Students organize memorial events

Senior gift honors lives of Lee, Kimminau

  Within the last four years of their college careers, the senior class has experienced the loss of two peers, Paul Lee and Erin Kimminau. According to ASSP President and junior physiology major Lola Sosanya, the senior gift will work to commemorate the lives of these two individuals. Students and faculty are currently working to […]

MycoVate Solutions takes first place at 11th annual business competition

Decomposing diapers impress at Social Venture Plan Competition

Corrections were made to this article on Feb. 25 regarding the product description for “Selam.” Tommy Summers, nephew of the late and past director of the event, Donald Summers, delivered encouraging words to participants as he announced the People’s Choice Award for the 11th annual Social Venture Plan Competition. “You may not be successful the […]

Faculty show solidarity, care

Christian groups sign in support of marginalized

SPU faculty members such as Tina Schermer-Sellers have recently shown their concern about the safety of students due to the U.S. president’s remarks against undocumented immigrants. “I have been vocal across many issues over the years where I have believed it was important as an educated, privileged Christian woman to speak against injustice both inside […]

Student’s art gallery acts as confession

Senior Julia Bennett discusses 'l’aveu,' her first SPU art show

When she can’t verbally communicate her emotions to others, senior Julia Bennett turns to her art. As one of this year’s three photography majors at SPU, Bennett was able to do this through her showcase in the art center titled “l’aveu,” a French phrase that means “the confession.” On March 30, Bennett showcased “l’aveu” for […]

Online Exclusive: Body Positivity Week aims to boost self-confidence

Corrections made on March 8, 2017: The students majoring in dietetics had their titles corrected and the title for the SPU Wellness Initiative has been corrected as well.  Two students stood in last Thursday’s frigid weather and kept their purpose at the forefront of their minds. Beginning on Feb. 26 and ending March 4, SPU […]

Examining immigration policies under Trump

Two attorneys explain new changes

For many SPU students, traveling home is comforting. But for others? It’s terrifying. Students, staff and faculty attended the “Help in Navigating Travel Policies in Uncertain Times” event in Demaray 150 on Monday, hosted by International Student Services. The event, led by two immigration attorneys, sought to teach listeners about the current hot topic of […]

Making sense of senslessness

Parents of Treyvon Martin speak out on the death of their son

  One evening, five years ago, two parents knew one thing to be true: their son was shot and killed at 17 years old. “It was just unfair,” the mother said, regarding the trial that followed the murder. SPU’s Black Student Union traveled to Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday to hear Tracy Martin and Sybrina […]

Discussing God’s intent for female body

Both faith and sexuality explored

Despite different backgrounds, five women decided to discuss God’s intention for the one thing they all have in common: the female body. “I believe in my full heart that God hardwired us for connection and pleasure,” author Tina Schermer-Sellars said at an event at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, Feb. 9. Accompanying Schermer-Sellars at the […]