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If you haven’t seen the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show, then go watch it. Now. What you’ll see is a Colombian and a Puerto Rican taking the stage to not only give one of the most energetic and colorful performances the sporting event has ever seen, but to also make social and political statements while showcasing their talents and their cultures.
In the second installment of the Portland Indoor series -- which featured 22 teams, more than double the teams from the last Portland Indoor -- the University of Portland men’s and women’s track teams continued to improve while achieving several personal bests and preparing for the outdoor season.
The University of Portland men’s basketball team has already eclipsed their win total from last season. Portland, though only being 1-10 in conference play, has been more competitive this year in games.
In their second and final meeting of the regular season, the Portland Pilots fell to the Brigham Young Cougars 85-54, keeping the Pilots in last place in the WCC while propelling the Cougars to second.
On Monday, Feb. 10, Lisa Ko, author of this year’s ReadUP selection “The Leavers,” will speak in Buckley Center Auditorium. The novel centers on Polly, an undocumented immigrant from China who works in a Bronx nail salon and one day disappears, leaving her 11-year-old son, Deming, behind. The story, also the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, touches on themes of family, immigration and identity.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation has canceled the Morocco study abroad trip scheduled for May because not enough students paid by the deadline.
The pressure of climate change is an overwhelming and formidable issue. As it continues to be one of the biggest pressing issues for humans, the conversation shifts from actions of the individual consumer to a need for systemic change from corporations, lawmakers and international leaders. Fighting for a significant change for the earth is no longer a trend we can choose to participate in. We all have a responsibility to fight climate change together in any way possible. Whether big or small, here are some ways to reduce your carbon footprint daily.
You’ve definitely heard it. Two people are debating the merits of different presidential candidates when a third chimes in.
As part of a four-part series, The Beacon spoke to professors about the books that impacted them most. Last time, The Beacon spoke to professors Simon Aihiokhai and Wilfred Wu about philosophy and comics books.
While in college, University of Portland alum Jami Resch had every intention of taking the MCAT and going to medical school after graduation. By the time graduation came, the situation changed. Resch was married and had a child, and realized that medical school was not a commitment she wanted to make at that point in her life.
When many people think of the word “inclusive,” they think of it in terms of race, gender, wealth and sexuality. Some people do not think of physical disabilities — Susan Sygall is trying to change that.
To wrap up the two week long 2020 Diversity Dialogues, the University of Portland brought in actor, writer and comedian D’Lo — a queer, transgender, Sri Lankan-American speaker who has been seen on HBO, Netflix and CW — to give a keynote presentation. Friday night, the Mago Hunt Auditorium filled with students and community members who came to hear D’Lo’s talk.
This Saturday in the battle for 3rd place standing in the West Coast Conference, the San Diego Toreros came out on top over the Porltand Pilots, winning 62-58.
Lunar New Year — as known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year — began throughout many Asian cultures last Saturday, Jan. 25, marking the beginning of 15 days worth of celebrations, and ending on Feb. 8. With celebrations in Vietnam, Korea, Singapore, Laos and many others, the Lunar New Year is the largest public holiday in Asia. It’s also celebrated by many Asian American families all across the world, including in Portland.
Physical copies of The New York Times are now being offered in a rack outside of the library after the service was on hold for most of last semester.
With her two goals on Wednesday at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match for Team Canada against Saint Kitts and Nevis, Portland Pilot alum Christine Sinclair became the all-time international goals leader in the history of soccer both men and women at 185 goals.
The Portland Pilots women’s basketball squad hosted the Brigham Young University Cougars Thursday night in a key WCC matchup. BYU, sitting at second in the conference, outlasted the Pilots 66-54 to even the season series between the two teams at 1-1 and put some distance between themselves and the third place Pilots.
Terry Porter was on a plane when it happened. The Portland Pilots’ head men’s basketball coach was heading back to Portland after the team had lost to Pepperdine 80-69 just the night before. He opened his phone to a bevy of texts asking what had happened and if it was true. He didn’t know what they were talking about.
Get ready to get groovy and boogie on the dance floor at this year’s Dance of the Decades on Friday, Feb. 7. This year’s theme is all about disco, so dust off that pair of go-go boots or those bell-bottom pants you might have seen in the thrift store. While disco attire is encouraged, students are welcome to dress up in any decade they prefer. After all, everyone loves a good poodle skirt.
As University of Portland students dive into the new semester, it’s easy to get lost in the hundreds of pages of academic readings per week. In your rare free time, however, you might do some reading for fun or curiosity. Reading has the power to influence people’s lives in many different ways, from a calm pastime to helping decide a major or changing one’s entire view of human nature.