The Spectator

In Defense of NBA Youngsters

William Goldstein, Author

April 5, 2017

Now that the NCAA men’s basketball season has wrapped up, basketball analysts will turn their attention to the 2017 NBA Draft, where 60 of the best college and international prospects will be drafted by NBA teams. This leads to a lot of overanalyzing about what the talent level of these young players will be years from now. NBA front office executives...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

March 8, 2017

Q: Hello Papa Jon. My roommate always speaks Dutch to me when he sleeps. What do I do? sincerely, A concerned roommate A: Hello concerned roommate! I would have to say that you should take this opportunity to learn a new language, maybe Dutch? I don't know, just throwing that idea out there. When you do that you could talk back to them and see i...

Letter to the Editor

Volunteer Writers, Author

March 8, 2017

This letter is in response to an op-ed from the March 1, 2017 issue of the Spectator. Dear Spectator, May I offer an opinion on an opinion? Joseph Richter, in his March 1, 2017 op-ed “Eating on Campus with a Visual Impairment” submitted not only a finely crafted piece of writing, but makes a good point. As an Academic English instructor in the E...

Just Like NASCAR, Democrats Need to Turn Left

Volunteer Writers, Author

March 8, 2017

In the past eight years, the Democratic party has managed to lose over a thousand elected positions, including the White House. There are many factors that contribute to these losses, but it is clear that the current campaign strategies are not working. People are leaving the party in droves; many on the left are disillusioned by the way party leaders...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

March 1, 2017

Q: There is a person that I like in my biology class, but we don't talk... what should I do? Sincerely, Your science friend A: Hello my science master, I say you build up that confidence, walk up to them and say, "did you know cells divide?" If they say "yes?" Then you say, "just like I divided that tension, hi my name is (INSERT NAME HERE)." Your ...

Op-Ed: Eating on Campus With a Visual Impairment

Op-Ed: Eating on Campus With a Visual Impairment

March 1, 2017

When you’re on campus and hungry, most people have a lot of options. You can go to Cherry Street Market. You can go to the Hawk’s...

Dear Papa Jon…

Dear Papa Jon…

February 22, 2017

Q: I have a weird rash on my feet from Dance Marathon... I think it’s because I use SUDM as my one workout for the year. Do you have any remedies? Sincerely, Your average student A: Hello fellow ...

May I Be Wrong

Shelby Barnes, Author

February 22, 2017

“It’s a girl.” The first words spoken the moment I entered this world. Wrapped in a pink blanket and place into my mother’s arms, already had I been condemned to the life that society would want me to live by. This isn’t the introduction to my memoir. I promise you I’m not a middle aged woman who went to India or climbed a dirt trail...

In Defense of Umbrellas

Tess Riski, Author

February 22, 2017

There is a particular phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest; one that becomes ever-present, even inescapable, each winter. Growing up in south Seattle, I never learned of this so-called “rule.” But one fateful day two years ago, I moved to Cap Hill and everything changed. “No one in Seattle uses umbrellas,” one student touted at me. “Owning...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

February 15, 2017

Q: I hear there is a landslide warning out for all of western Washington, since our school is at the top of a hill, should I be worried? Concerned, Dancing in the rain A: Hello my concerned friend, Well considering that the Alaskan Viaduct has stayed up this long, I think we can take our chances. We are all going to be swimming with fish ...

Op-Ed: Who Will Answer to Standing Rock?

Nicolás Cruz, Author

February 15, 2017

Last week the Army Corps of Engineers issued the final easement for Energy Transfer Partners to dig the remaining portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This final stretch will be laid horizontally under Lake Oahe half a mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Army Corps decision came at the behest of President Trump’s executive...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

February 8, 2017

Q: Hello Papa Jon, The snow is killing me. I am slipping and sliding EVERYWHERE. How do I stop this chaos? Sincerely, Slippin' and Sliddin' A: Hello my slippery friend, I have a couple options that you might be able to use to increase traction. One, spray some hair spray on the bottom of your shoes. Two, wrap duct tape around the toe of your ...

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