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Grayson Penfield

Shock and sorrow in Boston

UP student gives his account of the bombings at the Boston Marathon

Grayson Penfield, an experienced marathoner, usually stays at the finish line after he finishes to cheer on the other runners. But Monday in Boston, he didn’t. It might have saved his life. “If I wasn’t waiting for my mom, I probably would have been at the finish line,” Penfield said. Full story

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SamJam TAB

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). Full story

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Shari Butler TAB 04.18.2013

UP mourns ‘mother’ Shari Butler

Beloved housekeeper for Corrado Hall passed away Sunday

Tears, hugs and dozens of students filled Corrado chapel Monday evening to grieve the loss of “loving,” “funny” and “self-donating” Corrado housekeeper Shari Butler. Butler, who had a brain tumor, died unexpectedly April 14 at her home in Scappoose, Ore. Full story

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Landlord Meeting TAB 04.18.2013

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. Full story


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Rosie Smith

Be a resource, not a source of stress

Leaders on campus should show support to those with eating disorders

Similar to Julia’s story, I myself have also dealt with the struggle of overcoming an eating disorder, along with the stress of emotional turmoil one faces in the aftermath. I will admit, it was at first extremely difficult to accept help. At the time I was stubborn and not quick to admit I had a problem; though in looking back now I quiver to think of what could have happened had I not been called out. Full story

UP Women

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. Full story

James Gaynor

Two students awarded prestigious Goldwater scholarships

For sophomore Claire Couch, news of the Goldwater scholarship came unexpectedly. “I was totally shocked, and I couldn’t believe it until like three people emailed me and said congratulations,” Couch said. Couch and junior James Gaynor recently received the Barry M. Full story

Kyle Cape-Lindelin

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. Full story