When senior Matt Hoogestraat sat beneath the elegant arches and high ceilings of Seattle’s Sanctuary Ballroom, he was nervous. It was here, in the country’s oldest byzantine-style building, he’d find out whether or not Western’s senior industrial design class had won the Gray Magazine award for best student design.
When Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert got married on the Fairhaven Village Green, they bought everything local. Rings, flowers, you name it. Now, as co-owners of Village Books, they’re working to keep that tradition going.
On Aug. 27, junior Naia Shedd was in class. However, that day, class was atop an abandoned American spy tower in former West Berlin, flanked by 20-foot street murals and stenciled graffiti. In the basement sat deserted technology once used to intercept Russian radio transmissions.