Blog sparks controversy

A weblog with intent "to determine the number one hottest female at SPU" has ignited heated debate among faculty and students in the last few days. The blog, titled "SPU May Madness," features 64 women students in a competitive bracket, chosen to represent four different regions of campus. "One competitor will rise to be crowned […]

Coke ban on campus in future?

Seven union leaders that worked at Coca-Cola’s Colombian bottling plants have been murdered in the last eight years, according to They also allege that "hundreds of other Coke workers have been tortured, kidnapped and/or illegally detained by violent paramilitaries, often working closely with plant managements." Two SPU student clubs — the Young Democrats and […]

Physic student recognized

"Andrea, you’re going to have to slow down. I can’t understand you," her mother said to her. She couldn’t contain her excitement. "When I’m excited I speak really fast," said junior Andrea Vermeer. When she realized she had been awarded a leadership scholarship by the Society of Physics Students (SPS), Vermeer said she screamed and […]

Voting duties outlined

Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will visit campus today at 6 p.m. in Upper Gwinn to answer student questions about vote counting and the results of the controversial 2004 gubernatorial elections. The event is a part of Washington State College Civics week, put on by political science students in order to raise awareness about […]

History is essential

Award-winning author David McCullough became interested in history at the age of six, when he read the book "Ben and Me" about the life of Benjamin Franklin. His passion for history also followed his mother, who loved President Roosevelt and said that "he was the greatest person since Christ." "History can be a source of […]

SPU is shining

Senior Jaynie Reynolds capped off an amazing season and final year at SPU by being honored as the Division II gymnastics Athlete of the Year Saturday, at the USA Gymnastics (USAG) national competition. "Jaynie rocked her senior year and has a lot to be proud of. Receiving the Athlete of the Year honor is totally […]

Athletes are hitting the books

Filling out a day planner when you are a student-athlete can be challenging. Between classes, practice, homework, and traveling for away games, there is little time that goes unfilled. But for the student athletes at Seattle Pacific University, excelling in the classroom appears to be as easy for them as winning on the field. "SPU […]

King of the hill

In his first decathlon of the season, defending Division II national champion Chris Randolph smashed the school and conference record with his score of 7,612 points at the Mount San Antonio College (SAC) Relays. His performance earned him Athlete of the Week honors in men’s track and field for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). […]