Running, Pixler, the perfect pair

When junior Jessica Pixler talks about her running career, nostalgia takes her back to where her passion began. "I remember running the mile way back in elementary school," Pixler recalled. "I beat every boy I ran against until I reached junior high." Now a defending NCAA Division II champion in both cross-country and indoor track […]

SPU upset frozen in Alaska

There’s always that disappointing feeling when you lose a big game. When the No. 9 University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA) Seawolves upset the No. 2 SPU Falcons last March in the championship game of the NCAA Division II West Region, many Falcon players were left in tears. On Saturday, in their first rematch with the […]

SPU squeaks by Crusaders

Despite being the conference leader in field goal percentage, the Falcons struggled to find their outside-shooting rhythm Wednesday night. The solution? Dominate the paint. <<photo432|right>> The Falcons entered the game leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) in shooting percentage at 52.3 percent per game. The Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) Crusaders came into the game […]

Credit questions answered

Surrounded by loan offers, credit card advertisements and ever-thinner pocketbooks, some SPU students need financial information and answers. Christine Conway, director of Northwest Education Loan Association Services, spoke of the importance of a good credit rating, among other finance-related topics, to college students at a student loan seminar on Jan. 28 and 29. At this […]

Rwandan conflict intensifies with new deal

The Washington Post NYAMILIMA, Congo — An unusual delegation of Congolese and Rwandan army officials, ex-rebel lieutenants, spear-carrying militiamen and shiny-shoed politicians had arrived at this dirt-road village on Sunday — a kind of road show aimed at explaining perhaps the most improbable twist yet in the deadliest conflict since World War II. Stepping onto […]

Senate to reduce budgets

The Associated Students of Seattle Pacific budget may be reduced by nearly $25,000 as enrollment drops with the economy. Monday night, student senate tabled a proposal to reduce the budget by $24,042. Decreased enrollment directly affects the ASSP budget, which is tied to the ASSP fee all new students must pay, Vice President of finance […]

Microcredit reaches poorest

Over half the people in the world survive on an income of less than one dollar a day, making it difficult to escape life in the slums. One new town in Kenya, however, is changing that near-impossibility; thanks to microcredit loans funded through Jamii Bora, the mortgage price of a one-room shack equals that of […]