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Quidditch Casts Spell Over Intramurals

Quidditch Casts Spell Over Intramurals

October 9, 2013

If you see students strolling around campus with brooms on their shoulders this fall, don’t fear for your sanity just yet. Believe...

Get Fit In Seven Minutes

Alaina Bever, Author

October 8, 2013

It goes without question: college students are busy. We run from class to class, filling in gaps in our schedules with every activity under the sun. We go from sports practice to dance rehearsal to several club meetings, volunteering, or work. Throw in several hours of daily homework and time for a normal social life, and it’s a wonder there are any...

Seattle U Student is New Cigar Guy

Emily Hedberg, Author

October 8, 2013

In 2010, Tiger Woods was theoretically supposed to be the focus of the Ryder Cup. (Actually, Woods is realistically the only focus in golf period—maybe that Bubba guy too—but that is beside the point.) All attention was on Woods that morning, until he misfired a ball straight at the lens of one of the camera men. The photographer magically got...

Should coaches be making this much money?

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 7, 2013

Infographic via DeadspinA quick look at this map shows just how profitable college sports have become. In most states, coaches make the most of any public employee. Which public official in your state has the highest earnings? When it comes to the education system, your first guess might be the school president or the dean of a college. The reality? Unless you ...

Balls Out: Let’s talk underrated sports

Emily Hedberg, Author

October 3, 2013

In lieu of the story published in the October 2 edition of The Spectator, “Pole Dance Spins into the Spotlight,” I am writing today—as a member of a classically underrated sport—to defend both pole dancing and all those sports jocks of the world deem unworthy of the title of ‘sport.’ Upon reading the pole dance story, becoming privy to the...

From Tassels to Tokyo: Pole Dancers Try for a Leg-up at the Olympics

From Tassels to Tokyo: Pole Dancers Try for a Leg-up at the Olympics

October 2, 2013

In 2003, Krisha CatZen put her life on hold for a pole dancing class in California. She took time off of work and drove down...

Sprained Ankle Puts Strain on Volleyball

Sprained Ankle Puts Strain on Volleyball

October 2, 2013

Martina Samadan and Iris Ivanis jump to block a spike during a volleyball set against California State University Bakersfield....

The Dark Cloud That Hangs Over Football

Alaina Bever, Author

October 1, 2013

The world of sports is a place of triumph, victory and celebration. Fans get excited about their favorite teams and players. Entire cities dress in team colors for big games. Friends become rivals as opposing teams match up week to week. Football in particular is an American sport known for cheering, celebrating and a good time. In recent years,...

The Seattle U Fall 2013 Sports Preview

Alaina Bever, Author

September 26, 2013

Golf Seattle University’s golf teams are looking to be on-par this season as coach Marc Chandonnet takes the lead and drives the team towards wins. Of the nine additions to the teams this year, three are Washington state champions. “We have people who know how to win,” said Chandonnet. “We have proven winners and that’s something we didn...

Athlete of the Week: Nathan McLaughlin

September 26, 2013

At the University of Washington and Seattle University cross-country open, sophomore Nathan McLaughlin reached a new high point...

The Benefits of Being Lazy

September 25, 2013

Everyone loves a little healthy competition, but some of us aren’t interested in breaking a sweat all too often. I admit that I’m lazy when it comes to physical activities. So I dove into researching “sports for lazy people.” What I found in my research was better than I had hoped for. There’s a “sport” out there called couch surfing,...

A Harrowing Horse Tale Threatens the Equestrian Industry

Emily Hedberg, Author

September 24, 2013

Seven years ago in Connecticut, a horse with the precious name of Scuppy, tore off a large portion of a young boy’s cheek. Despite a disturbing image that comes to mind when visualizing this incident, and despite it being a terrible thing to happen, one might not think much of the altercation. Relatively speaking, this is a common occurrence....

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