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Rev SU: The What and Why of New I.T.

February 8, 2017

If you have not heard of RevSU, Seattle University’s attempt to modernize its outdated IT system, then by most indicators the...


YouTube Today: What You Need to Know

October 5, 2016

YouTube Red? YouTube Heroes? What do all these names mean? If you’re a purist, you probably remember the good ole days when...

Letter From the Editor: The Role of Media in Activism

Melissa Lin, Author

November 11, 2015

When I first heard about Jonathan Butler, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, and his weeklong hunger strike to pressure President Timothy M. Wolfe to step down from his position, I was impressed. While our school is very different than the University of Missouri, racism and other forms of discrimination also persist on our campus, though...

“Fallout 4” Brings New Life to a Post-Apocalyptic World

November 11, 2015

Imagine waking up in the year 2277 to find that the modern world has been replaced by a post-apocalyptic wasteland littered with...

“Star Wars Battlefront” Beta: Nostalgia Strikes Back

October 14, 2015

Waking up early after a sleepover to play “Star Wars: Battlefront” on my best friend’s PlayStation 2 was something I used...

Lol’ing Your Way into College

The Spectator Staff

April 16, 2015

Seven foot tall basketball players are easy to recognize on a college campus. However, some students across America are earning the same athletic scholarships for quick mouse clicking instead. Schools from Harvard to the University of Washington have created official video game teams that compete in a national league with more than 10,000 players....

Editorial: Snap Out of it, Hackers

Bianca Sewake, Author

October 23, 2014

First J-Law, then Emma Watson gets threatened, and now more than 100,000 nude photos—including ones of minors—will be leaked on the internet through a third party app that saves Snapchats. This is just one reason I don’t trust technology. I am that person who does not save passwords or sync photos to some cloud thing because I do not understand...

Snapchat Hackers Release Personal Photos

Gustavo Sagrero, Author

October 22, 2014

A highly publicized leak of thousands of private Snapchat photos has shocked the world into the realization that celebrities are not the only ones whose private photos are being targeted by hackers. Only a few of Snapchat users should be concerned with this leak, in which thousands of private images have been obtained by hackers and released to the...

Specs in the City: The Internet Stole Your Identity

Colleen Fontana, Author

April 28, 2014

It’s just one of those weeks where I’ve been thinking a lot about identity theft. I mean, for all I know, someone could be pretending to be me as I write this. They are probably already getting curly hair extensions to match my Facebook profile photo, studying YouTube clips to copy my persona and voice tone, and memorizing my social security number...

SU Tech Gives The ‘Genius Bar’ Model a Shot

SU Tech Gives The ‘Genius Bar’ Model a Shot

February 19, 2014

The Seattle University technology department is taking notes from Apple. This quarter, the school will be establishing a walk-in...

Net Providers Threaten Internet Access

William McQuilkin, Author

February 12, 2014

If you’re going to hit college students where it hurts, take away their Netflix. Verizon and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be doing just that. In an important court case on last month, Verizon challenged the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules surrounding net neutrality. Essentially, this means that private Internet...

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Seattle University Writers Take up the Pen—and the Web

November 20, 2013

Whether you like to write on paper or type away online, you now have more opportunities to show your work to a broader audience. Aside...

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