Paper app a curated news source

In the world of Flipboard, digital versions of international newspapers and other media applications, is there even a need for another digital news resource? Here’s your answer: Paper, from the developers at Facebook, isn’t just another news source. Paper is a curated news service. The app combines the user’s social network newsfeed and profile with […]

2013’s best releases, big and small

2013 saw some much-anticipated albums from a number of big artists, as well as some lesser-known work that’s also worth a listen. In no particular order, here they are! Justin Timberlake  /  The 20/20 Experience Absent from music since 2007’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake is back this year with a double album, a spectacle of pop magnanimity […]

Miley and Lorde: closer in age than in capability

REVIEW

REVIEW Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter was warmly welcomed into the world this summer while Amanda Bynes spiraled out of control. Chris Brown was awarded 1,000 more community service hours for a car accident, and Raven-Symone came out on Twitter. As these events unfolded, they seemed to be soundtracked by two songs: Lorde’s “Royals” […]

Venture out into the city

Five years before I received my acceptance letter from SPU, I fell in love with Seattle on a summer vacation. It sounds dramatic, but that was exactly what happened. When the trip ended, all I could think about was the persistent rain and forestry. Getting off campus and exploring has been an integral part of […]

Pseudo-cocktail parties disingenuous

Last weekend, Hill Hall’s lobby was buzzing with excitement. The click-clack of girls’ high heels echoed off the linoleum floor. Boys turned to look in the mirror one last time to make sure their collars were straight before heading out the door and down to Moyer Hall for another mocktail party. At first glance, these […]