Melting the Seattle Freeze

I’ve heard time and again that Seattle is a cold place, that the people here are mean; that we’re sarcastic, passive-aggressive and no fun to be around. While this may be true in some cases—I mean, every city has its fair share of introverts and assholes—the years I’ve spent living here have led me to […]

Letter From a 20.9-Year-Old

Today marks the one-week countdown to the day I’ve been dreaming of since I was an 18-year-old playing “Hey Mister” in the Safeway parking lot of my hometown. (Also, I highly discourage asking strangers for alcohol—very risky. Don’t do it, kids!) On the eve of this momentous occasion, there are some memories of my past […]

Need a Friend? April Is Here

Are you stressed about this quarter? Have you found that staring into the abyss no longer satisfies your boredom? Well look no further, because the internet has once more out down itself by providing live coverage of nature’s long necked friend; April the giraffe. For over 3 months, the New York Zoo has provided live […]

Skills < Degrees?

Today, many citizens believe that a four-year college degree is the only path to home ownership, financial stability and happiness. Dissection of this stereotype reveals that this is not only a recent trend, it may be a misguided one. The idea that good jobs are only attainable with a degree starts with the definition of […]

In Defense of NBA Youngsters

Now that the NCAA men’s basketball season has wrapped up, basketball analysts will turn their attention to the 2017 NBA Draft, where 60 of the best college and international prospects will be drafted by NBA teams. This leads to a lot of overanalyzing about what the talent level of these young players will be years […]

Letter to the Editor

This letter is in response to an op-ed from the March 1, 2017 issue of the Spectator. Dear Spectator, May I offer an opinion on an opinion? Joseph Richter, in his March 1, 2017 op-ed “Eating on Campus with a Visual Impairment” submitted not only a finely crafted piece of writing, but makes a good […]

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