Irish fun coming to Seattle

For those looking for something to do this St. Patrick’s Day, the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is Seattle’s 2010 Irish Festival. "I think there’s a stereotype that’s associated only with drinking," said Irish Heritage Club President Nanci Spieker. "A lot of the people who organize the festival do so […]

Burton captivates audiences

After Alice asks if she is certifiably insane, her father replies, "You’re mad, completely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret — all the best ones are." This foreshadows the celebration of quirkiness that lasts throughout the film. The latest Tim Burton flick, "Alice in Wonderland" borrows from the classic Lewis Carroll books "Alice in […]


In the March 3 issue of The Falcon, the article titled "Student leaders gather at breakfast in Olympia," misspelled the name of Washington state Senator Paull Shin. We regret these errors. The Falcon is committed to publishing accurate news and information as stated in our mission statement. If we fail to meet these standards, please […]


Alcohol Violation — Judicial On March 5, Safety and Security was notified by Residence Life about a possible alcohol policy violation in Ashton Hall shortly after midnight. A security officer responded, met with staff and residents, and confiscated and disposed of the alcohol. Hit and Run On March 5, Safety and Security received a report […]

Catholics at SPU form new cadre

With only 130 declared Catholic students at Seattle Pacific, fifth year senior Ben Olsen and others wanted to find a place where they, alongside non-Catholics, could meet together and discuss their faith. Some students spend four years at Protestant-affiliated SPU without ever meeting another Catholic Christian, Olsen said. Many have lost their Catholic identity without […]