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Educate yourself on each of the mascots in the WCC by reading our descriptions below, then participate in the first round of our mascot bracket! Vote on your favorite of each pairing to advance your favorite mascots further into The Beacon’s mascot madness!
No person can alleviate the pain and difficulties associated with humans experiencing homelessness. This is reality, but we each have an opportunity to open our minds to understanding the stories of real human beings, and learn proven ways to turn our support strategies into action. Join us as we transform the University of Portland to the University FOR Portland.
Finals week is upon us. With final papers, senior capstones, presentations and exams to get ready for, it’s imperative to take a study break. As the Chronicle of Higher Education said, finals week is one of the most stressful time of the week. It’s important to take a study break and take care of your own mental health.
His start-up company, Minim, now has three garments: the hoodie, pants and most recently, the Method Jacket, a waterproof fleece jacket offering greater comfort and flexibility than the hoodie. Between the three products, Williamson has received over $164,000 of investment on Kickstarter and sold between 1,600 and 1,700 units of pants and hoodies. Williamson has traveled to New York City, Sweden, Denmark and China for his business, and he plans on continuing to manage his company full-time after he graduates in December.
The Career Center is hosting a networking event on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in anticipation of the winter holiday. The event is called “‘Tis the Season to Network: Learn How to Connect with Family, Friends and Alumni to Land a Job or Internship over Break,” and will take place in the lobby of the Career Center, located at the lower level of Orrico Hall.
On Saturday Dec. 2, 1,200 chairs will line the Chiles Center, and doors will swing open at 6:30 p.m. for the 21st annual Villa Maria Auction. The residents of Villa will be preparing behind the stage for their performances that start at 7:30 p.m. Students in the audience prepare to bid on groups of men and adventures/dates.
This past weekend, the Portland Pilots participated in the prestigious PK80 Phil Knight Invitational, a tournament held to celebrate Phil Knight’s contribution to collegiate basketball as well as celebrate his 80th birthday.
The Portland Pilots breezed past Multnomah University tonight, 112-65.
Over the last three years, the number of students with emotional support and service animals has quadrupled at the University of Portland. This year, 20 students have emotional support or service animals as opposed to only four students in 2015. As the number of animals increase, students and faculty may not understand the policies regarding the animals or the difference between the two types.
On Nov. 25, a student reported to Public Safety that a sexual assault had occurred in Mehling Hall according to University of Portland's Crime and Fire Log.
The incident is now being investigated by Portland Police
This week, The Beacon’s spotlight is shining on Paul Christensen, who has been the starting goalkeeper for the Pilot’s men’s soccer team for the past four years and is saying goodbye to UP after this semester.
KDP partnered with UP Student Nursing Association, the School of Education and Concordia University’s chapter of KDP to host a blanket-making night with newly-purchased fleece on Monday, Nov. 27.
Since the holidays have become synonymous with giving and getting, The Beacon has a few thoughtful shopping suggestions that will make you feel good about the presents you purchase. We scoured the web so that you don't have to: here is The Beacon's ultimate gift guide for the socially responsible.
As college students, it’s easy to feel like we don’t have time to do much outside of school. We spend so many hours studying for tests, completing assignments, and working part-time jobs that many of us completely forgo exercise, whether it be a lack of time or a lack of energy.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, you might feel motivated to get back into working out after that second helping of mashed potatoes and that third slice of pie. The Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center offers fitness classes, a fully-stocked weight room with assistants, a cardio center with over 50 machines and so much more to whip you back into your prime health and fitness levels.
We use too many to-go cups. Campus trash cans are overflowing with empty paper and plastic cups. It’s wasteful, but also completely avoidable. More students on campus should invest in reusable tumblers to help cut back on unnecessary waste.
It’s time Americans pop the language bubble. There are plenty of other beautiful languages that are not only nice to listen to and fun to speak, but also very useful to know. Mandarin is ever-so-quickly becoming a global language, as well as French, Arabic and of course, Spanish. Learning these can help bolster your resume and open up job opportunities, while also giving you the ability to interact with new people.
Out of the 15 active universities in NWFASA, only UP and Seattle Pacific University lack multicultural facilities. Even Gonzaga University has a multicultural center that aims to advocate for underrepresented students on campus. But at UP, the students of color support system tend to be limited to multicultural clubs and a handful of cultural events.
"Justice League" is a mediocre movie (with a Rotten Tomatoes score of only 40 percent). With an supposed budget of more than $250 million, it lacks character development, and DC has a poor strategy for setting up Justice League with its previous movies.
The Pamplin School of Business won the “Seven Seals Award” for its efforts to support military at the University of Portland during a military summit hosted by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition in June.