Hip-hop tells story of humanity

Annual Night of Beats shines

As event coordinator for SPU’s Mosaic club, senior TJ Sawyer believes the club’s annual Night of Beats is for anyone who feels they do not fit in. The club comes together, Sawyer says, to celebrate the history of hip-hop while bringing various cultures together and has done so for the last 16 years. “Students saw […]

Depressed Cake Shop reveals color within

Pop-up event aims to raise awareness for mental illness

Bake sales with bright, colorful cupcakes are known to help various groups and organizations fundraise; however, the Depressed Cake Pop-Up Shop decided to go in a different direction. On Thursday, May 18, members of SPU’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club set up shop in the middle of Martin Square for the second year […]

Senate body recognized at final meeting

Senators wrap up year with confirmation of ASSP Core

This Monday was an important day for ASSP’s Senate as it was their final meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year. The meeting served as a time to reflect on the work of ASSP Core and Senate, as well as a transition to the confirmation of next year’s Core. Senate revisited old business pertaining to the […]

Student designers explore, inspire

Annual fashion show: ‘Runway to Retail’

For senior Jacob Yang, SPU’s MODE Fashion Show served as a great opportunity to bring his Chinese culture to an American audience. “My highlight is Chinese embroidered seams,” Yang said. “My work was sown by hand, like the traditional Chinese apparel. These designs took half the year [to create].” Yang, an international student from Kunming […]

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors take the Neptune

Folk music brings the Seattle community together

Under dim lights, amidst loud beats, Drew Holcomb of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors dedicated the song “What Would I Do Without You” to his wife’s friend. This friend is in the military and has not been home for the past eight months. “So you’ve got the morning, I’ve got midnight. You are patient, I’m […]

Lively enactments embrace creativity

Third annual Lip Sync battle draws, unifies residence halls

“Can I get a drum roll please?” asked junior Master of Ceremonies Janelle Espersen of the crowd at the third annual Arnett Lip Sync Battle as the last award was about to be given out. The rumble of the crowd’s feet grew steadily as Espersen announced, “People’s Choice goes to third Arnett.” Not only did […]

Taco enthusiasts take Seattle

Seattleites participate in first-ever Taco Crawl

For the past two years Shelly Bailey, a special education assistant from Ballard High School, has held a “Taco Tuesday” night for her and her friends. On Saturday, April 21, Bailey took her love of tacos to a new level. At 3 p.m. Fogon Restaurant of Seattle’s Capitol Hill District was full of guests ready […]

Gallery rooted in history, abstract tactics

Pulp paper used as main artistic medium in current SAM exhibit

With the World Wars emerged a growing concern for rationing. And for media outlets, this attitude of conservation led to a reconsideration of paper-type. Thus, an inexpensive form of entertainment began: pulp fictions. And not the 1994 Tarantino film. Currently featured at the Seattle Art Museum, “Pulp Fictions,” is a gallery located just behind the […]