Faculty and Staff Respond to FY18 Budget with Concern

“We’re in real trouble,” Chris Paul said over the phone on Monday. “Running SU costs more money every year, and we’re making less money every year. That’s a crisis.” Paul is an associate professor of communication and journalism in the College of Arts and Sciences. He’s also President of the Faculty Staff Senate, a shared-governance […]

Quadstock to Adjust Talent Vetting After Canceling Headliner

The following contains mention of sexual misconduct. Following Friday’s announcement that Sean Kingston will no longer headline at Quadstock 2017, Seattle University’s Student Events & Activities Council (SEAC) plans to create a more thorough vetting process for future Quadstock bookings. CAM PETERS • THE SPECTATOR The crowd celebrates at Quadstock 2016. Kingston’s name on the lineup […]

Dear PlayDay,

Once a year, the streets of Capitol Hill are flooded with drunk youngsters, wearing rainbow T-shirts and partying the whole day long. Unfortunately, I’m not writing today about Seattle Pride. The event I’m referring to is the (in)famous PlayDay. Before we go any further, I should offer a quick disclaimer and admit to some personal […]

British Blossoms Play on American Soil

Tom Ogden looked up from his guitar between songs. “This is the most intimate show we’ve done in a long time,” the singer said coyly to the crowd of roughly 40 people. ELISE WANG • THE SPECTATOR England’s rising band, Blossoms, performs at the Vera Project during their first stop in the U.S. “Intimate” is certainly […]

The Middle Kids: Coming up From Down Under

There seems to be a recent wave of Australian musicians hitting the global stage or, at least, hitting my Spotify playlists. The Middle Kids are no exception and with their new EP, are demonstrating a sound that is anything but childish. VIA DOMINORECORDCO The Middle Kids in the music video for their hit single, Edge […]

Wood Shop: Closest Thing to Texas BBQ in Seattle

Wood Shop BBQ, a small restaurant- slash-bar tucked away in the Central District on S Jackson Street, is the closest thing this Texan has found to southwestern comfort food in Seattle. Kansas-born Matt Davis and Texas native James Barrington, who started the business in 2014 with a food truck, recently opened the doors to this […]

Student Health Services Need Patching Up

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 […]

SU Swimming Gains Momentum

Seattle University’s swim team was in their own world at the Connolly Center this weekend. With the smell of chlorine in the humid air, the constant shouts, cheers, and clapping of supporting fans and teammates and shouts of “S-U-relay!” echoing across the pool deck, it was easy to forget about anything other than the meet. […]

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