The Spectator

Dear Christopher…

June 1, 2017

Q: Hey Chris. Do you f*** with da war? A: Hey there stranger, I often consider your question, but only when I'm pillow talkin with a vegetarian gal or contemplating alien invasion. Please don't neglect the...

On This Day We Become Legendary, Everything We Dreamed Of

Chris Salsbury, Author

June 1, 2017

Seniors. In just over a week you will walk across a stage, receive a degree and begin the rest of your life. I know, quite cliché, but if you take a moment and imagine a broader picture of your existence you will hopefully come to realize there is much more to be experienced in a life that—for most college students—is not even a quarter lived. The...

So Long, But Not Farewell

Shelby Barnes, Author

June 1, 2017

To my faithful minions, As this year comes to a close, I must share a truth that can no longer stay secret. I, Shelby (none of your damn business) Barnes, am writing as your A&E Editor for the last time. This, though as tragic as it may be, is something we must push through. If we can withstand the breakup of the Cheetah Girls or sit through...

No Parents, No Problem

Shelby Barnes, Author

May 25, 2017

Have you tired from seeing those mother’s day posts? Do you find yourself rolling your eyes at every father’s day BBQ ad? Well keep those eyes still and relax, because this is the post for you. For the one’s that don’t yet understand, let me break it down. Not all have the two for one deal. Some were born this way, others lost it along the way....

Op-Ed: Obama’s Speech Fee

Lukas Kret, Author

May 25, 2017

The Democratic Party is severely out of touch with its’ base, and the party’s leadership continues to widen this gap through both their personal and policy decisions. The Spectator recently published an editorial which discussed the recent announcement that former President Barack Obama will be receiving $400,000 from Wall Street giant, Cantor Fitzgerald,...

Dear Papa Jon…

Dear Papa Jon…

May 18, 2017

Q: There is this person I like in my class which is in ADMN… I am afraid that when it starts to get hot that I will start to sweat profusely and sweat through all my clothes. Then they will think I’m g...

Tips for Next Year’s Playday

Shelby Barnes, Author

May 18, 2017

Hey there, Redhawks. Playday Guru here. It’s spring quarter and you know what that means: Kirkland Lite Signature Beer. Saturday, hundreds of you gathered in students’ backyards for some fun in the sun. Don’t worry, this is one playdate mom won’t know about. As Playday Guru, it’s my job to see all. Below you will find some of the hottest...

Op-Ed: How Does One Say No?

Brinkley Johnson, Author

May 18, 2017

Something I have noticed in college is that for many students, saying no to added responsibility is not an option. I feel like I am missing out, letting someone down, giving myself too much grace. It’s not FOMO, I don’t regret missing out on a day-long $30 drunken field trip to neighboring backyards or anything. It’s about wanting every moment...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

May 10, 2017

Q: Hello Papa, I am unable to dress for the Washington weather. It is always so cold during the dat and it gets so hot by the time I am out of class... What do I do? Sincerely, Hot'n Bothered A: Hello, Hot'n Bothered! I suggest you put on layers. Put things on in the morning that you can take off and reveal something a little more comforta...

The Importance of Satire

Jenna Ramsey, Author

May 10, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) site crashed on Monday amid a flood of requests from online users. The cause for commotion? A segment on John Oliver’s satirical news show “Last Week Tonight,” which on Sunday urged his viewers to complain to the FCC on behalf of net neutrality. At this point, it’s difficult to dismiss shows like this...

The 10 Beers You Drink in College

William Goldstein, Author

May 10, 2017

As my time as a college student comes to an end, I have been reflecting upon all of my experiences the past four years and the things that I have learned. This ranges from lessons in the classroom, to learning how to support yourself in the world as an adult. But, after countless nights in the library and sitting behind a desk doing work, I learned...

Dear Papa Jon…

Dear Papa Jon…

May 3, 2017

Q: I have this friend who never posts about me on social media. I never thought it was weird until the posted and said, "I love my friends," but I wasn't included... A: I am so sorry to hear this. With th...

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