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The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Communication Professor Dr. William Purcell receives a cross of ashes on his forehead during an Ash Wednesday Service in Upper Gwinn on Feb. 14, 2024, in Seattle.
Ashed foreheads, purple banners
Ella Beth Sessions, News Editor • February 21, 2024

The foreheads of some students at Seattle Pacific University bore crosses of ash on Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday. This visual emblem of Christianity...

Attendees embrace as Rae Perez (center) dress the group during a teach in outside of Office of the President on the second floor of Demaray Hall on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Seattle.
From sitting in to standing up
Belle Privitera, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 16, more than 20 students crowded the floor of second Demaray to discuss the history of queer liberation on Seattle Pacific...

Failure to communicate
Belle Privitera, Staff Writer • February 21, 2024

Since the first announcement of the impending faculty and department cuts in June 2023, Seattle Pacific University plans for the disbanding of...

Members of MEChA pose for a photo with Mariachi de Seattle during the Hello Festival in Tiffany Loop on Thursday, Feb.15, 2024, in Seattle.
Hand in hand, culture clubs host Hello Fest
Micah Lim, Guest Writer • February 21, 2024

Diversity at Seattle Pacific University is as delightful as it is delicious.  On Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., culture clubs...

Naomi Kim (left), Callaghan Bluechel (center) and Esther Smith (right) take questions  during the ASSP election forum held in Demaray Hall on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Seattle. Kim and Smith are running for ASSP President, while Bluechel runs unopposed for Vice President.
Be my election valentine?
February 14, 2024
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Illustration by Rio Giancarlo
Battle for my mind
David Armour, Perspectives Editor • February 22, 2024

Resilience is not an inherent trait – it’s built through constant trials and tribulations that push you close to a breaking point, forcing...

Power transfer, renewal, refocus
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • February 22, 2024

Following the release of “Cosmic Fury” and “Once and Always,” Hasbro announced they would halt the production of movies, television seasons...

Reneé Rapp and Alexander 23 performing I Wish, at the Paramount Theater on Oct. 7, 2023, in Seattle.
Beat of my emotions
Isabella Tranello, Copy Editor • February 15, 2024

While recently streaming my KSPU show, “Everything Under the Sun,” my best friend, Zoie, texted me and said, “These are awesome songs,...

Illustration by Mia Eshima
How to beat winter blues
Nicole Lincoln, Guest Writer • February 15, 2024

Nicole Lincoln is the Assistant Director of Outreach & Wellness at the SPU Student Counseling Center. With colder weather and less...

Illustration by Mia Eshima
Reducing our footprint
February 8, 2024
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Seattle Pacific University womens rowing head coach Caitlin McClain poses for a portrait in the shell house on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, in Seattle.
Rowing through waters of life
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • February 20, 2024

Whether as mentors or facilitators, coaches contribute to an athlete’s never-ending journey of improvement and learning. Their involvement...

the NWSL quarterfinal match between the OL Reign and Angel City FC at Lumen Field on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 in Seattle.
Two losses, one win for SPU basketball
Uriah Aguon, News Editor • February 20, 2024

Seattle Pacific University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams found fortune and misfortune on the road and at home. Women’s...

Seattle Pacific University distance runner Vanessa Aniteye makes her way around the course at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, Wash., on Sept. 3, 2022.
Aniteye nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year
Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer • February 20, 2024

Vanessa Aniteye, who won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II championship for the 800-meter event in 2023, was nominated...

Seattle Pacific University setter Avery Veenendall (L) and Seattle Pacific University opposite Coco Barnett (R) pose for a photo on media day, Aug. 18, 2023, in Seattle.
Dynamic bonds, competitive spirits
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • February 13, 2024

Being part of a team allows athletes to forge bonds and make connections with their teammates. While each of those is a special relationship,...

From left to right Seattle Pacific University forward Nikias Schoenerstedt (33), Seattle Pacific University center James Agany (12) and Seattle Pacific University forward Trace Evans (14) pose for a photo on media day, Sept. 28, 2023, in Seattle.
Global hooping
February 13, 2024
Art and basketball
Art and basketball
February 6, 2024
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Fort Lawton (U.S. Library of Congress File Photo)
Old-school spots of Seattle
Sydney Lorton, Digital Media Producer • February 23, 2024

Seattle is well known for its second-to-Portland oddities, hole-in-the-wall restaurants and one-of-a-kind thrift stores. Some of Seattle Pacific...

Members of Le Cercle Francais participate in the fete de liver event in Hill Hall. (Courtesy of Le Cercle Francais)
Bonjour, we welcome you
Nantida Songkham and Trayton Pike February 23, 2024

France may be pretty far away from Seattle Pacific University, but that does not mean students can not experience francophone culture on...

Tale not as old as time
Emma Mathews, Event Coordinator • February 23, 2024

★★★☆☆ (3 Stars) Cord Jefferson’s directorial debut, “American Fiction” — adapted from Percival Everett’s novel, Erasure...

Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan) and Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper), from the set of Maestro.

Photo by Jason McDonald/Netflix
‘Maestro,’ one orchestrated mess
Emma Mathews, Event Coordinator • February 16, 2024

★★☆☆☆ (2 stars) Oscar-bait is not a term that I often fling around — especially not since it’s become the “industry plant”...

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