Wisdom from a survivor

Student shares story of assault

  Abby Carson is learning the importance of vulnerability. Carson, a sixth-year physiology major, has been sexually assaulted twice during her time at SPU. Both assaults were off campus and by people not affiliated with SPU. With the first assault, she had a hard time recognizing what happened and neglected to immediately report it. But […]

Chapel features carols, prayers

Annual Advent festival celebrates coming of Jesus

As one of Seattle Pacific University’s annual Christmas traditions, the Music Department hosted the Festival of Lessons and Carols at First Free Methodist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The festival is an Advent celebration that retells the stories of the fall of man, the promise of the Savior and the birth of Christ through short […]

Position update issued

Justice Coalition seeks student input for new job hiring process

The SPU Justice Coalition released a statement Sunday on their Facebook page with updates on the candidate for SPU’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI). “Because of the petition we put out earlier this year and your support of it, a few things have happened,” the statement says. “One, Nikkita has become […]

Seeking career in STEM

Female student explores largely male-dominated environment

Annabel Rathmanner recalls her time as the only girl in her engineering class at Benilde-St. Maragaret’s school in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Though her program was mostly boys from the start, Rathmanner says there were about 10 female students in her graduating class who were part of the program in the beginning, but only about […]

Crime 11/30

Car Prowl On Saturday, Nov. 12, a victim reported that her car had been prowled overnight. Safety and Security noticed a car with a smashed in window near the Davis Apartments on Sunday, Nov. 20. A report was made on Sunday, Nov. 20, that a suspect was seen “casing” campus buildings and later prowled several […]

Senate canceled

Meetings resume next term

For the last week of classes before finals, Vice President of ASSP Mara Kramer, with the consultation of Campus Program Coordinator Kristen Voetmann, made the executive decision to cancel Monday night’s Senate meeting. Kramer stated that for the agenda there was neither new business to discuss nor proposals that exceeded $750 and required a vote. […]

Online Exclusive: Transgender Day of Remembrance brings community together

SPU's Haven and Sociology Clubs team up to honor lives lost

Small white candles shrunk as they dripped toward the hands of students circled in SPU’s Martin Square Sunday night for a vigil held to honor the memories of those murdered due to anti-transgender prejudice as part of the school’s first participation in the Transgender Day of Remembrance. “It’s bringing a community together that isn’t always […]

Student government appoints three new members

Senate fills positions with upperclassmen bringing new perspectives

Senate appointed three new members to the Senate body on Monday evening: junior Emma Thomas, senior Lindsay Kerekes and junior Anthony Muro. In the absence of ASSP President Lola Sosanya, ASSP Executive Vice President Mara Kramer as the proposal sponsor introduced the three members representing Fine Arts, commuters and the School of Psychology, Family and […]