Business, art intersect

Teams design logos, ads at Branded event

Senior Rebecka Julaas thinks Branded is such an important experience for students because it helps foster an understanding of what it takes to create a brand identity. As the AIGA President, she sees value in the event for art students and non-art students alike. On Saturday, March 4, eight teams of SPU students gathered together […]

Unlikely test results launch Croom forward

Sixteen-year-old resident of Moyer Hall finds community, acceptance at SPU

When first-year Benjamin Croom was in second grade he was accidentally administered a fourth grade level test. To everyone’s surprise, his test results showed that he passed as a fourth grader. “They hadn’t ever seen anything like it before, and that was kind of when the ball started rolling for me,” Croom said. Next thing […]

Individual comedic styles align

Educators go head to head

For actor Tracy Morgan, coming back into the world of comedy after a severe car accident in 2014 was frightening. The Saturday Night Live star suffered a traumatic brain injury leading to an eight-daylong coma. His friend James McNair also passed away from the incident. “Automatically coming from my situation, it frightened me to do a movie,” Morgan said in a conference call interview. “I didn’t know […]

Food evokes memories

Students experience new cultures

While in a casual lunch conversation, Dr. Jaeil Lee spoke with her colleagues about the importance of understanding and relating with the culture of others. After some discussion, Lee, a professor of clothing and textiles and the director of SPU’s fashion program, came up with the idea of bringing SPU students together for one day […]

Exhibit transforms historical theater

‘Re:definition’ promotes social, cultural inclusion

When Leah Henry-Tanner and Shelley Means discovered that Native American infant mortality rates were high above the national average, they knew something needed to be done. Henry-Tanner of the Nez Perce Tribe and Means of the Ojibwe and Lakota Tribes came together to form the Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality (NAWDIM). Through their […]

Film rich with symbolism

Psychological thriller demands undivided attention to follow

REVIEW SPOILER ALERT Mystery and misunderstanding set the stage for the intriguing psychological thriller “Claire in Motion.” In the most recent Sacha Pictures production, directors Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell create a film that will grip its audience through the entire viewing. Popularly known for her role in the Golden Globe Award-winning television series […]

Value found in pain and joy of life

REVIEW: ‘Eurydice’ presents a time of reflection

Seattle Pacific University students bring the tale of “Eurydice” to life as they convey the timeless quandaries about what it means to know true, mature love and the fragility of life on earth. Playwright Sarah Ruhl offers a new perspective on the Greek myth of Orpheus by grounding the story in the perspective of Eurydice. […]