What's UP on The Bluff
Drugged for success
Adderall use increases in college as more students look for performance enhancement
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Candelight vigil supports bombing victims
More than 100 students gathered at a candlelight vigil at the Bell Tower Monday night to pray for victims of the Boston bombing. The vigil began with a prayer and song followed by a moment of silence for the victims while participants lit candles. After several more prayers and songs, the gathering ended with the Bell Tower playing Amazing Grace.
School of Ed. drops latenight classes for undergrad, grad students
Starting in the fall, education students can plan on more free time in their evenings. The School of Education will transfer 7:10 to 9:55 p.m. classes from undergraduates and graduates to doctoral students and instead initiate a class time slot from 5:10 to 7:55 p.
Supreme Court justice to speak on campus
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will visit campus Sept. 19, according to University President Fr. Bill Beauchamp. The annual Red Mass will be celebrated that day, and Thomas will attend. He will also make a major address. Though the details of his visit are not final, he may also visit some classes, Beauchamp said.
New student media leaders announced
The University announced the new student media leaders for next year. The Presidential Advisory Committee on Student Media interviewed candidates and sent its nominees to University President Fr. Bill Beauchamp for final approval. Junior Katie Husk, a civil engineering major, will be the KDUP general manager.
Landlord forum opens discussion with UP, neighborhood
Wednesday in the Hall of Fame room in the Chiles Center, UP neighborhood landlords met with Residence Life, Public Safety, the University Park Neighborhood Association and a property manager to discuss how to help students transition to off-campus housing.
Redefine Purple Pride chooses not to demonstrate
After University President Fr. Bill Beauchamp wrote a letter to the UP community published in The Beacon April 11, students associated with Redefine Purple Pride chose not to hold a demonstration expressing frustration with the administration’s response to student concerns.
Irish dancing: ‘almost like flying’
Robin Rackerby went to a live Riverdance performance with her mom when she was three, and Branwen Shaub had a Riverdance VHS tape she would play over and over again growing up. Each little girl, in awe of the colorful costumes and the quick steps of Irish dancers, was inspired to try Irish dance for herself.
Boys Like Girls woos our eighth grade hearts
Oh eighth grade, a time when boys who wore black were “dangerous,” a time when it was cool to cuss even though your parents told you not to, and a time when Boys Like Girls were getting their start in the music industry. Little did I know that my 13-year-old dream of seeing them perform live would be carried out during my sophomore year of college at the 2013 Rock the Bluff concert.
No job, no internship: productive ways to spend your summer
You’ve sent out dozens of polished résumés and countless cover letters advertising your wit and skills. You’ve visited the career center, filled out online applications, even gone door-to-door – all to no avail. Breathe. The summer has only begun. For a resourceful student with no job prospects, summer vacation isn’t just a break from the lecture hall.
What I want to remember
I am a Pilot. But time is ticking and in three short weeks I will be leaving this beautiful campus with only a diploma—my passport to the real world—and a few old sweatshirts with purple embroidering to remember my time here. Now that the end is near, it’s easy to look back on my four years and point out all the things I would have done differently.
Chicken and waffles straight from heaven
Po’Shines Café De La Soul has been one of my favorite North Portland restaurants for the past two years. The service, food and environment are outstanding. Po’Shines was my introduction to soul food, and I immediately regretted missing out on this Southern goodness for so long.
Spring has sprung in the SLUG garden
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the smell of freshly cut grass hangs in the air. In gardens all across Portland, tiny sprouts are making their way through damp soil to bask in the glory of sunny days and drink the water of rainy ones. It won’t be long before they grow to be plants and then grow ripe vegetables for consumption on a summer afternoon.
Farewell to The Beacon!
And so it ends. Three years as a Beacon sports reporter and one as the sports editor have definitely been an experience. I can honestly say that turning in an application and walking through the doors (WAY too overdressed) for my interview was the best decision of my college career.
Women’s rowing stepping up in class
Women’s rowing earned their second straight Collegiate Team Efficiency Trophy at the Covered Bridge Regatta
Women’s rowing is showing strength this spring with the help of freshman port Molly Templin. She was part of the Pilots’ top-eight boat, which won their second straight Collegiate Team Efficiency Trophy at the Covered Bridge Regatta on April 13. “Through her competence, dedication and excitement, she’s leading,” Head Coach Bill Zack said.
UP community comes together for SamJam
Members of UP’s athletic teams squared off against the Portland Wheelblazers to raise $7,500 for Friedreich’s ataxia research in honor of senior Sam Bridgman
On April 16, members of the men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and baseball teams came together to take on the Portland Wheelblazers in a game of wheelchair basketball to support senior Sam Bridgman and his fight with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA).
Dragon boating is PDX’s latest trend
When men’s crew is no longer an option and women’s rowing feels like a crowded shopping mall, where have some UP students turned? Dragon boating. Many UP students who were participants in men’s rowing CREW club, which ended last year will get the opportunity to row next year with a dragon boat club team which is currently accepting new members.
Women’s rowing: paddling to new heights
Five easy rules for mealtime etiquette
Reporter shares five ways to not gross people out with bad table manners
Growing up, dinner time was a big deal in my family: We’d all sit down together every night and eat a home-cooked meal. By virtue of meals being so important, my parents taught me to value good table manners. Coming to college, it has become apparent to me that not everyone’s parents taught them to value the same things.
Starting a new legacy
Next year’s president and VP address students
First and foremost, we would like to give a big thank you from the 2013-2014 ASUP Executive Board to the students who participated and voted in this year’s election! Your support and involvement in this student body and community is greatly appreciated.
Tales of a dumpster diver
Think before you throw away, think before you buy
After the final move-out at the end of last spring, I engaged in an activity that some people might find a bit radical. An unnamed accomplice and I jumped into the dumpsters between the Haggerty and Tyson buildings and rummaged through to find salvageable items.
Faces on The Bluff
We asked: As a graduating senior, what do you wish you would’ve done at UP? Colin Donahue senior, economics major “Taken English lit freshman year.” Laura Schrader senior, nursing major “Participated more in Campus Ministry.” Ian Clark senior, English and philosophy major “I wish I would’ve spent more time running through sprinklers at three in the morning in the main quad.
Calling all Pilots to The Incorporated launch party
On May 17, alumni host launch party for the spring collection of their clothing brand
In the spring of 2012, Mark McGinnis and Zack Steinkamp did what most UP graduates do: they got desk jobs. Yet these alums refused to give up their mutual dream of running a strictly Northwest street-wear clothing company. A year after graduating, The Incorporated is gearing up to release their new Spring 2013 collection: This Is the Incorporated.
Gender discrimination at Bon Appétit
Students troubled about the treatment of women at The Commons and The Cove
Active voice makes arguments less passive. In recent months we have heard experiences from workers concerning their unfair treatment here on campus in The Commons and in The Cove. These employees of Bon Appétit put their hearts and souls into cooking us food and serving us every day with a smile.