Students at the Left Bank Annex entered a pastel dreamworld Friday night at Candy Land. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., people danced the night away to crowd hits by DJ Clint and took advantage of the candies, desserts and other snacks. Students rose to the occasion with colored wigs and candy jewelry, making sure to document their outfits at the photo booth. Although the night had to end, the memories of Candy Land will live on.
If you are one of the 1,200 students in possession of a ticket to Candy Land, the annual fall dance, there's likely one thought on your mind: "What do I wear?"
Fortunately, The Beacon was way ahead of you. With two short trips to the glamorous Fred Meyer and Dollar Tree, the editorial board has proudly crafted a lookbook suited only for a board game — or perhaps the main quad. Take some inspiration from your local journalists and prepare yourself for a very sweet night.
On Friday morning, members of the UP community marched in downtown Portland during the Global Climate Strike alongside an estimated 6,000 people calling for the end of the burning of fossil fuels. Many UP students attended the strike to have their voices heard, to put an end to the destruction of the environment and to create a better future for themselves.
On Wednesday night, members of Active Minds gathered in Dundon-Berchtold Hall to make 1,100 paper flowers to represent the 1,100 college students that die by suicide each year. They cut and folded white tissue paper and were encouraged to write on the flowers the name or initials of someone they know who has died by suicide. All 1,100 flowers were made on Wednesday night in about two hours.
The flowers were placed in the academic quad in front of Franz Hall Thursday morning. This is a tradition Active Minds follows each September in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week.
Next time you sink into your seat in Dundon-Berchtold after wandering through the maze of hallways, take a peek at the cross on the wall of your classroom. Like all other academic buildings on campus, each classroom in DB is stocked with a crucifix - but unlike the other buildings, these crosses all come with their own unique stories. Acquired from across the globe, every individual crucifix has its own cultural background and history that it will now lend to UP.
From May 7-30, the Moreau Center led an immersion in Northern Tanzania for the first time through its sister school, the Mwenge Catholic University. The immersion brought UP students to a retreat center at the Mwenge Catholic University, as well as brief stays with host families to orient them with cultural events and traditions. Experiences included learning basic Swahili, bartering in traditional markets, attending weddings and confirmations and bonding with the students of Mwenge.
Students kicked off the start of the school year with CPB's annual Riverboat. Although there was a brief power outage, it did not stop students from dancing, riding a mechanical bull and eating lots of free food, all while rocking yee-haw outfits to go along with this year's western theme.
UP's class of 2023 moved in to the residence halls on Thursday. Move in included a happy corgi, parents helping students loft beds and hall directors hugging llamas.
The Holi Festival went down with flying colors on Sunday as students threw a rainbow of colored powders into the air while wearing white T-shirts and learning Bollywood dances. Holi, also known as The Festival of Colors, is a Hindu tradition in India that signifies the arrival of spring. To celebrate, students gathered in East Quad to dance, throw colors, eat snacks and have some fun in the rain.
Hall council members across campus organized the first ever ‘Battle of the Quads’ on Saturday, where dorms from North, East and West Quads battled it out in tug-of-war, an Easter egg hunt, cornhole and more. After a hard fought battle, East quad, who had a big group from Shipstad, came out out on top at the first ever ‘Battle of the Quads’ champions. After the games, students went to the Mehling Ballroom for free burgers and hotdogs.