Accountability Survey biased

Questionnaire aims to find staged answers

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a “leading question” is defined as a question asked in a way that is intended to produce a desired answer. Usually surveys are purposefully designed to avoid these types of questions in order to get objective and accurate results regarding the subject. It appears that the Trump administration didn’t get that […]

Student showmanship shines

SPU junior competes nationally as dog handler

At 21 years old, Lindsay Gorder has already found the great passions of her life. Gorder was only 7 when she first discovered her knack for show dog handling. Gorder, now a junior studying political science with a focus in law, was first introduced to the world of dog shows by her mother, who used […]

New republican motto: “take it while we can”

Senate nomination “nuclear option" presents troubling questions

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court seat, was finally confirmed on Friday after the Senate decided to use their “nuclear option.”   Democrats decided to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination if his confirmation reached the Senate floor, so the Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, vowed to change the confirmation rules and get rid […]

Bill H.R. 899 unjustified

Legislation to abolish Department of Education lacks purpose, basic answers

This past February, bill H.R. 899 was introduced to congress. The purpose of this bill was laid out in one simple sentence, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie introduced the bill on the same day that Betsy DeVos was confirmed for Secretary of Education. DeVos’ confirmation had […]

Narratives pack high emotions

Student directed one acts present companionship

REVIEW Fragile companionship and realization of loneliness were defining characteristics of this year’s One Acts Show. Every year, SPU theater students put on a series of one acts in which students run each aspect of the show from directing, set building and costuming, to acting and tech. Three Irish one acts are showcased this year: […]

Lyrics rooted in heritage

Rising Latina artist tells alternate story

Ever since she can remember, music has been a part of Angelica Garcia’s life. Garcia is 23 years old. She grew up with her Mexican family and finds Hispanic culture quite present within her family. In her early years, she witnessed her mom and stepfather be a part of the music industry. “I grew up with harmonies in my head” Garcia said in an […]