Emily Davis


Members of Actually Gavin pose for a group photo.

Improv club Actually Gavin brings big laughs to the Bluff

Actually Gavin is University of Portland’s improv group. The group is a close-knit group of about 15 students who put on shows twice a month in Mago Hunt and even compete in regional competitions. This year, Actually Gavin is taking the club one step further by planning more events and making their presence known on campus. 

Construction on Franz Campus continues as new facilities are being built in the next two to three years.

New Franz Campus buildings to be completed in two to three years

Now that sports teams are using the two athletic fields down at Franz Campus, work on the other facilities has begun. Jim Ravelli, vice president of university operations, said UP plans to build more facilities on the 35-acre riverfront property within the next two to three years.  There are currently five different projects planned for the Franz Campus: a new Physical Plant building, a new tennis center, a rowing center, an environmental science lab and a new track for the track and field team.  

Students from the Salzburg program watch the sunset at the top of Gaisberg mountain in Austria.
Photo submitted by junior theater major Clare Kessi. 

UP without borders: Students share their study abroad experiences

Wandering down cobblestone streets, laughing all the way home at 3 a.m. and studying in places that are older than anywhere you’ve been before. These are some of the experiences UP students have when they study abroad.  With applications for spring, summer, fall and year-long programs closing on Mon. Oct. 15, students may be wondering what studying abroad actually encompasses or which programs to apply for. Here are first hand accounts from UP students about their time abroad:

Junior Sam Baldwin, junior Kai Hynes and junior Aurora Hernandez rehearse a scene before opening night. 

One bachelor, three fianceés and big laughs in fall play 'Boeing Boeing'

“Boeing Boeing,” a glamorous play set in the 1960’s, is full of shenanigans, hilarity and is the perfect study break during midterms madness. The UP Theater Department chose “Boeing Boeing” as this year’s fall play to balance out the more political and serious issues that the department will tackle in other shows performed later in the year.