Student Spotlight

Freshman Alyssa Burell Major: Nursing What do you do for a stress reliever? I go work out, because I don’t have to talk to anybody, and just to release the stress. What’s the hardest class you’re taking this quarter? Chemistry 1330, because the things I’m working with are compounds I can’t see, and I’m a […]

The Lounge: Moorea Seal

SPU is home to a budding community of exceptional musicians. Senior Moorea Seal is one of them. A songwriter and musician, Seal pays a lot of attention to harmonies, plays with guitars, tambourines and shakers, and uses whistles, snaps and claps in her music. Seal released her album "Be My Friend" in 2006, showcasing what […]

Harold and Kumar back to the joint

When the first joke that opens "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" has someone taking a noisy dump, followed closely by a rather graphic joke about masturbation, it’s clear that it’s going to be unapologetically raunchy. This wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Some films use raunchy humor to hilarious effect. Just look at […]

‘Baby Mama’ uninspired

It’s a shame when one feels uninspired to write a review for a movie. That is my situation with "Baby Mama," the new comedy starring Saturday Night Live (SNL) veterans Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. It’s a film that lacks the sharp punch of being funny, bordering on blandness. "Baby Mama" is the sort of […]

More of the same far from a bad thing

If you haven’t heard of New Zealand folk/pop/comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, aka Flight of the Conchords, by now, congratulations that you’re reading this review and finally getting a dose. As of this last year, they’re full-on internationally famous, Grammy-winning television stars on a self-titled HBO series ("Flight of the Conchords"), in addition […]

Top Pot at tip top of Queen Anne

In a world where people crowd themselves, laptop in hand, into the deepest, darkest corners of coffee shops, and a neighborhood where Starbucks, Tully’s and Peet’s battle it out for your dollar on the intersection of Queen Anne N. and Boston St., it’s hard to imagine that a place like Top Pot Doughnuts exists. Top […]

SPU chooses a new “idol”

Though nearly 50 contestants entered, only one could be the winner. It was sophomore Karianne Gwinn who, after making it into the top 10 final contestants in SPU’s "Falcon Idol" competition, took home the first-place prize last Friday night at the finale in Royal Brougham Pavilion in front of a crowd of about 300. The […]