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Assistant coach for men’s soccer Leonard Griffin is moving on from the Portland Pilots to be head coach for the University of San Francisco men’s soccer program. Athletics announced Griffin’s departure on April 11. He will assume the position in fall of 2019.
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Tucked in the back of the Shiley School of Engineering building, the Pilot Space provides every student at UP the opportunity to make stickers, 3D-Print, engrave, sew, use high-tech equipment for free and much more.
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During the 2018-2019 school year, The Beacon has written and published over 300 articles in our news, living and sports sections. It was an eventful year for the University of Portland, from a student-led protest at the beginning of the year to major changes within the athletic department in response to The Wallys controversy last spring.
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I read both the original article and the article in response and would like to offer respectful commentary. There were a number of things I noticed. The first of these is that it begins stating the purpose to critique how the original article was written, but within one paragraph starts what could be construed as a personal attack on one of the five people interviewed.
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Social justice is a phrase that we hear often but rarely understand. To some, it is just an overused buzzword. Others view social justice as a type of movement towards equity, regardless of one’s social identities.
On April 15, Portland Pilot’s head volleyball coach Jeff Baxter was announced as a new assistant coach for Volleyball Canada, the country’s women’s national volleyball team.
For some, being a student-athlete means waking up at 5 a.m. every day of the week to get dressed and meet with the rest of the team before the bus leaves. For others, it means having three back-to-back classes starting at 8:10 a.m., then heading straight to a three-hour practice. For all student-athletes, however, pursuing a major of interest while competing at the highest level means less free time, a lot of planning ahead, and a lot of pressure do well both in the classroom and on the playing field.
A bill to remove federal marijuana restrictions on states that have legalized it was reintroduced to Congress on Thursday, April 4. Portland Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative David Joyce (R-OH) filed the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act in the House, while Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) did the same in the Senate.
Moving out at the end of the school year can be a bit of a frenzy for students, especially those who have a lot of stuff in their dorm rooms. At the end of the spring semester in 2017, Renee Byrd, digital printing and mailing specialist of printing and mailing services, was helping students move out of the dorms when she noticed that a lot was going to waste.
My name is Olivia Sanchez and I want to talk about the recently published article about conservative students sharing their campus experiences. I spent my last two years at the University of Portland working as The Beacon’s opinions editor and then news and managing editor. Last year I wrote about what happened at the Wally Awards. In June, I will graduate from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication with a master's degree in journalism. While I was at The Beacon, I reported on changes to DACA, the coming out experiences of LGBTQ+ students and national changes to Title IX.
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Moving away from home for the first time can be a difficult transition for many college students. It’s hard to be away from your family and completely start over in a new environment. But some students have a little piece of home right here on The Bluff. The Beacon talked to 13 pairs of siblings at UP, who shared the advantages and disadvantages of going to school with your brother or sister.
April on the Bluff is marked by drizzly days, fluttering cherry blossoms and eager anticipation for summer. But for three members of the UP community—freshman Isabella Horning, sophomore Kira Champelli and Moreau Center Program Manager Tshombé Brown—April is marked by Saturday’s Easter Vigil Mass, the night upon which their journey to becoming Catholic will culminate in what is arguably the most important Catholic celebration of the year.
This week, our Pilot in the Spotlight is junior track and field athlete Maya Murphy-Cook. Murphy-Cook competes in various events for the Pilots, mainly in hurdle races, high jump and the occasional shot put.
We would like to start by emphasizing the importance of listening and being accepting and tolerant of everyone’s unique opinions. Building community is dependent on relationships, and relationships can only flourish when there is empathy and compromise from all involved parties. We greatly appreciate The Beacon’s efforts to make the voices of these students heard, but we feel that the article does not adequately differentiate between fact and opinion and we believe that this needs to be addressed.
Carolina Cortes was on her way to a diversity leaders roundtable in the newly-opened Diversity Center last fall, eager to see the space for the first time. The sophomore and president of La Mesa Redonda is an advocate for diversity and inclusion on campus and considered the opening of the center a major improvement.
In the past month, five UP students have been named recipients for the Fulbright U.S. Student program, where they will spend a year abroad working, researching and immersing themselves in new cultures. Each recipient will have a unique experience teaching English to local students, conducting research on cancer vaccines, taking classes at universities or working with local organizations to contribute to the community.
The University of Portland is nestled in one of the country’s most liberal cities. Recent data from UP’s institutional research suggests that UP students have become increasingly more liberal. On a much smaller scale, the political tensions that make headlines in the city are also present on The Bluff.
Former University of Portland cross country and track star Scott Fauble was the top U.S. finisher and placed seventh overall in the 123rd Boston Marathon this past Monday. Fauble’s time of 2:09:27 is the fastest time from a U.S. runner since Meb Keflezighi won the race in 2014.
If you’ve ventured into Mack’s Market in the past few weeks to satisfy your snack cravings, you may have seen the black tote bags hanging to the left of the register. After more than a semester of work, a group of Sustainability and Innovation Ambassadors have coordinated with Bon Appetit to bring reusable bags to Mack’s Market. Selling for 2.5 points, the initial shipment of 250 bags sold out within the month.
When Caroline Holyoak was growing up, her mom kept a box of library books in the backseat of the car. During car rides, Holyoak became so engrossed in the stories that she ignored everything around her. Her mom would try to make up outlandish stories, like “I won the lottery today!” or “I just met Superman!” to see if she could distract Holyoak from her reading, but it never worked.