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Saint Martin’s University marks 125 years with virtual celebration

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer  Saint Martin’s University was founded in 1893 by Bernard Locnikar. Starting out as a boys boarding school, Saint Martin’s progressed through the years, becoming the well known private intuition it is today. This year, in lieu of the annual gala, Saint Martin’s celebrated their 125th anniversary on Saturday, November 7th. The event began with some testimonials

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COVID-19 in Fall 2020: The finances, enrollment, and stress of it all

Taryn Zard, Staff writer President Roy Heynderickx has stated that Saint Martin’s University has absorbed a financial hit of roughly $3.5 million from the impact of COVID-19. This impact has forced the University to limit travel, events, and cut back on other budget-line items by $1 million, as well as decreasing and altering benefit packages, salaries, freezing pay raises and

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The Haunting of Bly Manor: A subtle change makes all the difference

Tuilei Scanlan, Layout Manager On October 9, Mike Flanagan’s new addition to his “Haunting” series, “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” offers a whole new world of unexpected plot twists and frightening revelations. Based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novel, “The Turn of the Screw,” this nine-episode series touches on the tragedy of the human condition and relevant social issues such

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Saint Martin’s faculty lead students in national EcoChallenge

Abigail Fuentes, Staff Writer The Northwest Earth Institute has integrated with EcoChallenge to help students discover new ways to make change more possible and powerful. The organization helps students stay connected in between session meetings and expand their network with others participating in the course. Professor Irina Gendelman and teacher’s assistant Francisca Anunobi, started the EcoChallenge with their COR100 class

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International Education Week, and exploring study abroad

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer Have you ever thought about participating in an education program abroad or a summer international education excursion? With International Education Week (IEW) happening across the country during November 16th-20th, now is the perfect time to ask questions and educate yourself on the matter. This week celebrates the benefits of international education and foreign exchange throughout

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