Contraceptive care

Education vital to health

Birth control funding has been an ongoing struggle in healthcare lately. Birth control education, however, has rarely ever taken precedence and leaving public education to deal with the topic. Often though, this means that birth control information is basic at best, and completely disregarded at worst. When I was thirteen, my family doctor advised me […]

Feminism not to be dismissed

Criticism of movement unwarranted, necessary activism to persevere ahead

A few years back, I was heading over to meet up with some friends. I stopped for gas, and while I was in line to pay, the man standing behind me began to get uncomfortably close. I moved away, but he crept closer. “Hey, girl. What you up to?” he asked. I ignored him, and […]

Telling truth costs too much

US journalists ought to value speech privilege

Already this year, 17 journalists have been murdered for seeking out truth. These deaths took place in both the Americas, Africa and Asia. In 2016, the official number of journalists killed worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, was 77. Although those killed this year have resided in several different countries, none of these […]

Comey decision upsetting

Firing of FBI director raises alarming questions

President Trump has fired yet another government official. This time it was the director of the FBI, James Comey. The official reason for the termination is unclear, which isnot out of character for Trump’s administration. The origins of the investigation into Comey vary from each account. According to Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Vice President […]

‘Ring by spring’ trivializes female education

'Silly joke' a stereotype that must be fought

Kat Doutt, a senior educational ministry major and a youth ministry minor, has recently gotten engaged. Although she has made strides academically and even received an internship for immediately after college, she feels that her engagement and upcoming wedding causes many to disregard these achievements. “I had never heard the term before coming to SPU,” […]

Approach must shift

Sexual assault awareness, care proves crucial

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college, and over 90 percent of these crimes go unreported. During Sexual Awareness Month, resources, support and information are given out constantly, but what about every other month? It seems that […]