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On a late Thursday night, a group of college students begin their Actually Gavin meeting by standing in a circle in Mago Hunt Theatre. There seems to be a shared understanding between the students as they all begin clapping. The noise gets louder and faster. The claps begin in sync and then devolve into a nonsensical rhythm. This noisy warm-up is only the beginning of a two-hour long Actually Gavin meeting where students play games and do fun exercises to practice their improv skills.
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I made the unfortunate choice to write this piece in a rush without the aid of the creative tool I’m about to describe. But for the purposes of vanity let’s say it was a clever way to demonstrate my point.
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Every year during the holiday season, my family would watch the 25 Days of Christmas holiday specials on ABC Family. Movies like "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and "The Year Without a Santa Claus" have made themselves permanent in my memory. (I can belt the entire Heat Miser/Snow Miser musical number like nobody’s business.) But there is one movie that has changed me more than all the rest, a movie that came out 15 years ago and is arguably one of the funniest movies I have ever seen: "Elf."
When senior nursing major Isabella Garcia first arrived at the UP campus, she not only had to adjust to a new roommate and new classes; she also had to adjust to a region that was culturally very different than her home in Los Angeles, California. As a first-generation Filipino American, she wanted to find a group on campus that shared aspects of her home culture. Her family encouraged her to to join the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) where she found both community and connection to her heritage.
We know this may come as a shock to some people, but there are more Spanish Christmas songs than just “Feliz Navidad.” But worry not! The Beacon is here to school you on the most popping Spanish Christmas songs in the game. So, without further ado, Feliz Navidad y’all! Let’s get this bread and ace all our finals.
In the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) postseason tournament, the Portland Pilots fell to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels, 3-1.
Decked out with ornaments, bedazzled by lights and topped with sparkling stars, Christmas trees have made their annual return to UP’s campus. Christmas is on its way and you might have noticed the sight of several gleaming evergreens in some of your favorite spots on campus. Have you ever wondered which of these trees captures your Christmasy self? Take this quiz to find out which Christmas tree on campus best defines your holiday cheer.
The 2018-19 season has been the most successful season yet for the University of Portland’s Mock Trial team. The team has won overall first place in their last two tournaments, the Sapientia et Doctrina X Invitational in New York on Dec. 2 and in Eugene the University of Oregon 5th annual David Frohnmayer Invitational on Nov. 18. In Eugene, the team also received half of the individual awards given out by the judges.
Half of the resident assistants (RAs) in Villa Maria Hall have been removed from their RA positions as of Friday, Nov. 30. Residence Life is currently working on a staffing plan for the spring semester which may include the hiring of new resident assistants, according to Andrew Weingarten, director of Residence Life.
Well, it’s almost the end of the semester, which means three things: studying for finals, finishing papers and doing everything you can to avoid both of those first two activities. One popular method of avoidance: sports!
Happy Dead Week, Pilots! Okay, maybe it’s not so happy, but I have good news for you. There’s only a few days left in this semester, and then we can head home, binge watch Christmas movies and enjoy being with our families for an entire month.
Remember the thrill of elementary school field trips, the excitement of getting to leave the classroom and explore the outside world? Imagine a college course where the idea of leaving the classroom and entering the outside world was the focus, and you’ll begin to have a sense of a new class that was offered this fall semester, called Social Determinants of Health.
On Tuesday evenings, Buckley Center Auditorium echos with excited conversations and laughter as 80 students file into their seats. They’re just like any other group of college students laughing with their friends and chatting about finals.
As we all know, finals week is the actual nightmare before Christmas. In these last two weeks before break, students are camping out in the library, pulling all-nighters and dreaming about the best day of the year — December 13th — when we all get to go home and take a nice month-long break from school.
With winter break approaching, some students are probably thinking about Christmas. They might be thinking about the story of Jesus’ birth, starting their advent calendars, or singing traditional Christmas carols in church, baking family recipes and putting up a Christmas tree.
The following was the State of the Campus Address given by ASUP President Sitara Nath at the ASUP Senate meeting on Monday, Nov. 26. The Address provides a report on the progress ASUP has made this semester and the work we are continuing to do, as well as the leaders on campus that have been involved in carrying out the platform of the ASUP President & Vice President. -Kathleen Burks, ASUP Communication Director
After sweeping Northern Colorado in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship yesterday, the Portland Pilots volleyball team beat the Utah Valley Wolverines, 3-2, in the second round of the tournament.
In the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) tournament, the Portland Pilots volleyball team defeated the Northern Colorado Bears in straight sets, 3-0.
The University of Portland women’s basketball team returned home to battle for their fifth win of the season on Wednesday night against the Utah State. Sophomore guard Josie Matz’s 15 points in the 4th quarter propelled the Pilots to a 61-54 victory.
Colleges and universities across the country, including University of Portland, are grappling with the potential impacts of new federal policies on sexual assault, misconduct and harassment proposed by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.