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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.