Category Archives: Features

Staff Spotlight: Janie Sacco

Mary Seiner, Staff Writer   Janie Sacco, Ph.D., has worked within the Saint Martin’s community for seven years. Her responsibilities as Residence Life Assistant Director include processing housing collection, housing applications, work orders, meal plan request forms, meal plan change forms, and  supervising the professional staff in the Residence Life offices in Parsons and Spangler Hall. She takes great pleasure

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Saint Martin’s ranks highly on national level, while supporting students at the local level

Bethany Montgomery, Staff Writer   With in-person classes unexpectedly ending for college students in the 2020 Spring semester, the Saint Martin’s community has also faced some major readjustments to spring classes while moving back home from campus. For seniors, this change has hit especially hard, as the dismissal for spring break unknowingly served as a final goodbye between graduating seniors

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What you can do about mental health during the pandemic

Grace Gillespie, Staff Writer   Isolation and social distancing have slowed the spread of COVID-19; however, the implementation of these steps can cause harm to one’s mental health. Factors such as, isolation, not working, fear of getting sick, an unstable economy, and uncertainty about how long this will last can create anxiety and stress. Watching the news to stay informed

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Abbot Neal to retire after 27 years of service

Mary Seiner, Staff Writer   Abbot Neal sent out a campus-wide email on March 2 announcing his intent to retire effective March 31, 2020. After 27 years of dedicated service to Saint Martin’s Abbey and campus community, Abbot Neal says that he will miss collaborating with the university’s board members on projects towards constructing a more sustainable, practical, and welcoming

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Comprehensive sex education bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature or veto

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer    Senate Bill (SB) 5395 is a current piece of legislation which would require the implementation of “Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE)–in all schools.” CSHE, as defined by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, “would include content on reoccurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is age-appropriate and inclusive of all students.” Specifics

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Pandemic may affect plans for new arts building 

Mary Seiner, Staff Writer   There has been talk about the possibility of a new arts building; however, the topic is no longer a priority with the Saint Martin’s community being preoccupied with the COVID-19 situation. Plans inevitably change; therefore, with a pandemic affecting the operations of daily life, designs for a new arts building are temporarily on hold. Saint

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Faculty Spotlight: David Crawford

Emmanuel Son, Staff Writer   The Charneski Recreation center located on campus is enjoyed by many students. From a practice center for athletes, to a fitness center for all students, and the hub for many recreational activities, the Charneski Recreation center serves as an essential part of campus life. David Crawford is the director of the recreation center, and has

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Engineering school hosts annual banquet

Myki Dee Kim, Staff Writer   The walls of the Norman Worthington Conference Center were lined with exemplary capstone projects from Engineering and Computer Science students during the 68th annual Engineering Banquet. The event took place on Friday, Feb. 21. Those in attendance included current students, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, members of the abbey, and cabinet members.  Attendees were able

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