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Choir Warms Up For Fall Quarter with New Director

October 31, 2018

Students and family members gathered in the Chapel of St. Ignatius on Oct. 26 to listen to the Seattle University Choir’s first...

Hozier and Hudson Taylor: Perfect Mix of Folk, Indie, & Blues

Hozier and Hudson Taylor: Perfect Mix of Folk, Indie, & Blues

October 24, 2018

Hozier and fellow Irishmen Hudson Taylor brought their folk charm to the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 18. A balance between indie...

KT Tunstall Delivers Stripped-Back Rock ‘N’ Roll at The Crocodile

KT Tunstall Delivers Stripped-Back Rock ‘N’ Roll at The Crocodile

October 24, 2018

In the intimate glow of a single stage light, KT Tunstall stepped away from the microphone. Standing alone at the edge of the...

Harder: Lil Baby and Gunna’s Collab Delivers

October 18, 2018

In a post-Young-Thug Atlanta rap scene, the new school of hip hop remains completely changed from even a few years ago. Whereas ...

Old Moolah Baby, Tha Carter V Is Finally Here

Old Moolah Baby, Tha Carter V Is Finally Here

October 10, 2018

Lil Wayne has dropped his new album, “Tha Carter V,” after four years of anticipation. The 23-track album is filled with a...

The Showbox: The Heart of Seattle’s Music Scene

October 10, 2018

Tucked across the street from the iconic Pike Place Market sign, the Showbox teeters on an uncertain future. “The Showbox is a ...

It’s Spooning Season: Artis the Spoonman at the Neptune

It’s Spooning Season: Artis the Spoonman at the Neptune

October 10, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, spoons are not just a helpful tool to transfer your cereal to your mouth. Spoons have the potential...

Sasquatch! 2018 returns to its roots

Michelle Newblom, Copy Chief

May 30, 2018

The Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Wash. was full of blue skies and stellar performances this past Memorial Weekend. The Gorge has been home to the Sasquatch! Music Festival since 2002 and has featured a variety of artists in its past 17 years. This lineup was one of the best to date with Bon Iver, Modest Mouse and the National leading this year’s...

Seattle U Community Discusses Viral “This is America” Video

Khalia Williams, Author

May 24, 2018

“Things that go viral typically tap into something that we don’t know we want,” said Christopher Paul, the chair of the communications department at Seattle University. The music video for the rap hit “This is America” by Childish Gambino, reached over 170 million views on YouTube this week and is intended to depict the experience of bla...

Make America Confused Again: Kanye West’s Identity Crisis

Jordan Kenison, Author

May 17, 2018

Kanye West is someone that I consider to be one of this generation’s most influential music artists. Unfortunately, West seems as though he is slowly becoming the antithesis of what he used to stand for. Famous for his classic take that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” West’s unexpected support for President Trump and his Mak...

Mainstream Queer Music Emerges at Last

Frances Divinagracia, News Editor

May 3, 2018

With celebrated mainstream artists like Kehlani, Janelle Monae and Hayley Kiyoko bringing rise to songs about queer love and posting about their queerness on social media, the rise of queer music is giving members of LGBTQIA+ community like myself a new sense of representation and self-acceptance. Artists like David Bowie, Prince and Elton John we...

Moe’s to Neumos: A Venue stands the Test of Time

Bri Ganzon, Author

May 3, 2018

The smell of late night Seattle street dogs, rainbow crosswalks, eccentric fashion and assortment of coffee shops that aren’t all Starbucks are all elements that capture the essence of of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. In the constantly changing city landscape, there is one venue that has stood the test of time for over two decades: Neumos. It h...

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