SMU Athlete Spotlight: Kylee Vanderbout of SMU Softball

Ryne Oshiro, Staff Writer Despite the season’s abrupt end in March of 2020, Saint Martin’s University Softball looks to keep their eyes on their collective goal of making and capturing a Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. The Saints began conference play on March 19, 2021, nearly 365 days since the last season was canceled. Unfortunately, the Saints were swept

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Restaurants Expanding their Services during COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been closed to in-person dining since March  2020. Now with Thurston County opening back up, restaurants are following suit with in-person dining at a limited capacity. Governor Jay Inslee has allowed restaurants to prepare for the influx of customers ready to dine in. In addition to the state now

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Schools Reopening

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer For students with families who live locally, it’s important to understand how schools are attempting to open back up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to handle the delicate balance of Education vs. Public Safety. Locally, the Thurston County school districts are opening up as we inch closer and closer to COVID-19 free schooling.

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Students Plans After COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer During this pandemic, many fun activities that allowed interaction were canceled, such as concerts, amusement parks and common hangout areas, so that state and federal governments can slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Thankfully, vaccine research and distribution to the population has begun. With the state re-opening and moving to Phase Three, many

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NFL Free Agency

Ryne Oshiro, Staff Writer What brings more excitement to football fans than Fantasy Football? Well, one answer could be the signing of NFL free agents. A free agent is someone who is no longer tied within a specific team and can choose from numerous options and offerings from teams who desire that certain individual. For example, if the Seattle Seahawks

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Monk Highlight: Abbott Marion

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer Saint Martin’s is known for having an impressive array of clubs and activities, and for having an inviting community. Abbot Marion is a monk who, after extensive time in the community, became Saint Martin’s ninth Abbot. Although known for being a part of the monastery, Abbott Marion enjoys other activities in his free time. He mentions

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Kamakura Restaurant Review

Emmanuel Son, Staff Writer Just a few minutes walk down from the Marcus Pavillion on Pacific Avenue is Kamakura. This Japanese restaurant is a small but lovely family-owned spot serving a number of different traditional and Americanized Japanese dishes. It serves as a convenient location for Saint Martin’s students to grab Japanese cuisine without having to travel far from campus.

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