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 […]

Fourth annual luau celebrates Pacific Islander culture

‘Ohana ‘O Hawai’i Club encourages community over food, arts

As a Native Hawaiian, first-year Rianne Masuda knew that she wanted to carry her culture with her into Seattle. “Throughout my life, I have been immersed in the Hawaiian culture through speaking and learning the Hawaiian language and cultural practices like [an] oli [chant] or hula [dance],” Masuda said. Masuda, like many of her peers, […]

Musical premiere explores morality in fairytale form

Review: SPU’s Theatre Department wows audience

Where do wishes come true, giants roam and princesses run away? The woods, of course. Seattle Pacific University’s Theatre Department presents “Into the Woods” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Director Candace Vance, serving the SPU Theatre Department as head of performance, is an SPU Theatre alumna.  Sondheim’s classic Broadway musical was adapted into […]

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors take the Neptune

Folk music brings the Seattle community together

Under dim lights, amidst loud beats, Drew Holcomb of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors dedicated the song “What Would I Do Without You” to his wife’s friend. This friend is in the military and has not been home for the past eight months. “So you’ve got the morning, I’ve got midnight. You are patient, I’m […]

Interactive art intrigues

‘Fun. No Fun.’ proves poignant

REVIEW Fun used to be parties and concerts. But now, according to the Henry Art Gallery, it’s architecture. In the Henry Art Gallery’s new exhibition “Fun. No Fun” interactive installation art takes hold of the lower level space with its maze of wooden stairs surrounded by a littering of colorful sculptures. The Henry’s website describes […]