Higher recycling standard to come

As the end of the school year approaches, extra recycling dumpsters are popping up around campus. These additions have been brought in to encourage students to recycle the extra amounts of cardboard and other materials which they might otherwise throw in the trash as they clean out their rooms or apartments. The cardboard from these […]

Petition provokes benefit changes

For the second year in a row, outcry from employees has prompted SPU to revise reductions in medical and tuition benefits. In both cases, complaints centered as much on the way the changes were communicated as on the changes themselves. "The most frustrating thing is that significant changes came out of the blue and no […]

A punch, a threat, a choice

Four men circled sophomores Jon Larson, Christopher Hanson and their friend Christophe Horn. Questions followed. What were they doing in Golden Gardens Park? Were they taking pictures of the four mens’ young women friends? Where was the camera? As Larson watched, one of the men clocked his roommate Hanson in the face. Larson moved to […]

Committee plans to improve housing

Senior Elizabeth Gordon said she has come to know SPU facility maintenance worker Neil De Witt very well since she moved into the Davis apartments in June. "We’ve had Neal (the awesome-est Plant worker) up here about 20 times since I moved in," Gordon said in an email, "because everything is breaking one by one […]

Managing the details

It has campus extensions and stiff retro couches, but it’s commuter housing. It is off-campus housing, but it says "Seattle Pacific" in the title. After more than a quarter of life in the seemingly hybrid housing situation, many residents of the Wesley Apartments at Seattle Pacific say they are pleased. However, the logistics of an […]

‘She just sparkled’

To almost everyone who knew her, Emily Soule Hesse was "Sparkles." That was her camp name when she served as a counselor at Trout Creek Bible Camp for three years in high school, and that was how she was perceived by the people she interacted with on a daily basis. “The name just stuck,” said […]

Investing in diverse enrollment

Efforts are in full swing to increase ethnic diversity in SPU’s population. Some of the latest on-campus efforts include the Bridges floor in Emerson Hall and several clubs such as Mosaic and the Hawaii club. “We are becoming a more welcoming place for all students,” said Vice President for Administration and Academic Affairs Marj Johnson. […]

Republicans celebrate victory

Even before the results were in, the Republican Party assumed victory. "Welcome Americans!" said Chris Vance, chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, "to the Republican Party victory celebration!" The air at the Washington State Republican Election Night party was filled with campaign signs, waving hands and optimism. The crowd roared with every projected victory […]