Christa Pierce to publish first book

Twenty-two-year-old senior Christa Pierce is getting her first book published. With the help of Steven Malk, a Writer’s House LLC literary agent, Pierce signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins on Friday for a children’s book she wrote and illustrated. Pierce said she has had a passion for children’s books since she herself was a child. […]

Aesthetics follow Lauren Wilford

It is very rare that we come across poetic people. People who hold a certain esoteric, artistic quality about them that transcends the everyday, mindless routine of the rest of us. Someone whose composition is translated through their perseverance and self-discipline. Lauren Wilford is such a person. This graduating senior is going to enter a […]

Investing in stocks as an art form

With his long, curly hair and zip-up hoodie, senior Nick Johnson might be mistaken as someone who’s mainly concerned about how long snowboard season is going to last this year. But Johnson is more likely to use his Pearl Jam and Vans Shoes-stickered laptop to check the S&P 500 than the snow conditions at Snoqualmie. […]

Senior finds love for math

This autumn, senior and second year peer advisor Ellie Bau will be making her way to Colombia University to study biostatistics. This field of study is particularly unique in the mathematics field. It combines the solid comfort of numbers with the relational benefits of the medical field. Bau struggled to find a passion that met […]

‘My story doesn’t even sound real’

On May 17, 52-year-old single mother Kathleen Rainwater missed class because her 21-year-old daughter Klaryssia slammed her 23-year-old daughter Kelsey’s finger in a door. Klaryssia is one of Rainwater’s four current special needs children. At one time, Rainwater had nine special needs foster children. “I still have a strong heart for it [being a foster […]

Twitter applied in a college classroom

David Wick, director of instructional technology at SPU, is constantly seeking ways to share his learning experiences with faculty and students. Wick hosted a social media workshop on Tuesday for professors, titled Twitter: Sharing Your Learning with Colleagues & Students. To start the workshop off, Wick got the group of five professors who attended to […]