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Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Wildfire smoke drifting in from outside Seattle gives the sunset over Interbay extra color.
World on fire
Caleb Cissna, Staff Writer • September 21, 2022

In early September, burn bans and air quality warnings were issued for Seattle and most of the surrounding areas, suggesting residents stay...

A person checks in at the curative testing center at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash. Sept. 16, 2022.
Coronavirus in the new year
David Armour, Staff Writer • September 21, 2022

A mere two years ago, Seattle Pacific University was forced to switch to online operations as COVID-19 took the world by storm. This unprecedented...

Copies of the lawsuit were placed on the small stage set up for the September 12 demonstration in Martin Square at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.
Lawsuit filed as SPU lands worst list
Ella Beth Sessions, Staff Writer • September 21, 2022

Students, staff and faculty gathered in Martin Square on Monday, Sept. 12, to protest the board of trustees’ persistent position concerning...

The Student Financial Services office is located on the bottom floor of Demaray Hall.
Forgive and forget
Audrey Oscarson, News Editor • September 13, 2022

On Aug. 24, President Joe Biden announced a student debt forgiveness program, which would offer up to $10,000 in debt cancellation as well as...

Seattle Pacific University students gather in front of Ames Library on the SPU campus in Seattle, Wash. on May 15, 2022
Controversy continues
September 13, 2022
SPU community members at demonstration in Martin Square on Sept. 12, 2022.
First day outcries
September 13, 2022
Many students, staff, and faculty were in attendance
Discussed
May 26, 2022
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A butterfly tattoo.
Piercings and tattoos are works of art
Antonio Nevarez, Staff Writer • September 22, 2022

When I was younger, I believed I would never modify my body in any way. My natural body was perfect. It is the way I was made, and I thought...

Blood samples on a lab bench.
Invisible pain, visible healing
Bennett Bennett, Guest Writer • September 22, 2022

I struggled in various states of bodily decay for a decade before a medical professional was able to offer me any sort of clarity or possible...

Asiago veggie bagel from Blue Sky Bagel
My hometown bagel
Mackenzie Shirey, Guest Writer • September 13, 2022

The day is August 14th, a Sunday. Sundays are always made better by my weekly Blue Sky Bagel visit. I strolled into the doors and immediately...

Courtesy of Makayla Bogle
Lots to be learned during your last summer at home
Makayla Bogle, Guest Writer • September 13, 2022

“Good evening everyone, my name is Makayla Bogle and I am one of the senior class valedictorians.” The typical opener of a high school...

Start of a new journey
Start of a new journey
September 13, 2022
Illustration by Mia Eshima
Saying goodbye
June 2, 2022
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Junior middle blocker Allison Wilks (3) spikes the ball past the Alaska Fairbanks block while libero Abigail Cunningham (1) looks on, Royal Brougham Pavilion, Seattle, Wash., Sept. 15, 2022.
Love, diligence and joy
Kyle Morrison, Sports Editor • September 20, 2022

The 2021 season was the best season on the volleyball court for SPU since 2011, the last time the Falcons made the NCAA tournament. It took head...

Libby Michael sprints to victory at the Puget Sound Invitational race in Tacoma, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2022.
Reloaded and ready to run
Kyle Morrison, Sports Editor • September 20, 2022

The Seattle Pacific University women’s cross country team is one of the most unheralded yet most accomplished squads the Falcon athletic department...

SPU Alumn Nik Reisrson passes the ball forward past a Lane United Defender during Ballard FCs away game at Lane Uniteds Civic Stadium in Eugene, Ore.  June 17, 2022.
Soccer-crazed neighborhood in a soccer-crazed city
Kyle Morrison, Sports Editor • September 20, 2022

The American soccer revolution has conquered Seattle, a city that has fully embraced a game not traditionally thought of as an American pastime....

Lebron James dunks the ball as spectators look in awe.
SPU fills Seattle basketball void
Kyle Morrison, Sports Editor • September 13, 2022

In 2008 there were long, sad echoes throughout the city of Seattle. One of the most disappointing and heartbreaking divorces any city has ever...

The bench celebrates Sofie Beedles game winning during the first half of their opening game against San Francisco State at Interbay Stadium in Seattle,Wash., Sept.1, 2022
Unfinished business
September 13, 2022
Successful six
Successful six
May 31, 2022
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(Left to Right) Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, and Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022
Uphill battles
Isabella Tranello, Features Editor • September 23, 2022

Dark, ominous skies littered with black and red cracks of lightning, disturbing monsters from an alternate reality, and a 1980s feeling fit with...

A study space set up at Two Kick Coffee in Queen Anne. (Photo/ Isabella Tranello)
Serene spaces, increased productivity
Isabella Tranello, Features Editor • September 13, 2022

Sweat poured down the student’s forehead as they finished climbing the last set of stairs. A day of grueling classes set their mind over the...

Food from Dough Zone. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Thornton)
Educated eating
Isabella Tranello, Features Editor • September 13, 2022

Students at Seattle Pacific University may feel like the campus dining locations are the only options available to satisfy the growling hunger...

Illustration by Gabrialla Cockerell
Nonexistent justice
Isabella Tranello, Sports Editor • June 3, 2022

When difficulties arise and begin to shatter a person’s aspirations like a glass mirror that was struck with a hammer, it is difficult...

Welcome home
Welcome home
May 27, 2022
A contender from last year shows off the jacket theyve made for MODEs annual fashion show. (Courtesy of MODE Fashion Group)
To be Here
May 13, 2022
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