Category Archives: Features

Andrea Shea helps students take steps toward the future

Shy Yamasaki, Staff Writer Before Andrea Shea became a Senior Academic Advisor, she worked in higher education in many different settings after graduating in 2006. Shea also worked in the fields of residential life as well as career and student employment, but wanted to work directly with students in their academic experiences. Shea was hired in the Academic Advising position

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Archibald Sisters brings joy of discovery to downtown Olympia

Andrew Oslin, Content Creator  Archibald Sisters, a small shop in Olympia that has sold fragrances, toys and eclectic giftware since 1975, is a curious destination often recommended to those who visit the capital city of Olympia. The shop is located at 406 Capital Way S, near the intersection at 4th Ave. The purple storefront is marked with the iconic name

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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Focuses on Equity and Racial Justice

Nicole Hirao, Guest Writer The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (CAA) is a regional government agency that focuses on public health and the environment. However, they stand out because of their focus on equity and engagement by extending their efforts to include climate justice and community outreach programs. The CAA is responsible for monitoring the air quality and environment of

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Banded together: Saint Martin’s Band and Ensemble

Taryn Zard, Staff writer Saint Martin’s musicians are wearing special masks and playing outdoors to keep the Wind Ensemble, Saints Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble playing.  When David Wacyk, Ph.D. was asked about what precautions they have put into place after the viral outbreak, he assured that they have been following the University and Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s)

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Faculty Spotlight: Ian Werrett, Ph. D.

Brianna Lopez, Staff Writer  Ian Werrett, Ph.D. is a professor in religious studies here at Saint Martin’s University. Werrett completed his undergraduate work from Saint Martin’s, before earning a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University, and a doctorate in Biblical Studies from the University of St. Andrews. Werrett is from San Jose, California. He moved

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Student Spotlight: Senator of Education, Mariah Cox

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer Junior Mariah Cox has worked hard to make an impact on her campus community. As a Secondary Education major, she is working towards a teaching career and is serving as the Senator of Education for Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU).  Cox talked about her majors and her overall experience at Saint Martin’s University, while

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Indigenous People’s Day: Celebrating tribal heritage through cultural education

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer  Oct.12th is recognized as Indigenous People’s Day, a day meant for the celebration of Indigenous heritage. This push of acknowledgement for those whose lands we reside on started in 1990 in South Dakota, and has begun to spread across the United States. National Public Radio (NPR)  states that “at least 10 states now celebrate some version

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Faculty Spotlight: Tam Dinh, Ph.D

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer Tam Dinh, Ph.D., is the Program Director of Social Work at Saint Martin’s University and also serves as an Associate Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences. She focuses her instruction and research on mental health, diversity, Asian communities, and trauma.   Dinh started out in pharmaceutical studies at the University of Washington, but admitted that

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