Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Flowers and notes left by friends for Paul Lee, the SPU student who lost his life during a campus shooting on June 5, 2014.
Remembering June 5 shooting ten years later
Frank Anthony Spina, Guest Writer • June 5, 2024

2014 is etched into my brain. In that fateful year, on an ordinary spring day an armed man came onto Seattle Pacific University’s campus...

A student grabs a pride scarf during an event on April 14, 2023, in Seattle.
Queer joy at SPU’s [Redacted] Fest
Alysia Meyer, Staff Writer • May 29, 2024

The sky was gray, and here and there you could feel the slight drizzle of rain. Despite the gloom, a bright rainbow shone out from the doors...

Students gather at the entrance of Otto Miller Hall during the 2024 honors research symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Seattle.
4th annual Honors Research Symposium
Ella Beth Sessions, News Editor • May 22, 2024

Honors students of all cohorts gathered in Otto Miller Hall on Saturday, May 18, to hear or present final research projects. Every Honors major...

The Mosaic Church sign sits unlit as light fades on Tuesday, May 22, 2024 in Seattle.
‘It’s easier to stay’
Aubrey Rhoadarmer, Editor-in-Chief • May 22, 2024

In May 2022, Josh Anderson sat in the sanctuary of Mosaic Community Church and realized the place he had called home for almost two years...

FILE - The Ashton Hall RLC apartment outdoor entrance is gated with Keep Out and Danger signs during renovations on Oct. 27, 2023.
Who is where?
May 15, 2024
 Chapel mosaic inside Alexander and Adelaide Hall. Courtesy of Micah Lim
After color
May 15, 2024
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Gurv Basra poses for a portrait while listening to music on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, in Seattle.
Music, my personal guardian
Gurv, Guest Writer • June 6, 2024

We listen to music during our commutes, workouts and events. It surrounds us whenever we are at restaurants, waiting rooms and lobbies. We tend...

Due to a variety of reasons, Seattle Pacific University is in a period of transition.
Who cares about SPU?
Aubrey Rhoadarmer and Ella Beth Sessions June 6, 2024

The opinions expressed in this article are the writers’ own and do not reflect the views of SPU or The Falcon. Across campus, there is a...

Aubrey Rhoadarmer poses for her senior photos.
A not-so-poetic ending
Aubrey Rhoadarmer, Editor-in-Chief • May 30, 2024

I am sitting on the second floor of the library, sipping on the dregs of a vanilla latte and procrastinating my final paper for Dr. Bellinger’s...

Courtesy of Arwen Shantz
Observing Alaska
Arwen Shantz, Guest Writer • May 23, 2024

“Deadliest Catch,” the Discovery channel documentary about Alaskan crabbing has tickled the interests of people across the world since 2005...

A bus waits to head to the terminal from the Seattle Pacific University bus stop on Oct. 19, 2022.
Slowing down my bus
May 23, 2024
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(L-R) Sophomore Gem Gatmaytan, sophomore Bella Lisenby, senior Megan Rouse, senior Hannah Miller and sophomore Aleksia Haugen of the Seattle Pacific Varsity 4+ hoist their national championship trophies on the podium after winning the Division 2 V4+ individual title on Saturday, June 1, 2024, in Bethel, Ohio. (Dan Lepse/Courtesy of SPU Athletics)
NCAA champions! Women's rowing 4+ wins
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • June 3, 2024

Seattle Pacific University’s women’s rowing team competed in the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II Championships...

Ballard FC midfielder Raymundo Mendez (15) celebrates after scoring against Midlakes United during the second half of a USL2 soccer game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Seattle.
Up the bridges
Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Raymundo Mendez hustles across the left side of the box. He squares up a shot that briefly flies across the mouth of the goal before punching...

Annika Esvelt (front) leads during the 1500 at the Dorris Heritage track meet at Renton Memorial Stadium on April 5, 2024, in Renton, Wash.
Falcon duo impresses at NCAA
Jacqueline Brizuela, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

The 2024 Outdoor National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championships were held at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas,...

The Seattle Pacific University womens rowing team reacts after having their name called during the Division two national championship selection show on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Seattle.
SPU women’s rowing sets course for NCAAs
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • May 28, 2024

The 2024 National Collegiate Athletics Associations’ Women’s Rowing Championships will be held from Friday, May 31, through Saturday, June...

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Your grandma’s action movie
Emma Mathews, Film Columnist • May 31, 2024

When Thelma Post falls victim to a phone scammer posing as her grandson and is suddenly out thousands of dollars, she embarks on an endearing...

Surfin’ USA
Trayton Pike, Features Editor • May 31, 2024

★★★★☆ (4 stars) They are six of the biggest names in rock and roll history: Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine, Dennis...

Dr. Kimberly Segall shows an example image from her new book “Superheroes in the Streets” during a book talk in Demaray 150 on Wednesday May 8, 2024, in Seattle.
Talking about ‘Superheroes in the Streets’
Rio Giancarlo and Uriah Aguon May 24, 2024

Groups from every race, gender and creed have combated or experienced discrimination and prejudice in some way. With the call for equality, these...

The Primevals, released 30 years after filming. (courtesy of SIFF)
When a yeti, alien and a grad student walk into a battle arena…
Emma Mathews, Film Columnist • May 24, 2024

⭑⭑⭑☆☆ Filmed in 1994, left unfinished and unreleased until 2023, “The Primevals” has all the charm of a movie that would...

Members of FASA take a self with the Jollibee mascot during a group trip to the restaurant. (Courtesy of Ray Razon)
Finishing with fun
May 17, 2024
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