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GALLERY: Fall is well underway here at The University of Portland. The Beacon photography staff took photos of the campu...
12/09/2022

GALLERY: Fall is well underway here at The University of Portland. The Beacon photography staff took photos of the campus right before the leaves started to fall as we head into winter. 🍁

Link in bio to see the full gallery.
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With finals just around the corner, it’s easy to feel burnt out. Take a study break and try baking these three holiday r...
12/08/2022
Get baked with The Beacon (Pt. 4)

With finals just around the corner, it’s easy to feel burnt out. Take a study break and try baking these three holiday recipes from the newest “Get baked with The Beacon” to get in the holiday mood.

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The administration has eliminated the Title IX coordinator position in an effort to deal with the University’s $13.4 mil...
12/08/2022
UP cuts Title IX position amidst budget shortfall

The administration has eliminated the Title IX coordinator position in an effort to deal with the University’s $13.4 million budget deficit. Tammy Herdener will be acting as the interim Title IX coordinator while the program undergoes restructuring.

The administration has eliminated the Title IX coordinator position in an effort to deal with the University’s $13.4 million budget deficit. Tammy Herdener, associate vice president for student development, will be acting as the interim Title IX coordinator while the program undergoes restructurin...

The University of Portland is tightening its belt financially due to a significant loss of revenue following the “freshm...
12/05/2022
The cost of ‘freshman melt?’ Millions.

The University of Portland is tightening its belt financially due to a significant loss of revenue following the “freshman melt” that contributed to a total budget loss of $13.4 million. Read more to find out what UP doing to recover from the loss.

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OPINION: Photographer Shruthi Vijukumar has beaten the odds with her long-distance relationship. Going three years stron...
12/04/2022
STAFF OPINION: Absence does in fact make the heart grow fonder

OPINION: Photographer Shruthi Vijukumar has beaten the odds with her long-distance relationship. Going three years strong with her boyfriend that's 600 miles away from her, she takes a nuanced approach to why her relationship has been going strong.

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The University of Portland is home to a wider variety of trees than you might recognize. A concise overview of some of t...
12/04/2022
Campus trees in the spotlight

The University of Portland is home to a wider variety of trees than you might recognize. A concise overview of some of the most prominent hopes to point out a number of interesting things to think about when walking throughout campus.

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As a Holy Cross institution, UP is incredibly religiously diverse — only 32% of the freshman class identify as Catholic....
12/04/2022
Non-Catholic student experiences at UP

As a Holy Cross institution, UP is incredibly religiously diverse — only 32% of the freshman class identify as Catholic. The Beacon spoke to a few non-Catholic students to get a glimpse into their lives and experiences on campus.

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OPINION: Why don't more Americans watch soccer? Maybe its the lack of exposure or understanding of the game. Photographe...
11/29/2022
STAFF OPINION: More Americans should watch soccer!

OPINION: Why don't more Americans watch soccer? Maybe its the lack of exposure or understanding of the game. Photographer Gavin Brittion describes the exhilarating atmosphere of a soccer game while making his case for why more people should watch soccer.

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The University of Portland is home to a wider variety of trees than you might recognize. A concise overview of some of t...
11/29/2022
Campus trees in the spotlight

The University of Portland is home to a wider variety of trees than you might recognize. A concise overview of some of the most prominent hopes to point out a number of interesting things to think about when walking throughout campus.

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On Nov. 19, Black Student Union unveiled a year’s worth of work on their first annual Night of Excellence. Centered arou...
11/29/2022
Black excellence, culture and fashion on campus

On Nov. 19, Black Student Union unveiled a year’s worth of work on their first annual Night of Excellence. Centered around identity and acceptance, the event aimed to uplift Black voices and highlight their incredible work on campus and off.

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Recently men’s soccer found success in the NCAA tournament, the men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA, women’s bask...
11/29/2022
University of Portland’s Athletics teams making waves nationally

Recently men’s soccer found success in the NCAA tournament, the men’s basketball team competed in the NCAA, women’s basketball will host the final four, and volleyball players were honored in the WCC.

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OPINION: When 5th year student Gabe Eugenio was making a playlist for the UP social media department, he had no idea tha...
11/28/2022
OPINION: Your favorite song says more than you realize

OPINION: When 5th year student Gabe Eugenio was making a playlist for the UP social media department, he had no idea that the project would offer him a glimpse into the lives of students. From heartbreak to relief, this is what he learned in the process.

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Balanchine or classical? How UP researchers are getting straight to the point — partaking in cutting edge, interdiscipli...
11/21/2022
The Biomechanics of ballet: Keeping research en pointe

Balanchine or classical? How UP researchers are getting straight to the point — partaking in cutting edge, interdisciplinary research that’ll keep you on your toes

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Getting a bachelor’s degree is a given for many. For others, it is unknown territory for them and their family. Having c...
11/17/2022
Blazing new trails; Reflections from first-generation college students

Getting a bachelor’s degree is a given for many. For others, it is unknown territory for them and their family. Having celebrated and reflected on FGEN week, The Beacon interviewed 3 FGEN students to share their unique accomplishments and experiences.

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International education week is buzzing with events hosted by the International club (I-club) in collaboration with mult...
11/17/2022
International Night is back and ready to foster community

International education week is buzzing with events hosted by the International club (I-club) in collaboration with multiple cultural clubs throughout the week. International Night is open to the public on Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Quiet Side of Commons.

International Night was the first on-campus event to be canceled in March of 2019 after COVID-19 forced UP to send students home. Now, the 50 year long tradition is back and fostering dialogues surrounding international experiences with a panel of students. The panel will be held on Nov. 18 from 5:3...

As we ushered in the rainy Portland weather, on Oct. 23 the Sun officially moved into the sign of Scorpio — a sign known...
11/17/2022
Feeling the intensity of Scorpio season yet?

As we ushered in the rainy Portland weather, on Oct. 23 the Sun officially moved into the sign of Scorpio — a sign known for its intensity, perceptiveness and a quiet assurance of power. Want to know how Scorpio season will affect your astrological sign?

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On Nov. 14, the Diversity Center celebrated its grand opening along with an exhibition in the inaugural Global and Grate...
11/17/2022
Diversity Center celebrates grand opening

On Nov. 14, the Diversity Center celebrated its grand opening along with an exhibition in the inaugural Global and Grateful Gallery. It included a reception from 3-5 p.m. and remarks from various UP faculty and ASUP president Emma Fuller.

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After 7 years at UP, Director of the Moreau Center for Service and Justice, Laurie Laird, left UP on Nov. 4, 2022. The r...
11/17/2022
Director of Moreau Center leaves UP as the program is restructured

After 7 years at UP, Director of the Moreau Center for Service and Justice, Laurie Laird, left UP on Nov. 4, 2022. The role has yet to be filled but the new Executive Director of Mission and Ministry Fr. Peter Walsh will oversee the role in the meantime.

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OPINION: While working a catering job this summer, staff writer Riley Martinez learned about the various dynamics betwee...
11/15/2022
STAFF OPINION: Love thy neighbor — or better, thy coworkers

OPINION: While working a catering job this summer, staff writer Riley Martinez learned about the various dynamics between work culture, labor and love. In the end, work should be rooted in love — a literal labor of love, he writes.

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OPINION: Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for some, especially those who have struggled with an eating disorder. ...
11/15/2022
STAFF OPINION: A holiday how-to: Thanksgiving edition

OPINION: Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for some, especially those who have struggled with an eating disorder. Multimedia Editor Emma Sells has compiled a list of what they have found helpful from that can help others get through the holiday.

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For the first time since 2013, the women’s soccer team suited up for a post-season game. On Nov. 12 the Pilots took on t...
11/15/2022
The women’s soccer team is dancing

For the first time since 2013, the women’s soccer team suited up for a post-season game. On Nov. 12 the Pilots took on the Arizona State Sun Devils at Merlo field. Portland beat Arizona 3-0 to progress to the next round of playoffs.

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OPINION: When was the last time you stopped and thought about the little things in life? Opinions Editor Michael Lang en...
11/11/2022
STAFF OPINION: Appreciate the little things

OPINION: When was the last time you stopped and thought about the little things in life? Opinions Editor Michael Lang encourages readers to stop from the fast paced environment of life, and take in the small things that lead us to where we are.

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OPINION: In their newest opinion, Living Editor Lulu Heffernan explores the dynamic between music and memories. While yo...
11/11/2022
STAFF OPINION: Listen to your ears, you might just find your own Fleetwood Mac

OPINION: In their newest opinion, Living Editor Lulu Heffernan explores the dynamic between music and memories. While you don't have to be a big fan of the band you are listening to, you can still have a special connection to a band, they write.

The Student Voice of the University of Portland Since 1935

The men’s and women’s soccer teams are heading into post-season play. Here’s everything you need to know about the tourn...
11/11/2022
It’s post-season baby

The men’s and women’s soccer teams are heading into post-season play. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.

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As Veterans Day approaches, members of ROTC prepare to brave the cold weather as they stand outside at the Praying Hands...
11/11/2022
Celebrating Veterans Day at The University of Portland

As Veterans Day approaches, members of ROTC prepare to brave the cold weather as they stand outside at the Praying Hands Memorial for 24 hours to honor the people who have served our Country. This celebration is an annual tradition for ROTC.

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Darlene Shiley, the lead donor to the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design and Innovation, sat down with The Beacon to talk a...
11/11/2022
The message behind the generosity: Darlene Shiley and her commitment to UP

Darlene Shiley, the lead donor to the Shiley-Marcos Center for Design and Innovation, sat down with The Beacon to talk about the importance of the project for UP students and the continued legacy of her and her late husband Donald P. Shiley.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has created many difficulties for student groups on campus. KDUP, UP’s internet-based student rad...
11/10/2022

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created many difficulties for student groups on campus. KDUP, UP’s internet-based student radio station, has faced more challenges than most, and hasn’t been on the air for months.

After a string of setbacks resulting in radio silence, things are beginning to look up for the organization.”

Link in our bio if you want to read more.

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KDUP has faced some major challenges since the pandemic, mainly the decommission of the Shack. Now KDUP is setting up a ...
11/10/2022
Catching up with KDUP: How they plan to bring back the music

KDUP has faced some major challenges since the pandemic, mainly the decommission of the Shack. Now KDUP is setting up a new streaming system in their new home in the Kenna Hall basement. The staff hopes to resume hosting live radio shows by spring 2023.

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An uptick in theft in Portland draws attention among some students towards the nature of crime on campus—and not just th...
11/10/2022
Rising crime takes toll on UP students off campus and on

An uptick in theft in Portland draws attention among some students towards the nature of crime on campus—and not just theft, but other safety issues, too.

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On Nov. 6 the men’s soccer team beat Santa Clara 4-0. The game also was their senior night match; they honored seven pla...
11/09/2022
Men’s soccer leaves Merlo on a high note

On Nov. 6 the men’s soccer team beat Santa Clara 4-0. The game also was their senior night match; they honored seven players.

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The fall fog rolling in brings with it a great opportunity to revamp our playlists and refresh our music taste. Here are...
11/09/2022
Tune in with The Beacon: Fall music recommendations

The fall fog rolling in brings with it a great opportunity to revamp our playlists and refresh our music taste. Here are some staff suggestions on what artists would be a great addition to your listening routine.

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In Salem, MA in 1693 the Sanderson sisters were hung for witchcraft. In 1993, a teenager named Max brought them back for...
11/08/2022
REVIEW: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ lost its spark

In Salem, MA in 1693 the Sanderson sisters were hung for witchcraft. In 1993, a teenager named Max brought them back for one night before turning them into dust. In 2022, the witches were brought back a second time but they shouldn’t have been.

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GALLERY: To celebrate Día de los Mu***os, DIP along with several clubs, departments and offices on campus created an ofr...
11/03/2022

GALLERY: To celebrate Día de los Mu***os, DIP along with several clubs, departments and offices on campus created an ofrenda exhibit. The ofrendas honored those who have passed such, as victims of anti-Semitism and members of the LGBTQ+ community who were victims of hate crimes. Students had the opportunity to make crafts that honored their loved ones and offer them to an ofrenda.

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We’re sending a big thank you to at the University of Portland for hosting Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry as part of their first in-person Dining Out since 2019. During the event, Petry discussed the importance of teamwork, resiliency, trust, and honesty.

Check out the photos from the event!

To learn more about Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry, visit: https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/leroy-a-petry

Photo credit: Kaleb Bang / The Beacon, University of Portland Newspaper
Meet Dean DeVaughn! The Beacon features a spotlight on 's new leader!

"There are other phenomenal methods for remembering the dead that also protect our planet. We can create other spaces to mourn, grieve and remember those who have died."

Another beautiful, thoughtful piece to read and inspire further conversation and action around greener end-of-life decisions.

Read more of this article by Mark Corsello in The Beacon here:
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Much of The Bluff and campus is still without electricity and cell service, due to a winter storm that has caused massive regional power outages. UP has canceled all on-campus activities and online classes for the day. The Beacon will provide more information as it becomes available. If you have photos or information to share related to the situation on campus and in the neighborhood, please email reporter William Seekamp [email protected].

Photo by Ryan Reynolds shows campus tent that collapsed during the storm.
Thank you to the University of Portland for hosting MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall during UP's Ethics Week earlier this month. In the link is her pre-visit interview with UP publication The Beacon.
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Thanks to The Beacon for sharing this perspective on senior year and graduation!

Seniors, if you don't have a plan for after graduation - that's OK! We don't judge and we're here to help. Whenever YOU are ready to figure it out, the Career Center is here to support your goals.

Important tips:
-We are open all summer!
-Our services are still 100% free to UP grads!
-You can even meet with us by phone if you're leaving PDX after graduation!

Don't forget to step back and take a look at everything you've accomplished these past four years at UP. Making it to the finish line may seem overwhelming, but don't worry, YOU GOT THIS!
Wolf, If you see this PLEASE call your parents and let them know your ok.

Please share Wolfgang's flyer and help bring him home safely.

Wolfgang G.L. Taylor| Age: 17
Missing: August 24, 2018, | From Vancouver, WA.
Height: 5’7”| Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel | Hair: Brown with a tint of Red

Wolfgang was last seen wearing green camouflage shorts with a blue or green shirt with wolves on it. Wolfgang also has his blue and black mountain bike as seen below and a backpack of unknown color and a pair of green camouflage pants and a blue zip-up hooded jacket. Wolfgang may or may not be wearing glasses. Wolfgang also has a 2 or 3-inch scar on his right forearm.

If you have any information that could lead to Wolfgang’s location, please contact Clark County Sheriff Office at (360) 693-3111
Law Enforcement Case # 18-8020
NCMEC # 1337401
Bring our Missing Home Inc. Tip Line (810) 294-4858
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