The Battle Part 1: Liberal values fit

In six days, President-elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, and the eight years of recklessness and tomfoolery on behalf of George What-was-he-thinking Bush will be over and done with. To some, including myself, this will be an occasion for a sigh of relief and a curious-yet-optimistic-if-not-a-little-anxious […]

No SMCs in Robbins Apartments

Cookies and study breaks, games nights and birthday parties, shared meals. These are some of the ways juniors Ken Bedlion and Erik Hauan reach out to their neighbors in the Robbins Apartments. As members of the Robbins’ Intentional Living (IL) community, Bedlion and Hauan are helping to fill a need Bedlion and others see in […]

SPU plans on going green

Last winter, President Phil Eaton signed a commitment for the SPU campus to go carbon neutral. Bethany Walrad’s job is to make sure that happens. After working in the office of Facility and Project Management last year, Walrad was hired in the summer as a sustainability coordinator. This is a position that is steadily gaining […]

Sustainability focus

Whether it’s a water system in rural India or alternative energies in the United States, development worldwide requires the creative minds of engineers to find sustainable and community-appropriate solutions. These emerging needs transformed the focus of SPU’s engineering and applied science program starting in the fall of 2009, associate professor of physics John Lindberg said. […]

Senate passes printing budget for Cascade

Cascade’s second appearance in student senate was successful: the yearbook now has a printing budget. Monday night, editor-in-chief of Cascade Elizabeth Dolhanyk was back in front of senate with a lower proposal after further negotiations with Taylor Publishing. The printing line is $18,530 and the publications sold revenue line is $18,528, with a difference of […]

SPU receives scroll

The SPU library now possesses its first authentic Hebrew scroll, hand-crafted in the 1800s by Jewish scribes in Yemen. A donor, who wished to remain anonymous, donated the scroll to the university on Nov. 18. "We don’t have anything like this. This is number one," university librarian Bryce Nelson said. SPU has had some old […]

Setting pace for greatness

Seattle Pacific University’s Jessica Pixler won her second straight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II cross country title Saturday in Slippery Rock, Pa. "I knew that I was in contention for the title, but I never like to assume that I have won a race before the deed has been done," Pixler said. After […]