Ringing in the Year of the Dog

Already broken those New Year’s resolutions? With the New Year and winter quarter flying by, it’s understandable. But the good news is that you still have a second chance to start over. According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dog begins Sunday, which also means it’s time to welcome the celebration of the […]

Grandson featured by Thalia

There is a lot to do on the SPU campus during Homecoming season. There are games to cheer, plays to attend, and parents to convince that, yes, you are eating healthy and, yes, you are getting your homework done. If, however, you find yourself free and looking for fiery, awe-inspiring entertainment, consider the Thalia Symphony […]

"New World" has visual appeal

The story has been told many times over. Young, strapping John Smith arrives at the undiscovered home of savages in North America, only to meet an even younger girl and fall in love, despite hostility with her tribe. However, director Terrence Malick’s interpretation of the love between John Smith and Pocahontas in "The New World" […]

"New World" has visual appeal

Grandiose, beautiful, and self-indulgent, this most recent retelling of the story of Pocahontas has its share of high and low points. With "The New World," writer/director Terrence Malick has created a feast for the viewer’s eyes that will regrettably draw its fair share of yawns during the two and a half hour viewing. Not since […]

TV networks merge to grab ratings

NEW YORK — UPN and the WB will cease operations this fall to make way for a new broadcast network called the CW, aimed at young, ethnic viewers, CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced Tuesday. By shutting down the two small networks that jousted over the same pool of 18- to 34-year-old viewers and […]

Ever cut classes? You’re not alone

Skipping classes, particularly big lectures where an absence can go undetected, is a tradition among college undergraduates who party late or swap notes with friends. These days, professors are witnessing a spurt in absenteeism as an unintended consequence of adopting technologies originally envisioned as learning aids. Last semester, Americ Azevedo’s class on "Introduction to Computers" […]