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UP freshman Eleanor Sells was taking a well known route from her friend’s house back to her own in her hometown of San Jose, California. The drive, which should have taken no more than 15 minutes, left Sells driving through wind, rain and blown over objects during the most recent rainstorm to hit California this year.
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When Ashleen Akkal sat down to discuss Islam in her theology class, she was not expecting the intricacies of the Islamic faith to be overshadowed by stereotypes and prejudiced attitudes. While Akkal is Sikh herself, the class discussion and portrayal of Islam echoed her past experiences of being profiled as a terrorist due to her South Asian background.
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Despite Oregon’s goal to completely decarbonize by 2040, our Treasury continues to invest in fossil fuel companies that are wrecking our environment and destroying our future. It is critical that Salem listens to the voices of students, teachers and youth leaders and supports the Treasury Investment & Climate Protection Act (House Bill 2601) in 2023.
From the loss of $13.4 million to the gain of the new Diversity Center, the University of Portland has seen a lot of changes in the past year. What does 2023 hold for UP? Here are predictions from The Beacon staff:
The year is 1979. Moe O’Connor and her husband, Russ, have been living in the Pacific Northwest for just over a year, having moved there after Russ got a job working for Intel. She had grown up an athlete, having played tennis primarily and doing so in college at Bradley University. It wasn’t a unique thing to her. Back in Chicago, her hometown, it was just expected that women competed in sports back in the day, at least at her high school.
Provost Herbert Medina, who served as interim President from 2021-22, is back in the classroom teaching calculus. After resigning his Provost position in the middle of Winter break, he has resumed his passion for teaching this 2023 Spring semester.
Known for its food carts and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, Portland, unlike any other city in the world, offers a unique blend of homemade flavors and boundary pushing fusion of cuisines. While food carts are a Rose City essential, there are so many places for students to try beyond that.
Everyday our bodies interact with the built environment around us. We go through life with extensions of our body that allow us to do the most mundane and most difficult tasks.
When I was younger, I remember briefly watching "Project Runway." I never thought about the blood, sweat and tears that come with perfecting a model’s look backstage. Little did I know I’d be working as a backstage dresser at the 2022 FashioNXT Runway Show for the designer Seth Aaron — winner of “Project Runway” season seven and “Project Runway” all stars season three.
One of the reasons I came to the University of Portland was because of its storied soccer history. Megan Rapinoe, the NCAA championship-winning teams and so much more. But I didn’t realize that I would come to appreciate another famous UP alum: Christine Sinclair.
While UP students all took winter break to relax, Pilot athletes worked hard, competing in basketball games, track and field meets and tennis kicking off. The men’s soccer team had a few players sign onto pro teams. George Tasouris is on trial with LA Galaxy’s first team, Benji Michel has signed with Portuguese club FC Arouca, Delentz Pierre signed with Real Salt Lake and both Gurman Sangha and Brandon Cambridge signed for Charlotte FC.
After two years of discussion and research, the Staff Senate Working Group (SSWG) has chosen the first round of senators to serve in the Staff Senate.
Hoping to build the perfect gingerbread house this winter? This just in: Scientists and engineers recommend "patience and frosting."
The world is lying to you.
Paris, France makes for a beautifully romanticized vacation. You can walk along the Seine, take pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower and visit the Louvre. Or, if you are junior Chivon Ou, who uses she/they pronouns, you can present on biomedical research.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve most likely heard of the Pokémon franchise. Since 1996, Pokémon has made a permanent mark on pop culture and the lives of people worldwide. Selling 10 million copies in three days after release, “Pokémon Scarlet and Violet,” — the franchise’s most recent games for the Nintendo Switch — prove that the series isn’t going anywhere.
This won’t have much of a point until I explain it at the end, so bear with me for a few minutes while I meander through a brief summary of my life story, the important bits anyways.
The administration has eliminated the Title IX coordinator position in an effort to deal with the University’s $13.4 million budget deficit. Over the summer Ethan Snyder was hired as Title IX coordinator, but has recently left UP.