Comey decision upsetting

Firing of FBI director raises alarming questions

President Trump has fired yet another government official. This time it was the director of the FBI, James Comey. The official reason for the termination is unclear, which isnot out of character for Trump’s administration. The origins of the investigation into Comey vary from each account. According to Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Vice President […]

Editorial Comment

Price of seeking truth too high

Seven years ago, he received the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and two days ago he was pulled from his car and shot 12 times in broad daylight. Javier Valdez, a correspondent for La Jornada in Sinaloa, as well as founder and editor of the state weekly Riodoce, was […]

Christian values, actions prove incongruent

Opinions on faith and disbelief need to be addressed

Recent studies by the Pew Research Center seem to indicate that highly educated Americans nowadays are less religious than those who have acquired less education. But that doesn’t go to say all educated Americans don’t attend church or recognize themselves as believers.   Moreover, 71 percent of Americans identify as Christians, and among those Christians, […]

‘Ring by spring’ trivializes female education

'Silly joke' a stereotype that must be fought

Kat Doutt, a senior educational ministry major and a youth ministry minor, has recently gotten engaged. Although she has made strides academically and even received an internship for immediately after college, she feels that her engagement and upcoming wedding causes many to disregard these achievements. “I had never heard the term before coming to SPU,” […]

Climate change cannot be ignored

Time to admit our wrongdoings, take action for global warming

I will never forget the small, squeaky black chairs of the old movie theater in our hometown. My parents insisted on going to see the film, “A Day After Tomorrow.” Being roughly 8 or 9 years old at the time, the idea of the earth and my existence being obsolete seemed unimaginable. The extreme snowstorms […]

Seattle protest entertains

Seattle May Day demonstrations anti-climatic, unexpected

This is the second time I’m writing this article about May Day. My original article laid out how I believe May Day in Seattle is traditionally unconstructive and useless. I talked about how blocking freeways, shutting down airports and completely disrupting people’s lives — all called for by Councilmember Kshama Sawant — was in no […]

Editorial Comment

New algorithm threatens privacy

It’s a well known fact that Facebook sells our personal information to companies for targeted advertising. Just make one search for any product you want and soon, you’ll see it pop up on your Facebook feed. While we also know that Facebook uses algorithms that produce echo chambers of ideas on feeds and hinder discourse, […]

Approach must shift

Sexual assault awareness, care proves crucial

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted during their time in college, and over 90 percent of these crimes go unreported. During Sexual Awareness Month, resources, support and information are given out constantly, but what about every other month? It seems that […]