Wrongfully detained, no apology

RICHMOND, Va.–Khaled el-Masri was supposed to have been disappeared by black-hooded CIA paramilitaries in the dead of night. One minute he was riding a bus in Macedonia, the next–poof–gone. Grabbed by Macedonian agents, he was handed off to junior CIA operatives in Skopje and then secretly flown to a prison in Afghanistan that didn’t officially […]

Homes safe from quakes

SEATTLE-"We got problems here." So explained Craig Weaver, a seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and chief of its Pacific Northwest earthquake studies project. "There will be earthquakes. You can take that to the bank." This is not what you want to hear if you have taken much of your life savings out of the […]

Not just a protest

People Against Fundamentalism (PAF) is a small grassroots association made up of a few people, who have other day jobs, and a Web site: http://endfundamentalism.org. Paul Chapman said he and others who make up the core of PAF see fundamentalism, Christian and non-Christian, as one of the biggest problems the world faces today. He said […]

Church budget reviewed

Mars Hill Church is having a rocky beginning to their fiscal year. Earlier this month a drop-off in donation had left the church $400,000 below budget, according to a recent letter written by the church’s elders to the church’s congregation. "The financial giving to our church has gone into a steep and sudden decline," it […]

Baskets for charity

Three SPU students raised $760 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington through a three-on-three basketball tournament held on Nov. 19. The three students, Jessica Menkens, Leanne Stankowiak and junior Brittany Ford, got a total of 12 teams to play at an entry fee of $20 per team. The Ronald McDonald House in […]

Classes cancelled due to ice

SPU students got the chance to miss classes yesterday when they were cancelled due to ice and snowfall. Monday night’s low was 30 degrees, which caused the snow and slush to freeze, creating dangerous driving conditions. Ice covered Seattle and King County roads yesterday, creating many traffic problems. According to The Seattle Times, Highway 9 […]

Not falcon awesome

Last year, senior Austin Ruhle thought that SPU was missing a certain something. "I felt that our student body has a sense of community, but lacked a sense of school spirit," he said. To fix this problem, Ruhle created Falcon Awesome, a school spirit campaign created for the students to support the Falcon athletic program. […]

Driscoll draws protesters

Pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church will be the target of a public protest held by Seattle community members who are outraged by recent comments about women made by Driscoll on his online blog. A group called People Against Fundamentalism (PAF) is planning the protest at Mars Hill Church in Ballard from 10-11:30 a.m. […]