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Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Dr. Deana Porterfield shakes hands with a faculty member after her introduction at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 26, 2023. Dr. Deana Porterfield was appointed to the position by unanimous vote and will begin work at Seattle Pacific on July 1st, 2023.
Seattle Pacific University announces new president
Audrey Oscarson, News Editor • January 26, 2023

On Jan. 26, Seattle Pacific University announced Deana Porterfield as the next president of SPU. Porterfield, currently president at Roberts...

Sarah Ferguson plays the cello in a park. Sarah is in Seattle Pacific orchestra.
Music education major phased out
Ella Beth Sessions, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

The Seattle Pacific University music department announced to their students on Jan. 5, 2023 that due to low enrollment and budget concerns,...

As part of the day of common learning there will be a poetry open mic with keynote speaker Lo Altman in upper gwinn.
Art and Atonement: The 2023 Day of Common Learning
David Armour, Staff Writer • January 24, 2023

The Day of Common Learning is fast approaching, when Seattle Pacific University students will gather on Jan. 25 to listen to a keynote speech...

Valerie masking as she heads for coffee. With illness on the rise, are more and more people masking again.
Recovery from the pandemic
David Armour, Staff Writer • January 18, 2023

As 2023 begins, the coronavirus shutdowns of 2020 and 2021 grow more and more distant. Classes have returned to primarily in-person events, clubs...

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One size fits all. Almost everything Brandy Melville is sized as a small, even the underwear.
Brandy Melville's unrealistic body standards
Perris Larson, Falcon Navigator • January 26, 2023

For those who do not know why Brandy Meville is a highly problematic clothing brand, I will gladly tell you. Brandy Melville has been around...

Holding on to love and hope
Katherine Douglass, Guest Writer • January 19, 2023

While I could be teaching and doing research at another institution, I am here at SPU.  At the American Academy of Religion in November,...

Gabe Enderson crosses the finish line at the Puget Sound Invitational cross country meet in Tacoma, Wash., on Sept. 6, 2022.
Taking extra precaution
Gabe Endresen, Guest Writer • January 19, 2023

Being a member of Seattle Pacific University’s cross-country and track team, I am used to running off campus and around various running routes...

Rick Steele has been at SPU since 1995 and will be retiring at the end of the year.
Would I stay if I could?
Rick Steele, Guest Writer • January 12, 2023

The Falcon has asked me to explain “why I am staying at SPU.” Actually, I am not. I will be retiring in June 2023. Most of the reasons...

Perris Larson on a rooftop overlooking the town of Meknes.
Liberating experience
January 12, 2023
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Fans fill lumen field before a Seahawks game earlier this season.
Surprise Seahawks season comes to end
Dante Buell, staff writer • January 24, 2023

The Seattle Seahawks' season came to an end with a 41-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 14 during Super Wild Card Weekend. In a...

Seattle Pacific Athletic Director Jackson Stava hands Mens Basketball Head Coach Grant Leep the game ball from his 100th win at the helm of the Falcons.
SPU men’s basketball team gains over 100 wins under head coach Grant Leep
Mahad Abdulqadir, staff writer • January 24, 2023

Grant Leep has been coaching at Seattle Pacific University since June 23, 2009. He first started off as an assistant coach before becoming...

Junior Cox Lucy Sandahl steadies the boat before launch. The rowing team often launches at the canal before dark, prompting concerns about safety.
Safety going forward
Uriah Aguon and Callaghan Bluechel January 24, 2023

Following the stabbing of Solomon Wittrel on Dec. 27, the coaches and members of the track and field and rowing teams are reasonably concerned...

Wrapping up Division II festival
Wrapping up Division II festival
Mahad Abdulqadir, staff writer • January 17, 2023

Seattle Pacific University hosted the NCAA Division II Championship Festival from Dec. 2-4, 2022. SPU hosted championship events for men’s...

Fifth year guard Ashley Alter advances the ball during SPUs game against Pacific Lutheran at Royal Brougham Pavilion on Nov. 5, 2022.
31 on the 31st
January 17, 2023
Seattle Pacific forward Shaw Anderson (24) lays the ball past Western Oregon defenders during Great Northwest Athletic Conference game between the Seattle Pacific Falcons and the Western Oregon Wolves at Royal Brougham Pavilion in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 12, 2022.. Seattle Pacific defeated Western Oregon 87-79.
A millennium in points
January 17, 2023
Fifth year guard Ashley Alter handles the ball during SPUs game against Pacific Lutheran at Royal Brougham Pavilion on Nov. 5, 2022.
Contenders in the making
January 10, 2023
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The AMC  Seattle 10 movie theater in the University District was near empty on January 14th, 2023.
Grasping onto movie theater magic
Clarissa Minton, Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

As streaming services have become more popular, it is getting harder for people to find a reason to make the journey to movie theaters. Many...

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Keeping woes at ease
Helen Peterson, Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

Short days and long nights. The sun disappears before many people have even finished their work day. An almost-constant dark drizzle of rain....

Pete Renn (right) with former students after meeting with an original Madres de Plaza de Mayo in Bueno Aires.
Enrichment through world experiences
Belle Privitera, Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

Throughout their time at SPU, many students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. They hear professors, parents and even...

A collection of weights in variety of pounds in Seattle Pacific Universitys Royal Provillion Weight Room
Goals beyond traditions
Trayton Pike, Staff Writer • January 13, 2023

Cold weather and rain usher in the winter quarter at Seattle Pacific University and mark the end of 2022, making way for a new year full...

Illustration by Mia Eshima
Side hustling to survive
November 18, 2022
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