The moment after Walter Thompson-Hernández got the call that he would be working for the New York Times, he hung up and cried from overwhelming excitement because he knew how this would change his life forever, but had no idea what was in store for his future.
We are all constantly examined under a different microscope now that social media has consumed our lives. Instead of being watched over solely by authoritative figures in your life, you have “followers” on Instagram and Twitter, “friends” on Facebook, and viewers on Snapchat and YouTube who could “cancel” you at any moment.
You watch the clock on your computer screen as it hits 10:10 and awkwardly unmute yourself to say a thank you to your professor and wave goodbye to your classmates before leaving the Zoom call. You have 10 minutes of free time before your next class starts and it feels like there’s nothing you can do besides getting sucked into the black hole that is TikTok, aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, or liking Twitter threads because the like button has a different animation.
After offering the job to three candidates, the University of Portland has failed to hire an ethnic studies faculty member, according to an email from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Herbert Medina.
As classes have moved online and communities have shut down, you might have found it difficult to keep busy while under quarantine. No fear, for The Beacon staff is here. We have shared how we have been trying to keep sane and have recommendations ranging from shows to crafts.
When Tori Dunlap was busy building her community while living in Shipstad, studying with her fellow E-Scholar peers, or in a theater production at the University of Portland, she had no idea what successes were to come. The 2016 UP alum saved $100,000 within three years of graduating, as well as created her own business, Her First 100k, which helps women become financially educated and confident with their own money moves.
The Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP) passed a resolution on Feb. 10 to begin a pilot program/trial called “Pilots Matter Period,” where free menstrual products will be provided in five buildings on campus. The program will begin Feb. 18 in the first-floor bathrooms of Franz Hall, the library and Buckley Center, as well as Dundon-Berchtold’s gender-neutral bathroom and the women’s bathroom at Pilot House for this spring semester.
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.