Michael Lang


With the rise of on-campus car break-ins both Campus Safety and Portland Police struggle to keep up with the number of thefts

Car break-ins, thefts plague on-campus vehicles in broad daylight

Five minutes. That’s all the time it takes for a thief to shatter a car window, grab what they can from the inside and flee the scene before Campus Safety can even respond to the incident. Car break-ins and some auto theft have increased on campus over the past month. Shattered glass in UP lots tells the story — if the car is still there.

Kate Cuadrado was appointed by UP President Robert Kelly to serve as the editor-in-chief of The Beacon for the 2023-2024 academic year. Photo courtesy of Kate Cuadrado

Kate Cuadrado appointed as editor-in-chief for 2023-24 school year

President Robert Kelly has appointed Kate Cuadrado as editor-in-chief of The Beacon for the 2023-24 academic year. Cuadrado, a junior English major, began working for The Beacon during the spring semester of her freshman year, joining the staff as a news reporter. After working for a semester the following year as the sports editor, she became the news and managing editor, her current role. Cuadrado’s interest in journalism not only inspired her to work for The Beacon, but it also guided her to apply for the role as editor-in-chief. She sees this as an opportunity to expand her role and journalistic work as the head of the University’s student-run newspaper.