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How much do you know about SPU?

SPU students belong to dozens of campus organizations and clubs, but only one is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. Created in the 1935–36 school year, this one (pictured here) is the oldest one on campus. What is this club?

Email your answer and any memories you have of this club to response@spu.edu by Aug. 30, 2021. Provide us with the correct answer, and we’ll enter your name into a drawing to win an SPU sweatshirt.


Last issue’s answers

In the Fall/Winter issue of Response, we asked about residence hall traditions. Here are the correct answers:

Which residence hall started hosting Decade Skate in 1989, originally called ’70s Skate Night, where students dressed up in fashions of the ’70s and went roller skating at a local rink, with awards given for best costumes? Hill Hall started this tradition, which later added floor skits to the roller skating.

The annual Toilet Bowl contest was held between which two residence halls from 1995 to 2001? This once-a-year broomball game (sometimes held on ice) required the losing residence hall to display a toilet in their hall lobby until the next year’s competition. Marston and Moyer halls hosted the Toilet Bowl contest for six years.

The Ashton Cup was first mentioned in the 1998 yearbook. What is the Ashton Cup competition? The Ashton Cup is a lip-sync contest with different floors competing against each other.

Congratulations to Paula Wetzel, who won an SPU sweatshirt for correctly answering our Fall/Winter issue quiz questions. Wetzel was a residential life coordinator for Ashton Hall for five years.

camera and polaroid illustration
Illustration by Tommy Parker

ARTIFACTS? 

If you have Seattle Pacific artifacts, keepsakes, photos, or documents that you would like to contribute to the University Archives, or if you have questions about SPU history, contact Adrienne Thun Meier ’04, university archivist, at 206-281-2422 or ameier@spu.edu 

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