State Need Grant cuts averted in House

Student voices reach state reps

  The night of Feb. 22nd was just another Monday for Devon Crouch. This quickly changed when Washington’s House dropped a budget for the incoming year featuring collegial grant funding. As the Government Relations Assistant of the Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW) organization, it was Crouch’s job to read it over. Members of the ICW […]

New club offers disability support

Abilities Advocacy made official

  It’s not hard to identify the difficulties an individual with a physical disability may face when navigating Seattle Pacific University’s campus. Stairs are required to access most locations set into the hilly Seattle terrain and not all buildings have elevators. This is why Abilities Advocacy, SPU’s new club for disability support and awareness, meets […]

Students push boundaries

Traditional hall competition turns risque

  Donald Trump references, John Cena appearances and dozens of risque jokes were front and center at Seattle Pacific’s famed Ashton Cup. On Sunday, March 6, a line wrapped around Royal Brougham Pavilion with students awaiting the biggest dorm’s annual lip-synced, choreographed skit competition. Opening the night was third west floor with their rendition of […]

Dance battle brings the heat

Ante Up hosts second annual competition

Local Seattle talent was in full display on Seattle Pacific’s campus this weekend. In front of a large crowd surrounding an elevated center stage, hip hop duos battled it out at Ante Up’s second-ever Dance Battle of The Year on Friday, March 4. SPU’s hip hop club organized the first battle that won “Event of […]

Rising tuition rates at SPU

2016-2017 to bring 5% tuition increase

  If the incoming freshmen for the 2016-2017 school year were heading to college the year they were born, 1997, they would pay just $14,130 in tuition for a year at Seattle Pacific University. Instead, for their first year of college they are set to pay about $38,520. The increase of $1,836 is 5 percent […]

Coffee shop welcomes performers

SPU students land weekend showcase spot

A friendly, neighborhood coffee shop in Ballard transformed from a mundane study environment into a place where Seattle musicians shared their talent. The room was dimly lit in neutral tones with bar stools lining the walls; a small gated-off square that doubled as a stage. With local art for sale on the wall and Harley […]

Finding story through identity, lens

  Students laughed and nodded as Tali Hairston asked them whether they came to Seattle Pacific University knowing how to pronounce “Snoqualmie” or “Puyallup.” Hairston hoped that students would recall their experiences of first coming to SPU, and through this lens share their unique story. “We all have lenses. You have yours, and I have […]