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 […]

Families of autistic children share experiences

Mothers speak about challenges, offer support

  Seattle mother Katrina Davis felt helpless and despaired when she first learned that her son, Arthur, was diagnosed with autism. However, Davis did know one thing for certain: she wanted not to fix her son, but to make him more able. For single mother Joy Gehner Daniel, hearing that her daughter, Audrey, had been […]

Artist evolves naturally

Diverse tracks tell vibrant stories rooted in Ed Sheeran’s heritage

REVIEW It’s rare that an artist can encompass so many different styles and have them all still work. Ed Sheeran’s new album, “÷” (Divide), is an experiment of rhythms with no consistent sound, but that isn’t to his detriment. In fact, there’s something for everyone on this album, which released online at midnight on March […]

Online Exclusive: “The Divide” panelists reflect on gender polarization

'Gender is a social construct' Neuhouser said

Before the audience’s questions were heard, they found themselves questioning their own experiences. Junior Courtney Perine, STUB’s main coordinator for the “The Divide: Making Sense of Gender in Today’s Polarized World,” gave a series of three directions that aroused a consideration of gender in the audience. “Please move to the windows if you played with […]

VP Search Update

On Friday, Feb. 3, the Office of President Dan Martin announced the first candidate for SPU’s first-ever Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  The message sent out to staff and faculty named Dr. Brian Bantum as the initial candidate for VPDEI, also noting that Bantum has served at SPU since 2009 and is currently […]

Community as family

Bringing Filipino values to SPU

A relatively small Southeast Asian country, the Philippines sits on the edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, prone to earthquakes and typhoons as it’s located snugly by the equator. Despite this, the people of the Philippines are known for their hospitality and sense of family. Sophomore Hannah Beltran has experienced these aspects herself. Although […]