Carlos Fuentes


Carlos Fuentes is the copy editor for The Beacon.

STAFF OPINION: Write for yourself, not your professors

So I took the journal, and I started writing in it. I don’t remember what I wrote, but I remember the feeling I got when I wrote to myself. It felt amazing. I could say whatever I wanted with no fear of being judged, because I wasn’t writing for anyone else. 

Carlos Fuentes, Beacon reporter.

STAFF OPINION: Find your silver lining

I recognize that there are a lot of downsides to this situation that we’ve all been forced into, but I believe that we can all make the best out of it by finding the positives in our lives and focusing on them. 

Freshman nursing student Harris Harris has been volunteering at a COVID-19 testing center in California. Photo courtesy of Harris Harris.

Freshman nursing student volunteers at COVID-19 testing center

Harris works alongside other volunteers, nurses and other workers to keep the makeshift facility running in a safe manner, which includes informing patients of the process and constantly communicating with other workers to ensure those providing the tests have time to change protective equipment between patients. Harris described the drive-through facility as a tense environment with no room for error. 

Campus Ministry will begin to stream UP mass services online for community members.

Campus Ministry offers spiritual support amid COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country, many students might not be able to physically attend Mass or practice their faith in traditional manners for several reasons, such as mandated cancelations or health concerns in public spaces. Luckily for students, Campus Ministry at the University of Portland is determined to continue serving and supporting students, many of whom have left the city, state or even the country.