Nikkita Oliver and SU Students Take Part in Poetry Slam

“The youth right now are what?” The audience yells back, “The truth right now!” Young people are leading the fight for social justice in Seattle. Their medium? Spoken word. J. DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR SU Sophomore, Ivy Jong, performed at the 2017 Youth Speaks Grand Slam. Youth Speaks Seattle 2017 Grand Slam sold out Town […]

Charity Pillow Fight Combats Homelessness in Seattle

The sight of the fourth annual Seattle pillow fight hosted in Cal Anderson Park on Saturday would have shocked any average passerby. Feathers were flying, children were screaming joyously and a massive group of people ruthlessly attacked each other with pillows. MICHAEL LEE • THE SPECTATOR International Pillow Fight Day is a day celebrated worldwide […]

2017 Oscars Shows Small Step Towards Inclusivity

“And the award for Best Picture goes to…” Warren Beatty said with some hesitation at the end of the 2017 Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday. He glanced at the card, seemingly for dramatic effect, before he handed it to co-presenter Faye Dunaway. Dunaway announced, “La La Land!” and the packed audience at the Dolby Theatre […]

Critic’s Corner: Lego Batman Review

The film industry has spawned a variety of fantastic movies over the past century; films such as Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire and Avatar were not only hugely successful, but enormously acclaimed. Unfortunately, not every film can be a winner. VIA DC ENTERTAINMENT After the success of The Lego Movie in 2014, the creators sought to create […]

Muslim Student Association’s Rejoice is Cause for Celebration

The Father LeRoux Conference Center is often a place where the accomplishments of staff and students are recognized, but it is not everyday that their cultures receive the same attention. JESSICA DOMINGO • THE SPECTATOR Presenters brought items that showcased their culture (i.e clothing, pictures, etc). Rejoice, the Muslim Student Association’s sold out event could be […]

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 […]

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