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Andrews has been a big part of the early success of the team, playing alongside a familiar face in freshman forward Alex Fowler who hails from the same hometown in Australia.
Christmastime is arguably the best season of the year. Not only does the holiday bring a full month off from school, but it also brings excuses to consume an absurd number of candy canes, jam out to Christmas music in the car and avoid all responsibilities in favor of Christmas movie marathons in your pajamas.
With just a few days and some final exams standing between us and Christmas Break, there’s no time like the present to get festive and officially ring in the holiday season. Just like our fellow Pilots, The Beacon staff is excited to get through finals week and head home for a well-deserved month away from Portland to take a break from school.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are likely dreaming of a four-day weekend surrounded by family and friends, and stuffing our faces with our favorite Thanksgiving foods. Whether you’re making the trek to your hometown to spend time with family or sticking around The Bluff for a classic Friendsgiving celebration, Thanksgiving ought to be a time to show appreciation for others … while also consuming excessive amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes that will keep you full for the entire weekend.
Why is mental health so important? We all have it. Just like our physical well-being, our mental health might face some really rough times, too. That is why our Active Minds club motto is: “We all struggle. Let’s struggle together.”
The University of Portland has made progress in moving towards a more sustainable way of living on The Bluff. However, the concerted efforts of students, staff and faculty are not enough to make sustainability visible on campus. As the student representative on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability, I'm writing this opinion piece to put sustainability on UP’s radar and commemorate the hard work of those committed to integrating sustainability into campus culture.
We all probably have had our moment of having our own little masterpiece on display in a gallery of sorts, whether that be the refrigerator door or framed on our living room wall.
Nerves started to take over my body, as I prepared my camera gear to film. Looking out of the car window, I began to see pitched tents and parked cars lined up on the side of the road with Hawaiian flags flying high in the sky. In my head, I asked myself, “What are you getting yourself into?”
Ahh, Thanksgiving. The holiday of gorging on your first home-cooked meals in a while after months of campus food and grilled cheeses; catching up with family after living miles apart; and taking at least a few days to enjoy the fall weather that you’ve been too busy to appreciate because you’ve been burying yourself in the library. For some, Thanksgiving break signals the onset of their favorite holiday. For others, it might signal expensive plane tickets, heated political debates around the turkey, and interactions that you just don’t want to have.
Do you keep a roll of toilet paper in your backpack, purse or pocket in case you have to use the restroom on campus? Did you have to pay a quarter for your toilet paper the last time you went? My guess is, probably not. I think we can all agree that toilet paper should be readily available in all public restrooms, since using the bathroom is a basic, regular and unavoidable biological function. In the same way, menstruating is an uncontrollable and normal function that affects more than half the global population. So, why do we expect people to pay for period products?
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly attributed a quote near the end of the story to Kaitlin Bourne. This quote was actually said by course instructor Anika Sproull.
For nearly 85 years, The Beacon has been telling the stories of students, professors, faculty and staff of the University of Portland. In each of those stories lies a piece of history and a glimpse into another time from the perspective of UP students. The Clark Library has received a grant to help preserve that history.
The Pilots had made it to double overtime, tied 1-1 against the San Francisco Dons. Portland drives the ball to the opponent’s side, keeping possession while fighting their own exhaustion. In the 103rd minute, the ball is crossed to the top of the goalie box. Junior forward Taryn Ries jumps up and heads the ball right through the San Francisco keeper’s hands.
Winter is just around the corner, and you may be feeling the annual cabin fever that most Portlander’s experience during the four months of early evenings and consistent downpour. The short sunlight hours and long, dark nights may make you feel sluggish, lose motivation or interest in hobbies — all symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Young adults are especially susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, but staying engaged and active may help you beat the winter blues. Avoid getting cooped up in your room and try out some of these fun evening activities in Portland.
Many Physical Plant workers, a truck hauling a trailer and a lot of coordination were needed last Thursday when the University of Portland installed a Grotto in the Marian Garden located next to the Bell Tower and the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. It came to fruition after nearly a year of planning and work. There will be a blessing and dedication of the Grotto following the 8 p.m. Mass on Nov. 24.
After much controversy and conversation, the University of Portland student body voted to pass the Student Activities Fee increase. A total of 1,044 students voted (27.6% of registered voters), with 52.2% in favor of the raise, according to Director of Student Activities Jeromy Koffler.
I’ve known for almost eight months that I would be graduating from the University of Portland in December instead of May, but it never really sank in that I wouldn’t have my college bubble of protection until just after fall break this semester. I was walking through the front door of Franz Hall, and suddenly nostalgia hit me.
Earlier this month, the Quiet Side of the Baccio Commons transformed into a gamer’s haven. Lights slightly dimmed, tables topped with dozens of monitors, each surrounded by a small group of people, with the sound of controller clacks filling the air.
This year’s NCAA Cross Country West Regional in Colfax, Washington, ended with a somewhat familiar feeling for both University of Portland teams. The men’s team took home the team title on Friday while the women’s team took home sixth, just missing out on qualifying for the NCAA Cross Country Championships as a team.
My new favorite show is called “The Righteous Gemstones.” The main family, the Gemstones, are televangelists and own a multi-million dollar church corporation. The dad, Eli Gemstone, and his son, Jesse Gemstone, are the main pastors for the church. The show portrays the behind-the-scenes and inner-workings of the family. They all live in mansions and drive the most expensive cars. In the first episode, Jesse Gemstone is caught on video with prostitutes while doing cocaine with some of his friends. There is another scene that shows the massive amount of money coming in from donations after a Sunday service; the whole basement of their church is dedicated to the money.