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After the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats now control the House of Representatives. The Republicans have maintained their control of the Senate with their majority.
Nearly 65 percent of eligible voters casted their ballots for the 2018 midterm election in Oregon. And about 45 percent of eligible voters participated in the midterm elections in Washington. Information about California voter turnout could not be found at the time.
At the end of September, Public Safety released the 2017 annual crime and fire report in an email to the campus community. The report showed an increase in reports of alcohol violations on campus properties and at official UP events. The increase followed a trend of rising reports of alcohol violations since at least 2012.
Director of Public Safety Gerry Gregg said this could be a result of better recording, documenting and counting of incidents by Public Safety and Residence Life.
Over fall break I participated in the Rural Immersion hosted by UP’s Moreau Center. I only had a vague idea of what to expect — I knew we were going to be talking with people about topics on immigrants, justice and learning about the Yakima Valley community. It was so much more than that. With everything I learned, the experience became a catalyst for having important conversations.
Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of fears. When I was little, I was terrified of dogs (sad, I know). So when my dad announced that we were getting a puppy, I was NOT happy.
When he first brought Gracie (a Yorkshire Terrier and Shih Tzu mix) home in her little dog crate, I remember standing so far back that I could barely see her through the cage door. Slowly but surely I inched my way closer and closer to her, but what I found wasn’t scary or terrifying. Once I stared into those adorable puppy eyes looking up at me, I was hooked. I sat next to her crate all night because I didn’t want her to be alone.
Take a deep breath and try not to look too sweaty. Stay calm even though hundreds of eyes are staring at you. Speak loudly because you don’t have a microphone and make sure they hear you. Breathe.
These were the thoughts running through Dagan Kay’s head before he delivered a five-minute pitch about his product, Produce Mate. He spoke in front of 384 people at Invent Oregon, a one-day competition for inventors and entrepreneurs from Oregon colleges and universities in Klammath Falls, Oregon.
While most media outlets are expecting the Pilots to finish at the bottom of the conference, Portland has different plans.
After struggling in the first half, the University of Portland men’s basketball team won against the Westmont Warriors in an exhibition game Saturday night, beating them 94-80.
Do you think that the squirrels living on UP’s campus deserve more appreciation? Do you think that Fortnite is not that special? The Beacon wanted to know students’ opinions on everything from the new Pilot House burgers to the views from the Bluff, so we sent Community Engagement Editor Natalie Nygren and videographer David Jacobs, to ask students to rate six things as overrated or underrated. Watch the video to see the results.
With only one day until the midterm elections conclude, The Beacon went around campus to ask students whether or not they voted. Millennials make up a third of eligible voters, so we wanted to see how many millennials on campus have casted their votes. Some states, like Oregon, are seeing a historic turnout for this year’s midterm election. There is still one more day to turn in your ballots
The Beacon’s new podcast, Mental Health Mondays, will aim to further the conversation about mental health on campus. There are many professors and other members of the UP community that are passionate and dedicated to creating more mental health awareness. This podcast aims to educate the UP community about different mental health concerns, as well as open up a dialogue for something that affects so many students in college.
In this first episode, we sat down with psychology professor and neuroscientist Mark Pitzer. Pitzer unpacked what anxiety and depression mean on a neurological level and discussed what happens in the brain when anxious feelings roll in or when depression hits.
After a few years of living in the dorms, most UP students are excited to move into off-campus houses with their friends. But junior Ruby Beauchamp had something different in mind. About a mile and a half from campus, Beauchamp lives in a pastel green school bus.
This is no ordinary school bus. When you walk through the entrance and push aside a beaded curtain made of peach pits hanging above the doorway, you won’t find leather seats or lunch boxes, but a fully-equipped kitchen, hardwood floors, a window seat, full size bed, bathroom and shower.
For many students, life after graduation is an exciting but scary realization. Many are nervous for the day the cap goes flying in the air and our University of Portland student email addresses turn into alumni accounts.
Because of this, universities far and wide should offer a wider array of life skills classes. These classes can range from how to fill out your annual tax return, to classes concerning how to prepare healthy and balanced meals.
The Portland Pilots women’s basketball team routed the Puget Sound Loggers in an exhibition game Saturday night at Chiles Center 88-45.
The Global Perspectives on Leadership trip to South Africa has been canceled due to safety concerns in the country during the time when the visit was slated to take place. The U.S. has advised exercising increased caution in South Africa since the upcoming elections could pose a potential safety risk. Instead, the leadership trip will take place in New Zealand, the international destination of last year’s program.
The opportunity to study leadership abroad is offered in conjunction with LDR-391: Global Perspectives on Leadership, which is offered in the spring of 2019. Students interested in going to New Zealand for this experience are required to apply for the program by Friday, Nov. 2.
Faculty and staff are often seen at the front of classrooms or behind desks, but many of them lead exciting lives outside of work. From making sculptures to running marathons to collecting board games, UP staff and faculty do it all.
Athletics has made several changes to its spring programming after the controversies at the Wallys last year, including cancelling their spring talent show in favor of an athlete community service day and rebranding the awards ceremony. These are just some of the changes Athletics has made, including increased Title IX education and awareness.
On Aug. 7, 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit tightroped between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann tells the fictitious story of 12 strangers in lower Manhattan on that day, who looked up and witnessed a moment that would echo through history for decades to come.
“They’re trying to deal with their own troubled lives, but this eruption of wonder alters their thinking and leads them to new discoveries, new connections,” English professor Lars Larson said. “Above all, it’s a book of connections.”
Today, Oct. 31, 2018, is Halloween, and I constructed the following numerical curiosities to celebrate it:
1. Halloween coincides with the 304th day of each non-leap year (e.g., 2018), and I refer to 304 as a spooky number. The reason is because 304 equals the product of numbers 16 and 19. It also equals to twice the sum of the reverses of numbers 16 and 19, namely 61 and 91.
I slowly walked over to the green and purple colored drink that looked like a mix between Barney and Frankenstein. Looking down as this colorful beverage, I took my first sip and what I discovered was truly terrifying. Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew Frappuccino gets zero out of ten broomsticks from me, and here’s why.
Every other week for 12 weeks, my mom drove 155 miles from our home to Seattle where doctors injected chemicals to kill the disease growing inside of her: cancer. Then, for another eights weeks, she went for her second round of treatments. This time, it was weekly. She shaved her head before her hair could fall out and came home tired, but still battling.
Next came radiation, intended to blast away the multiplying cancer cells. This was every day for six weeks.