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Former Director of Finance for the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) Joey Paumier resigned Nov. 1. Paumier cited the weight of the emotionally exhausting and taxing semester for his resignation, and said he needed time to focus on mental health.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has reversed last week’s position and issued UP and Portland State University men’s and women’s basketball the same exemption from COVID-19 state restrictions as the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
In the light of the Sharonell Fulton, et. al. v. the City of Philadelphia hearing on Nov. 4, Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation into the Supreme Court on Oct. 26, and comments made in the July 1 Beacon article “Racism, Sexism, Tokenism: My Experiences as a Woman of Color at University of Portland,” I think a few things need to be said. Back when the op-ed was published by The Beacon, I brought it to my family’s attention. It was an incredible piece that brought to light many horrible things that have been done within UP. However, at the section regarding LGBTQIA+ discrimination, a family member commented “not nice, but they can probably get away with it,” which to this day disturbs me. Religious freedom is important, but why is it touted as more important than a person’s civil liberties?
From Oct. 29 until Nov. 6, UP’s Campus Ministry will have an altar in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher in celebration of All Souls’ Day and Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in commemoration of loved ones who have passed away in the UP community.
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Senior Sophie Downing wouldn’t describe herself as a typical English major, as she says she isn’t too familiar with the technical side of English. Despite this, Downing began making submissions to Writers Magazine when she first joined the team her sophomore year.
Odds are you’ve probably donned a sweater, had a spiced hot beverage or even frolicked through a pumpkin patch in the past few weeks. An essential part of fall is comfort foods and baked goods that taste like the season and warm you from the inside out. Trust me when I tell you, store bought baked goods only give you a fraction of autumnal experience that home baked goods do. After scouring the internet, here are three quality tested fall baking recipes (college student friendly) that give the optimal autumnal experience.
The University of Portland men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking into options to play and practice outside Oregon, UP Vice President for Athletics Scott Leykam told The Beacon Thursday.
This past summer, I was fortunate enough to go on a backpacking trip in the Emigrant Wilderness area of the Sierra Nevadas in California. It was nice to get out of the house after being stuck in quarantine, not to mention the scenery was beautiful. I went fishing with my dad, and we hiked about 30 miles.
Picture this: it’s October 1, 2004, and your Halloween costume has just arrived in the mail. It’s a realistic bat costume. You wear it everyday for a month, and then one day, a group of teenagers sees 4-year-old you in your really cool bat costume and says “Oh, so scary! A bat!”
Dear Editorial Staff,I write regarding the University’s approach to COVID-19 testing and management of positive COVID-19 cases among students. I hear the requests for greater transparency on these issues, and this submission is intended to provide more information. I ask that you please publish this submission as a response to your editorial dated October 29.The University is presently aware of two students who have received positive COVID-19 test results. After the Health and Counseling Center (HCC) was made aware that these students had tested positive through our Care Team, an HCC care provider ensured these students are isolating in a designated isolation residence hall on campus and receiving support.Contact TracingIf the HCC performs the COVID-19 test, the HCC works with Multnomah County and assists in contact tracing. The HCC health provider will then daily track the progress of the student who tested positive and provide medical consultation during the recovery process. When the test is performed by the HCC health provider, the HCC reaches out to the others possibly impacted and offers professional consult for their situation.Care of Students in IsolationIf the University is notified that a student has tested positive from sources outside the HCC, University staff are involved in the care of local students should they be in isolation or quarantine. Daily contact and support are tailored to each student’s specific needs and comes from Residence Life hall staff, Campus Ministry, and a specially designated case manager for quarantine and isolation.Testing On CampusIn relation to overall COVID-19 testing on campus, Athletics and the School of Nursing have conducted extensive testing for their community members. Out of the HCC, the University has conducted over 104 COVID-19 tests this semester.Expectations for CommunicationWhen it comes to widespread community notifications on positive COVID-19 cases, the University follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Health Authority. This guidance states that communities should be alerted when there are significant outbreaks of COVID-19.Nevertheless, as announced by Fr. Poorman via email on October 2, information regarding testing and any COVID-19 positivity that occurs will be provided in a publicly-available dashboard next semester. Given the low number of students currently residing on campus, we initially intended for the dashboard to go live early next semester when residence halls reopen to all students. However, we have decided to accelerate development of the dashboard and publish it to the University’s website as soon as we are able.I refer students once again to the October 2 email, which provides more details on the testing and health and safety protocols for next semester. More information on these matters will be provided in advance of the spring semester.As always, students who have questions about COVID-19 or feel as though they should be tested should contact the Health & Counseling Center (email@example.com).Commitment to TransparencyMembers of UP leadership and I understand very well that it is imperative to communicate and collaborate with our entire community to successfully make it through this pandemic (arguably the most significant challenge that our University has faced in its history). We are committed to enhancing our communication channels in order to continue to provide relevant, necessary information that will result in a safe, healthy and successful 2020-21 academic year.Sincerely,Fr. John J. Donato, C.S.C.Vice President for Student Affairs
Last Monday, when ASUP senators and board members asked Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. John Donato why UP wasn't sending students information about a confirmed case of COVID-19 on UP's campus, he responded that "sending out a mass email that somebody has caught COVID is not necessarily going to help people."
Whether students are living on or off campus this semester, finding the time to try out new recipes while staying within their budget can be a struggle. Students already have little time and money to spend on preparing meals, but this is especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Pew Research Center, about one in four college-age adults are unemployed as a result of the pandemic, making splurging on expensive ingredients or nights out at restaurants impractical.
Fleet Foxes’ new album is optimistic and confident. “Shore”, the band’s fourth album, is a stylistic and tonal departure from the angst of the band’s last two records, 2011’s “Helplessness Blues” and 2017’s “Crack-Up”. While those two albums' primary focus was on personal struggles and interior experiences, “Shore” is about honoring other people’s contributions and experiences.
Last year, when then-junior Ryan Jarvis joined the Entrepreneur Scholars program, his first business idea was to create a social media website. While Jarvis toyed around with this thought for a while, he ultimately decided that he wanted his entrepreneurial project to be something more impactful. One day, while watching an episode of The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj about the opioid crisis, Jarvis was made aware of the epidemic’s severity. He began brainstorming the beginnings of what would become his business venture Dose.
COVID-19 might be throwing a wrench in your Halloween plans. Particularly in college, changing your typical plans (hopefully) from passing out candy and costume parties to movie night and pumpkin carving competitions is a total bummer. We know you wanted to go to a wild party and dress up as a bunny or vampire, and now that is going to look a little different, but that doesn’t mean your holiday has to be completely ruined.
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Universities all over the country are implementing new Title IX regulations issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in May. It officially went into effect on Aug. 14. These final regulations on sexual misconduct in education are meant to bolster due-process protections for accused students while relieving schools of some legal liabilities, Devos has said.
Cross country and track and field runner Victoria Weir spent this summer in Plymouth, England watching her fall plans being completely derailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a European travel ban and the postponement of all fall sports.