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.
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.
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.
University President Fr. Mark Poorman has appointed Gabi DiPaulo as the editor-in-chief of The Beacon for the 2020-21 school year.
Boyd is one of three collectors for the dorm composting program, along with sophomores Lauren Tate and Whitney Royall. The program was reinstated this semester after hiring issues last fall. He started working this semester and believes the program is making an impact. Together, the three collectors pick up roughly 100 pounds of food waste every week.
A wheelchair user since the age of 18, Sygall has been advocating for disability rights and inclusion for over 30 years. This Monday, Sygall will be giving a speech at the University of Portland, her first visit since receiving an honorary degree from the school in 2019.
Students interested in writing or visual arts have a unique opportunity to have their work published in Writers Magazine, a student-run publication from the University of Portland’s English department. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16 and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Monday, the University of Portland will be hosting Diversity Dialogues, a series of events happening on campus from Jan. 20 to Jan. 31 intended to spark discussion of diversity on campus. A variety of talks, discussions and demonstrations will be hosted from clubs and organizations across campus, including First Generation Club, Vietnamese Student Union, Filipino American Student Association, along with others.
Sitting on the southern edge of campus, the KD University of Portland (KDUP) Shack is a busy place, hosting 62 radio shows this fall semester. Every week, over 101 DJs enter the small and cozy building to play music ranging from country to reggae to EDM. The Beacon met with five DJs to talk about preparing for shows, sources of inspiration, and artists they can’t stop listening to.
Five years ago, José Velazco found himself struggling to film his father’s funeral for his documentary. The documentary — “En Vida” — shows Velazco through his loss, ultimately bringing his family closer together and seeing the value in his Ecuadorian heritage as he navigates both his life in the U.S. and roots in Ecuador. The screening will take place on Nov. 20th, in Franz 120 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.