Madison McManus


Matthew Libby started as the Outdoor Pursuits Program manager last October.

New Outdoor Pursuits Program manager focuses on inclusivity

Imagine strapping up, walking to the exit of an airplane and free falling for what could be 60 seconds. Or maybe heading out on a boat on a clear day, putting on an oxygen mask and diving to the depths of the ocean. Although these don’t sound like your typical weekend activities, they are for Matthew Libby, this year’s new program manager for Outdoor Pursuits Program at Beauchamp Recreation Center.

FASA club members practice traditional Filipino dance led by FASA President Chloe Tanega and FASA Student Advisor Kyle De La Cruz.

FASA a place for students to celebrate their Filipino heritage

FASA is not only a club that educates students about Filipino culture, but it’s also a place where students meet new friends and find a home. FASA is a steadily growing club on campus since it was first created six years ago, and has approximately 40 club members. The club is open to students from all cultural backgrounds who are interested in engaging and learning more about Filipino culture. 

Madison McManus, an avid country music fan, shares why she thinks country music is great and why you should give it another chance.

Staff Opinion: Give country music a chance

Everyone treasures and dreads the power that comes with being handed an aux cord when in a car full of friends. Being a country music lover, I personally dread the responsibility of music choice, often having an intense internal debate of whether or not I am ready to face the rejection of my country-hating peers.

Fr. Daniel Groody, associate professor of theology and public affairs at the University of Notre Dame, talks about migration and how he associates it with his faith.

Lecture recap: Understanding migration through the lens of faith

On Wednesday evening, UP students and members of the community gathered to hear Fr. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, deliver a lecture titled “Passing Over: Migration and the Eucharist.” Groody urged people to reflect about the stories we tell when we talk about migration, which affects how people view migration.  Groody also challenged the audience to look at current issues surrounding migration through the lens of faith. He argued that people of faith need to be educated and active in conversations involving migration issues, especially in the light of an increasingly prevalent migration crisis in the Mediterranean and in the midst of changing U.S. immigration policy. 

Campus Program Board announced the fall dance theme by spelling out "Fright Night" on pumpkins outside of Franz Hall, accompanied by a smoke machine and spooky music. 

Dance if you dare: Fall dance returns with spooky theme

The fall dance will take place this Friday at the Left Bank Annex. Tickets will be sold for $10 starting Monday through Friday in the Commons. On Wednesday night, tickets will be sold at Espresso UP instead of the Commons. 

Senior David Gloyd smiles at the top of the Caño Sangre hike in Vaupés, Colombia. 
Photo submitted by Gloyd.

Senior biology major spends summer teaching public health in Colombia

Trekking through rainforests, helping children, engaging in local customs and being an advocate for public health. This was senior David Gloyd’s experience as an intern for Sinergias, a nonprofit organization in Colombia dedicated to serving communities historically affected by conflict and poverty.