The Spectator

Movie of the Week

Scott Johnson, Author

March 4, 2016

Welcome to Movie of the Week! This weekly column will supply you with a recommendation of a movie—from Netflix— that I think you should watch over the weekend instead of just binge-watching yet another season of “The Office” or “House of Cards” (though we all know those are totally valid and great options). These films will range from...

Humans of SU

March 1, 2016

Rick Reyes Philosophy "If I could have any superpower I would want to read minds. It would be great to just pull the f...

Oscar Watch with Scott: Oscar Predictions

Scott Johnson, Author

February 26, 2016

Oscar Predictions: Alright readers, the time has come: the Oscars are this weekend. If you have been following me since, oh, September, you are aware of all the players in the game and should have an understanding of my choices for winners. So, let’s get down to it. As before, I Bold what I want to want, and Italicize what I think will will. To...

Oscar Watch with Scott: Best Picture and Director

Scott Johnson, Author

February 19, 2016

Alright folks, this week I will be discussing the final two major categories in this year’s Academy Awards race. They are proving to be unpredictable, as with most years, and no one film is standing out among three predicted winners for Best Pic. Director is also up for grabs, but I think there’s only one true winner. Let’s finish this thing off!...

Listen to This: Thoughts On the 2016 Grammys

Jenna Ramsey, Author

February 16, 2016

Since this is a music column, I feel it’s essential to address what happened at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t watch the full show; on Tuesday morning, I read online about which performances got the most buzz, watched clips of said performances, and looked at the list of winners. That’s the best way to pay...

Humans of SU

February 16, 2016

Maxwell Cromett Film Studies "I have not really thought about if ghosts are real or not. I just hope that if they do exist, t...

Oscar Watch with Scott

Scott Johnson, Author

February 12, 2016

I think I may have misjudged how many weeks there were until the Oscars started, so instead of the doing Best Picture and Director this week, I will instead be looking at the Best Screenplay (Original and Adapted) and save the others for next week. So let’s get to it. Best Original Screenplay There are some interesting choices in this category...

Listen to This: Andrew Bird

Jenna Ramsey, Author

February 10, 2016

I love to recommend Andrew Bird to friends because his music is perfect for so many occasions—road tripping, studying, taking a walk...the list goes on. The best word I can think of to describe his sound is calming, and like his name, his music is closely connected to nature (so much so that one of his signatures is whistling like a bird). First...

The Beck-tator: Book Clubbin’

Lena Beck, Author

February 10, 2016

I wish I was in a real book club. I’d love to meet up with five or six other people once a month to discuss a novel, snack on a carefully comprised cheese plate and sip on mimosas. Alas, a book club is a decently difficult think to establish. I’m almost always reading something, but the obstacle of working around other people’s schedules leaves...

Humans of SU

February 9, 2016

Sophia Postle Strategic Communications "When I was younger I always wanted to be a famous actress. However, when I got...

Oscar Watch with Scott

Scott Johnson, Author

February 5, 2016

We are just three short weeks away from the Oscars. This is the time where things really get interesting, especially with the SAGs having just passed and the BAFTAs still to come. So this week we will be looking at the supporting acting categories, one of which has a big shoe-in, while the other remains way up in the air. Best Supporting Actor:...

Humans of SU

February 2, 2016

Derek Allen Strategic Communications and Nonprofit & Public Administration "I don't believe in Bigfoot but I belie...

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