Fighting to be seen

After leaving life behind, undocumented workers face disillusionment

By Manola Secaira and Athena Duran After sunset, when students are studying or sleeping in their dorms and much of Seattle Pacific University’s faculty and staff have long since gone home for the night, Alejandro wakes up. As he gets ready for work, he says goodnight to his two sons, a 4-year-old and a newborn, […]

Students find housing process inefficient

Responses to this year's CHA housing issues

Sophomore Kayla Furtado said she wanted to experience more freedom. It was simply time to move out of the dorms, she explained. So, she applied for an on-campus apartment through Seattle Pacific’s Office of Residence Life. “Even though it’s not the same amount of freedom as off-campus, you’d have your own place just to be,” […]

Senate body recognized at final meeting

Senators wrap up year with confirmation of ASSP Core

This Monday was an important day for ASSP’s Senate as it was their final meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year. The meeting served as a time to reflect on the work of ASSP Core and Senate, as well as a transition to the confirmation of next year’s Core. Senate revisited old business pertaining to the […]

Final budget preparations made at senate

Senate passes budgetary proposal for next year, passes proposal for Black Student Union BBQ

Senate has begun budgetary preparations for next year and is in its final weeks of meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year. During Monday’s meeting, Senate approved old business, approved the budgets for two campus events and reviewed the operational budget allocation for the 2017-2018 academic year. Senate began by reviewing ASSP Vice President of Campus […]

Latinos Unidos gathers for first event in years

Latin American culture celebrated through new “Fiesta Latina” event

While the long line for the food at Fiesta Latina was slowly moving forward, students chatted, ate Mexican candies and engaged in impromptu dancing to the music playing from loud speakers. Though it could take up to 15 minutes to reach the food, there were no objections. People who couldn’t find seats simply kept standing […]

Crime 5/17

Theft On May 6 Seattle Storm towels were stolen from the lower level of Royal Brougham Pavilion. Car Prowl On Wednesday, May 10, a car prowl occurred at the 650 W Bertona apartments. The Crime at SPU report is compiled weekly by the News Editor Manola Secaira from information provided by the Seattle Pacific Office […]

Lecture stresses need for united front against disease

Harborview manager visits campus, presents case to oppose pathogens

To Vanessa A. Makarewicz, the health of people, animals and the earth are inherently connected. As the infection control operations manager at Harborview Medical Center, Makarewicz says there should not only be a worldwide partnership for medicine, but a local focus on what measures can be taken to help eliminate disease. She said that nearly […]

STEM students network, present

Annual conference provides learning opportunities

After working on his project for two years, junior Charles Mitchell finally saw his work come to fruition when he gave an oral presentation on his project at the 15th annual Erickson Undergraduate Conference. Guided by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Wade Grabow, Mitchell presented his research in laboratory-constructed RNA patterns called “tectoRNA,” and analyzed those […]