Ajay Davis


The bell tower sits among the cherry blossoms, signifying that Easter is around the corner.

Campus Ministry prepares for Holy Week and Easter Sunday Mass

Today marks the beginning of Holy Week, one of the most celebrated weeks in the Catholic liturgical calendar. For UP Campus Ministry, the ability to gather and celebrate will be especially meaningful because the arrival of COVID-19 last spring forced them to cancel their in-person masses and services.

A young girl smiles at the parade spectators while her camogie team walks through Galway city center in 2019. Submission courtesy of Molly Lowney.

St. Patricks Day: Pandemic edition

Most St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are characterized by parades, throngs of people, and a full day of drinking in pubs and bars - activities made impossible with the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, mass cancellations of St. Patty’s Day celebrations were the first marker to many of what was to come. 

Adrienne Keene was this year's keynote speaker at the final Diversity Dialogues event. Keene is a Native scholar who prioritizes college access and representation for Native communities. Image courtesy of Brown University.

Diversity Dialogues concludes with keynote on Native identity and opportunity

Diversity Dialogues 2021 drew to a close with its final event last Friday night, which featured keynote speaker Dr. Adrienne Keene of the Cherokee Nation. Keene is currently a Native scholar, writer and activist working to increase representation of the Native community. Keene also runs a blog called Native Appropriations and works with a non-profit group called College Horizons, which assists native students in the process of applying for colleges and securing financial aid.

Ajay Davis is a reporter for The Beacon.

STAFF OPINION: The most worthwhile pursuits are the ones you chase alone

School can teach you many things, but it cannot teach you who you are. You yourself must do that. This is not to say that our professors and the university as a whole are unable to teach us worthwhile information, but rather that the education that we receive within the boundaries of our classes cannot be the primary force in our process of learning —  and hopefully becoming — who we are.

A colorful alter filled with photos of UP community member's loved ones who have passed. The ofrenda can be found in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher from October 29 through November 6.

Campus Ministry celebrates Día de los Muertos

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.