Kids gathered on campus Sunday for an early easter egg hunt. Photos by Jeff Braccia.
The first to shave his head was junior soccer athlete Kienan Weekes. Weekes was visibly excited. He looked more ready than ever to sacrifice all those hair follicles.
Kris Reaves, junior soccer player, seemed nervous and reluctant to shave his head. However, the team cheered encouragements the entire time.
Matt LeProwse, freshman soccer player, was really excited to get his head shaved by his teammate Paul Christensen, junior. LeProwse stayed positive throughout the process. He also encouraged students walking by the event to shave their heads.
Erik Edwardson, junior soccer player, was all smiles during his head shaving. It's hard to imagine anyone looking more serene whilst losing all of their locks, but Edwardson looked pretty content with his newfound baldness.
Reid Baez, sophomore soccer player, looked apprehensive when getting his head shaved by teammate Paul Christensen. Christensen ended up shaving Baez' hair into a hair crown, similar to the flower crowns you might see at Coachella. Baez didn't don the crown for long, though. It was a shame; it would have been a great look for a summer music festival.
Brother Thomas, advisor for the men’s soccer team, didn’t waste a second hopping into the seat to get his head shaved. He was proud that so many of his soccer players joined to shave their heads for a good cause. He was smiling the entire time.
Jabari Newton, sophomore soccer player, seemed eager to shave his head. During the process, his huge smile was replaced with a shocked expression. His teammates surrounded him and took pictures. After seeing himself, he jokingly told his teammates that he will never go out again and instead focus on his academics.
Last weekend, The Bluff hosted a multitude of cultural nights including a Guam night in the quiet side of The Commons and a Vietnamese Cultural Night in the Mehling Ballroom.
On Saturday, Shipstad Hall hosted a charity event in which they sold ping pong balls to be dropped from the sky into buckets.... We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. The event included a BBQ and lawn games, as well as prizes if the balls you paid for landed in a bucket. Photos by Annika Gordon and Jeffrey Braccia.
University of Portland's annual Dance of the Decades raged on at The Crystal Ballroom Saturday night as students dusted off pieces of their parents' wardrobe from the 80s, thrifted for that perfect flapper dress, threw on a flannel or came up with some truly unique outfit choices. Relive the night through photographer Annika Gordon's photo gallery.
Beacon photographer Sam Keeler spoke with UP students about the challenges they face in maintaining mental wellness, underscoring the value of added resources on campus.
Rock the Bluff has become one of UP's most exciting yearly events. Check out some moments The Beacon captured in previous years. Photos by David DiLoreto