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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.
The University of Portland men’s and women’s cross country teams both came in second place at the West Coast Conference Championships in Provo, Utah on Saturday morning.
If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you know it is midterm season. No, not those pesky midterm exams - midterm elections. Midterm elections are on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and the voting process is already underway, with voter turnout predicted to make history.
The typhoon that rolled across the Northern Mariana Islands last week has caused the collapse of the homes of at least two UP students.
After honoring their two seniors, forward Hanna Armendariz and keeper Rachel Lusby, the University of Portland women’s soccer team fell to the No. 25 Pepperdine Waves in their senior day game. The Pilots lost 2-0, bringing their conference record to 4-4.
In the Portland Pilots’ men’s basketball opening game of the season, the team beat the Division II University of Antelope Valley Pioneers, 94-64.
Women’s volleyball came out to battle WCC rival BYU, the top team in the country, Thursday night. Despite high energy and diving defensive plays, the Pilots came up short, 3-0.
For many UP Students, Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) are an iconic part of their childhood. Whenever October, or as Disney dubs it “Monstober,” rolls around, old and new Halloween DCOMs are played all month. Have you ever wondered which spooky film defines you? Take this quiz to find out which Halloween DCOM is your “spoopy” soulmate.
Bikes, skateboards and hurried students aren’t the only traffic on campus sidewalks this semester. There’s a newcomer this fall: electric scooters.
Now that sports teams are using the two athletic fields down at Franz Campus, work on the other facilities has begun. Jim Ravelli, vice president of university operations, said UP plans to build more facilities on the 35-acre riverfront property within the next two to three years.
Jack Avina, former head coach for the University of Portland men’s basketball team, passed away on Oct. 4 in Lafayette, California. He was 89.
The Pennsylvania Grand Jury’s uncovering of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, including one confirmed case involving a former University of Portland president, was only the beginning of investigations into clerical sex abuse.
Tacos are a staple in the diets of many UP students. King Burrito, El Azteca Burrito, Santa Cruz Taqueria and even Taco Bell are just a few of the well-known taquerias in the North Portland area. The Beacon asked students to taste four different tacos while blindfolded and guess where each taco came from. Watch the video to find out who won the title of Nopo taco expert.
When Herbert Medina was eight years old, his family, with hopes for a better economic life and more opportunities for their children, immigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles.
I grew up in a multicultural household. My mom is from Venezuela and my grandma from Puerto Rico, while my dad is from Oregon. My first language was Spanish. I grew up listening to Serenata Guayanesa, eating sorullitos and hearing my mom yell ‘En Español!’ from the other room when I spoke English. I identify as Latina. But whenever I say this, I always get the same reaction: ‘What? You don’t look Latina.’
There is something very strange about feeling like you have a lot of “homes.” For many, that means their college home and their family home. For me it’s Portland, Oregon; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Salzburg, Austria.
Wandering down cobblestone streets, laughing all the way home at 3 a.m. and studying in places that are older than anywhere you’ve been before. These are some of the experiences UP students have when they study abroad.
For the third article in a three part series, The Beacon sat down with Rev. James Gallagher, director of Campus Ministry and pastoral resident of Mehling Hall, to discuss how the news of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report releasing the names of more than 300 clergymen accused of sexual abuse in August.
Last week a current UP student authored an anonymous piece in The Beacon sharing a very personal story of sexual assault that occurred during high school. The student shared her perspective on ways the University can better its practices and policies around sexual and gender-based harassment, misconduct and violence. To that student – thank you for demonstrating true courage in sharing your story.
In the second article of a three-part series, The Beacon interviewed Rev. Tim Weed, program director for liturgy and pastoral resident of Shipstad Hall, to discuss the impact of sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic church. Weed was just ordained a priest in April this year.