Film puts poverty in focus

Millions of people were affected by the economic downturn of 2008. But last week, students watched a documentary in Demaray Hall 150 that took a close look at four people’s daily struggles with poverty. Urban Involvement presented The Line: Poverty in America—It’s not what you think. The line refers to people living right at the […]

Panel discusses harms of eating disorders, dieting fads

About 50 students on Tuesday learned from a nutrition expert how dieting can actually be a gateway to eating disorders. “Diets send signals of starvation that jack up appetite and suppress metabolic function,” said Emily Cooper, M.D., who founded Seattle Performance Medicine. “Biological factors set the stage for binge eating and eating disorders.” The panel […]

Earning $120,000 or $45,300?

Actuaries on top of salary projection Senior Trevor Taylor is studying actuarial science, or as he calls it, “mathematical fortune telling” for insurance companies. In a more technical sense, actuaries use statistical and mathematical methods to assess risk in insurance and other industries. Their findings might determine things like auto insurance rates in a particular […]

Science Guy vs. creationist

  At one point, more than 500,000 people watched PBS-icon Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham in an online debate of creationism and evolution. For many students at Seattle Pacific, the question of how science relates to religion is a topic of much discussion. “Science goes by facts and evidence,” sophomore Selena Chart said. “I have […]

Tent City to return in 2015

Tent City 3 will return to campus next winter quarter and may be located in Tiffany Loop, university officials said. “It’s an opportunity to build community, link to the history and heritage of SPU,” said Jeff Jordan, vice president for Student Life. “An opportunity to learn about homelessness and we can engage the culture and […]