A tropical paradise vacation for some, a dreamy honeymoon and place of catharsis for others, and for one very special guest, a grown man shitting in a suitcase. What more could you ask from a resort or TV show?
With Oregon Governor Kate Brown expanding vaccine eligibility to all Oregonians 16 and up starting April 19, it won’t be much longer before every UP student has the opportunity to get vaccinated and to take part in a seminal moment in human history. In Portland, the largest and most common place to get vaccinated is the Oregon Convention Center (OCC). The process can feel daunting, as you have to know how to navigate the online sign up process, as well as the convention center when it’s time for your appointment.
I live with five roommates, all of them close friends. We live in a small duplex, sharing bathrooms and kitchen space and everything in between. We pass each other in the hall and say hi, run into each other in the kitchen between classes and briefly catch up, and sometimes eat dinner together when our schedules line up. You would think it would be impossible to feel alone in a house like that. However, it wasn’t until almost 10 months of living together that I started to realize how lonely we all were.
In a year marked by movie theater closures and halted film production, many people’s movie going experiences have been less than ordinary. Now, on theme with the rest of this past year, the 2021 Oscars season is shaping up to be anything but conventional.
Spending the equivalent of two months, or 1,460 hours, on the phone with your significant other over a period of just six months seems like an eternity. For CJ Charfauros and Malia Hui, both UP sophomores, this was a necessity.