News

Fighting to be seen

After leaving life behind, undocumented workers face disillusionment

By Manola Secaira and Athena Duran After sunset, when students are studying or sleeping in their dorms and much of Seattle Pacific University’s faculty and staff have long since gone home for the night, Alejandro wakes up. As he gets ready for work, he says goodnight to his two sons, a 4-year-old and a newborn, […]

Students find housing process inefficient

Responses to this year's CHA housing issues

Sophomore Kayla Furtado said she wanted to experience more freedom. It was simply time to move out of the dorms, she explained. So, she applied for an on-campus apartment through Seattle Pacific’s Office of Residence Life. “Even though it’s not the same amount of freedom as off-campus, you’d have your own place just to be,” […]

Features

Students create inviting space

Spring Emerson Coffee House provides platform for passions

Senior Resident Adviser Chris Thomas believes that while it can be frightening to perform in front of others, Emerson Coffee House provides a great platform for students to display their talents in a comfortable and inviting environment. “What I love is that the audience is always super receptive,” Thomas said. The space provides a unique […]

‘Francesca’ showcases original student work

Musical production stresses importance of relationships

Junior music major Kristoffer Bjarke loves musical theater. Not only is it his favorite form of music to compose for, but he also believes it is the most collaborative art form in existence. While he knows that collaborators might think differently than him, he says, “you can’t do it without working with people, which I […]

Opinion

Fight for net neutrality not over yet

FCC chairman Ajit Pai wrong about Open Internet Order and Title II

Everyone needs to just hold their horses for a second. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) did not vote last Thursday to end net neutrality, nor did we lose the free market or freedom of speech in the internet as so many headlines suggest. What happened was the FCC, headed by former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, […]

Telling truth costs too much

U.S. journalists ought to value speech privilege

Already this year, 17 journalists have been murdered for seeking out truth. These deaths took place in both the Americas, Africa and Asia. In 2016, the official number of journalists killed worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, was 77. Although those killed this year have resided in several different countries, none of these […]

Sports

Storm-ing SPU’s gym facilities

Arrangement of SPU DII, WNBA teams beneficial

SPU and the Storm, Seattle’s WNBA franchise, are in their seventh year of sharing facilities, an arrangement that benefits both parties. “It’s a pretty unique opportunity; I don’t know of too many other arrangements like this around the country,” SPU Athletic Director Jackson Stava remarked. According to the WNBA Seattle Storm website, in 2008 the […]

Colosimo’s unplanned season

Sophomore guard’s double knee injuries forced him to redshirt

Sophomore guard Gabe Colosimo, a member of the SPU men’s basketball team, returned to school early last September feeling prepared and motivated for a new year of playing the sport he loves so dearly. The Falcons were going to be led by a new coaching staff and had finished the previous season strongly, so Colosimo […]