Fiona O'Brien


With the presidential election just around the corner, here are some ways that you can get involved.Canva credit to Emma Sells

Activism 101: How to increase your impact

The 2020 election faces a deeply polarized government dealing with a world-pandemic, a civil rights movement and an ever-changing climate. It can be overwhelming to think about the outcomes of this November’s election. But it’s underwhelming to think that the only way to act is by voting. 

Some students are currently living in Haggerty and Tyson apartments. New policies and procedures were created to address residents living in close proximity.

Welcome to campus: please stay six feet apart

While most UP students are either staying in their hometown or off campus this semester, a limited amount were permitted to live on campus. There are also many students living in houses in the University Park neighborhood, who will have access to some services on campus. Here is a look into all of the, socially distanced, services available.

Two UP professors have built a side business out of instructing craft breweries in essential business strategy. Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash.

Business professors coach craft breweries around the world

In the last ten years, the number of craft breweries has grown exponentially. Along the way, those brewers needed guidance. Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, those same brewers might be struggling to stay open or find distribution channels. Business professors Mark Meckler and Sam Holloway are using their online website Crafting A Strategy to continue helping breweries during this crisis. In their free time, they advise craft brewery pubs around the world. 

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash.

University of Portland donates medical supplies to Providence

The University Operations department at the University of Portland donated medical supplies last Wednesday to Providence Health and Services in the Portland area. With the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, hospitals across Oregon are struggling to find the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect medical workers. 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, most St. Patrick's Day festivities around the country have been cancelled. The Beacon advises celebrating the holiday while still respecting social distance.

How to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in isolation

To many Americans, Saint Patrick’s day is the only day of the year they can wear the one green shirt they own from the back of their closet. This year, it can also be an excuse to drink beer on a Tuesday. Though Saint Patrick’s day can seem like it just honors Ireland, it is actually also a way to recognize Irish immigration and, more specifically, Irish Americans.