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The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

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?
Ella Beth Sessions, News Editor • May 15, 2024

After the class of 2026 moved out of Ashton Hall, the six-story high dormitory building was closed for renovation. Most assumed it would sit...

Professor Overstreet teaching in Demaray 255 in Oct. 2023.
Illuminating excellence: Overstreet named as 2024 Professor of the Year
Alysia Meyer, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Every year, one professor rises to the top of the student polls and takes the title of Educator of the Year. In the 2023-2024 school year, one...

 Chapel mosaic inside Alexander and Adelaide Hall. Courtesy of Micah Lim
After color
May 15, 2024
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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
Isabella Tranello, Copy Editor • May 23, 2024

As I sang “All of Me” by John Legend with my middle school choir at our last concert of my eighth-grade year, I never expected what would...

Illustration by Uriah Aguon
Welcome to my nightmare
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • May 16, 2024

Imagine your entire childhood, the very reason for the bulk of your personality and all that comprises the behavior-assigning neurons in your...

David Armours graduation clothing sits unopened on his floor even as graduation nears.
Calm before graduation
David Armour, Perspectives Editor • May 16, 2024

For the past four years, I have attended classes at Seattle Pacific University. From the depths of COVID-19 in 2020 to the gradual revival of...

Baptiste Lookout at night. (Photo by Mark Hufstetler courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.)
Larger in life
May 2, 2024
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Members of the SPU Open 8+ compete during the opening day regatta on the Montlake Cut on Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Seattle.
Rowing follows close at GNAC
Jacqueline Brizuela, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

On Saturday, May 18, the Seattle Pacific University women’s rowing team showcased their skill and determination in the 2024 Great Northwest...

Womens basketball assistant coach Karen Byers embraces Seattle Pacific University guard Lolo Weatherspoon (10) after a game against Central Washington University on Feb. 1, 2024, in Seattle.
Byers’ second-year reflections
Callaghan Bluechel, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

In the last few years, amidst its many other tumults, Seattle Pacific University athletics underwent a period of coach turnover. Some coaches...

Freshman defender Logan Dukes (15) converses with senior forward Sophie Beedle (12) and sophomore forward Taylor Krueger (23) ahead of a game on Aug. 17, 2023, in Seattle.
Examples to follow
Uriah Aguon, Sports Editor • May 21, 2024

College is a transition point in everyone’s lives. It is where they leave the nest and learn to become independent of their families and to...

Seattle Pacific University forward Taylor Krueger (23) takes on a Westminster defender during a non-conference game at Interbay stadium on Aug. 31, 2023, in Seattle.
Newcomers shine bright
Jacqueline Brizuela, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Being a college student or an athlete is no easy feat, and at Seattle Pacific University, many live as both. The difficulty comes especially...

Tacoma Defiance goalkeeper Lars Helleren looks on during a training session with the Seattle Sounders on Jan. 19, 2024 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Helleren joined the Sounders organization after a five Seasons with the Falcons, Two with Ballard FC and a stint on Colorado Rapids II.
Pitch professional
May 14, 2024
Maya Ewing (15) clears the water jump during the steeplechase at the GNAC Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 10, 2024, in Ellensburg, Wash.
Six successful runs
May 14, 2024
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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...

Margherita Vicario’s directorial debut ‘Gloria!’ premieres at SIFF
Margherita Vicario’s directorial debut ‘Gloria!’ premieres at SIFF
Emma Mathews, Film Columnist • May 17, 2024

★★★★☆ Margherita Vicario, Italian singer-songwriter and actress, made her film debut “Gloria!.”The United States premiere of...

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

As Seattle Pacific University's school year begins to close, many clubs and organizations on campus begin to wind down. However, SPU’s Filipino...

(Last?) Lū-au
May 17, 2024
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