The Campus Program Board hosted the "Into the Jungle" dance on Saturday at the Leftbank Annex near the Moda Center. This was the first dance officially hosted by CPB since February 2020. Did you attend the dance? See if you made it into our gallery!
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Pilots indoor volleyball opened the West Coast Conference today at the Chiles Center with an impressive win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Pilots won 3-0, with set scores 25-20, 25-17, and 25-19.
Bulldogs controlled the beginning of the game, but Pilots quickly took the lead and maintained it until the end. Highlights of today’s game include 11 kills from junior Jayde Harris, 13 assists from junior Noelani Helm, and 12 digs picked up by junior Grace Zilbert for Portland.
With an exciting start to the conference, the Pilots have hit the road for Malibu to play against the Pepperdine Waves today.
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Uprooted from its traditional stomping grounds of River Campus, Riverboat was held behind the Commons featuring a "boardwalk attire" theme. Despite the odds, and increasing COVID-19 restrictions, the Campus Program Board was determined to see the party set sail.
Did you go to Riverboat? See if you can spot yourself in the photos!
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Frigid temperatures and high precipitation brought snow to The Bluff. Students embraced the snow and the accompanying days off in various ways from dawn to dusk. Click through the gallery to see how the Multimedia Team captured these activities.
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Days have shortened and leaves have fallen. We've retreated to our homes while the cold, dark and rainy days loom just beyond our doorsteps. Gone are the lively blues and greens of summer, replaced by the vibrant warm tones of fall.
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Members of the University of Portland Army and Air Force ROTC programs conducted a 24-hour vigil at the Praying Hands Memorial on campus in honor of Veterans Day.
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Not even a global pandemic could deter Halloween enthusiasts from decorating their properties. Click through the gallery below for a look at striking Halloween decorations.
On Wednesday night, Mesa Redonda, Campus Ministry, French Club and German Club collaborated for a celebration of Carnaval in Dundon-Berchtold Hall. Carnaval is a Western festive season that takes place before Lent. In a celebration of cultures around the world, students were invited to partake in homemade Carnaval masks, jewelry making, games and snacks from around the world.
Friday night, the Pure Space was filled with '70s flower children, '80s glam rockers, '90s grunge stars and 2000s celebs. CPB’s annual Dance of the Decades was a raging success as students danced the night away under a twirling disco ball and glittering metallic streamers. When not on the dance floor, students took glamour shots in the photo booth, snacked on hors d'oeuvres and branded themselves with sparkling temporary tattoos. Although the 2020’s have arrived, the past was alive and well last night.
On Wednesday Jan. 29, The Beacon celebrated Student Press Freedom Day with a special photo booth for our student readers. As students filled St. Mary’s for EspressoUP, some took a quick coffee break to join in on the celebrations.
Students celebrated the Lunar New Year in St. Mary’s on Friday afternoon. The cultural celebration began on Jan. 25 and continues to Feb. 8. This year is the Year of the Rat, which will prioritize the rat’s traits of quick thinking and adapting to one’s environment. To honor the new year, the Chinese Cultural Club gathered for food, bingo and good fortune signs. The color red abounded, as it can ward away bad luck. More Lunar New Year events will be held around Portland in the coming week.
For the first time at the University of Portland, classes were canceled in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students were encouraged to spend their day volunteering and to treat the holiday as a “Day On” consisting of different service opportunities.
Volunteers went to locations in the Portland area including the Boys and Girls Club where they reorganized supplies, the Village Garden where they picked up trash surrounding the garden plots and Community of Hope where they pulled weeds from the garden.
On Sunday night, members of the UP community gathered in the Marian Garden outside of Chapel of Christ the Teacher for the dedication of the new Grotto. The congregation from the 8 p.m. Mass came to the dedication alongside all of the campus priests.
Fr. Jim Gallagher blessed the Grotto with incense and lit the first candle. After the candle was lit, the Chapel Choir led the crowd in a song and people were invited to light the Grotto’s candles.
Correction: An earlier version of this story had a caption that inaccurately identified a ROTC student as an Air Force cadet. The caption has been changed to correctly identify the student as an Army cadet.
Members of the University of Portland Army and Airforce ROTC programs conducted a 24-hour vigil at the Praying Hands Memorial on campus in honor of Veterans Day. The vigil began Sunday and ended Monday morning at around 11 a.m. The ceremony included guest speaker and United States Army veteran Elizabeth Estabrooks. Two F-15 Eagle fighter jets flew over campus during the ceremony.
The Praying Hands Memorial was built by the University of Portland class of 1948 and included the names of 69 UP students killed in service during World War II. The memorial now includes 80 names total and the names of UP students who died while serving in the military during other conflicts such as the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
On Halloween, campus welcomed a crowd unlike any other. Shipstad Hall hosted Peter Parker himself, seen on rare occasion without a mask, and a baby shark ran through Franz Quad on the way to wreak havoc in Mehling. From evening until nightfall, trick-or-treaters and their parents wandered through the dorms, getting candy from eager residents. Brave souls could wander down to Shipstad Hall’s traditional haunted house, led by students in the Shipstad basement. After a week of classes and exams, campus was rejuvenated by sugar highs and the spooky spirit.