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From sneakers to flannels, clothing affects not only how others see us but also how we see ourselves. And, for many, Fashion is also imbued with cultural and religious significance. In particular, Muslims who practice veiling — called Hijabis, — are faced with the daunting task of representing both their faith and identity through clothing.
As UP welcomes students back from fall break to start the second half of the semester, the school's student athletes are gearing up to face the second half of their seasons. Men and women’s soccer, cross country and volleyball have all reached the season's midpoint. Start the second half of the semester off right by reading a recap of the Pilots’ overall rankings and league standings so far.
Pick up your forks and dig into the various flavors of the Portland food scene because UPCPB will be hosting their second-annual ‘Flavors of PDX’ event this Sunday at the Quiet Side of Commons.
Sophomore Grace Deke steps out of Mehling Hall eager to grab a meal off campus with her roommate. Pausing in bewilderment, she doesn’t see her Hyundai Elantra next to the baseball field where she had parked it the night before. After fifteen minutes of searching the area, Deke accepts her unfortunate reality — her car has been stolen.
Last summer, junior environmental science major Tommy Garcia was busy collecting data for research. Garcia planted temperature gauges in various locations in North Portland to better understand the temperature differences between neighborhoods that have access to green spaces and those who don’t.
If you’re a member of the University of Portland men’s track and field or cross country teams, you’re guided by a coach who has led the program to 22 NCAA Cross Country Championship appearances, 50 All-American honors, 10 Top 10 finishes at the national meet and 34 West Coast Conference cross country titles. You’re also coached by a man deeply interested in your holistic success. Rob Conner — or “RC,” as his athletes call him — the UP men’s track and cross country head coach of the last 34 seasons, is this figure, who preaches a philosophy of balance and growth that has skyrocketed the program to new heights in the collegiate running world.
Heat and water services will be off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 25 and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 26 in certain resident halls and buildings on campus due to a large water leak located by Physical Plant, according to Operations Coordinator Melissa Porter.
Entering another school year, life seems to be happening all too fast. For some of us, graduation is right around the corner, and for others you have just gotten one step closer. The million-dollar question: What’s next?
I got my first cell phone in the sixth grade. Most of my friends received theirs at the tender age of nine. So, once I did too, I quickly felt part of the conversation again. It’s now been seven years since then, and as an 18-year-old college student, my phone usage has increased exponentially. I now spend more time on my phone than studying, eating and sleeping combined.
Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), is coming out with its own magazine this semester, the Survivor Zine Magazine. It will showcase personal accounts of sexual assault from students on the Bluff through stories, poems and art pieces.
“Full Metal Jacket,” a Vietnam War movie by Stanley Kubrik, is misunderstood. Of course, movies are an art form and can be interpreted however one wants. However, they are very rarely made as blank canvases. Filmmakers have an intended message and each element is carefully chosen to get that message across.
In 2010 the University of Portland introduced a software system to campus that would revolutionize the way students could monitor, analyze and be active within the stock market. This interface is called the Bloomberg Lab and is available to students in a room on the first floor of Franz Hall.
Welcome back to this week's Pilots Weekly RoundUP. Fall break is right around the corner and teachers have started to pile on the work for UP students. With the tough demands of school and the fall athletics season, the Pilots endured through the sixth week of school.
You’ve just finished your last class on a beautiful Tuesday or Wednesday night. You’re tired from school, but a rush of excitement fills your body. You run home to change and get your cleats. You walk through campus, past the West Quad and start the trek down the hill to River Campus. You smile as the rays of sun hit the field and you see your mates lacing up their boots. You are a University of Portland club soccer player.
I'm sure you have heard enough about Taylor Swift after this summer and reading anything more about her might seem like your worst nightmare. Maybe you don't like her music, maybe you don't like her fans and maybe you just don't get the hype. Regardless of your opinion, I think you should care about what she brings to the table as a powerful woman. If you haven't heard of “Taylor’s Version,'' (or if you have and don't think it's important) I strongly encourage you to continue reading — maybe you can gain some perspective on why this is about so much more than music.
LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated every October to recognize and remember the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. Originated by Rodney Wilson in 1994, LGBTQ+ History Month is also celebrated in the same month as National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. At UP, queer history is filled with grievances and strife — something that has tied together the history of the past to the present. Through all of this, UP’s queer community remains unified and vibrant, a reflection of the larger LGBTQ+ community in Portland.
Leticia Dankel and Andrew Dankel-Ibanez wrapped a pair of headphones around Leticia Dankel’s pregnant belly, playing a variety of music from classical to songs by jazz musician Miles Davis for their unborn baby. Inside the womb was Andrés Dankel, becoming immersed in the world of music.
Mago Hunt’s stage is bare, save for a school desk and a couple of chairs, for the first play of the season, “TBA.” Directed by Barbie Wu, a professor from Reed College, “TBA” is entirely stage read, meaning the actors read from scripts as they perform on a mostly empty set. The audience gets to witness the actors flip the pages, often all at the same time, while a stage director audibly describes the play’s setting and character action from one side of the stage.
Welcome back to this week's Pilots Weekly RoundUP. With midterm season and fall break quickly approaching, UP’s student-athletes have flown through the fifth week of their fall season. Last week marked the start of conference play and the conclusion of the first tournament for women’s tennis.
For many people, their lives start when they are born. But for some transgender people, it starts when they can finally become themselves — a process that can take years, cost up to thousands of dollars and almost assures a battle for visibility and acceptance.