Gymnasts find footing on beam

Three events down, one to go. While their performances on floor and vault were strong and the beam was a pleasant surprise, the uneven bars still posed problems for the Falcons Friday night at Bank of America Arena at the University of Washington. Once again the SPU gymnasts faced stiff competition competing in a three-way […]

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Marques Echols <i>Year:</i> Junior <i>Team:</i> Basketball <i>Position:</i> Guard <i>Hometown:</i> Seattle <i>High School:</i> Garfield High School <i>Siblings:</i> Dana, 21, Morya, 10, and Desiree, 8 <i>Major:</i> Communications <i>Plans after graduation:</i> Stay involved in basketball, either playing or coaching <i>Favorite place to eat:</i> His mother’s house <i>Favorite movie:</i> "Anything with Denzel Washington" <i>Favorite music artist:</i> Jay-Z <i>Favorite athlete:</i> […]

GNAC up for grabs

Split decisions against both Alaska schools last week by the SPU men’s basketball team have left the conference title within reach of up to four teams entering the last week of regular season play. The Falcons (17-9, 10-5), ranked No. 25 in the national poll, are atop the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), but only […]

SPU runners get last chance at UW

A small selection of the SPU track athletes took a shot at improving their national qualifying times and distances at Saturday’s Last Chance Meet at the University of Washington. Some were not able to better their scores, but others delivered personal records and leaped into the record books. Senior Eddie Strickler broke his own SPU […]

Full of surprises

Most non-runners can’t imagine that running can be fun. But for junior Brian Cronrath, it’s the feeling that comes from pushing your body beyond what you ever thought possible that keeps him coming back, and keeps him consistently surprising himself and others. Last Saturday, Cronrath pulled off the latest surprise of his running career at […]

Student lives out of car for year

FULLERTON, Calif. — After a long day of film classes, working at the Apple Store, rock climbing at the gym and finishing homework in the student union, California State University, Fullerton, senior Andy Bussell heads home — to a white Toyota Tacoma with a twin-size mattress in the truck bed, a camper shell for protection […]

Stressful, but still fun

Months of planning, two weeks of craziness, one night of fame and then it’s over. But there’s still homework and classes on Monday morning. Welcome to the annual residence hall events. Moyer Hall was awash in music, lights and dancing as its residents hosted the Experience Moyer Project (EMP) Saturday night. Ashton Hall residents decked […]