Drug reform needed

Drug addiction proves major public health issue, not simply isolated criminal problem

Last March, former President Obama spoke at the National Prescription Drug Abuse Heroin Summit in Atlanta saying, “For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice.” He added, “The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And the only way to do that is to provide treatment — to see […]

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 […]

Trump justification illogical

Republican ‘Christian First’ argument hypocritical, inconsiderate, un-american

Last week, Tori Hoffman, our Editor-in-Chief, published an article documenting the assumptions two students face on campus. According to one student, senior Daniel Fenlason, because he is an openly identifying Trump supporter, others on campus presume that he must “hate” immigrant minorities and the LGBTQ community. In an email interview, Fenlason asserts that he believes […]

Accountability time

Is American freedom worth cost? It’s time to decide.

Dear America, Congratulations! Yesterday, we did it. Yesterday we elected someone who at least half of us thought could not be eligible for the highest office in the land. Give yourself a hand!  How do you feel? Bitter? Content? Angry? Probably angry. Well, the only person you can be angry at is yourself. For over […]

Portraiture examined, transformed

Onlookers forced to question Western history

Portraiture has an extensive history in Western art, reaching back to ancient Greece and extending to the late Renaissance. However, no single artist since the beginning of the craft has been able to capture the essence of Western societies’ people like Kehinde Wiley. Since 2001, Wiley has taken it upon himself to transform the stylistic […]

Reject racist rhetoric

All across America there are individuals attempting to discredit civil movements and activists addressing the atrocious injustices and violence directed at the black community on a daily basis. As Seattle Pacific University continues the conversation on race relations, we must address the conservative argument of “black-on-black” crime that serves to devalue the black communities’ call […]