratch-and-sniff te...

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