News

Making sense of senslessness

Parents of Treyvon Martin speak out on the death of their son

  One evening, five years ago, two parents knew one thing to be true: their son was shot and killed at 17 years old. “It was just unfair,” the mother said, regarding the trial that followed the murder. SPU’s Black Student Union traveled to Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday to hear Tracy Martin and Sybrina […]

Dreams, disillusionment

International students face uncertainty under Trump

It all started as a joke. While living in Indonesia, senior Joshua Loupatty joked about studying abroad away from home in the United States, but his father took it seriously. Loupatty said that his father began researching agents and schools overseas shortly after their conversation. “A week later, he said that I needed to go […]

Features

Rihanna beats out Queen Bey

KSPU’s annual covers concert draws overflowing crowd, individuality

The soundboard was prepped and dim blue lights illuminated the Gazebo room in SPU’s Student Union Building. KSPU’s annual Cover Concert was about to begin. On Friday, Feb.17, SPU’s student-led radio station hosted their annual Covers Concert, setting the stage for an epic duel: Rihanna verses Beyoncé. In the end, Rihanna’s supporters won the night. […]

Opinion

Editorial Comment

Hypocrisy of Trump palpable

In 1997, President Donald Trump watched his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the Miss Teen USA pageant. He turned to the then-Miss Universe, Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee, and asked: “Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?” Then, in 2006, during an interview on The View, he made a comment regarding Ivanka’s Playboy photoshoot. He […]

Conservatism is traditional

“Green” thinking necessary

My great-grandmother, like many great-grandmothers, grew up during the Great Depression. I remember her stories about what life was like during that decade, when money was scarce and everything, from food to fuel to paper clips, had to be conserved. Even though her dad ran a grocery store, the family raised their own garden full […]

Sports

Abbie Wright named head volleyball coach

Biola grad, assistant volleyball coach to return to SPU

SPU Athletic Director Jackson Stava announced last Thursday, Feb. 16, the hiring of new head volleyball coach Abbie Wright. The 28-year-old Cardiff, California native will take over for current coach Chris Johnson who announced his retirement early last month. In his 12 years as Head Coach, Johnson first met Wright when she was considering attending […]

SPU sets another season high

Falcons score 192.300; Junior Ariana Harger shines in team and individual

Traveling to St. Charles, Missouri, this past weekend changed nothing for the Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team’s routine as they registered a couple season-highs in not only their team scores, but a few of their events as well. On the first day of competition, Friday, Feb. 17, sophomore Itzia San Roman was the Falcons’ top […]