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Candidates participate in recent Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer As it gets closer to election day, President Donald Trump and presidential nominee Joe Biden have engaged in debates on mask policies, racism, and police brutality, often bringing up the other’s personal life in an attempt to slight their opponent. On Sept. 29, they went head-to-head in the First Presidential Debate of 2020, discussing everything

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Office of International Programs introduces new study abroad changes

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer The impact of the pandemic has been felt by students and teachers in their learning atmosphere. Schools have also been forced to change many of their programs in order to adjust to new COVID-19 regulations. One of the more specific Saint Martin’s University programs that has been affected by the pandemic is the study abroad program. 

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The detrimental cost of losing newspapers: Who pays the price?

Bethany Montgomery, Staff Writer   The world of media and news is constantly evolving from standardized newspapers, magazines, and other print publications to digital alternatives. However, this dramatic change that newspapers are facing is having larger negative effects than most organizations realize.  This switch is far from a seamless transition. According to the Washington Examiner, over the past decade, the

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A love to be honored: The origins of Valentine’s Day

Chelsea Mancilla, Guest Writer   Valentine’s Day has become a well-recognized holiday across the world, but this love-inspiring holiday does not have the most romantic origin. Ancient sources reveal that there were several St. Valentines who died on the 14th of February. Two of them were executed during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius Gothicus 269-270 A.D, a time when

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Bye-bye single use plastic? 2019 State Legislature takes up environmental concerns

Katherine Pecora, Staff Writer   With solid majorities in both chambers of the Washington State Legislature, Democrats are focusing on shifting industries away from single-use plastic, such as straws and plastic bags. Starbucks made headlines last year for being one of the first companies to ban the use of plastic straws. Many counties and cities in the State of Washington

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Gala Highlights

Saint Martin’s University annual gala, which took place on Saturday Nov. 3, raised over $1.3 million for scholarships that will go to help well over 1000 students. This year’s event featured celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi offered tribute to the cuisine of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands. The event also featured traditional Hawaiian dances from Saint Martin’s students and both a

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LOTT Clean Water Alliance provides innovative techniques for wastewater treatment

Kennedy Birley- Guest Writer   OLYMPIA, Wash. – LOTT Clean Water Alliance in Olympia, Wash. has discovered non-FDA approved levels of pharmaceuticals in reclaimed, non-potable water, due to improper disposal of medications, and use of environment damaging cleaners by citizens. With extreme weather conditions resulting in phenomenons of raging fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and drought, many regions have opted to use

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