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The Vol. 114, Issue 14 News 2 BEACON THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER Thursday January 31, 2013 Administration reveals Theology 101 curriculum changes Living 7 Three students start nonprofit music project Sports 16 Women’s tennis starts their season strong with six rockstar freshmen Opinions 11 Is GSP being treated fairly by the UP administration? Can UP go from this to this? Jackie Jeffers | THE BEACON Online Look at more photos from Dance of the Deacades 2013! Photo courtesy of Maureen Doyle Weather Thursday 50/38 Friday 50/33 Saturday 50/38 Sunday 47/35 Above: The Pilot House is currently used as a study and hang out space for students. Below: The University is considering modeling a UP night club off of The Legends of Notre Dame, an on-campus bar at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The band OK Go performed for students on stage in the bar. with late night programming next According to Doyle, one of the saw a 30 percent decrease in fall. Student Activities also plans biggest discussions Notre Dame alcohol-related citations and arrests Will Lyons to hire a late night programming had when it decided to convert its on campus and in surrounding Staff Writer director as part of the expansion of on-campus alumni bar into Legends South Bend, Ind. nighttime programming at UP. was whether or not to continue “The point is to provide cuttingCreating a lounge space for serving alcohol. At the time, Notre edge entertainment, and if you want The party might be closer to informal activities is the top Dame was on a list of schools with to have a beer with your friends, home next fall as the Office of priority. the worst alcohol problems. that’s fine,” Doyle said. Student Activities plans to roll out “We’re looking into creating UP Senior and Schoenfeldt RA programming from midnight until 2 somewhere for students to go that Kyle McDonnell thinks a lounge a.m. and create new student lounge isn’t a set activity,” Donato said. “If we felt that having a bar and bar could provide community space on weekends. “(Students) walk in, be part of cohesion. would be Converting the Pilot House something and walk out.” “It would give students incentive something into an all-ages nightclub with a Sophomore Catherine Spencer to live on campus longer and it 21 and over bar is currently one believes an all-ages space fills a would encourage off - campus students of many options the University is niche for students. to come back,” McDonnell wanted and it students considering. “I feel like it could be a success said. “Especially if it were tied into had a positive the meal point system somehow.” Jeromy Koffler, director of for people who don’t like to go out student activities, said in a way UP to places like ‘Venue’ or house According to Koffler and effect, we’d already has a campus bar. parties,” Spencer said. “Especially Donato, Student Activities will be all for it.” “It’s called the T-Room,” Koffler for freshman, where going off gather student input throughout the said. campus isn’t as accessible because Jeromy Koffler semester about what students would In the coming months, the they don’t have cars.” like to see in the space. Director of Student Activities Division of Student Affairs will In Novemeber, Donato asked “Hopefully the program will decide whether a bar fits the Maureen Doyle, general manager of grow organically,” Donato said. overall mission of UP late night Notre Dame’s on-campus nightclub “At its inception, people thought “It’s really meant to help serve the programming. and bar, The Legends of Notre we would be promoting alcohol students.” “If we felt that having a bar Dame, to visit UP to assess what use on campus,” Doyle said. “In would be something students might work for UP to develop more actuality, alcohol is an afterthought wanted and it had a positive effect, of a nightlife. at Legends. Our students really we’d be all for it,” Koffler said. “You don’t really have a place to just wanted a place to hang out According to Vice President for go at night for students to hang out with friends where alcohol was Student Affairs Fr. John Donato, like a student center,” Doyle said. available.” Student Activities will run the Pilots “First you need to focus on a place According to Doyle, a decade After Dark program in conjunction to socialize.” after Legends opened Notre Dame

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