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The rain-soaked mud coating Tom McCall Waterfront Park was hardly visible Saturday afternoon as colorful rain boots, hand stitched pink “pussy hats” and the people in-between danced to Beyoncé and walked around with signs saying “Women’s rights are human rights”, “Nasty women keep fighting” and “Not my president.”
The Pilots had trouble shooting the ball in today’s game against Gonzaga in the Chiles Center. The Pilots shot 26.4 percent for the game and lost to the Bulldogs by a score of 85-50.
Portland Pilots senior guard Alec Wintering suffered an ACL tear in Thursday's game against San Francisco. The injury, which was confirmed on Saturday with an MRI, will end his career as a Pilot.
Protest signs were scattered around Downtown Portland after hundreds of people rallied against the inauguration of the new President of the United States Donald J. Trump on Friday. Meanwhile, many University of Portland students and staff were anxiously awaiting for the Women’s March on Saturday.
Before I get into this, let’s set the mood for a second. Get comfortable. Curl yourself into a nice little ball, make sure you’re alone. We’re trying to maximize an optimal space for crying, here.
President Obama had seven of his Cabinet-level nominees confirmed on the day of his inauguration in 2009, as did George W. Bush before him. However, the odds of President-Elect Donald Trump heeding the same result are looking slim.
Rewind: It’s Thanksgiving break and the University of Portland men’s basketball team is in Southern California for the Wooden Legacy tournament. The Pilots are playing Cal State Northridge in the consolation bracket after dropping their first two games. And guards Alec Wintering and Jazz Johnson quickly take over.
Philosophy professor Lara Trout strapped on some YakTrax (essentially tire chains for your feet) and left her home around 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday. It was her second two mile icy trek to the University of Portland this week.
It’s the second day of classes for spring semester and you’re walking to your first class of the day. How exciting!
A fire at the historic Hotel Alder apartment building in downtown Portland displaced dozens of residents on Jan. 4 amidst intense cold and winter weather. The University of Portland opened Howard Hall as a shelter to over 50 residents for one week following the fire. The fire started in the building’s mechanical room but affected multiple floors, according to a report by KGW.
The University of Portland prides itself on its Catholic background and teachings, promoting their religious affiliation in all aspects of the school. But when does the University of Portland decide not to practice what they preach, and ignore the Catholic Social Teachings they hold to be so true?
UPDATE: The University will close today at 1 p.m. according to an email sent by Provost Tom Greene, meaning that classes starting at 12:55 p.m. will not be in session. While the Franz Coffee Stand and The Anchor will close at that time, The Commons will remain open until 6:30 p.m., and the Pilot House and Mack's Market will be open until 8 p.m.
The headline read, “Sessions says he’s ‘not sure’ he won’t put reporters in jail as AG” and a feeling swept over me.
If you’re lucky, you have never questioned that you chose the right place to go to college. Maybe you came to the University of Portland freshman year, got a great roommate and dorm, loved your major and never considered that you made the wrong decision in choosing where to spend four years of your life. When your aunts and uncles ask you how college is going, you reply “Oh my gosh, I love it” with no hesitation.
It’s internship hunting season and you know what that means! It’s time to dust off that old resume and make room for that giant mound of stress that has been slowly accumulating since your search began.
As the kid of a parent in the Air Force, I’ve had the pleasure of moving around quite a bit. I’ve also faced the challenges of a parent gone on deployment and know firsthand the stressors families in the military face. I have a deep gratitude for those who have served, but also an understanding of the unique challenges “military brats,” as military children are colloquially referred to, have faced.
The Portland Pilots men’s basketball home game against the No. 5-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs that was postponed on Jan. 7 has been rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 23, at 5.pm., the West Coast Conference announced.
2016 has been a busy year for those of us in the news business – and The Beacon has been no exception. Even when it wasn't good news, we've been honored to tell your stories. Below are the 10 biggest stories from The Beacon in 2016:
Each semester before finals week, the University sends out online course evaluations for students to assess the quality of their learning experiences. These evaluations are used not only for professors’ planning purposes, but also to evaluate professors and determine promotions and tenure awards.
Students lined pathways in front of The Commons Friday night to stand in solidarity with sexual assault victims on campus and express discontent with the student conduct process as guests arrived for the University of Portland’s annual Christmas dinner for donors.