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Travel, even during the best of times, can be confusing and difficult. Airports may not be as busy as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean air travel is suddenly a piece of cake either. If you plan to travel by air over fall break, there are some things you will want to do to keep you and those around you safe.
The moment after Walter Thompson-Hernández got the call that he would be working for the New York Times, he hung up and cried from overwhelming excitement because he knew how this would change his life forever, but had no idea what was in store for his future.
In 43 states, it is legal to discriminate against someone for how they wear their natural hair in workplaces and schools—Oregon is one of them.
At the end of June in 2019, Mattie Vanhonsebrouck received a text message from a friend saying: “Hey, I think you should get this TikTok app. You would totally get famous from it.” Vanhonsebrouck disagreed, but after arguing back and forth, they decided to try it. One month after downloading the app, Vanhonsebrouck had gone viral.
Results for the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) vice president and freshman class senator elections were announced tonight at 4:30 p.m. There will be a runoff election between Tate Harris and Grace Batra for the position of vice president of ASUP.
University of Portland President Fr. Mark Poorman announced today in an email to students, staff, faculty and families that UP is planning for a partial reopening of campus for spring semester 2021. The majority of classes will still be held online, although the option to have in-person classes for first-year students is under consideration. The start of the semester will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 25.
2020 has been a year for the history books. A global pandemic, a global movement against racial injustice, record-breaking temperatures, extreme fires and climate disasters around the world. And in November, a presidential election that could forever alter America’s trajectory as a country.
Few things about this semester can be classified as normal. However, one semblance of regularity is that the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) are holding fall elections for vice president and freshman class senators. Pandemic or not, in person or online, the election will go on.
When Karl Kahambwe was in second grade, his teacher instructed the class to bring in baby pictures for a guessing game of matching the baby picture to the student. What seemed like a fun way to end the week quickly became a moment of realization for Kahambwe as he was the only Black student in the classroom. When his baby picture was put up, Kahambwe remembers an uncomfortably long silence taking over the previously rowdy students until one student pointed towards him as the matching student. According to Kahambwe, this moment is when he knew he was different from his classmates.
Rewind six months to the beginning of COVID-19 induced isolation, when sitting bored and alone on your couch watching Tiger King seemed to be the only logical way to spend your time. If you were single, and quarantining alone, it is likely that you felt inclined to pick up your phone, download a dating app, and start swiping.
“Hey Jew girl!”
On the edge of campus past Haggerty and Tyson Halls, a small orchard and garden overlook the stunning scenery of the Willamette River. Currently overflowing with tomatoes and squash, the Student Led Unity Garden (SLUG) is open to all community members.
COVID-19 testing is available to all UP students living in Oregon—even those without symptoms—at the Health and Counseling Center Mondays through Fridays, despite recent furloughs that cut pay and reduced hours of key staff.
The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and the annual question of flu shots are on everybody’s minds: is it worth it to get a flu vaccine this year? The short answer—yes. The flu vaccine decreases the risk of contracting the flu by 40% to 60%, and if the flu is contracted, the vaccine reduces the severity and risk of hospitalization. For UP students living locally, getting the flu shot can be as easy as attending the Health and Counseling Center’s flu shot clinic on Tuesday.
This letter is not a direct response to the “Don’t Do Anything Now You May Regret Later” article, or at this point maybe it is, I am not sure. However, one thing I am sure of, is that I am angry, exhausted and again, mostly angry.
Tomorrow I’ll be 21 years old. The colossal age where you can finally enjoy every aspect of adulthood legally. I should be excited, ecstatic even. I should be making grandiose (socially distanced) plans and getting ready to celebrate. But to be honest with you, my heart’s too heavy for all that, and I don’t drink.
I am writing this article as a response to Ms. Bowers September 25th article that was posted on the Beacon. I would like to preface this with an unequivocal statement that Black lives matter, and fighting for social and racial justice is a core tenant of the University of Portland and for all its students.
I have spent a little too much time this weekend thinking about the OpEd that made quite the splash. While there are so many parts of the piece that I find frustrating, insensitive, misleading, and accusatory, I, like my wonderful friend Tate Harris, have decided to focus my response on one aspect of the piece.
As students have returned to online classes this fall semester, so too has head women’s soccer coach and University of Portland alumna Michelle French, as she starts working towards a master’s degree in management communication.
Yesterday as I sat on a Zoom call with two members of ASUP, a notification came through of a new post on the Beacon website. Sage Taylor, Connor Heffernan, and I cocked our heads almost in disbelief of what we were reading.