Sarah Varney


For the Love of Chocolate Poetry Slam

VIDEO: For the Love of Chocolate Poetry Slam

Last Friday night, UP’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Pilots After Dark hosted “For the Love of Chocolate,” a poetry slam in the Pilot House. Two students and two poets from the local poetry group Poetic Justice presented their poems about love, anger, race and much more to the Pilots After Dark crowd. In case you missed it, here is a video of a few of the night’s poems.

Sarah Varney is a photographer for The Beacon.

Staff Opinion: A mentality checklist in preparation for study abroad

I am so stoked to study abroad in Rome, Italy next year. Of course I called my grandmother after I found out I had been accepted into the program, and her first reaction started supportive, with an “I’m so happy for you!” and then moved on to be a little more cautious with, “You have to watch out for those Italian men.” Then she put my grandfather on the phone and told him I have been accepted to Rome and he asked me “Have you already started packing?”

The night consisted of costumes from a variety of decades.

Dance of the Decades 2018

On Saturday night, students filled the Crystal Ballroom for CPB’s annual Dance of the Decades. The ‘80s-themed dance was sold out at 1,300 tickets. Dancers wore outfits from every decade and danced to DJ Clint’s songs. Here are your pictures from last night’s dance:

Gold Rush: 2017 CPB fall dance

Gold Rush 2017

Last Friday, students dressed up to get down at CPB's annual fall dance. Everyone was decked out in gold to match the gold rush theme: Glitter, gold jewelry and gold clothes. The dance was a sold out event. According to CPB assistant director Kaity Sullivan, CPB maxed out ticket sales at 1,200 tickets. The dance was packed as DJ Clint blasted music through the Left Bank Annex. Check out pictures from the golden night.