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,” […]

Andrew Peters leaving Falcons

SPU Assistant Athletic Trainer resigns; plans for Colorado

After four long years, Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Peters will be leaving his position at SPU and relocating to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where his wife, Stephanie Peters, was offered a position that was too good to turn down. “I am now working as an Athletic Trainer with the USA Men’s Gymnastics Team at the Olympic […]

Depressed Cake Shop reveals color within

Pop-up event aims to raise awareness for mental illness

Bake sales with bright, colorful cupcakes are known to help various groups and organizations fundraise; however, the Depressed Cake Pop-Up Shop decided to go in a different direction. On Thursday, May 18, members of SPU’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club set up shop in the middle of Martin Square for the second year […]

Latinos Unidos gathers for first event in years

Latin American culture celebrated through new “Fiesta Latina” event

While the long line for the food at Fiesta Latina was slowly moving forward, students chatted, ate Mexican candies and engaged in impromptu dancing to the music playing from loud speakers. Though it could take up to 15 minutes to reach the food, there were no objections. People who couldn’t find seats simply kept standing […]