Thurston County Food Bank: Feeding The Community

Taryn Zard, Staff writer Whether it’s a savory dinner, salty snack, or sweet treat, people everywhere enjoy consuming different foods. While many people hardly give their next meal a second thought, for some, it is not always a given that they would eat that day.. The Thurston County Food Bank offers a solution for those who struggle to get enough

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

Hui O Hawaiʻi provides students a home away from home

Shy Yamasaki, Staff Writer Saint Martin’s University hosts many clubs here on campus and Hui O Hawai’i is one of them. If students want to learn more about Hawai’i, Hui O Hawaiʻi is the club to join. Many of the members in Hui O Hawaiʻi are from the state of Hawai’i or other islands in Oceania. Anyone from the school

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

The Notorious RBG: Supreme Court Justice dies at 87

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer  On Sept. 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of complications from pancreatic cancer. Known to some as “The Notorious RBG,” the accomplishments this woman achieved are owed to the tireless determination that she displayed throughout her life. Her contribution to legal history will not be forgotten as she pioneered several legal steps forward

Saint Martin’s nursing department creates new learning opportunities for students

Taryn Zard, Staff Writer May 7th, 2020 was originally going to mark the launch of Saint Martin’s University’s very own nursing floor. While the university planned for a big, fancy grand opening with donors and even some local members of government, the grand-opening of the nursing department was postponed due to COVID-19. Instead, on June 25th, there was an online,

Faculty Spotlight: Andrea Kunder, Ph.D.

Celine Winston, Staff Writer Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., has taught physics at Saint Martin’s University since 2017. In late August of this year, she won a $187,000 National Science Foundation grant to help support her in her scientific journey. Kunder specializes in astrophysics, which differs from basic physics.  As defined in the Oxford Dictionary, astrophysics “deals with the physical properties of


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