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Over fall break I participated in the Rural Immersion hosted by UP’s Moreau Center. I only had a vague idea of what to expect — I knew we were going to be talking with people about topics on immigrants, justice and learning about the Yakima Valley community. It was so much more than that. With everything I learned, the experience became a catalyst for having important conversations.
Throughout my life I’ve had a lot of fears. When I was little, I was terrified of dogs (sad, I know). So when my dad announced that we were getting a puppy, I was NOT happy.
Take a deep breath and try not to look too sweaty. Stay calm even though hundreds of eyes are staring at you. Speak loudly because you don’t have a microphone and make sure they hear you. Breathe.
It’s been a tough first couple years for the Portland Pilots under the Porter era. They’ve gone a combined 21-44 in that span and have finished in the ninth in 10th respectively in the West Coast Conference. It’s been a tough rebuilding era for Portland, and the young team that had only two seniors on the roster last season struggled.
After struggling in the first half, the University of Portland men’s basketball team won against the Westmont Warriors in an exhibition game Saturday night, beating them 94-80.
Do you think that the squirrels living on UP’s campus deserve more appreciation? Do you think that Fortnite is not that special? The Beacon wanted to know students’ opinions on everything from the new Pilot House burgers to the views from the Bluff, so we sent Community Engagement Editor Natalie Nygren and videographer David Jacobs, to ask students to rate six things as overrated or underrated. Watch the video to see the results.
With only one day until the midterm elections conclude, The Beacon went around campus to ask students whether or not they voted. Millennials make up a third of eligible voters, so we wanted to see how many millennials on campus have casted their votes. Some states, like Oregon, are seeing a historic turnout for this year’s midterm election. There is still one more day to turn in your ballots.
The Beacon’s new podcast, Mental Health Mondays, will aim to further the conversation about mental health on campus. There are many professors and other members of the UP community that are passionate and dedicated to creating more mental health awareness. This podcast aims to educate the UP community about different mental health concerns, as well as open up a dialogue for something that affects so many students in college.
After a few years of living in the dorms, most UP students are excited to move into off-campus houses with their friends. But junior Ruby Beauchamp had something different in mind. About a mile and a half from campus, Beauchamp lives in a pastel green school bus.
For many students, life after graduation is an exciting but scary realization. Many are nervous for the day the cap goes flying in the air and our University of Portland student email addresses turn into alumni accounts.
The Portland Pilots women’s basketball team routed the Puget Sound Loggers in an exhibition game Saturday night at Chiles Center 88-45. The Pilots hustled and shot efficiently en route to their first victory of the season.
The Global Perspectives on Leadership trip to South Africa has been canceled due to safety concerns in the country during the time when the visit was slated to take place. The U.S. has advised exercising increased caution in South Africa since the upcoming elections could pose a potential safety risk. Instead, the leadership trip will take place in New Zealand, the international destination of last year’s program.
Faculty and staff are often seen at the front of classrooms or behind desks, but many of them lead exciting lives outside of work. From making sculptures to running marathons to collecting board games, UP staff and faculty do it all.
In response to the controversy surrounding the Wally Awards last year, UP Athletics is making changes to its spring awards ceremony programming, including rebranding the Wallys and replacing the spring talent show with a community service day.
On Aug. 7, 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit tightroped between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann tells the fictitious story of 12 strangers in lower Manhattan on that day, who looked up and witnessed a moment that would echo through history for decades to come.
Today, Oct. 31, 2018, is Halloween, and I constructed the following numerical curiosities to celebrate it:
I’m a fan of Halloween. I like dressing up, eating candy corn and watching scary movies with my friends. So, when Starbucks announced their latest specialty Halloween-themed frappuccino, I was intrigued.
Editor’s note: This opinion article details a sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers.
Every other week for 12 weeks, my mom drove 155 miles from our home to Seattle where doctors injected chemicals to kill the disease growing inside of her: cancer. Then, for another eights weeks, she went for her second round of treatments. This time, it was weekly. She shaved her head before her hair could fall out and came home tired, but still battling.
We just had fall break, and it would be an understatement to say that it was much needed. After spending countless hours studying, writing papers, balancing relationships and just being busy in general, it was nice to be able to simply sit on my couch, watch the opening week of the NBA and do nothing.