Seniors present culmination of work

Lauren Swiderski and Danny Garcia collaborate for recital

An array of instruments sat patiently under dim lighting as guests entered Nickerson Studios. Shuffling in their seats, the audience settled down as seniors Lauren Swiderski and Danny Garcia stepped into the pool of light. All of their training had led them to this moment: senior recital. Garcia was around the age of 12 when […]

Exhibit leaves lasting impression

Frye Art Museum presents Always, Sometimes, Never

A slow, steady drop of water falls from the ceiling of the Frye Art Museum. Each dribble makes only the slightest of sounds as it descends into a pool of water. The puddle of drippy proportions is one of four, all intentionally placed throughout the gallery in honor of the latest presentation, “Always, Sometimes, Never.” […]

Finding confidence through art

Lingua’s Pop Up Art Gallery features student talents

A pop-up gallery revels in spontaneity and immediacy; a quick snapshot into complex operations. Senior Lauren Olson, editor of SPU’s Lingua, finds value in pop-ups, because they help establish an artistic community wherever they spring up. She believes in creating “space where artists can engage, connect, and for [people] to have an outlet of expression.” […]

Fighting to be seen

After leaving life behind, undocumented workers face disillusionment

By Manola Secaira and Athena Duran After sunset, when students are studying or sleeping in their dorms and much of Seattle Pacific University’s faculty and staff have long since gone home for the night, Alejandro wakes up. As he gets ready for work, he says goodnight to his two sons, a 4-year-old and a newborn, […]

Affirming identity despite neutrality

LGBTQ community creates safe space at SPU

Last year was the first time junior Nathan Bennett painted their nails and wore makeup. “It was absolutely terrifying,” Bennett said. “The first time I wore makeup it was absolutely terrifying.” When Bennett first came to SPU, they’d still been in the closet. It wasn’t until around February 2017 that Bennett began to identify as […]

In Reflection – History of Haven

Haven’s history began in the spring of 2007 when a group of students from the Seattle area called the “Equality Riders” visited campus with an organization called Soulforce. According to Vice President of Student Life Jeff Jordan, their focus was to address university policy on sexual orientation. “We had a number of presentations during the […]

Parodies abound at Ashton Cup

Women of sixth east take first place for second year

Corrections were made to this article on March 8, 2017 regarding titles and class standing.  A reverberating drum roll resounded through Royal Brougham Pavilion as the winner of the 2017 Ashton Cup was about to be announced. One of the Master of Ceremonies, junior Lola Sosanya flipped open an envelope and read the name of […]