The Spectator’s Summer Picks

The Spectator staff gives their tips for summer fun! NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR BALANCING REAL LIFE WITH FUN IN THE SUN For all the trouble that the weather gives its residents during the winter, summertime in Seattle offers some of the best weather the city has to offer. Unfortunately, I am graduating in 10 days […]

Op-Ed: Obama’s Speech Fee

The Democratic Party is severely out of touch with its’ base, and the party’s leadership continues to widen this gap through both their personal and policy decisions. The Spectator recently published an editorial which discussed the recent announcement that former President Barack Obama will be receiving $400,000 from Wall Street giant, Cantor Fitzgerald, for a […]

Mayoral Race Raises Questions of Student Civic Engagement

“It’s important to vote where you live,” said Patrick Schoettmer, an instructor in political science at Seattle University. “A lot of students haven’t made that connection yet.” NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Three candidates took part in the forum last week. From left to right: Jessyn Farrell, Jenny Durkan and Bob Hasegawa. In Seattle, we use […]

SU Model UN Club Takes on Annual Security Conference

Seattle University’s Model United Nations club dealt with international crises in real-time alongside other Washington universities last weekend for the club’s annual Security Conference (SCON) hosted at the University of Washington campus. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR Members of Seattle U Model United Nations standing in Red Square at the University of Washington. Seattle U, Washington […]

The Importance of Satire

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) site crashed on Monday amid a flood of requests from online users. The cause for commotion? A segment on John Oliver’s satirical news show “Last Week Tonight,” which on Sunday urged his viewers to complain to the FCC on behalf of net neutrality. At this point, it’s difficult to dismiss […]

SU Students Shut Down Chase Bank, Keystone Pipeline

It was a typical Monday morning at the Chase Bank on Marion and Madison Street. Cars drove by as customers went in and out of the bank to deposit checks, withdraw money, refinance loans…It wasn’t until Kiran Oommen showed up—with a group of Seattle University students in tow—that this harmony was disrupted. NICK TURNER • […]

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