Skipping class for sunshine

Students attempt to find balance between school, sunny days

Finding the motivation to wake up early can be difficult for some, but when the sun is out junior Rachel Roebke has no problem with being an early riser. As a Washington state native, Roebke has grown up with an appreciation for the outdoors and loves any opportunity she can get to take advantage of […]

Students create inviting space

Spring Emerson Coffee House provides platform for passions

Senior Resident Adviser Chris Thomas believes that while it can be frightening to perform in front of others, Emerson Coffee House provides a great platform for students to display their talents in a comfortable and inviting environment. “What I love is that the audience is always super receptive,” Thomas said. The space provides a unique […]

Multicultural night celebrates diversity

Lauren Giese staff reporter Jenna Dennison assistant news editor First-year Andria Fredriks believes that understanding different backgrounds and cultures leads to a greater understanding and appreciation for different people. Likewise, Admissions Counselor Jasmine Hairston said that the Christian body of believers is diverse, and therefore recognizing and celebrating various cultures can bring people to a […]

Fourth annual luau celebrates Pacific Islander culture

‘Ohana ‘O Hawai’i Club encourages community over food, arts

As a Native Hawaiian, first-year Rianne Masuda knew that she wanted to carry her culture with her into Seattle. “Throughout my life, I have been immersed in the Hawaiian culture through speaking and learning the Hawaiian language and cultural practices like [an] oli [chant] or hula [dance],” Masuda said. Masuda, like many of her peers, […]

Students plan for National Day of Prayer

SPU students reflect on faith, country

Sophomore Taylor Boles believes that prayer is an essential aspect to developing a personal relationship with God. “Prayer is a vessel for us to connect with God on a personal level,” she said. “It is something that is so intimate, and then seeing God answer your prayers is life changing.” Similarly, sophomore Alia Petersen believes […]

Seniors showcase art, experience

Students draw from personal anecdotes to create final projects

For seniors Kelsey Elliott and Sarah Rasmussen, art is much more than something to be enjoyed — it is something to be experienced. Rather than sharing a message with words, the two find meaning can best be conveyed through art. As a part of the SPU Art Department’s senior shows, these two have worked to […]

Students demand accessibility

Advocates for ramp to be built alongside theater

As the site of countless performances and events, Seattle Pacific University’s McKinley Hall is a central hub for students, faculty and visitors. It is a place to build community and a place for all to take part in. All, except for people like Daniel, that is. 23-year-old Daniel Carlson has cerebral palsy, preventing him from […]

5 Spot celebrates Texas Gulf Coast

Traditional local diner teeming with unique character, style

When first-year Esmeralda Jimenez Zenteno walked into Queen Anne’s 5 Spot diner, her first thought was that the place was unique. “The place has character,” said Zenteno while dining at 5 Spot for brunch. She, along with a few of her friends, tried out the restaurant for the first time during the first weekend of […]