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“Asexual.” “Bigender.” “Cisnormativity.” “Gender Non-Conforming.” These are terms listed on an icebreaker sheet that was handed out to everyone at the panel “Improving LGBTQIA Lives on Campus,” hosted by the Gay-Straight Partnership on Tuesday evening as part of Diversity Dialogues.
The panel featured students Acacia Welsford, Keaton Gaughan, Megan MacInnes, Harrison Kasper and Joselene Piedra Rodriguez and was moderated by Aitana Shough. The discussion focused on four areas: integration of more queer-inclusive language on campus, how to properly treat LGBT+ people with respect (or “Etiquette”), gender-neutral bathrooms and inclusivity in the classroom. The panelists also answered anonymous questions from the audience.
When she was barely 30 years old, her cells were taken from a cancerous tumor inside her cervix. Johns Hopkins scientists then proceeded to conduct research on these cells because of their immortal life, meaning they would double in amount every 24 hours without dying. These cells led to the development of the polio vaccine and in virto fertilization, and were the first human cells launched into space to study the effects. They became known as HeLa cells. All of this was done without the consent of the patient, Henrietta Lacks. In the late 90s, Rebecca Skloot, a scientific journalist who attended Portland Community College, became fascinated with the cells. Finding herself researching the origin of the cells, she began pursuing the family of Henrietta Lacks. After more than 10 years of research, she wrote the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and was published in 2010. On Monday night at 7:30 p.m., Skloot spoke about her life and journey with this story to a room of students, faculty and staff in Buckley Auditorium for Diversity Dialogues.
Last Friday night, UP’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Pilots After Dark hosted “For the Love of Chocolate,” a poetry slam in the Pilot House. Two students and two poets from the local poetry group Poetic Justice presented their poems about love, anger, race and much more to the Pilots After Dark crowd. In case you missed it, here is a video of a few of the night’s poems.
Dorcas will be speaking to members of the University of Portland community about her experiences with race, gender, intersectionality of these topics and various other issues embedded in society on Friday, March 2 in Mago Hunt Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are free, but space is limited. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Office of Student Activities in St. Mary’s. For more information, contact Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Yuri Hernández Osorio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water service has been shut off Tuesday morning for the East Quad, including the Pilot House, Waldschmidt Hall and Swindells Hall due to a plumbing issue that has caused flooding.
Vice President of Operations Jim Ravelli alerted the campus community to the water shut-off via email, saying “Crews are working to restore the water service as soon as possible.”
It is not clear when water service will be restored in the East Quad, but as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, it is off in Kenna Hall, Shipstad Hall, Christie Hall, Swindells Hall, Waldschmidt Hall and the Pilot House.
The Beacon will continue to follow this story.
Diversity Dialogues is in full swing with a conversation on how to improve LGBTQIA experiences in the Mehling Ballroom tomorrow, a screening of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Wednesday, and Prisca Dorcas speaking in Mago Hunt on Friday, along with many other events that can be found here.
The Bluff Boys are now a performing collegiate barbershop quartet here at UP. The group consists of Persing singing tenor, White singing lead, and brothers Brad and Kevin Henderson singing baritone and bass, respectively. They perform various events and pop-up performances all over campus and are gearing up for the Evergreen District Division Four competition in April in Eugene, Oregon.
On Thursday, March 1, there will be a Town Hall meeting in the Mehling Ballroom from 8-9 p.m. A panel of experts will be able to help answer student questions about what is currently being done to further sustainability on campus, and students will have the opportunity to voice their own concerns about sustainability at UP.
The Pilots won the first three games of this series in convincing fashion but game four was a different story as the Hawks overcame the Pilots 8-9
In the last game of the regular season, the Portland Pilots rode out the Pepperdine Waves by soundly beating them in their conference 82-58.
You may not remember the last time you peed from your eyeballs. Maybe it was when you were just a babe. Maybe it was after that third shot of tequila last weekend. Maybe it’s happening right now because MIDTERMS.
Even if you can’t remember the last time you did it, urinating from your eyes is perfectly normal. Healthy, even. People who are #basic may refer to this as “crying.” For reasons I will explain later, I believe it is more accurate to call crying “emotional peeing.”
Phil Hampson Knight, born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon, is an American business magnate and philanthropist . He is the co-founder and emeritus chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as chairman and CEO of the company. Early this year, Knight was ranked by Forbes as the 28th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $30 billion.
As a graduating senior, I’ve realized that making mistakes is a part of life. I’m not perfect, but I try to believe mistakes will help me become a more knowledgeable person. Once I’ve made a mistake, I’m probably never going to make it again. I’ve learned from my mistakes, and I will apply my knowledge to similar situations in the future.
Because I’m an old hag a knowledgeable senior, I want to tell Beacon readers something I tell myself all the time: when you need help, ask for help.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union will be hosting a trivia night in the Pilot House Saturday night at 10 p.m. Trivia will focus on black history, culture, music and more. Get ready for Saturday by brushing up on your knowledge of black history with this trivia quiz.
In a Chiles Center full of 3,003 fans cheering for both Portland and BYU, the Pilots trailed throughout the game, unable to gain the offensive momentum to overcome the Cougar’s defense, losing 72-60.
In the days following the events in Florida, the feeling is a horrible but familiar one. With 17 dead and even more wounded and traumatized, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history.
What ever happened to going through the right side of the door? A new trend has slowly progressed this year at University of Portland to abandon morals, and to use the left-hand door to enter or exit a building. At this point in the semester, students have become reckless and disaster strikes almost every day.
The University of Portland’s athletic department is filled with coaches who were exceptional players in their respective times and sports. From an NBA All-Star to playing soccer on the world’s largest stage. Here are some of their experiences.
Is it the future? No, it’s what students can experience today with the Clark Library’s new virtual reality technology. The new technology includes one HTC Vive headset, headphones and corresponding controllers. Students can try them out by reserving them via the Digital Lab’s website, or by walking into the Digital Lab and asking about virtual reality.
A Winter Weather Advisory for Portland has been issued by the National Weather Service from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday. There is still snow on the ground at University of Portland after consistent snowfall throughout the day on Tuesday, which cancelled classes on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
University officials have yet to comment on whether or not classes will be held Thursday.