In Defense of Umbrellas

There is a particular phenomenon within the Pacific Northwest; one that becomes ever-present, even inescapable, each winter. Growing up in south Seattle, I never learned of this so-called “rule.” But one fateful day two years ago, I moved to Cap Hill and everything changed. “No one in Seattle uses umbrellas,” one student touted at me. […]

Men’s Rugby is Back in Action

Last weekend, Seattle University’s mens rugby club returned to Logan Field for the first official game of their second season. After weeks of practicing and a close scrimmage game against Willamette University, Seattle U was ready to take on University of Puget Sound (UPS), one of the main contenders in the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football […]

Softball Strives for Consistency in 2017

After ending their 2016 season with 19 wins out of 33 games, expectations for the Seattle University Softball team this year remain high despite a rough start with only 2 wins out of 10 games. MANDY RUSCH • THE SPECTATOR “We ended really strong last year, and I thought it would carry over, but we’ve […]

Seattle U Baseball Splits Opening Series

Seattle University’s baseball team opened up the 2017 season this past weekend, splitting a four game series against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. PHOTO VIA SEATTLE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS, RICK MAY Max Modeste swings for the fences in game one of a double header. The Redhawks (2-2) started off strong with a doubleheader on opening day, winning […]

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 […]

Citizens of SU: University Strives to Welcome All

Since President Donald Trump took office, students’ phones have been flooded with ‘breaking news’ notifications. For some, the news of Trump’s first executive orders has led to apprehension regarding the future of immigrants, refugees and undocumented citizens in the United States. NICK TURNER • THE SPECTATOR As the Immigration Summit began, the flame of a […]

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