Democratic debate singles out Clinton

PHILADELPHIA – Trailing in national polls and with supporters growing restless, Barack Obama challenged Hillary Rodham Clinton’s electability and candor in a spirited debate Tuesday night. But he failed to rattle the front-runner or do much, it seemed, to shake up the Democratic race. Under fire from the first question the New York senator smiled […]

Increasing safety for SPU women

Seattle Pacific University’s location and its high percentage of women in attendance makes the topic of safety and self-defense highly relevant, former police officer Gail Marsh said. Marsh and fellow retired officer Melody Larson spoke about personal safety and self-defense to a group of almost 75 young women in the first floor lounge of Ashton […]

Closed sessions raise concern

What’s more important when appointing a student to a public office: the right to privacy when their qualifications are discussed, or the right for the public to know why or why not they are being appointed? This issue has sparked debate between members of student Senate and the Falcon editors, culminating in two editors, among […]

Events empower students

A collaboration of departments, clubs and organizations teamed up to host "Fearlessly You," the sixth annual Respect Your Body Week. The purpose of the week is for SPU students and staff to explore and challenge the culture’s idea of food, beauty and body image through both a physical and theological perspective, SPU registered dietician Sara […]

Pursuing a future of hope

Jurgen Moltmann’s idea of Christian hope is unique because it brings God and humans together. This is the hope that helped Moltmann, now 81, survive as a German prisoner of war after World War II, as well as face the atrocities committed by his country. Moltmann, emeritus professor of systematic theology at Tubingen University, has […]

Working to end human trafficking

The Not for Sale (NFS) Campaign, coming to campus on Monday, will begin SPU’s End Slavery Week. The NFS Campaign is designed to create awareness on the issue of slavery and human trafficking, which still exists in the world today, freshman Sarah Pfau said. Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) Lynnea Common met David Batstone, author of […]

Women sweep league for title

After a clean sweep of their opponents all season, the SPU women’s soccer team has achieved one of their goals this past week with another double win, giving them the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) title. This is their sixth title in seven years. The Falcons’ success is merely a stepping stone to their future […]