John Perkins speaks for last time at annual chapel lecture

Perkins finds unity between Jesus and justice

The pews of the First Free Methodist Church were nearly full as Tali Hairston, the director of the John Perkins center, interviewed John Perkins himself during his final annual lecture at chapel. The two sat in chairs tilted toward one another as Perkins answered questions from both Hairston and pre-recorded messages from SPU students. “What’s […]

Protests against anti-science trend find place in Seattle’s March for Science

March signals reawakening of student activism, SPU professors say

For some professors at Seattle Pacific University, these past march-filled weeks are nothing new. In fact, last Saturday’s March for Science was more than reminiscent of the past for Professor of Art Laura Lasworth. As Lasworth attended a sign-making gathering for SPU professors interested in Marching, she said it reminded her of the first March […]

MycoVate Solutions takes first place at 11th annual business competition

Decomposing diapers impress at Social Venture Plan Competition

Corrections were made to this article on Feb. 25 regarding the product description for “Selam.” Tommy Summers, nephew of the late and past director of the event, Donald Summers, delivered encouraging words to participants as he announced the People’s Choice Award for the 11th annual Social Venture Plan Competition. “You may not be successful the […]

Frank firearm discussion

SPU community speaks out on campus carry policies

By Eppey Cook, Tori Hoffman and Manola Secaira Amid proclamations of romantic love and criticism of campus life, two statements appeared on the SPU Confessions Page on Facebook. The first was posted anonymously: “Tbh, I carry my Sig on campus all the time. Take that you silly liberal fruitcakes. Concealed pistol license ftw!” The second […]

Falcons place 5th at nationals

SPU gymnastics looks forward to next year’s season

Eleven meets in four months. That is how long the Seattle Pacific women’s gymnastics team has to compete within their average season. This season, not only did the Falcons host the 2017 USA Gymnastics Nationals Championships, but they were also ranked 10th nationally throughout the entire season, which is no easy task. “The experience of […]

Students demand accessibility

Advocates for ramp to be built alongside theater

As the site of countless performances and events, Seattle Pacific University’s McKinley Hall is a central hub for students, faculty and visitors. It is a place to build community and a place for all to take part in. All, except for people like Daniel, that is. 23-year-old Daniel Carlson has cerebral palsy, preventing him from […]

Former SPU player now coach

Matt Borton uses what he learned while playing as newly hired coach

SPU Assistant Coach Matt Borton, the youngest of three, grew up in Yakima, Washington surrounded by college athletes, apples, cherries and pears. He’s a second generation SPU basketball player and a fourth generation fruit vendor. Virtually his whole family participated in some form of college athletics, and Borton, being the youngest of both his immediate […]

Student showmanship shines

SPU junior competes nationally as dog handler

At 21 years old, Lindsay Gorder has already found the great passions of her life. Gorder was only 7 when she first discovered her knack for show dog handling. Gorder, now a junior studying political science with a focus in law, was first introduced to the world of dog shows by her mother, who used […]