Opinion: Why I felt trapped by violent misogyny at the Wally Awards

My name is Olivia Sanchez, and I am a senior at the University of Portland. I have been a student-athlete on The Bluff for three years, and in less than three weeks, I will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Last night, Sunday, April 15, I had the most disturbing experience of my time … Continue reading Opinion: Why I felt trapped by violent misogyny at the Wally Awards

Diversity Scholarship awarded to first-generation student passionate about social justice

Last year, Diana Salgado Huicochea sat in the library with a friend, frustrated and confused, struggling to understand her biology homework. She looked at the clock and realized if she didn’t leave soon, she’d be late for her next class. As she was packing up, she resigned herself to pulling an all-nighter, knowing that a … Continue reading Diversity Scholarship awarded to first-generation student passionate about social justice

A Veteran’s journey from combat to the classroom

by Olivia Sanchez / The Beacon The gunner on the convoy was following guidelines when he fired his machine gun at a car speeding toward the U.S. Forward Operating Base at Spin Boldak in Afghanistan. Joseph Mah, who was near the convoy at the time, watched the unidentified car stop as frantic voices on his radio blared. … Continue reading A Veteran’s journey from combat to the classroom

Betsy DeVos changes Title IX sexual assault guidelines

Olivia Sanchez | September 22, 2017 11:59am   The Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, released new guidelines for Title IX sexual assault and sexual harassment cases that roll back Obama-era guidelines. Photo from whitehouse.gov   The U.S. Department of Education Friday morning issued new guidelines for how universities and all other educational institutions that receive … Continue reading Betsy DeVos changes Title IX sexual assault guidelines

Ceremonial groundbreaking of new academic building to be held Thursday

By Olivia Sanchez | September 20, 2017 7:27pm Howard Hall was taken down at the end of August. by Hannah Sievert / The Beacon   The ceremonial groundbreaking on the University of Portland’s new academic building, Dundon-Berchtold Hall, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. and the groundbreaking on the academic building will begin later this … Continue reading Ceremonial groundbreaking of new academic building to be held Thursday

DACA vigil draws crowd of more than 200

By Olivia Sanchez | September 8, 2017 7:10pm Pilots raise their candles in support of those affected by the rescindment of DACA. by Olivia Sanchez / The Beacon   Students, faculty and staff members alike gathered by the bell tower Friday afternoon to stand in solidarity with Pilots affected by the rescindment of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The vigil, … Continue reading DACA vigil draws crowd of more than 200

Portland offers grants to track hate crimes

Thursday, August 03, 2017 Community groups enlisted to spend $350,000 in city funds to document incidents and seek responses COURTESY PHOTO - Jeremy Christian is accused of harassing two young black women riding on a MAX train, one of them wearing a hijab, and then stabbing three men who came to their defense. Portland aims … Continue reading Portland offers grants to track hate crimes

Alberta Rose Theatre starts crowdfunding to save building

Thursday, July 20, 2017 $300,000 sought by Sept. 1 to save cultural icon with a long history in Northeast Portland The future of the Alberta Rose Theatre is uncertain, as building owner Robbin Mayfield has decided to sell the building more than 30 years after buying it as an investment and fixing it up himself. … Continue reading Alberta Rose Theatre starts crowdfunding to save building