Photography as documentary

Representing rural, urban life through photos from trips around the world

It was a coincidence that Kristin Capp was led to pursue photography. When Capp was a French and Russian studies student at McGill University, she decided to enroll in a photography class simply in order to do something different than her major. Now, Capp is a photographer who has published three photography books and traveled […]

Chapel features carols, prayers

Annual Advent festival celebrates coming of Jesus

As one of Seattle Pacific University’s annual Christmas traditions, the Music Department hosted the Festival of Lessons and Carols at First Free Methodist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The festival is an Advent celebration that retells the stories of the fall of man, the promise of the Savior and the birth of Christ through short […]

Quarterly program continues

In Context provides vulnerable space

For over six years, the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific University have provided a platform for students, staff and faculty members to explore and learn more about racial issues through their In Context program. “[In Context] makes people question preconceived notions about race,” Catalyst Education Coordinator Tsion McNichols said. The six-week program was started by […]

Finding healing through shelters

Panel discusses services for the homeless

Seattle’s homeless population is the third highest in the United States, according to panelists Marty Hartman, the executive director of Mary’s Place, and Mary Steele, the executive director of New Horizons. As presented by the panelists, roughly 500 homeless families in Seattle will sleep on the streets tonight. On Thursday, Nov. 10, Seattle Pacific University […]

Actor displays passion for clean comedy

Student uses social media to connect, promote happiness

By the time junior Brett Kelly was 7 years old, he began acting. Kelly, a theatre major, currently has 26,000 fans on, an instant video app; 2,000 Instagram followers; and nearly 400 subscribers on his YouTube channel — he can also be seen juggling or riding his unicycle around campus. As an actor, one […]

Panel reflects on strife between police and public

Panelists push for accountability and progress

A panel of police officers, policy makers and faith leaders gathered in Upper Gwinn on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for Seattle Pacific’s “Panel Discussion on Policing: Where Do We Go From Here?” which focused on the issues of police violence, racial profiling and solutions for communities and police departments. “These conversations have to take place,” panelist […]

Learning to make campus accessible

Students with disabilities must find alternative routes at SPU

There are 59 steps to climb on a routine route from Tiffany Loop to the main entrance of Gwinn Commons. When getting nearly anywhere on the Seattle Pacific University campus, facing a steep hill or several sets of staircases is common. For students with disabilities, this proves to be a challenge, and part of the […]