Diaz behind the scenes

Calling for change in leadership

In high school, Coraliz Diaz was involved in many leadership roles through Future Business Leaders of America. Her sophomore year of high school, she ran for the position of state vice president representing the capitol region and lost to a male counterpart. She felt that because the position had previously only been filled by boys, […]

Rebranding SPU identity

Adjusting, accommodating changing demographics

Provost Jeff Van Duzer believes that Seattle Pacific University should be an intersection of faith and education in a city of the future. For him, how SPU should change its approach to Christianity is clear. “It is time for a bold, fresh expression of coming into our Christian identity,” he stated. While a majority of […]

Confronting a cultural captivity

Navigating gospel through a changing context

In a society that is largely dictated by the differences amongst each other, dominant groups have determined that threats must be eliminated. This means that these threats cannot be allowed to be in positions of authority that enable them to influence anyone. The biggest threat in American society, according to the media and overarching narrative, […]

Activism takes a knee

Football fields become political battlegrounds

Senior Hailey Williams remembers that when she was between the ages of 10 and 12, she talked to her mother about the American flag and what it meant to her family. “Once I heard the context behind what it has done to my people, I made the personal decision to not salute the flag every […]

Community gives back

FCS fundraiser makes an overdue comeback

In the past few weeks, Seattle Pacific University’s campus has been filled with “returners.” These include returning students attending classes, returning alumni here for the Grand Reunion, and an event that has finally returned: the Warehouse Fundraiser. This was an event based in community. The silent auction had products from all over Seattle, including Camden […]