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Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Interim President Pete Menjares shares a laugh with UniversityPresident-elect Deana Porterfield at   her announcement ceremony on Monday, Jan. 26, 2023.
Interim President Menjares recommends 40% faculty cuts
Audrey Oscarson, News Editor • June 5, 2023

Late in the evening on June 4, the Office of the President released an email detailing additional faculty cuts proposed by Interim President...

A sign detailing information about the Honors Research Symposium is shown in the Otto Miller Hall Lobby on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
3rd annual Honors Research Symposium
Ella Beth Sessions, Staff Writer • May 31, 2023

Seattle Pacific University’s Honors program put on 2023’s Honors Symposium on May 20 in Otto Miller. Students, staff and faculty gathered...

A student scrolls through their phone as they eat breakfast in the Gwinn Dinning Hall.
Oven pops in Gwinn
David Armour, Staff Writer • May 31, 2023

On May 16, students and staff were forced to temporarily evacuate Gwinn dining hall after reports of a loud bang, an incident that resulted...

Provost Laura Hartley of Seattle Pacific University.
Provost Hartley fired by Interim President Menjares, no cause announced
Antonio Nevarez and Ella Beth Sessions May 25, 2023

On May 23, 2023, the decision to terminate Laura Hartley from her position as provost of Seattle Pacific University was announced to faculty...

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Kyle Morrison sits in the Falcon House reading one of the Falcons print editions.
A goodbye
Kyle Morrison, Sports Editor • June 8, 2023

As a sports fan, I am fascinated by the concept of legacy. Sports are all about legacies and myths. A star athlete is remembered and defined...

Moyer Hall is a dorm building that sits in the middle of campus near Tiffany Loop. The building has been mostly out of use since the covid pandemic, with Ashton closing down two out of five dorms will go unused  next year.
Room for improvement
Zachariah Nacke, Guest Writer • June 1, 2023

In my time at SPU, I have constantly found myself underwhelmed with many of the systems in place. As much as I love the people, especially...

Rio Giancarlo poses for a photo after an OL Reign game in 2022.
You do belong
Rio Giancarlo, Chief Photographer • May 25, 2023

There I was, lined up in the tunnel at Lumen field, and we were about to walk out for the national anthem. I heard the crowd roar as we started...

Colenes story
Colene's story
Bria Anderson, Guest Writer • May 18, 2023

“You-shaped hole in the world” – Nilofer Merchant, Serial Entrepreneur and Social Media Expert. This is a story of pure dedication...

Summer Frank (front in blue) on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Reaffirming dreams
May 10, 2023
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The SPU V8+ charges to the finish line during the opening day regatta in Seattle, Wash., on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
SPU women's rowing finishes third at NCAAs
Emilia Bishop, staff writer • May 30, 2023

The 2023 NCAA National Rowing Championships, held in New Jersey, witnessed a remarkable display of athleticism and determination from the...

The Seattle Storm scrimmage during practice on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The Storm train in Royal Brougham Pavilion.
Storm with rough start to learn from
Uriah Aguon, staff writer • May 30, 2023

The Seattle Storm is a professional women’s basketball team that has used Seattle Pacific University’s Royal Brougham Pavillion to host...

One of the Mariners promotional nights is Bark at the Park, where dogs are allowed in to the stadium and are even allowed to walk the bases after the game.
Mariners bringing in college crowd
Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer • May 30, 2023

While the performances of the teams and players are the largest factor in bringing fans to the seats, most professional sports organizations...

Seattle Pacific alumni Turner Wiley (now running for Club Northwest) crosses the finish line at the Dempsy Indoor facility during a track and field meet on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
Keep the Fire Burning
Callaghan Bluechel, staff writer • May 23, 2023

One of the most important things about an athletic journey is that it is a journey – it starts somewhere and ends somewhere very different....

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Do the write thing
Do the write thing
Emma Mathews , Staff Writer • June 2, 2023

On May 2, 2023, the Writers Guild of America went on strike. All late-night talk shows went dark and began airing re-runs, Saturday Night...

Students check out the shapadooah merch table on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
Shenanigans at Shapadooah
Clarissa Minton, Staff Writer • June 2, 2023

On Thursday, May 25, SPU’s Student Union Board partnered with some of Seattle Pacific University’s most creatively-inclined clubs to...

Miguel Castellano on the floor, then L to R: Calder Shilling, Claire Marx, Kelly Karcher, and Tyler Matthew Campbell in Jeeves Takes a Bow at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Robert Wade.
Miguel Castellano on the floor, then L to R: Calder Shilling, Claire Marx, Kelly Karcher, and Tyler Matthew Campbell in Jeeves Takes a Bow at Taproot Theatre.
Standing ovation for ‘Jeeves Takes a Bow’
Alexandra Miller, Staff Writer • June 2, 2023

The play “Jeeves Takes a Bow” was recently performed at the Taproot Theater in Seattle. With an entertaining, comedic theme and lively,...

SPU students plant seeds in Weter Hall during the Earth Day Celebration hosted by Upperclass & Commuter Ministries and the Sustainability Club on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Sustainability on campus
Clarissa Minton, Staff Writere • May 26, 2023

Sustainability is crucial every day, not exclusively on Earth Day. The Earth needs people to take care of it, and organizations like Seattle...

Wednesday preforms at Neumos for a 21+ only concert.
Let us in!
May 26, 2023
Professor Snedker teaching a 9 am Prisons and Corrections class in Demeray Hall.
Vocational journeys
May 26, 2023
Students enjoy their free Chipotle in Martin Square on Tuesday, May 24, 2023.
Free Chipotle
May 24, 2023
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