Connecting with cultures

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Rachel Dunham was overcome with sadness as she prepared to return the United States. She knew that a trip she had dreamed of for years was over. She was going home to a place where she would not be able to relate to her family and […]

Understanding student loans

In her freshman year, Jessica Spencer found that her financial aid was not enough to entirely cover her tuition. She decided to take out a student loan to make up for the funds she lacked, and last year Spencer graduated with a little over $11,000 of debt. While Spencer said her debt is not overwhelming […]

Wesley’s focus through 1 John

In order to understand the theology of John Wesley, believers have to understand how he viewed scripture passages, said Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies. "His core beliefs about the Bible belonged to the Protestant Reformation, whose principle of ‘sola scriptura,’ scripture alone, decisively underscores the Bible’s importance for […]

Rock for DMD show raises $23,000

If there is one lesson that Conrad Reynoldson has learned from organizing a benefit concert for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) research, it has been that a person cannot half-heartedly strive to accomplish something big. Rather, it takes 100 percent of a person’s effort. "It’s a commitment that has a lot of responsibility," Reynoldson, a junior, […]

Local recognition for Haven

The student group Haven may not have official club status on the SPU campus, but their work toward creating a safe place for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) students has not gone unnoticed. Haven’s work was honored when the group was presented with the MPowerment LGBTQ group of the year award in […]

Use of executive session reconsidered

In a special discussion during Senate on Monday night, Andrew Huskamp, ASSP executive vice president, told Senators that he has come to understand that Senate should only move into executive session when it is absolutely necessary. "I have been thinking about this since fall quarter," Huskamp said. Earlier this year, Senate moved into executive session, […]