With grant money, PYP plans ‘Voices of Light’

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 The group has attracted more than $48,000 in grant money to put on the collaborative show, scheduled for January 2018 COURTESY PHOTO - David Hattner, music director, and Portland Youth Philharmonic have financial backing for their 'Voices of Light' project next year. Ever since David Hattner made his New York conducting … Continue reading With grant money, PYP plans ‘Voices of Light’

City says jump in the Willamette, the water’s safe

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services tests water each week in five locations to assure river is safe Every Wednesday morning from mid-May through September, Katie Bohren makes her way from the Bureau of Environmental Services office in St. John's to Sellwood, and then back up north, stopping at five popular recreation … Continue reading City says jump in the Willamette, the water’s safe

YouthPass expands to East Portland high schools

Thursday, June 15, 2017 David Douglas, Parkrose students to get free passes after years of them only going to Portland Public Schools' students PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - David Douglas students Divine Muange, left, and Say Wah Paw are excited about TriMet extending the free student YouthPass east to their neighborhoods. Divine Muange, 17, plays … Continue reading YouthPass expands to East Portland high schools

Biketown For All aims to boost diversity on two wheels

Olivia Sanchez  Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Portland State University study points the way to achieving greater equity in bikeshare programs Dolores Griggs, 61, was the only woman at a recent Biketown For All workshop in Portland. She was excited about getting enrolled in the low-cost bikeshare program, but when it came time for the group … Continue reading Biketown For All aims to boost diversity on two wheels

The Beacon’s Q&A with Jesus (Michael Wardrop)

By Olivia Sanchez | April 20, 2017 12:16am   Is that you, Jesus? It's me, Michael Wardrop. by Olivia Sanchez / The Beacon   Jesus Christ Superstar, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera, will premiere in Mago Hunt Theatre at the University of Portland Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The 1970’s musical will feature senior theatre major Michael … Continue reading The Beacon’s Q&A with Jesus (Michael Wardrop)

Students visit Senator Ron Wyden’s office to lobby for protection of DACA ‘Dreamers’

By Olivia Sanchez | April 3, 2017 8:01pm   Students met with a representative from Senator Ron Wyden's office Thursday about immigration reform. by Julia Cramer / The Beacon   Just before 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, eight students gathered in the Pilot House, waiting for a fleet of Radio Cabs to arrive. Sophomore Sitara Nath had scheduled a 3 p.m. appointment … Continue reading Students visit Senator Ron Wyden’s office to lobby for protection of DACA ‘Dreamers’

Title IX Review Committee to host listening session Wednesday night

By Olivia Sanchez | March 7, 2017 1:18pm   by Clare Duffy / The Beacon   The Ad Hoc Committee on Title IX is following up its campus-wide survey by giving UP students the opportunity to attend a listening session on Wed. March 8 at 7 p.m. on the quiet side of The Commons. At this meeting, students will … Continue reading Title IX Review Committee to host listening session Wednesday night

Students held a President’s Day march for equity and inclusion on campus

By Olivia Sanchez | February 21, 2017 12:17pm   Students demonstrated for "justice," "equity" and "action" Monday afternoon. by Julia Cramer / The Beacon   Students, faculty and staff members joined the Wake UP “coalition” in a President’s Day March for equality on Monday afternoon. Wake UP is a newly-formed group of students at the University of Portland who … Continue reading Students held a President’s Day march for equity and inclusion on campus