Editorial Comment

Journalistic duty challenged

What is the role of journalists in 2017? That is the question posed by the recent squabble concerning BuzzFeed’s release of a raw dossier, assembled by a man who has claimed to be a former MI5 agent. These unverified documents allege that Russia has compromising information on President-elect Trump and detail the intimate relationship he […]

Carson pick, tokenizing

Surgeon not right for HUD position

In 1990, Dr. Ben Carson published his memoir, “Gifted Hands.” In it, he discusses his extraordinarily successful career as a neurosurgeon, emphasizing not only the highly complex procedures he pioneered, but also the life stories of the patients he treated. He led a 70-practitioner team to separate twins joined at the head and keep both […]

Marijuana research hazy

Current findings inconclusive

Since its illegalization in the 1930s and its gradual re-legalization, we’ve had plenty of time to study the effects of marijuana — both its effects on human health and the consequences of its prohibition. It’s been used in medicine across cultures for hundreds of years, including in the U.S. When taxation laws were passed in […]

Bizarre plot luring, campy

REVIEW: Netflix premieres beloved book series adaptation

The beloved children’s book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket may have finally gained a worthy adaptation. The Netflix original is led by author Daniel Handler, who is currently serving as both executive producer and writer for the series. The story follows the tragic lives of the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and […]

Falcons fall short in road games

Men’s basketball suffers three consecutive losses while away

The SPU Men’s Basketball team battled hard despite being shorthanded due to injury, but they ultimately fell to 0-3 on their three game stretch on the road to Central Washington, Northwest Nazarene and St. Martin’s this past week, sliding to a 7-10 record (3-6 in GNAC). This past Thursday, Jan. 12, the Falcons led a […]

Immersion experience

Urban Plunge offers students opportunity to reflect, learn

Whether it’s a crouched figure in the shadows, sleeping on a back door step, or a line of people waiting outside for their dinner at the local Union Gospel Mission, Seattle’s homeless community is very apparent. Urban Plunge is an immersion experience offered by Urban Involvement to bridge this gap and better understand this largely […]