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 […]

Online Exclusive: Body Positivity Week aims to boost self-confidence

Corrections made on March 8, 2017: The students majoring in dietetics had their titles corrected and the title for the SPU Wellness Initiative has been corrected as well.  Two students stood in last Thursday’s frigid weather and kept their purpose at the forefront of their minds. Beginning on Feb. 26 and ending March 4, SPU […]

Online exclusive: Students advocate for, engage with refugees

World Relief, an international organization dedicated to helping vulnerable and displaced people, came to SPU this past Wednesday with refugee speakers to give them a voice and, hopefully, to inspire action among students.    “I think that every generation has a time, a very crucial time, kind of a tipping point, [when] they have to […]

Online Exclusive: Haven’s Open Mic Night draws reflection, solidarity

Students gather in safe space

Every Tuesday night junior Hannah Hislop walks tentatively into room 201 of Weter Memorial Hall. Once inside, however, she is suddenly surrounded by roughly 30 students who understand a part of her that other people in her life cannot begin to fathom. Hislop is in SPU’s Haven. Known on campus as a club that welcomes […]

Online Exclusive: Transgender Day of Remembrance brings community together

SPU's Haven and Sociology Clubs team up to honor lives lost

Small white candles shrunk as they dripped toward the hands of students circled in SPU’s Martin Square Sunday night for a vigil held to honor the memories of those murdered due to anti-transgender prejudice as part of the school’s first participation in the Transgender Day of Remembrance. “It’s bringing a community together that isn’t always […]