Act Six: Cadre 3

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer A scholarship program called Act Six that focuses on social justice and connecting faith-based colleges is continuing to grow on campus. This program provides a full-need scholarship for students who receive it. “We were approached by Act Six and Trinity Education Foundation to see if we might want to work with them four years ago,” Pamela

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New Director of Public Safety

Sunya Chay, Staff Writer Saint Martin’s University’s Office of Public Safety does a number of things around campus to make sure all of the students, faculty, and staff are safe. Public Safety provides parking passes, ID cards, and safety escort services, to name a few duties. Public Safety’s website also has information on what to do in an evacuation, fire

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Monk Highlight: Brother Ramon

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer During his 61 years at Saint Martin’s, Brother Ramon has done just about everything a monk can do here including serving as the Abbey Barber, working in the mailroom and pursuing personal interests such as racing drag boats and writing poems. For last Thanksgiving, Br. Ramon wrote and recorded a poem titled “Thank You” that he

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SMU Athlete Spotlight: Kylee Vanderbout of SMU Softball

Ryne Oshiro, Staff Writer Despite the season’s abrupt end in March of 2020, Saint Martin’s University Softball looks to keep their eyes on their collective goal of making and capturing a Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship. The Saints began conference play on March 19, 2021, nearly 365 days since the last season was canceled. Unfortunately, the Saints were swept

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Restaurants Expanding their Services during COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been closed to in-person dining since March  2020. Now with Thurston County opening back up, restaurants are following suit with in-person dining at a limited capacity. Governor Jay Inslee has allowed restaurants to prepare for the influx of customers ready to dine in. In addition to the state now

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Schools Reopening

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer For students with families who live locally, it’s important to understand how schools are attempting to open back up amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to handle the delicate balance of Education vs. Public Safety. Locally, the Thurston County school districts are opening up as we inch closer and closer to COVID-19 free schooling.

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Students Plans After COVID

Tinsae Shifreaw, Staff Writer During this pandemic, many fun activities that allowed interaction were canceled, such as concerts, amusement parks and common hangout areas, so that state and federal governments can slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Thankfully, vaccine research and distribution to the population has begun. With the state re-opening and moving to Phase Three, many

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