Is it your right to die?

More controversy is being raised about Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act as the Supreme Court overturned former Attorney General John Ashcroft’s attempts to ban assisted suicide because of the Controlled Substances Act. The decision, which ruled 6-3 in favor of the Death With Dignity Act, raises questions on whether assisted suicide is morally right and […]

Weeklong exhibits promote awareness

Students bound in cages. Others with hoods of black garbage bags over their heads. These are only some of the exhibits that have appeared on the SPU campus as part of Torture Awareness Week. The human sculptures and demonstrations are not political statements or anti-administration stances, senior Rachel Schneider said. According to Schneider, one of […]

Uncovering torture

Although torture is regulated by numerous laws, violations continue to exist, Larry Ebersole said yesterday in a Torture Awareness Week forum, entitled "The What, Where, When and Why of Torture." Ebersole, the Washington State coordinator for Amnesty International USA, was the keynote speaker for "Torture Awareness Week." The week aims to promote campus discussion of […]

SPU men cool off Alaska schools

Twenty-seven consecutive days of rain couldn’t bog down the Seattle Pacific University men’s basketball team this past weekend, as they blew away both of their opponents and extended their current winning streak to eight games. The Falcons (13-1, 5-0), ranked No. 3 in the Division II national poll as of Tuesday, defeated the University of […]

Falcons overwhelm NNU

The superb shooting of senior Mandy Wood helped the Seattle Pacific women’s basketball team defeat Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) 94-62 on Saturday, extending the Falcons’ home winning streak to 32 games. Despite recovering from a hand injury early in December, Wood finished the game with a team-high 23 points off of nine for 13 shooting, […]

SPU sprints off the blocks

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new last Saturday as the Seattle Pacific track and field teams began competition at the University of Washington. Newcomer Teona Perkins, a junior transfer from Kennewick, Wash., ran a national qualifying time in the women’s 800 meter race and sophomore Karin Rohde […]

Falcon gymnasts ready to tumble

A new season of SPU gymnastics begins this weekend as the perennial powerhouse Falcons square off with the University of Alaska Anchorage on Friday night at Royal Brougham Pavilion. As a team, the Falcons finished third nationally and while the women have lost three key contributors to graduation, they return all-Americans Jaynie Reynolds and Sarah […]