Tuition increases again

For the first time in the school’s history, Seattle Pacific’s tuition will cost more than $10,000 per quarter for the 2012-2013 school year. SPU President Dr. Philip Eaton sent a campus-wide email yesterday announcing the $31,701 tuition price tag an SPU education will carry next year, a 5.75 percent increase from this year. Working at […]

Students seek to help outcast women

Using scarf patterns and a business plan, a group of Seattle Pacific students work to find a solution for Ethiopian women suffering from the repercussions of a fistula, a medical complication that causes many women to be outcast from their societies. Seniors Rediet Mulugeta and Skylar Piro and junior Sefanit Ghezahegn were selected as semifinalists […]

ASSP to gain new office

Students voted last week to add a position to the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific’s Officer Core. The new position, called the vice president of intercultural affairs, will be a part of ASSP starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. The vote resulted in an amendment to the SPU student constitution, changing the current ASSP position […]

Low-cost housing lacking, speaker says

By Cory Minderhout and Josh Flynn staff reporters A person earning minimum wage would have to work 104 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Seattle that costs $1,176 per month, said Dr. Sandre Hartje said at a forum about homelessness on Thursday. Dr. Hartje, a family and consumer sciences professor at Seattle […]

Despite setbacks, Falcons win in Billings

Head coach Julie Heisey of Seattle Pacific’s women’s basketball team organized a mandatory team meeting on Feb. 13. It was a well-timed gathering to maintain focus. At the beginning of the month, the Falcons defeated conference-leading, eighth-ranked Alaska Anchorage at home. Last week, the team’s hopeful outlook drastically changed. SPU blew two double-digit leads to […]

Eight athletes win at conference meet

Many members of the Seattle Pacific track and field teams brought home hardware from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend. Junior Nate Johnson competed in seven events during the heptathlon, which tests an athlete’s speed, jumping ability and strength. Different places in different events earn a score, and the highest score wins […]