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, […]

Transportation levy questionable

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is meeting with city council and community members to discuss his proposed $900 million transportation levy named Move Seattle this week. The expensive levy aims to improve road safety and invest heavily in public transportation. There is no doubt that Seattle needs a transportation makeover. Commuting times are increasing, crucial bus […]

White privilege not irrelevant

The Falcon recently published an opinion piece, “Manipulation of social justice,” regarding white privilege by Seattle Pacific undergraduate TJ Jan.  Jan writes to provoke his readers—on purpose—to start “conversations about our conversations.” While conversation on issues of race and privilege is important, conversation is much less important than evidence. Jan’s opinion article avoids dissection of any […]

Shell drilling rig harms environment

In early May, President Barack Obama’s administration granted a permit for the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company to use the Port of Seattle as a staging ground for its drilling operations off the northwest coast of Alaska. Much to the anger and protest of the people of Seattle, Shell will continue their operations, despite not having […]