Man gets two-year sentence for smuggling Bibles to China

BEIJING–Chinese authorities on Monday ordered a Hong Kong businessman who carried thousands of Bibles into China to spend two years in prison, a lighter sentence than many had expected. Hong Kong merchant Li Guangqiang was convicted of "illegal business activities" by a court in the southeastern province of Fujian, relatives and fellow church members said. […]

Date rape drug use grows

A drug that has only recently been banned is now gaining popularity as a date-rape drug. GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate, is a depressant that was banned by the United States government in March 2000, Kerry Redican, Virginia Tech professor of drug education in the College of Human Resources and Education, said. "It was originally developed […]

Spirit week ensues for the second year

Last year was the first time in years that SPU had held spirit week, and this year the tradition continues. SPU spirit week started Monday with a homecoming theme dinner hosted by Gwinn Commons. Several other events will occur throughout the week. (See information box.) "I’m really excited about the talent show," Melissa Shults, vice […]

ASSP officer core assessed

After about eight months in office, ASSP student government officers said that they have been avidly working towards their platform campaign objectives, which are designed to enhance student life as a whole. Some focuses of the platforms include increased student involvement in CFE planning, more quality programs for students, informing students of how their money […]

News Briefs

Editor applications Applications for KSPU station manager and editors-in-chief of The Falcon newspaper, Cascade yearbook and Second Essence are now available in the ASSP Office in the SUB. Applications are due Feb. 7. Free weight training Senior exercise science students are looking for clients interested in nutritional counseling, body composition assessment or weight training. This […]

Campus Security Blotter

Prank calls On Saturday at 1:49 a.m., a student living in Hill Hall reported to Safety and Security that he or she had received multiple prank phone calls. Tire slashing Last Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., a student reported to Safety and Security that someone had cut both of the front tires on the student’s vehicle. […]


In the Jan. 23 edition of The Falcon, in the story entitled "Boeing layoffs hit home," some facts were stated incorrectly. It was stated that senior Rebecca Tucker’s father was currently unemployed, but he will not stop working at Boeing until some time in February. Also, the article stated that Tucker’s mother had two jobs, […]

Student senator lobbies at state capital

Jars of M&M’s with the slogan "It’s the Mind that Matters" were distributed among state legislators in Olympia, Wash., on Jan. 18 by Senator-at-Large Jason Van Winkle, a junior. The M&M’s were intended to remind the legislative leadership of the importance of financial aid distributed to students attending private schools. For the second consecutive year, […]