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Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Seattle Pacific University's Student Newspaper

The Falcon

Isabella Tranello

Isabella Tranello, Features Editor

Isabella is a third year student at SPU. She comes from Longmont, Colorado and is a communications and journalism major. Previously, she worked for the Falcon as a staff writer, Sports Editor and has now taken on the role of Features Editor for the 2022-2023 school year. She is also a support educator at Hilltop Children’s Center and spends her time away from the Falcon teaching three-year-olds! Isabella also enjoys binge-watching tv shows or movies all night, but she may end up crying by the end of the night. Isabella is also a music fanatic and is an avid lover of Fleetwood Mac. Her dream is to one day twirl around with Stevie Nicks while listening to Seven Wonders. 


All content by Isabella Tranello
Illustration by Mia Eshima

Side hustling to survive

November 18, 2022
Actors Daniel Mercado (left) and Lia Harper (right) share an emotional exchange on stage while rehearsing for Mrs. Packard on Oct. 24, 2022.

Declaration of sanity

November 11, 2022
Illustration by Mia Eshima

Sneaky savings

October 14, 2022
Junior physiology major Kenzie Garrett listens to Bad Omens by 5SOS during a late night study session in her dorm.

“BLENDER” of emotions

September 30, 2022
(Left to Right) Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, and Joe Keery as Steve Harrington in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Tina Rowden/Netflix © 2022

Uphill battles

September 23, 2022
Students dance in Royal Brougham Pavilion for Seattle Pacific Universities welcome back event First Friday.

Bell bottom beats

September 23, 2022

View Eating Off Campus Map in a full screen map

Educated eating

September 13, 2022
Ballard FC founders Sam Zisette, Chris Kaimmer, Lamar Neagle. (Courtesy of Ballard FC)

Bank on Ballard FC

April 12, 2022
Illustration of balanced NCAA spending scale between men and women by Mia Eshima

Shots missed

April 5, 2022
Illustration by Caitlyn Schnider

Elite exemption

March 31, 2022
Vanessa Aniteye posing for her Seattle Pacific track and field press day photos. (Courtesy of Vanessa Aniteye)

Racing rebirth

March 29, 2022
Illustration by Mia Eshima

Seahawk migration

March 29, 2022
Cookie Yitbarek and fellow SPU cheer teammate Brielle Baker. (Courtesy of Cookie Yitbarek)

Channeling emotion

March 8, 2022
Senior guard Ashley Alter puts up a three. (Rio Giancarlo)

Senior night setbacks

February 24, 2022
Illustration by Mia Eshima

Battling in Bejing

February 8, 2022
The Reierson Performance logo Reiersons friend Kameron Carey created for him for his Instagram profile. (Courtesy of Nik Reierson)

Training tactics

February 1, 2022
Harry Cavell heading up the court at a previous Seattle Pacific Universitys mens basketball game. (Courtesy of Harry Cavell)

Redefining achievement

February 1, 2022
Isabella as a kid with her mother. (Courtesy of Isabella Tranello)

Sink or swim

January 4, 2022
Njeris Nikon shoot has given him the opportunity to experience an aspect of the professional sports industry. (Courtesy of Rod Mar)

Racing for the shot

November 16, 2021
The SPU womens volleyball team shows gratitude for the support their fans provide by interacting with them after a game. (Courtesy of Marissa Lordahl)

Silent no more

October 26, 2021
The SPU womens rowing team getting together for a quick huddle. (Courtesy of Matt Oclander)

Rhythm of racing

October 26, 2021
Seattle Pacific University alumni Dania Holmberg competing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) back in May of 2021. (Courtesy of Mark Moschetti)

Former falcon honored

September 21, 2021

Sweet greetings

March 5, 2021
Peter Kavinsky and Lara Jean Covey share a special moment at their senior prom.

Loving from a distance

February 19, 2021
Tori McArthur brought HerCampus magazine, to SPUs campus starting this fall. The magazine is specifically for college age women and covers a wide breath of topics.

Writing for empowerment

November 6, 2020
OSIL wants to encourage as many students as possible to vote this year. Handing out voting pins, this sign, and a thermometer to track the number of student votes are some of the ways they hope to motivate students.

Changing our future

October 28, 2020
Illustration by Gabrialla Cockerell

Midterms managed

October 16, 2020
Four students are allowed inside the bathrooms at a time in the traditional style halls.

The numbers advantage

October 2, 2020

Tik-Tok therapy

September 25, 2020
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