Editor’s Note

In working to address financial challenges we face, The Falcon has decided to print five issues bi-weekly this quarter as opposed to our usual nine weekly issues per quarter. Our decision has been approved by the Board of Student Media and discussed among all editors. We plan to publish timely and relevant articles online and […]

Editorial Comment

O’Reilly must face consequence

Why is Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” the number one cable news show when he has struck settlement deals with five women, totaling $13 million, for sexual harassment and verbal abuse? Since 2002, O’Reilly, Fox News’ highest rated political commentator, has been accused of vicious verbal abuse of producers, unwanted sexual advancements and, according to […]

STI schooling failed

Sex education needs vast improvements

Let’s chat about sexually transmitted infections. There’s gonorrhea, human papillomavirus, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, syphilis, pubic lice, molluscum contagiosum, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and herpes. There are a few more, but they’re nearly nonexistent, and I doubt you’d be able to pronounce their names. Even though each of these STIs should be discussed at length, I want to […]

Taking the coast by storm

Track and field send teams to San Francisco and Puget Sound

This past Friday, March 31, members of the track and field team traveled to California for the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, held at Cox Stadium. Junior Mary Charleson, with a time of 16:59.29, set her second NCAA DII provisional qualifying time in the 5000-meter race. Coming in 21st place, Charleson easily beat the 17:21.36 […]

Harger represents SPU

Harger competes at NCAA DI Regionals; Falcons look for fourth national title

After falling in love with the sport of gymnastics at the age of 5, it had always been a goal of junior Ariana Harger to be able to compete at the collegiate level when she got older. “I started gymnastics when I was 2 years old,” Harger said. “[Gymnastics] has always been a huge part […]

Review: Novel’s mediocre Netflix debut

‘13 Reasons Why’ tries too hard, reaches for drama

There’s teen drama. And then there’s Netflix’s new drama “13 Reasons Why,” based off the popular novel of the same name by Jay Asher. As a drama, “13 Reasons Why” is a stark, brooding look at the consequences of bullying. Within the first few minutes of the show, the audience learns that high school student […]

5 Spot celebrates Texas Gulf Coast

Traditional local diner teeming with unique character, style

When first-year Esmeralda Jimenez Zenteno walked into Queen Anne’s 5 Spot diner, her first thought was that the place was unique. “The place has character,” said Zenteno while dining at 5 Spot for brunch. She, along with a few of her friends, tried out the restaurant for the first time during the first weekend of […]