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 […]

‘Francesca’ showcases original student work

Musical production stresses importance of relationships

Junior music major Kristoffer Bjarke loves musical theater. Not only is it his favorite form of music to compose for, but he also believes it is the most collaborative art form in existence. While he knows that collaborators might think differently than him, he says, “you can’t do it without working with people, which I […]

Depressed Cake Shop reveals color within

Pop-up event aims to raise awareness for mental illness

Bake sales with bright, colorful cupcakes are known to help various groups and organizations fundraise; however, the Depressed Cake Pop-Up Shop decided to go in a different direction. On Thursday, May 18, members of SPU’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club set up shop in the middle of Martin Square for the second year […]

Student designers explore, inspire

Annual fashion show: ‘Runway to Retail’

For senior Jacob Yang, SPU’s MODE Fashion Show served as a great opportunity to bring his Chinese culture to an American audience. “My highlight is Chinese embroidered seams,” Yang said. “My work was sown by hand, like the traditional Chinese apparel. These designs took half the year [to create].” Yang, an international student from Kunming […]

Duo brings folk infused beats

If Tom Waits sang a Ryan Adams song with a flute in the room, that formula would get you Zach Caldwell and Mikaela Henderson, Seattle Pacific University’s very own acoustic duo. Or at least, that’s what they’ll tell you. “That’s the most accurate description [of our sound] we’ve come up with so far,” Caldwell says […]

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 […]

New cafe helps ‘twist the wick’

Motorcycle- themed coffee shop debuts near SPU

    Contrary to the burly, bandanna-wearing men on Harleys that are the first images to pop into mind when someone says “motorcyclists,” Seattle biker Joelle Smith said the truth is much different. In fact, she said that the local biker community is more welcoming than one might expect. “Bikers, they kind of have that […]