Interaction reconceptualized

Social media outlets helpful for those with social anxiety

We all know the articles, “Technology is Ruining Society,” “Why Teens Struggle to Have Face to Face Conversations,” “20 Things I Learned From Quitting Social Media For A Month” and so many more that clutter our social media feeds. The irony of these arguments being spread through Facebook and YouTube seems to go straight over […]

Migrant shaming wrong

US comprised of immigrants

Recently, some members of our political system have branded immigrants, specifically Middle Eastern Muslim and Latinx immigrants, as terrorists, criminals and drains on society. Calls for restrictions on immigration and hard penalties for visa overstays have been popularized and politically validated. These ideas have not been accompanied by concrete proposals for expanding legal immigration opportunities. […]

Unlearning LGBTQ hate

Despite good intentions, you cannot fix something that is not broken

Truly loving LGBTQ people takes a lot of unlearning. I spent most of my life as a homophobic gay person. I was taught that “loving the homosexuals” meant calling their identities sinful, calling their love a sinful lifestyle. Loving someone meant warning them that the consequence of their sin would land them in hell, right? […]

Editorial Comment

‘Alternative facts’ raise concern

We’re tired about writing about President Trump, but it’s difficult not to after he himself directed Sean Spicer, our current White House Press Secretary, to go to the White House briefing room to talk about the inauguration crowd size, and blatantly lie. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd questioned Kellyanne […]

Exhibit transforms historical theater

‘Re:definition’ promotes social, cultural inclusion

When Leah Henry-Tanner and Shelley Means discovered that Native American infant mortality rates were high above the national average, they knew something needed to be done. Henry-Tanner of the Nez Perce Tribe and Means of the Ojibwe and Lakota Tribes came together to form the Native American Women’s Dialogue on Infant Mortality (NAWDIM). Through their […]

Falcons drop to fourth

After four consecutive losses, SPU falls to three-way tie in GNAC standings (5-5)

Low-scoring second halfs meant two losses for Seattle Pacific University against University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Losing Thursday night to Anchorage, 71-62, followed by Fairbanks on Saturday, 72-59, leaves the Falcons with a record of 5-5 in conference play, 13-5 overall. On Thursday, as the Falcon defense wavered, Alaska Anchorage was […]

SPU reach season-high

Falcon gymnastics gear up for home meet

When one thinks about a successful and strong standing team in the world of gymnastics, there are many components like endurance, composition and flexibility as well as hard motivation and consistency that come to mind. However, one of the most important components of gymnastics is the support and love of teammates that are being competed […]

Musicians encourage discussion

Students present eclectic, memorable performance

REVIEW Junior Landon Greenwood finds that music is the most honest representation of himself. From school bands and youth group gatherings the artist discovered a love for music at a young age. Now at SPU, Greenwood has collaborated with fellow student musicians. On Friday, Jan. 20 Greenwood, senior Forrest Reed and junior Evan Daley individually […]