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 an aggressive and physical game, the University of Portland women’s basketball team beat the Loyola Marymount University Lions 74-49, extending their winning streak to four. The Pilots are currently third in the West Coast Conference with an overall record of 12-7, their best start since the 2009-10 season.
University of Portland Athletics announced on Wednesday that former assistant volleyball coach Megan Burton has been promoted to the head coaching position for the Pilots. This comes a year after Burton was brought on by former head coach Jeff Baxter as part of his staff.
Ries’ contribution to the UP women’s soccer program is undeniable. In the past two seasons, Ries has become a key player on Portland’s roster, leading the team in goals, winning conference awards, gaining national recognition and meeting records that the program hasn’t seen since the previous decade. The junior has quickly become a driving force in the Pilot’s road back to former glory.
The University of Portland women’s basketball team topped the Fresno State Bulldogs 75-64 on Sunday afternoon. Their win against the Mountain West team gave UP its first 4-0 start since the 2010-11 season.
Following a losing season with a disappointing overall record of 7-25, the University of Portland men’s basketball team kicked off their 2019-20 campaign on Tuesday night with a promising start, beating the Willamette Bearcats 86-36.
The two are working to redefine MEChA, starting with changing its name to Latinx Student Union. While Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, the club has set a goal of continuing the celebration beyond just four weeks. With the name change, the co-presidents are seeking to break with what the club used to be and bring it into what they believe it should be: a club open to students of all Latinx identities and cultural backgrounds.
Regardless of how an athlete gets there, international play is a level of competition that some student-athletes only dream of, and few get to do. Three students from the University of Portland had the opportunity to play on an international team — a rare but valuable opportunity. These athletes were pushed out of their comfort zone, playing with the best of their age group and traveling to different countries with new teammates. The students return to The Bluff with elevated skill sets and a revived passion for their sport.
With a total of 33 saves in the season so far, freshman goalkeeper Jenny Wahlen has quickly become a key player on the University of Portland women’s soccer team. The first-year from Borlange, Sweden has started in every game since the beginning of the 2019 season, proving her skills against teams like the University of Washington and University of New Mexico — garnering three saves each game and helping her team tie 0-0 and win 1-0, respectively.
The point is that rock is a broad genre of music that has never really had a definitive sound. To this day there are so many different kinds of rock: soft, heavy, folk, grunge, psychedelic. There’s even pop-rock, country rock, and believe it or not, rock opera is also a thing. How can a genre of music that encompasses such a variety of sound and interpretation be declared dead?