Valedictorian: It’s an honor that many of us come to college telling ourselves we’ll work for, but only two students — one per graduation ceremony — actually pull it off. The Beacon sat down with the Class of 2017 valedictorians, math major Parkes Kendrick and computer science major Christine Chen, to learn some wisdom from their successful years at UP.
With only a month left in the semester, it’s time to start thinking about your meal point balance.
Nicole Londraville works at The Anchor each day, brightening up students’ days as she prepares smoothies for them.
Each Spring Break, hundreds of college kids set out to sunny coasts to celebrate the return of warm weather and attend some insane parties. Maybe this is what you’ll be doing this year, and if so, lucky you (and please, stay safe) this Spring Break!
Parking on campus is the most stressful part of every weekday if you drive to school. One day, you’ll get to school 20 minutes before class starts and end up five minutes late to class because there was just no parking anywhere.
Each semester, when students pay their tuition, the price tag includes an $85 “student government fee” (going up to $95 soon) and some may wonder: Where is that money going? University-sponsored clubs and organizations receive money each semester through ASUP in order to fund things like trips, workshops, events and materials necessary for meetings, paid for by the student government fees and a portion of the University’s endowment.
The Anchor is open from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to the University website. According to Bon Appétit Manager Kirk Mustain, The Anchor’s closing time has changed from 9 p.m. due to staffing shortages. Mustain says there have also been days when The Anchor has closed earlier than 3 p.m., as a result of the shortages.
Here’s the truth: the Student Handbook is not a riveting read, but we are all urged to read it at the start of the year because it’s our guide to life on The Bluff. So maybe you skim it, looking over the seemingly obvious rules regarding underage drinking and vandalism.
With elections in the not-distant-enough past and finals looming on the horizon, it might be best to skip Black Friday entirely. Here are some things you can do that day to de-stress instead.
Filipino-American Student Association to hold anniversary vigil for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Sunday night
Typhoon Haiyan rocked the Philippines three years ago. Nov. 7 marks the anniversary of the Category-5 super-typhoon that devastated the nation. To commemorate the event, the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) will be hosting a candlelight vigil on Sun. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bell Tower.