The Spectator

Government Shutdown: Breaking It Down

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 2, 2013

If you’re like me, then prior to this week, you didn’t even know the government could shut down. But it’s here and it’s happening. So what exactly does this mean? Basically, Congress re-budgets every year. This year, they missed their deadline, and still haven’t caught up with it. Every year, the House and the Senate have to decide to enact...

The show goes on for The Moore Theatre

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

September 30, 2013

The bandages are coming off and The Moore Theatre is showing off its new facelift. From the outside it may not look like much, but the extravagant interior has become a Seattle icon. For music and history enthusiasts alike, this is an exciting moment for Seattle. The Moore Theatre is 106 years old, built in 1906 and is the oldest existing entertainment...

Solution For Serious Situation In Syria Stalled

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

September 26, 2013

Confusion clouds the situation in Syria as politicians advocate that several varying degrees of military action be taken, while figures like Pope Francis issue calls for peace. Sept. 7 was proclaimed by Pope Francis as a churchwide day of prayer and fasting for Syria, the first such declaration since 2003, when Pope John Paul II called for prayer...

The Grass is Greener on the Other Hills

The Grass is Greener on the Other Hills

September 26, 2013

With plenty of sweet spots like Cupcake Royale and High Five Pie, Capitol Hill has always been a popular destination for baked...

Bringing Home Baggage, Reverse Shock Talk

Bringing Home Baggage, Reverse Shock Talk

September 26, 2013

Although the study abroad experience illuminates both new dimensions of the world and of oneself, being so immersed in a new culture...

Poolside in the Middle East: A chat on ‘war’

Dallas Goschie, Author

September 24, 2013

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, as one does, and a status update posted by one of my acquaintances gave me pause. I’m not close with this person. In fact, I doubt we’ve spoken since high school. However, the 24/7 news cycle has percolated even down to our personal lives and I’ve been kept abreast of all of the major happenings...

Miss Seafair Contestant Defies the Norm

June 5, 2013

After achieving the title of Miss Hispanic Seafair, Tania Santiago becomes the first non-U.S. citizen to ever compete in Seattle’s...

Immigration at Political Forefront

Olivia Johnson, Author

February 13, 2013

“Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.” With this passionate declaration during his inauguration speech, President Obama made...

Northeastern Moves Over to the Northeast

Veronica Mazzolini, Author

November 14, 2012

January 2013 will mark the opening of Northeastern University’s Seattle branch campus for graduate programs. This addition to the Seattle region’s educational institutions looks to be welcomed by the city and the would-be competing institutions. This campus branch will be headed by Tayloe Washburn. He has lived in the Seattle area for about 35...

Dawg Days Aren’t Over, Despite Permit Issues

Dawg Days Aren’t Over, Despite Permit Issues

November 14, 2012

For those who often trek 12th Ave. or spend time at The Chieftain you will notice that Mad Dawg’s Hot Dogs has been missing...

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