Behind The Clery Act

Local university crime statistics closely examined

  As the end of the quarter draws near, students continue to attend classes and study for tests, going about their daily academic tasks. All the while, the Office of Safety and Security continues to compile a daily crime log with reports ranging from car prowls to sexual assault, as required by the Clery Act. […]

Volleyball moving in the Wright way

Abbie Wright steps in as fourth head coach

The past 31 years of Falcon volleyball history have only seen three coaches, but after former Head Coach Chris Johnson’s resignation earlier in the year, a fourth has come to take the helm. Abbie Wright, a 28 year-old Cardiff, California native stepped in to take over for Johnson at the beginning of the quarter, moving […]

Hip-hop tells story of humanity

Annual Night of Beats shines

As event coordinator for SPU’s Mosaic club, senior TJ Sawyer believes the club’s annual Night of Beats is for anyone who feels they do not fit in. The club comes together, Sawyer says, to celebrate the history of hip-hop while bringing various cultures together and has done so for the last 16 years. “Students saw […]

Skipping class for sunshine

Students attempt to find balance between school, sunny days

Finding the motivation to wake up early can be difficult for some, but when the sun is out junior Rachel Roebke has no problem with being an early riser. As a Washington state native, Roebke has grown up with an appreciation for the outdoors and loves any opportunity she can get to take advantage of […]

Fighting to be seen

After leaving life behind, undocumented workers face disillusionment

By Manola Secaira and Athena Duran After sunset, when students are studying or sleeping in their dorms and much of Seattle Pacific University’s faculty and staff have long since gone home for the night, Alejandro wakes up. As he gets ready for work, he says goodnight to his two sons, a 4-year-old and a newborn, […]

‘Francesca’ showcases original student work

Musical production stresses importance of relationships

Junior music major Kristoffer Bjarke loves musical theater. Not only is it his favorite form of music to compose for, but he also believes it is the most collaborative art form in existence. While he knows that collaborators might think differently than him, he says, “you can’t do it without working with people, which I […]

Telling truth costs too much

US journalists ought to value speech privilege

Already this year, 17 journalists have been murdered for seeking out truth. These deaths took place in both the Americas, Africa and Asia. In 2016, the official number of journalists killed worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, was 77. Although those killed this year have resided in several different countries, none of these […]

Students find housing process inefficient

Responses to this year's CHA housing issues

Sophomore Kayla Furtado said she wanted to experience more freedom. It was simply time to move out of the dorms, she explained. So, she applied for an on-campus apartment through Seattle Pacific’s Office of Residence Life. “Even though it’s not the same amount of freedom as off-campus, you’d have your own place just to be,” […]