Fighting to be seen

After leaving life behind, undocumented workers face disillusionment

By Manola Secaira and Athena Duran After sunset, when students are studying or sleeping in their dorms and much of Seattle Pacific University’s faculty and staff have long since gone home for the night, Alejandro wakes up. As he gets ready for work, he says goodnight to his two sons, a 4-year-old and a newborn, […]

Affirming identity despite neutrality

LGBTQ community creates safe space at SPU

Last year was the first time junior Nathan Bennett painted their nails and wore makeup. “It was absolutely terrifying,” Bennett said. “The first time I wore makeup it was absolutely terrifying.” When Bennett first came to SPU, they’d still been in the closet. It wasn’t until around February 2017 that Bennett began to identify as […]

In Reflection – History of Haven

Haven’s history began in the spring of 2007 when a group of students from the Seattle area called the “Equality Riders” visited campus with an organization called Soulforce. According to Vice President of Student Life Jeff Jordan, their focus was to address university policy on sexual orientation. “We had a number of presentations during the […]

Parodies abound at Ashton Cup

Women of sixth east take first place for second year

Corrections were made to this article on March 8, 2017 regarding titles and class standing.  A reverberating drum roll resounded through Royal Brougham Pavilion as the winner of the 2017 Ashton Cup was about to be announced. One of the Master of Ceremonies, junior Lola Sosanya flipped open an envelope and read the name of […]

Coffee house as artistic platform

Event promotes tranquility, free range of expression

REVIEW A spontaneous thought lead first-year Ashley Tambouris to sign up as a walk-on performer at Emerson Hall’s quarterly Coffee House event. Tambouris grabbed the mic and let the crowd know that she was not going to sing. She was going to sign Ruth B’s song “Lost Boy.” Rows of chairs, couches and benches huddled […]

Online Exclusive: Haven’s Open Mic Night draws reflection, solidarity

Students gather in safe space

Every Tuesday night junior Hannah Hislop walks tentatively into room 201 of Weter Memorial Hall. Once inside, however, she is suddenly surrounded by roughly 30 students who understand a part of her that other people in her life cannot begin to fathom. Hislop is in SPU’s Haven. Known on campus as a club that welcomes […]

Powerful dialogue showcased

High school storytellers present work

Nestled in the back room at the end of a long hallway in the Frye Art Museum are a series of small screens and large paneled photographs depicting thoughts from the minds of local high school students. The Frye Art Museum presents “Those Without Voice,” an exhibit aiming to draw attention to student perspectives on […]

Rallies in Trump’s wake

Students react with protests, reflections

Friday: Weter Memorial Hall On the evening of the 45th Presidential Inauguration, junior Maggie Sanchez sat down in Weter Memorial Hall and drew a picture of a lucky cat being watered. “It’s about hope, trying to be optimistic,” Sanchez said, referencing her drawing. “I think it’s really easy to be really overwhelmed by my sadness […]