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Student Health Services Need Patching Up

Sam Schultheis, Author

February 8, 2017

There are many times that I’ve had serious doubts about how well Seattle University spends its money (which is, in no small part, our money as students) but no instance of incredulity compares to this past Thursday afternoon. I stood and watched the logo of our university literally burn to the ground as a part of homecoming festivities as I, too,...

A Letter From Former SGSU President Carlos Rodriguez

The Spectator Staff

February 8, 2017

This is a response to the article published about my resignation from SGSU on February 1st, 2017. I still stand with everything I said, but would like to clarify some points that were brought up. Student Government does great work and will continue to do great work. I trust that they will continue advocating for students in whatever ways they can...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

February 1, 2017

Q: Hello Papa Jon, I have a midterm today and I don't know anything about the class... What should I do?! HELP ME. Anonymous A: Hello Anonymous, Well hopefully you are taking your exam through a blue book. The one thing that I have noticed that helps me is the motto that is on the front of the blue book, "use your imagination." These inspirin...

A Threat to Humankind

Chris Salsbury, Author

February 1, 2017

The following editorial was written as satire. My fellow students; we are faced with a difficult time. A global epidemic is upon us and no country is beyond its reach. On January 31, the United Nations declared a worldwide state of emergency due to a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases of the terminal illness being called “adulthood.” Countless cases co...

When Sports Meets Politics

William Goldstein, Author

February 1, 2017

This week, leading up to the Super Bowl, there is a cavalcade of media that has descended on Houston, Texas. The media days for the Super Bowl, earlier in the week, are usually a festive occasion. There are all sorts of entertainment going on, fans dress up in wacky outfits, and players get asked fun questions by the media, taking a break from the...

Dear Papa Jon…

Dear Papa Jon…

January 25, 2017

Q: We have Homecoming? Sincerely, A confused student A: Hello, confused Student! We do indeed have homecoming! It is next week starting on Wednesday and goes all the way through Thursday! There are lot...

Op-Ed: A Letter from Sustainable Student Action

Op-Ed: A Letter from Sustainable Student Action

January 25, 2017

Dear President Sundborg, We know you’ve now seen your giant likeness hanging alongside that of President Trump. We know that...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

January 18, 2017

Q: My roommate and their partner kick me out of our room all the time to have some "alone time", if you know what I mean. I have had to sleep in the lobby of my residence hall multiple times, what should I do? A: Hello my sleepy friend, Wow that's super annoying, I am so sorry to hear that. I don't want to stop your roommate from having their...

Becoming the Enemy

Nick Turner, Author

January 18, 2017

Let me backtrack a little. It’s been two months since Thanksgiving when my family got into a spat over the presidential election. My parents, siblings and I nibbled on turkey as my uncle’s family—a trio of white collar, east-coast types— argued why there was no way Donald Trump could win. When they tried to imagine, in this satirical, almost...

Dear Papa Jon…

Jon Cantalini, Author

January 11, 2017

Q: Dear Papa Jon, I am feeling very unorganized... I don’t have anything prepared for this quarter, what do I do? Sincerely, Your unorganized friend A: Hello Unorganized Friend, I suggest you take the weekend and take a deep breath. There is no reason to start stressing out this early in the quarter. Go on YouTube and look up some ways t...

New Year, New Me?

Shelby Barnes, Author

January 11, 2017

Welcome to 2017! Like most who enter the New Year, it is common to create goals that one aspires to achieve . Whether it be by creating a note on your phone or tapping a perfectly outlined ‘New Year New Me’ list on your fridge, this trend of starting anew is shared by many. If you haven’t partaken in this activity, yet desire to do so, here is...

Call Your Congressman

Sam Schultheis, Author

January 11, 2017

Last week, a series of chaotic events in the House of Representatives ultimately served as a powerful lesson for the American people. House Republicans were stopped from crippling the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), the only independent source of congressional ethics review, by their outraged constituents. As congressional decisions become increasingly...

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