Editorial comment

The Falcon’s goals in producing this special issue of the newspaper are to memorialize Paul Lee and to provide a record of the SPU community’s response to Thursday’s tragedy. It is our hope that thoughtful coverage will contribute to the healing process. As students and as reporters, we’ve struggled with how to approach covering this. […]

Jon Meis shares open letter

The following letter was written by Jon Meis and distributed to students, faculty and staff via email on Monday morning. A senior engineering student at SPU and an Otto Miller Hall building monitor, Meis is credited with subduing Thursday’s shooter with pepper spray. He was physically unhurt but sent to Harborview Medical Center for examination. […]

Community grieves, reflects at memorial service

In the aftermath of a fatal on-campus shooting, hundreds of voices rang out from First Free Methodist Church on Friday afternoon. Mere blocks from the shooting scene, students, faculty and staff, and community members filled the church with words of prayer, worship and lamentation. Though teary-eyed while singing hymns, attendees sat in front of flickering […]