FIFA to be penalized for corruption

Rumors of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s corruption have been circulating for decades. But the international football community has swept them under the rug and continued to profit from FIFA’s gains. Unfortunately for FIFA, that all changed on May 27, when the United States Department of Justice announced they would indict 14 of […]

Housing policy builds bonds

As the school year comes to a close, many students are caught between feelings of stress and relief.  Nowhere is this more apparent than in housing registration. Seattle Pacific’s Residential Life (Res Life) changed the process for housing sign-ups this year, causing a fair amount of tension in SPU’s dorm community. Res Life eliminated choosing […]

Celebrities halt growth of youth

Tabloids and celebrity entertainment have become facets of our daily lives. Not a day unenlightened by a new statement from a Kardashian. While some readers may not personally be obsessed with celebrities, many in our country are. This obsession has caused a cultural paradigm that can be beneficial at times but is usually destructive, degrading […]

Memorial Day more than barbecues

This past weekend, many of us enjoyed family vacations, barbecues and bonfires with friends. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer and offers a glimpse into the joy of the next three sun-soaked months. While this is all well and good, it draws away from the real meaning of Memorial Day: remembering those […]

White privilege not a fallacy

In a 2013 TED talk titled, “Does money make you mean?” social psychologist Paul Tiff plays a game of Monopoly. But for this game, the rules are different. One player receives more money, more opportunity and more access to resources. “That combination of skill, talent and luck that help earn you success in games as in […]

Nepal government steals aid money

It is easy to dismiss death and destruction happening across the globe and not in your own backyard. We acknowledge the tragedy of the circumstance but hardly the story. Such is the case with many natural disasters, like the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and 6.7 magnitude aftershock in Nepal. When a natural disaster occurs in a country, […]