Dreams, disillusionment

International students face uncertainty under Trump

It all started as a joke. While living in Indonesia, senior Joshua Loupatty joked about studying abroad away from home in the United States, but his father took it seriously. Loupatty said that his father began researching agents and schools overseas shortly after their conversation. “A week later, he said that I needed to go […]

Parallels in discrimination

‘Never again is now,’ speaker says, recalling order 9066

Spoken word poet Troy Osaki recalls not caring about carrying on the traditions and language his grandmother, a second generation Japanese American, tried so hard to teach him. He remembers not caring about the history of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Roosevelt in 1942, that ripped his grandmother’s family apart and led to the […]

Women win 11th championship

Falcons edge out SFU by three points

Entering as the underdogs in the two-day GNAC Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho, this past weekend, the Seattle Pacific women’s track and field team came out victorious, securing the conference title. To start off the conference, the Falcon women swept the pentathlon, earning the top three spots at the finish. To add on, they surpassed […]

Rihanna beats out Queen Bey

KSPU’s annual covers concert draws overflowing crowd, individuality

The soundboard was prepped and dim blue lights illuminated the Gazebo room in SPU’s Student Union Building. KSPU’s annual Cover Concert was about to begin. On Friday, Feb.17, SPU’s student-led radio station hosted their annual Covers Concert, setting the stage for an epic duel: Rihanna verses Beyoncé. In the end, Rihanna’s supporters won the night. […]

Two years after SPU shooting, Aaron Ybarra sentenced to 112 years in prison

  This article was updated on Feb. 22, 2017:  Anne Meis, the mother of student Jon Meis who disarmed Aaron Ybarra and subdued him during the June 5, 2014 shooting, said she spoke on behalf of the Seattle Pacific University community when she delivered her message at Ybarra’s sentencing hearing on Friday, Feb. 17. She […]

Facing trials with faith

Student’s journey from Ethiopia to SPU

Ephrata M. Siyum recalls one night in 2012 when Nancy, the “head girl” of her Kenyan boarding school, Le Pic High School, approached her dormitory and addressed the group of girls. “She said, ‘I feel like there’s something bad gonna happen. We need to pray,’” Siyum said, recounting the moment. “And we actually did pray,” […]

Finest talents shared

Annual talent show emits diversity

Sophomore Toni Ramientos stood beneath the glow of pink and blue lights, captivated by the energized crowd before her. Part of the new band Heather Gray, Ramientos took stage at SPU’s annual Talent Show on Friday, Feb. 10, with her fellow bandmates. Royal Brougham transformed from the realm of sports to a realm of live […]

Hall of Fame

SPU inducts Falcons McCrath, Husted, Glancy and ‘78 men’s soccer team

Coming off of celebrating the men’s basketball’s win against Central Washington (79-61) on Saturday, Feb. 11, onlookers were invited up to the Falcon Club in Royal Brougham Pavilion to take part in the first-ever All-Athletics Reunion. As part of a special homecoming weekend to celebrate SPU’s 125th anniversary, the Athletics Department introduced this event, along […]