Student Bands Compete for Spot at Quadstock 2017

Their palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on the stage, mom’s spaghetti. It’s Battle of the Bands. Are you ready? MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR Each year the Student Events and Activities Council at Seattle University helps solidify the traditions of Homecoming by hosting the Battle of the Bands. The Battle […]

Back at It Again With The XX

It’s the year 2009. Decked out in my blue skinny jeans, ugg boots and sundress, t-shirt combo, I am living the eighth-grade dream. As I gaze out the window, I shuffle through the playlists on my iPod, picking the one that would be least embarrassing in case one of my classmates happened to catch a […]

Vera Project Hosts “Party Against the Patriarchy”

On Friday, Seattle’s Vera Project was packed with Seattle’s hippest and best- dressed youths, there for Itchy B’s Feminist Club’s fourth Party Against the Patriarchy. These shows aim to provide a space for young people of all identities and backgrounds to gather, dance and express themselves in a safe and inclusive setting. The theme this […]

Eyes on the Shore Releases Shimmering EP

With their newest EP, Maestranza, Eyes on the Shore brought shimmering, psychedelic tones to their surfer-rock style. The San Francisco-based band dropped the collection of five tracks November 18th after releasing the first four tracks as singles over the past few months. Maestranza (which roughly translates from Spanish to “master”) builds upon the rock-and- roll […]

Dance Your Way Into Fall

It’s that time of the year; Thanksgiving is in two weeks, finals are coming up and of course, students are heading to Fall Ball to dance away their stress. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR For students new to Seattle University, Fall Ball is a dance that happens in November every year, and it’s an opportunity […]

Friends and Friends of Friends

You can spot it all over campus—printed on sweatshirts, embroidered on baseball caps, plastered to the sides of water bottles. It’s a small character made up of three “O”s looped together and two stick legs that stand on a skateboard. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Seattle University student Lauren van Staveren, singer and drummer of Boo […]

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