Pedaling to dubstep under bright lights

New boutique fitness studio, City Cycle, opens in Greenwood

When the beat of the song drops, neon flashing lights come on, and everyone pedals as fast as they can. Rhythmic cycling and bright lights create a dance-party-like atmosphere in Greenwood’s newest boutique fitness studio, City Cycle. City Cycle motivates their riders through high-energy spin classes, encompassing choreography, dubstep versions of pop songs and a […]

Exhibit explores human nature

Minimalistic choices evoke, cultivate cultural implications, aesthetic worth

Capturing minimalism in motion is no easy feat, but the new exhibit at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood proves to do just that. “Amie Siegel’s Interiors,” a multimedia exhibition open from May 20 to September 3, attempts to mull over the perceived cultural value of objects, and, according to the Frye […]

Hip-hop tells story of humanity

Annual Night of Beats shines

As event coordinator for SPU’s Mosaic club, senior TJ Sawyer believes the club’s annual Night of Beats is for anyone who feels they do not fit in. The club comes together, Sawyer says, to celebrate the history of hip-hop while bringing various cultures together and has done so for the last 16 years. “Students saw […]

Skipping class for sunshine

Students attempt to find balance between school, sunny days

Finding the motivation to wake up early can be difficult for some, but when the sun is out junior Rachel Roebke has no problem with being an early riser. As a Washington state native, Roebke has grown up with an appreciation for the outdoors and loves any opportunity she can get to take advantage of […]

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 […]