Hidaka Taiko Club, First of Its Kind

Thanks to an enterprising group of foreign exchange students, this year Seattle University has its first Taiko Club. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Hidaka Taiko Club gave a brave performance at this year’s International Dinner. The idea came from Yukiyo Mitsuishi, a sophomore political science major. Her friends call her Yuki, and she pushed for the […]

Shyamalan’s “Split” Not Just Another Horror Flop

From seeing dead people to seeing crop circles, M. Night Shyamalan has created some classics over the years. VIA UNIVERSAL PICTURES He started out with movies that became instant hits and that later became some of the most recognized horror films in the genre “Signs,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Village.” Lately, however, Shyamalan has been […]

SAM Exhibit Shows Perspectives on Migration

Friday evening was a busy night across the nation as many folks buzzed with post-inaugural energy. Ducking out of the hustle and bustle, I sought tranquility at the Seattle Art Museum. It was the opening day of Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series,” for which the museum was providing free entry starting on Friday and continuing for […]

Digital Design Thinks Outside the Box

From the eye-catching products of this past holiday season, to the unmistakable boxes from Amazon or Chegg in which this quarter’s textbooks are delivered, we come across packages repeatedly without even thinking of it. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR “How many designers does it take to use Photoshop?” – Alyssa Lau. Almost everyone recognizes packaging […]

Crawling for Literature on Cap Hill

Writers and artists flooded Capitol Hill on Thursday night armed with novels, poems and comic books. These speakers were filling bars, bookstores, cafes and libraries, ready to share their work with the dozens of Seattleites who attended this year’s Lit Crawl. EMILY MOZZONE • THE SPECTATOR The Lit Crawl celebrated its fifth year in Seattle with […]

“Journalism So White”: Where Media Meets Diversity

On Tuesday Oct. 25, Seattle Town Hall was filled with a packed crowd of journalists, students and citizens alike. The alluring pull, #JournalismSoWhite was an event addressing the lack of diversity in the media. Consisting of a panel of six journalists of color from the Seattle area, the conversation fluctuated from representation to pandering to […]

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