This Year’s Oscars a Mixed Bag

I don’t usually watch the Oscars—I’m just not very into film. That being said, this year when I read about the ceremony and watched clips during the aftermath, I found myself feeling grateful that many nominees used their fame to bring attention to deeply important issues. Granted, some were misguided. While Chris Rock took the […]

Who Let the New Album Out? Band Member Talks New Album

Grammy Award-winning Bahamian band, Baha Men, are set to release a new album titled “Ride With Me” to mark the 15 year anniversary of their hit single, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Most Seattle University students grew up listening to the song. One of band’s vocalists, Dyson Knight, was available for a short question and […]

The Oscars: A Preview of Best Picture Nominees

Captain Phillips | Directed by Paul Greengrass Released Oct. 11 | Sumedha Majumdar, Volunteer Writer Alyssa Brandt • The Spectator “Captain Phillips” unfolds as a nail-biting drama with big tear-jerking moments, which cause the viewer to realize that the film’s antagonists are unfortunate victims of circumstance rather than rebels by choice. Based on true events […]

Critics Corner: Do You Hear the Oscars Sing?

For the past two days, the press has done nothing but bitch about Seth MacFarlane. The comedian and irreverent creator of “Family Guy” hosted the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night and his jokes—called “tasteless” and “offensive”—have spurned an onslaught of stuffy, over-sensitive criticism. To MacFarlane’s critics, all I can say is lighten up. […]

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