Engaging homelessness through personal experience

Students gather to talk about Urban Plunge and Seattle’s homelessness crisis

To many students at Seattle Pacific University, being a part of Urban Involvement’s Urban Plunge has given them a much more realistic outlook on homelessness. This was especially the case for first-year physiology major Samuel Black who got involved in Urban Plunge in December of 2016. “We were only out for five days, so [our […]

Seattle fights for social justice

Black Lives Matter march draws crowd

Roughly 7,000 Black Lives Matter activists in Seattle banded together to crowd the streets of downtown, protesting the economic inequality that so many people within America’s black community face. On Saturday, April 15, The Black Freedom Front of Seattle hosted the Facebook event titled, “BlackLivesMatter – March on Seattle 2.0,” a three-mile march that started […]

Bike club raises funds for refugees with ride

Three bicyclists discuss riding 400 miles through Washington state

In June of 2016, three members of Seattle Pacific University’s Bike Club, Barrett Estep, Garrett Berkey and Kelsey Lucido, joined the World Relief SEA-TRI-KAN cycling ride, embarking on a five-day journey where they rode 400-miles through the state of Washington. And the club plans to participate again. The purpose of the ride was for cyclists […]

Online Exclusive: “The Divide” panelists reflect on gender polarization

'Gender is a social construct' Neuhouser said

Before the audience’s questions were heard, they found themselves questioning their own experiences. Junior Courtney Perine, STUB’s main coordinator for the “The Divide: Making Sense of Gender in Today’s Polarized World,” gave a series of three directions that aroused a consideration of gender in the audience. “Please move to the windows if you played with […]

Giving women deserved dignity

Sophia Club organizes first tampon drive

  Appalled by the accounts of homeless women struggling to cope with their periods, the members of Sophia Club decided to take action by holding the club’s first tampon drive at Seattle Pacific University. Bustle, a femenist news source, released a video documentary last October that addressed how homeless women manage their periods without sufficient […]

Battling homelessness

Innovation Lab provokes student empathy, solutions

When Graham Pruss was 16, he flunked out of high school and became homeless. “I ate out of dumpsters, I slept under bridges,” he said. “I had no tent. I had no sleeping bag. I had little help and little hope.” He lived without a roof over his head until, one day, he was given […]

Sharing culture in dating

Students discuss experiences in interracial relationships

Even though America legalized interracial marriage 50 years ago, members of SPU’s Black Student Union (BSU) still recognize positive and negative biases when it comes to interracial dating. On Thursday, Jan. 26, BSU organized a seminar to discuss this topic.   The conversation-based event, “Interracial Dating at SPU, Seattle, and Beyond,” was meant to bring […]