Johnson resigns

Volleyball head coach retires after 13 years

After 13 seasons, four GNAC Coach of the Year awards, four GNAC titles and nearly 200 wins, Head Volleyball Coach Chris Johnson is stepping down from his position. The Bellevue native attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he played volleyball for three years. He stepped on as a coaching aide for three seasons […]

Outlet serves all

Honoring MLK with display

From the subway of New York to the Seattle Pacific University campus, walls of expressions seemingly popped out of nowhere. In lieu of the political climate and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Office of Student Life — a combination of the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, Residence Life and Multi-Ethnic Programs […]

Blankets create dialogue

Interactive exhibit aims to symbolize safe space

When the temperature drops beyond manageable in their Minnesota neighborhood, artist Kjellgren Alkire’s children resort to letting their imaginations play beneath the cozy comfort of a blanket fort. Under a canopy of warmth, the five- and nine-year-olds see the space as a fun place to watch movies or read books, but for Alkire it is […]

Faith explorations

Students wrestle with spirituality and religion

Consistent with reported trends among millennials all across the United States, Seattle Pacific University students are becoming less religious, although they still consider themselves “spiritual.” In a series of interviews with students and faculty on SPU’s campus, both groups described a tendency for the younger generation to move away from more traditional institutions of faith […]

Student artists join forces

Collaboration of styles greatly anticipated

Ever since she could make noise, junior Zahara Williams has been singing. The music composition major grew up singing in her church in Woodinville, Washington, but since coming to SPU she has felt a newfound identity and understanding of how to bring her musical ideas to life. She finds herself constantly creating and writing melodies […]

An unexpected call to teaching

Murg adds Catholic point of view to SPU community

An old, retired Catholic priest from New York finally convinced him not to do it. After years spent thinking he was called to become a priest himself, Bradley Murg’s life changed at age 21 in that encounter with the priest. “You’re a solid intellectual … I know you’d be a solid priest,” Murg recalls him […]

Student hub to replace Weter

New building promotes accesibility, Jordan says

Correction: This article was updated on Jan. 13 to clarify that ASSP hiring and elections portal on OrgSync, replacing the old system of voting through Banner. This week, Vice President for Student Life Jeff Jordan visited Senate as a special guest to introduce the beginnings of a new student union building, planned as part of […]

Falcon first-years step on court

Falcons go 7-7; injuries lead to first-year play off bench

Though the men’s basketball team continues to grow and improve, more of the same resulted for the Falcons as they remain at .500 following a loss to Western Oregon and a win over Concordia. The SPU Falcons are now sitting with a 7-7 record and 3-3 in GNAC play. This past Thursday, the Falcons got […]