Staff editorials

The United States will soon be without its greatest ally in the "war on terror": Great Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair announced last week that by the end of 2007, Britain will have reduced more of its troops from Iraq. The so-called "Coalition of the Willing" has failed. According to The New York Times, Britain […]

Check it out

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby <i>Tomorrow</i> Sorry boys, this one is just for the ladies. The fifth annual women’s forum on sex, aptly named "Let’s Talk About Sex," will be held tomorrow night, with a couple of hours full of very frank discussion. <i>Tomorrow.</i> Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Upper Gwinn. SPU Men’s & Women’s Choirs <i>Friday</i> […]

One-man wonder

If attendance alone were the determining factor in the success of an event, Friday night’s first "big concert" hosted by Lingua, SPU’s annual art journal, and headlined by Seattle musician Rocky Votolato could be considered a complete triumph. The Upper Gwinn event space was packed with 30 tables and a slew of extra seats, virtually […]

Movie openings

"Black Snake Moan" (R) Friday: A broken blues player finds an unconscious woman in the road and aims to cure her of her wicked ways. <i>Director:</i> Craig Brewer <i>Starring:</i> Samuel L. Jackson Christina Ricci Justin Timberlake John Cothran Jr. "Full of It" (PG-13) Friday: A 17-year-old tells lies to fit into his new school, and […]

Competing for a crown

Junior Cara Rudd stood on the stage, holding the hands of the contestants next to her, waiting in anticipation for the emcee to announce the winners of Miss Seattle 2007. She began having flashbacks of all of the preparation she had put into competing, the endless hours at the gym, staying up late to study […]

Facebooking for Obama in 2008

Late on the day that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, Farouk Olu Aregbe logged on to, the popular online community where college students post profiles, share photos and blog. On a whim he created a group called "One Million Strong for Barack." "I remember thinking, there’s got […]