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 […]

Theater stands in solidarity

Light reflects sentiments of inclusivity, bold respect

On the eve of the recent inauguration of President Donald Trump, theaters across the nation held an event titled “The Ghostlight Project” in honor and in solidarity with unheard voices. SPU’s Theatre Department took a part in this event as people gathered on the steps of McKinley Hall last Thursday, Jan. 19 to turn on […]

Baby boomer generation recognized

Photo Center Northwest gallery showcases history and culture

The years 1946 through 1964 comprised the period that gave birth to the Baby Boomers. The culture in which the Boomers grew up was quite different from that which we know today. This generation was shaped by large changes in society, such as the end of World War II, the national recuperation from the Great […]