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Students cooperate, but still can’t party

Even when students follow Public Safety rules , legal party hosts still clash with enforcement and neighbors

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Kelsey Thomas Staff Writer thomask15@up.edu Senior Chris Roberts thought he had followed all the rules. He called Public Safety to register his party. He gave each of his neighbors his number to call if any problems arose. And when Saturday night rolled around, he strictly turned away minors from his door.

“The only way I feel allowed to throw a party is if there are under 15 people there and there isn’t any excessive noise.”

Jana Peters Senior

And yet, at 10:30 p.m. on his 22nd birthday, Roberts found himself standing in his yard telling celebrators they couldn’t come in because his party had already been shut down by Public Safety. “I work hard all week so during the weekends I can let loose and have a good time,” Chris said. “But P-Safe was shutting us down.” This situation is a familiar one for many UP upperclassmen who are living in the residential neighborhood surrounding campus. While students just want to have a good time, many of the surrounding neighbors frequently call in noise complaints to Public Safety. When even a gathering of 40 students over 21 get “busted,” however, some students find themselves wondering if there is such a thing as a legal party at all. Senior Jana Peters said that although she thinks Public Safety is doing their job, having parties continually shut down is frustrating. “Sometimes I think they handle it a little too aggressively,” Peters said. However, Director of Public Safety Gerald Gregg said students need to remember that they do not sit around thinking “okay lets go find a party and end it.” “I can’t emphasis this enough,” Gregg See Parties, page 4

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The Bureau of Labor and Industries investigates local hangout after it closes its doors to transgender customers Philip Ellefson Staff Writer ellefson15@up.edu For senior Connor Reiten, the Twilight Room Annex is a nice place to spend a low-key evening. And he was never bothered by other customers there, including the Rose City T-Girls, a group of transgender women who used to frequent the bar. He said they were polite customers. “The one time I saw them they seemed to keep to themselves,” Reiten said. But now that the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has investigated the owner of the bar for complaints of discrimination against the T-Girls, it might not matter how polite they were. An investigation by the Civil Rights Division of BOLI earlier this month found substantial evidence that Christopher Penner, the owner of the Twilight Room Annex, has discriminated against transgender patrons of the bar. The bar, which was formerly known as the Portsmouth Club or the P Club, is on Lombard next to the Twilight Room, a bar popular

among UP students. For two years, the T-Girls went to the Twilight Room Annex every Friday night. In July, Penner asked the T-Girls to stop patronizing the bar because he felt they were driving customers away. According to the BOLI claim against Penner, he left a message on one of the T-Girls’ phones. “People think that A, we’re a tranny bar, or B, we’re a gay bar,” Penner said on the voicemail. “We are neither. People are not coming in because they just don’t want to be here on a Friday night now.” Shortly after Penner notified the T-Girls, it was brought to the attention of Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. Avakian filed a commissioner’s complaint to have the bar investigated on charges of discrimination. “I do think it’s important for people to know when discrimination occurs and that there’s someone out there who is standing up for them,” Avakian said. Now that the investigation is complete, the case will move to a BOLI prosecution unit, which will decide whether or

not to send the case to a judge for a hearing. According to Bob Estabrook, communications director for BOLI, the damages will be filed along with the formal charges against the Twilight Room Annex. These may include fines and an order for the bar to change its policy and hold mandatory training for all workers. The T-Girls are a group of transgender women, people who identify as women but were assigned male at birth. The BOLI investigation report said some of the T-Girls have undergone sex reassignment surgery, while others normally identify as men but sometimes dress as women. According to the BOLI investigation, Penner has hired gay and lesbian employees. He also hired a transgender male but referred to this worker as a woman despite being asked to stop, the investigation said. Under Oregon law, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression is unlawful. Gender identity and expression are a subclass of sexual orientation that protects transgender people.

Beth Allen, the lawyer representing the T-Girls, said the transgender community faces particular obstacles. But because of the message left on the T-Girl’s phone, Allen said it should be easy to prove discrimination occurred. “It’s unusual to have a case with a smoking gun. Lawyers talk about wanting a smoking gun,” Allen said. “This is one of those cases, and it makes our job a lot easier.” In the meantime, Allen said boycotting is the best way for customers of the Twilight Room Annex to support the T-Girls. “It’s important that students who have patronized the P Club understand that money does talk,” Allen said. “If they feel that discrimination is wrong, then they should not spend money at the P Club.” Avakian said it is important to remember that the case in ongoing. “Nobody has been found guilty of anything yet,” Avakian said. “The P Club is gonna have their opportunity See Discrimination, page 5


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On On Campus Campus CPB Movie

This week the free movie in Buckely Center is “The Dark Knight Rises.” The movie will be at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. RefWorks Workshops On Oct. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m., the Library will offer drop - in workshops about how to use RefWorks to create bibliographies. The workshops is in Franz Hall room 330. Email library@ up.edu to reserve a spot or ask any questions. Philosophy Event The Philosophy department is hosting an informational event for students interested in majoring in Philosophy. There will be free pizza at the event, which is on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in Buckley Center room 112. Please contact Dr. Evangelist at evangeli@up.edu to R.S.V.P. Vote UP Event The International Club and TOLCS is hosing a panel discussion on US Foreign Policy and the upcoming election on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The panel will be in St. Mary’s Student Center. Panelists will include Dr. John McDonald, UP student Filip Zivkovic, Br. Thomas Guimenta and Mr. Scott Goddin. Refreshments will be provided. Pilots After Dark This week the Pilots After Dark event is titled “Be A Kid Again.” The event will include four square, Nintendo 64 video games, dodgeball, finger painting, music and TV shows. The event is in Howard Hall at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Informational Meeting Oct. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., there will be an informational meeting about Financial Aid and Scholarships. The meeting is in Buckely Center room 163. Relay for Life Fundraiser Colleges Against Cancer is sponsoring the University of Portland Relay for Life charity Zumbathon. From 2 to 3 p.m. in Howard Hall gym there will be zumba dancing. The event is free, though donations are encouraged. Participants are also encouraged to wear pink.

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Public Saftey relocates student bikes

Public Saftey takes incorrectly locked bikes and holds them for students to reclaim Philip Ellefson Staff Writer ellefson15up.edu Bike owners on campus need to watch out for people stealing their bikes. But sometimes, the person taking the bike may be wearing a law enforcement uniform instead of a ski mask. Students who have had their bikes stolen are frustrated to have lost their property, but those who find that Public Safety took their bikes are upset as well. Public Safety said officers have been taking unlocked and improperly locked bikes around campus and locking them up next to the Public Safety office to prevent theft and safety issues. “Since it’s not locked and it’s something we can just walk away with, then we will, and we’ll lock it up here,” Director of Public Safety Gerry Gregg said. According to Gregg, Public Safety officers first check to see if the bike is registered. If it is, they call the student to notify them. If not, they take the bike and lock it up. Junior Kristin Wishon has had her bike taken by Public Safety three times. While she found it frustrating that an officer took her bike, she acknowledged that it was not the worst-case scenario. “I guess it’s better to have it stolen by P-Safe than actually stolen,” Wishon said.

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Like many students, junior Brooke Teegarden locks her bike outside of Franz Hall. But Public Safety has been taking bikes locked in hazardous locations or not locked at all. Though students think their bike has been stolen, Public Safety holds the bike for the student to pick up. Wishon said that when she went to P-Safe to report her missing bike, they returned it but made her register the bike. But she has used three different bikes this semester, so she has had to register all three after they were taken to Public Safety. Wishon said this is a problem for her because there is little room for students to lock bikes. She lives in Tyson, where there is only one bike rack for the entire building. “More bike racks is the solution,” Wishon said. “That’s the only time I don’t lock my bike

– when there’s no room.” Gregg agreed that additional bike racks are needed, and he said Public Safety is working with Physical Plant to get more bike racks on campus. Gregg also said that if all bike racks are full, students may lock their bikes to other structures. “If you can get it locked to one of the bike racks, that’s best,” Gregg said. “If you have to lock it to a railing, try not to block anything.” He noted, however, that locking bikes to railings and other structures can be a safety

issue, and that bikes may have to be removed. “There may be times when we have to cut a lock, when someone blocks an entrance and it’s a safety issue,” Gregg said. Gregg said that Public Safety’s goal in taking bikes is to promote safety and prevent theft. “If that means we have to inconvenience them by making them come over and get the bike, it’s worth it,” Gregg said.

The Beacon wins six national awards An organization based at Columbia University honors the Beacon for reporting, writing, design Kate Stringer Staff Writer stringer14@up.edu

On Oct. 11, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced that UP’s student-run newspaper, The Beacon, was among the winners of its annual Gold Circle Awards, a national journalism competition. The Beacon received six Gold Circle Awards and three Certificates of Merit for writing, reporting and design.

“The Beacon is an awesome paper and this proves it, especially on a national scale.” Elizabeth Tertadian Editor - in - Chief of The Beacon According to the CSPA, which is based at the graduate school of the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York, 10,444 entries from studentrun newspapers and magazines across the country competed for 960 possible awards.

“I’m really excited – we worked really hard,” said Elizabeth Tertadian, Editorin-Chief. “The Beacon is an awesome paper and this proves it, especially on a national scale. For us to put out these stories without a journalism school is amazing – the definition of success.” Current staff winners include News Editor Laura Frazier, Opinions Editor Will Lyons, Design Editor Shellie Adams, and Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Tertadian. Last year’s staff members who received awards include Editor-in-Chief Rosemary Peters, News Editor Hannah Gray, Opinions Editor Caitlin Yilek, and Reporter Natalie Wheeler. “I’m so proud of our student journalists,” said Nancy Copic, adviser to The Beacon. “I don’t think most people know how hard they work, so it is great that they can get national recognition.”

National awards for The Beacon staff • Editorial Writing: Second Place - Caitlin Yilek and Rosemary Peters, “Where are all the women?” • Personality Profile: Second Place - Laura Frazier, “Impossible is nothing.” • Overall design: Tabloid format, Second Place - Hannah Gray, Rosemary Peters and Elizabeth Tertadian. • Page one design: Tabloid format, Second Place - Hannah Gray, “‘Big Bang Theory’ star returns to The Bluff.” • Page one design: Tabloid format, Certificate of Merit - Hannah Gray and Rosemary Peters, “Would you pay $6.95 for this?” • Personal opinion: Third place, On-campus issues - Caitlin Yilek, “Breaking my silence,” The Beacon, University of Portland. • Single subject news or feature package, single page: Third Place, Tabloid format - Shellie Adams and Will Lyons, “Netflix nosedives.” • Personality Profile: Certificate of merit - Natalie Wheeler, “Homeless teen turned UP student.” • Single subject news or feature package, single page: Certificate of Merit, Tabloid format - Rosemary Peters, “What’s in our air?” To see more on the award-winners, check out the Beacon Staff Blog at www.upbeaconstaff.wordpress.com


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Students get money to invest in stocks

The University of Portland Investment Association gives students the chance to work in the stock market Kate Stringer Staff Writer stringer14@up.edu What would you do with $147,000? Students in UP’s Investment Association (UPIA) ask themselves this question every day. This student-run club brings the world of stock and investment to students of all majors and ranges of experience through the use of UP’s Bloomberg Trading Room and real world money. UPIA was initially created by current UPIA advisor and professor Brian Adams and student Dan Medak in 2003 to manage the Favro student investment fund, a $50,000 donation from UP alumnus Frank Favro, who died in 2009, and his wife Priscilla. From there, UPIA became a platform for students to research and experiment in the stock market without risking personal finances. Current UPIA Treasurer Ian McCroy, a junior, joined the club as a freshman because of his interest in finance and appreciation for student responsibility in investment decisions. “We have real money to invest and together we make decisions [about stocks],” McCroy said. “Brian Adams looks over it, but ultimately we pick the stocks.” Through returns on investment, an average return of 7 percent over a year, and additional donations from the Favros, the fund has grown over the past nine years to $147,309.85

as of Oct. 16, according to senior UPIA President Kunal Madan. However, a portion of returns on investment go towards philanthropies as well as the Favro scholarship, Adams said. Madan credits the club in helping him deepen his understanding of the stock market. “When I came in as a freshman I knew somewhat about stocks but I didn’t know how to analyze stocks or to know what a good investment is,” Madan said. “By being involved in the club, I’ve learned how to pick good stock based on data gathered.” In addition to allowing student investment, the UPIA is also set up to educate its members on the stock market. Madan says the bi-weekly club meetings discuss sectors of the stock market, why companies have increases or decreases, market overviews and stock pitches. “I have a better idea of how everything works,” McCroy said. “There were all these different companies I’ve never heard of, different companies and different sectors. I like following companies and seeing how [the stocks] move – seeing how the business world works.” Senior UPIA member Colin Donahue appreciates the opportunity the club provides to students who want to learn more about investing. “We don’t study this in school, so anyone has a chance [to learn],” Donahue said. For some students, joining the UPIA was their first experience

with investment. “A lot of [club members] don’t know anything about stocks,” Madan said. “We just start at ground zero and work our way up.” The Bloomberg Trading Room in Franz, workroom of the UPIA, can seem like an entirely new world for some. Large computer monitor’s line the walls, flashing hundreds of multi-colored numbers and charts. A glass panel of zigzaging graphs covers the back wall, marked with equations and strange terms. The Bloomberg terminals are a set of computer systems that provide access to companies’ financial information that aren’t listed on the internet. This information includes analysts’ reports, company research, and real-time stock quotes. Trades are also made through Bloomberg terminals. UP has nine Bloomberg terminals, the largest trading room on the west coast. The terminals are open for all students to use; Adams says all students who want key card access can receive it from him. “[UPIA is] open to anybody and everybody,” Adams said. “Student’s don’t get a lot of opportunities to invest. The only way to get experience is to use money and learn from their failures. The only way students can do that is using real money.” Madan says the UPIA has played a large part in preparing him for his career by combining classroom theory

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MBA student Gaurav Malik (left) and MSF student Mariia Guk (right) use programs to help track stocks in the Bloomberg Room as part of the UPIA. Students are given $147,000 to invest. with real-world application. “I really like this club because it allows me to apply the data from what I learned in all my classes to real life money,” Madan said. “I’m pretty much trading off the knowledge I learned and it gives me real life experience which is really valuable to employers.” Whether you’re a business

student or a nursing student, you’re encouraged to come learn what to do with 147,000 dollars. “Even if you know nothing, come, watch and learn,” said Donahue.

Assistant Director of Student Activites to leave UP Jillian Smith will leave Friday to start a new job at Concordia University Harry Blakeman Staff Writer blakeman15@up.edu Jillian Smith, UP’s assistant director of student activities, will leave the University Oct. 26, after working with Pilots for over four years. Smith advises the Campus Program Board, spring and fall Orientation, and all Universityrecognized student clubs. Her accomplishments including advising students on events such as CPB weekend movies, Pilots After Dark, and last fall’s Macklemore concert. She will leave UP for Concordia University in Portland. At Condordia, Smith will join the School of Management, helping match students with internships. Smith says she enjoyed her time at UP, and didn’t take her decision to leave lightly. “Of course I’m going to miss it here, leaving will be bittersweet – still, my commute is only changing from three minutes to 10,” said Smith. Jeremy Koffler, director of student activities, says Smith has been a good fit in the office, and has a great approach to advising the students. “She brings a sense of

personality to the role, and she’s a great organizer and communicator – if someone has blinders up to the big picture, she’ll remind them of it,” said Koffler. Koffler said that Smith is the reality check for the students she advises. Koffler says that Smith has a trademark phrase that serves as her unique way of advising the students on issues that may have overlooked. “She’s really honest and appropriately blunt. What she says is ‘So do we need to have an awkward conversation?,’” said Koffler. Giovanna Solano | THE BEACON Sean Ducey, the Jillian Smith, left, visits with students at her farewell gathering on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in St. Mary’s Student director of CPB, has Center. Smith has worked with UP’s Campus Program Board and all University recognized student clubs, as worked with Smith since well as helped wtih Orientation. After four years, Smith will leave UP on Friday, Oct. 26. joining CPB and has Ducey thinks that whoever his time at UP, doesn’t think replace her, but expects her been advised by her on all CPB replaces Smith will have big he would have done nearly as position to probably be filled by projects since becoming director. shoes to fill. much with student activities if it the spring semester. Ducey says that Smith really “Any question we have, any weren’t for Smith. cares for the students she advises advice we might need Jillian will “I don’t think you’ll come and is easy to relate to. answer. She’s done a fantastic across any student on campus “Jillian is always there for job,” said Ducey. who will have anything negative CPB – she’s put in countless Senior Manny Aquino has to say about her,” said Aquino. hours,” said Ducey. worked with Smith throughout Koffler is unsure who will


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Parties: Neighbors complain about noisy students

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said. “We’re [at a party] because someone brought a problem to our attention.”

Problems with Neighbors

Gregg says if the party has gotten loud enough that neighbors are calling in to complain then it is time for the party to end. Some students have attempted to communicate with their neighbors to solve disagreements or problems directly, but are often frustrated by a lack of response. Senior Fiona Thornhill says her neighbors are unwilling to communicate with her and her housemates about problems before directly calling in a noise complaint to Public Safety. “When we know that we’re having a bigger party we leave a note on their [neighbors] doorstep letting them know we’re having a party and to please call us if there are any problems before they go to the police,” Thornhill said. “They have never called us.” Roberts has also been

“I’m not about to get in a discussion with some drunk kid about how they’re being too loud. I would like to just say ‘hey, can you be respectful’ but that hasn’t really worked in the past.” Shona Lepis Univerisity of Portland neighbor

unsuccessful in his attempt to cooperate with neighbors. “We attempted transparency with the neighbors and it failed,” Roberts said. “Every time we see them we get the stink eye.” Roberts and Thornhill both say that if their neighbors would communicate with them directly, they would be happy to quiet down and work things out. Instead, Public Safety is put in the role as acting as liaison between UP students and the surrounding community. “We just want everyone to have fun and be polite and respectful of others,” Gregg said. Neighborhood resident Shona Lepis said she desires the same thing from students living on her

street: respect. “It’s a family neighborhood and I think some students forget that,” Lepis said. “Just be respectful. Use your best judgment and don’t throw a rager.” Lepis has a 21-month-old child and said the noise of students coming to and from parties in addition to the parties themselves can keep her child from falling asleep. North Portland resident Kathy O’Brien also said students traveling between parties creates a major noise disturbance. “When you leave, please keep it quiet instead of yelling and hollering back and forth,” O’Brien said. Although students have left their number with her in the past, Lepis said calling Public Safety is the most affective way to restore peace. “I’m not about to get in a discussion with some drunk kid about how they’re being too loud,” Lepis said. “I would like to just say ‘hey, can you be respectful’ but that hasn’t really worked in the past.”

Public Safety Guidelines

Gregg said students can take several measures to keep their party safe and considerate of their neighbors. He encourages students to call Public Safety ahead of time to register their party, which just entails telling them the date and address of the party and the expected number of people. “That way, if 40 uninvited people show up in your front yard, [Public Safety] can send an officer over to explain to those folks that they need to leave,” Gregg said. He also says students need to realize that many of their neighbors keep very different hours so they need to be respectful and quiet both at the party and in transit between parties. Lastly, students need to clean up messes left behind from their revelry. “If you break your bottle, someone could get hurt and cut themselves,” Gregg said. “That’s just not cool.” Sargent Michael Kranyak adds that if Public Safety does show up at the party, things will go smoother if the home renter is respectful. “If they’re non - compliant

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Senior Chris Roberts said he follows Public Saftey’s guidelines when he wants to have a party with his friends of legal drinking age, but the party often gets broken up regardless. Students have to keep the noise level quieter than the noise in a department store to stay within the city requirements. and just slamming doors in our face it escalates the situation,” Kranyak said.

Following the Rules

Like Roberts, however, some students find that following public safety’s suggestions does not guarantee a successful night because parties intended to be small gatherings of legal students are often crashed by hordes of minors. “When you live close to campus and it’s really easy for anyone to just walk up it gets really difficult to kick minors out,” Roberts said. Gregg says that although it can feel harsh to turn classmates away, that is part of being an adult. “They don’t have to open their door and let a rager happen,” Gregg said. Once a party gets out of control, many students, such as Thronhill, agree that Public Safety is obligated to shut it down. But Roberts said that from his experience, a party is just as likely to get shut down if it is registered with public safety. “The only thing it does is put you on their good side to begin

with,” Roberts said. “But it’s pretty easy to get on their bad side.” Peters also says that registering her parties does not make much of a difference. “They’re a little bit calmer about it,” Peters said. “But In my experience as soon as it gets out of control they treat it the same way.” To avoid getting shut down, Thornhill said to keep attendance limited and make expectations clear. “Let your friends know that it’s not a party that you want to get out of control,” Thornhill said. Peters said it’s nearly impossible to pull off. “The only way I feel allowed to throw a party is if there are under 15 people there and there isn’t any excessive noise,” Peter said. Roberts finds both his neighbors and Public Safety’s definitions of excessive noise nearly impossible to adhere to. Once when sitting on the porch drinking a beer with six guys of legal age, he received a call from Public Safety saying they had

received noise complaints and it was time to move it inside. According to Public Safety, however, keeping quiet past 10 p.m. is not only a request of North Portland residents but is also the law. The Portland Police Bureau website states that the nighttime permissible noise level in Portland is sound pressure level 60, which is equivalent to an ordinary conversation at 3 feet but less than the interior of a department store, which is sound pressure level 70. Basically, for a University of Portland student to have a legal party they would have to strictly turn away minors and keep the party quieter than a department store. Gregg offers an alternative check for students: “When planning a Halloween party, imagine if your parents or grandparents lived next door.”

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1. Oct. 19, 3:17 p.m. - A student reported the burglary of their room at Mehling Hall; two cell phones were stolen. A report was taken and investigation remains open.

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2. Oct. 20, 1:00 a.m. - Public Safety responded to a noise complaint about a residence at the 6100 block of N. Amherst. Officers responded and the house was not affiliated with the University. 3. Oct. 21, 3:09 p.m. - Officers made contact with a suspicious person on campus near Kenna Hall. The individual was trespassed from campus.

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4. Oct. 22, 5:51 a.m. -A staff member reported a suspicious person digging in the garbage by the Commons. Officers made contact with the individual and requested Portland Police respond. The individual was trespassed from campus. 5. Oct. 22, 2:26 p.m. - A staff member reported a visitor at Fields who did not have permission to be there. Officers trespassed the individual from campus.


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Adviser to death row inmates challenges UP audience

Sister Helen Prejean, an internationally recognized author and activist, shares why she is against the death penalty Lydia Laythe Staff Writer laythe16@up.edu Animal. Killer. Not human. Monster. Sister Helen Prejean, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph and a human rights activist, spat those few words to make a point. All those words, she explained, dehumanize the inmates on death row. All those words attempt to reduce an entire, complex human being to a single action – a single mistake. But despite those attempts at dehumanization, the reality is: Those inmates are indeed human beings. Prejean, driven by love and compassion, saw the reality of dehumanization in her work on death row. She has been internationally recognized for offering guidance to inmates on death row and wrote two bestselling books, one of which was turned into an award-winning film, “Dead Man Walking.” Prejean spoke about her fight against the death penalty at the Chiles Center Monday. Prejean was a pen pal and

spiritual advisor to several inmates on death row, and witnessed their executions starting in1981. These experiences ignited and sustain her passion to speak against the death penalty. “Where is the dignity in this death?” Prejean said she admitted asking herself. At the podium, Prejean spoke with a fiery passion that rippled through the crowd and left the filled seats silent in awe. “But I had been a witness [to the death penalty],” Prejean said. “And I must tell the story.” Jamie Powell, Director of the Garaventa Center and leader in organizing the event, spoke of immense gratitude for being able to meet an internationally - recognized figure such as Prejean. “She’s so down-to-earth,” Powell said. “She’s passionate, she’s warm, she’s funny. She teases me and pushed me to think a little deeper. I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend time with her.” Freshman Erin Von Hoetzendorff appreciated how

Prejean spoke honestly about the death penalty. “I liked how she described the horror of the execution and the fact that most people will never see or understand it, ” Von Hoetzendroff said. Senior Megan House has admired Prejean’s message for years, after seeing “Dead Man Walking” in high school, and even quoted Prejean in a graduation speech. “It was super powerful to see her speak and get to meet her,” House said. “I thought that her speech was absolutely incredible.” Prejean asked many questions of the audience. For example, Prejean asked the audience to reflect deeper on the death penalty, which she said, is her highest hope for people who listen to her speak. “What are you for: love or hate? What are you for: vengeance or compassion? What are you for: life or Stephanie Matusiefsky | THE BEACON death?” Prejean said. “What are Sister Helen Prejean, above, has advocated against the death penalty you for?” since she corresponded with inmates on death row in 1981. Prejean’s experiences were turned into the academy award winning movie “Dead Man Walking.”

One on One with Sister Helen Prejean The day before her lecture, Sister Helen Prejean took a moment to chat with the Beacon over lunch. Lydia Laythe Staff Writer laythe16@up.edu

Q&A Q: Why is it important to speak out against the death penalty, especially on a college campus? A: The death penalty is not something people reflect on a lot. Sometimes they get caught up in ‘look how outrageous that murder is, they deserve to die.’

It’s all about getting people to reflect more deeply, and I do that through story telling. And I take them through experiences, because I’ve grown in them. Q: Is humanization of the death penalty a big part of what you do? A: When you see that human face ( of a person who committed a murder), and you recognize the horror of the crime, you face it squarely. It keeps bringing you back and forth, and that ambivalence is in our own

hearts. Two conflicting ways going on in our own hearts. And bring people there. Open it up to just raise a question: ‘Might there be a better way?’ Q: What can people, like UP students, do to help stand up against the death penalty? A: Acton is liberating. What stymies us and frustrates us is when we know something and we can’t let that energy flow through into action of some kind. The way consciousness changes in a community is when

people begin to talk about it and get educated about it. And then things change. Q: What drives you to continue speaking out against the death penalty? A: I’ve seen the suffering. I’ve seen what happens when a human being is killed. And I’ve also seen what happens to the guards that have to do the killing. I know when people say ‘Well they’ve got to die’, that’s the starting point for a conversation, it’s not the ending

point. And sometimes in the first conversation with someone who is really [adamantly for the death penalty], you may not be able to do much with them, so you just keep moving. So I like when I can talk to a large audience because you know you’re reaching a wide spectrum of people in there. It’s to help them make the next move.

Discrimination: owner says sales have dropped Continued from page 1 to present their dissent.” Penner denies that he discriminated against transgender patrons and said the Twilight Room Annex is an LGBTQ-friendly bar. “We have always been a gay, lesbian, transgender-friendly bar. We’re not a homophobic bar in any way, shape or form,” Penner

said. “If I had any problem with transgender people, why would I let them come to my bar for two years?” But Penner did admit that he was concerned about the success of his business. Penner said sales dropped 25 percent since the T-Girls began frequenting the bar. “They were hurting business,” Penner said. They started coming

in about two years go, and we were having good Friday nights in here. When they showed up, it was no big deal. But after two years, they pretty much took over the bar.” Penner also said that his manager and bartenders had received complaints from other customers about the T-Girls using the women’s restroom. “I don’t know how many

women would want to go into a restroom where there are a bunch of guys, sometimes heterosexual guys, dressed up as women,” Penner said. Though the investigation is complete, Penner said it was onesided. He provided BOLI a list of people to talk to, but he said none of those people were contacted for the investigation. Penner plans to settle the case outside of the potential BOLI hearing. He said he called BOLI to ask how to settle, and that they have not yet returned his call. Reiten and senior Kelsey Varce, who sometimes go to the Twilight Room Annex, said the discrimination case was surprising. They also said that it was probably bad for the Twilight Room Annex’s business. “After this discriminatory issue, it makes people not want to go,” Varce said. According to Reiten, the Twilight Room is said to have gained popularity among UP students several decades by

being tolerant of minorities. The owner offered to serve African American basketball players when other bars would not let them in. The Twilight Room is owned by Penner’s father, and Penner said he helps run his father’s business. Reiten noted the irony in the current situation and said he won’t support the Twilight Room Annex with his business. “The T-Room gained popularity with students by being more accepting of minorities,” Reiten said. “Now the P Club is going against those ideas.”


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Fr. Antonelli closes books on time as archivist Amanda Blas Staff Writer blas13@up.edu Most UP students know Fr. Bob Antonelli as the friendly priest who works with the University’s archives in the basement of Shipstad Hall. “A lot of people, both students and employees alike, would stop in to visit because we had nice cold water and candy, so they know me for that, too,” Antonelli said. “I would always try to be as good a host as possible.” But as the University’s archivist since 1999, Antonelli showed there is so much more to him than hospitality and a great personality. “He’s the guy that singlehandedly saved the University of Portland’s story from being lost,” Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle, who has worked with Antonelli, said. “We could have completely lost our roots without him.” After 13 years of being the guy who has kept up on UP’s history, Antonelli is retiring. Antonelli’s work with history first started with his education. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from University of Notre Dame, Antonelli earned his master’s degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the John Hopkins University followed by his doctorate in the Old Testament from the University of Strasbourg in France. He then worked in biblical archaeology at the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. However, it was not until 1995 that Antonelli held his first title as archivist for the Holy Cross Community in Rome. It was this position that eventually led him to UP. “After my tenure was finished

as the Holy Cross’s archivist, I was offered the possibility of being the archivist here,” Antonelli said. “I decided this is a challenge that I would like, so I said yes to going from being the archivist in Rome to the archivist at UP.” According to Antonelli, his decision to join the UP community was a rewarding experience. “It has made me appreciate nuances of history, particularly of the University’s history,” Antonelli said. According to those who have worked with him, the UP community was rewarded with his time as the archivist as well. “We could have completely lost our roots without him,” Doyle said. “He’s done so much with the University’s story. I would’ve been helpless to catch the past without him. A lot of what Bob has done will be seen far into the future.” Drew Harrington, the Dean of the Library, who has also worked with Antonelli, agrees. “He always goes above and beyond,” Harrington said. “Even though the archives are tucked away in the basement of Shipstad, Fr. Bob has made it incredibly accessible for everyone. Before him, the archives were in need of lots and lots of work. Fr. Bob has done a lot during his time here.” In addition to his great work as archivist, Fr. Bob has impacted the University of Portland just by being himself. “He’s the world’s nicest guy,” Doyle said. “When we talk about Holy Cross charisma, he just lives it. And he’s always there with a gentle smile.” Now that he is retiring, Antonelli plans on going back to his interests outside of the archives. Aside from having more time for

reading and getting caught up on his studies of the Old Testament, he also plans on getting back to his Holy Cross roots. “I’m a big fan of the Holy Cross founder Basil Moreau,” Antonelli said. “Over a number of years, I have done translations of his works from French into English. Now that I have enough time, I hope to get back to translating his large book of meditations.”

“He’s the guy that singlehandedly saved the University of Portland’s story from being lost.”

Brian Doyle Portland Magazine Editor

Antonelli will also take his retirement as a chance to enjoy the simpler things in life. “I’m taking a little more time to smell the flowers and enjoy the outside,” Antonelli said. “I’ve spent most of my past 13 years in the basement of Shipstad Hall that doesn’t even have windows. I want go out and do something like hug a tree.” While Antonelli’s successor, Fr. Jeffrey Schneibel, has already taken over as the University’s archivist, Antonelli will continue to work in the archives to assist Schneibel in his transition.

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Fr. Antonelli has been working in the basement of Shipstad Hall for 13 years, combing through the history of UP.

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Antonelli is an expert on UP history, but he has an interesting history of his own. He studied in France and worked in Rome.

Happy people are healthy people

Senior Rylee Archuleta strives to spread laughter across campus with Laughter Yoga Lydia Laythe Staff Writer laythe16@up.edu When your eyes are watering, you can’t breathe, you’re bent over gasping for air and your whole body is shaking. That’s the best kind of laughter. The laughter that is so strong, it doesn’t even make a noise. Or so unexpected, it’s a burst of uncontrollable giggles. Laughter can be loud and contagious or excessive and annoying, but it is always healthy. Senior Rylee Archuleta is trying to start an epidemic of healthy laughter on campus. She is starting her own Laughter Yoga Club, in the hopes that students will open up, let out a chuckle or a snicker, and ultimately find their inner-child. “[Laughter yoga] is a fun way to de-stress, be goofy and not take yourself too seriously,” Archuleta said.

Archuleta has compiled a list of activities that induce laughter, which she believes to be important for people’s health and wellbeing. “[I bring out my inner-child by] doing goofy things,” Archuleta said. “People might look at [me] and be like ‘oh that’s really weird’ but it’s [important] to have fun with it and not worry.” There are countless stories of miraculous recoveries had by people who self-prescribed a laughter regime when confronted with serious illness. Famous journalist and author in the 1950s and 60s, Norman Cousins, is just one inspiring example. He was given a month to live after being diagnosed with a terminal disease, at which point he surrounded himself with only things that would make him laugh. He ended up recovering from the disease and lived another ten years. Cousins’ regime was not any-

thing formal or medically tested, but many studies have shown the health benefits of laughter. A study at Vanderbilt University found that 10 to 15 minutes of hearty laughter burns up to fifty calories. A study from the University of Maryland also found that laughing can help natural blood flow, increase immune response, and aid in relaxation and sleep. Though people have been aware of laughter’s health benefits since Cousins’ recovery in the 1960s, Laughter Yoga is the first structured form of group laughter aimed to capture the health benefits of laughing. Laughter yoga began in India in the 1990s as an informal group of about five men, led by Dr. Madan Kataria, a physician from India, who had recently learned about the major health benefits of laughter. The group would sit around telling jokes and laughing, but eventually they ran out of

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Senior Rylee Archuleta (left) leads her first Laughing Yoga session on The Bluff between St. Mary’s and Swindells. Senior Chris Robison (right) was one of several in attendance. jokes and began doing activities while fake laughing, which resulted in real laughter. Fake laughter works just as well as real laughter, not only because fake laughing often turns into real laughing, but because the human body cannot tell the

difference. “I thought that it sounded like a fun idea,” Archuleta said. Archuleta had first heard of Laughter Yoga from a friend. She has never given a class or parSee Yoga, page 7


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Students hit the mat with Japanese jiu-jitsu Two sophomores share their passion for Jiu-Jitsu with the UP community Amanda Blas Staff Writer blas13@up.edu Sophomores Andrew Stuhr and Bruce Julian are no karate kids, but they are big fans of a less-known form of martial arts: Japanese jiu-jitsu. “Japanese jiu-jitsu is a martial art that relies on manipulating your opponent’s force against themselves rather than using direct force of your own,” Julian said. “It’s a different kind of fighting style that characterizes itself as a form of self-defense. It was developed to be used against armed or armored opponents against whom strikes would be ineffective.” Thanks to Stuhr and Julian’s Japanese jiu-jitsu class taught every Tuesday at 8 p.m. upstairs in Howard Hall, the martial art is slowly making its way to the UP campus. Stuhr started out training in two forms of Korean martial arts, Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, before he got into Japanese jiu-jitsu. “I trained in a local studio, and I would see a Japanese jiu-jitsu class come in and train,” Stuhr said. “After having my interest sparked, I got permission from the Sensei running the jiu-jitsu classes and my Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do instructors to join the class and cross train in Japanese jiu-jitsu.” After training in Japanese jiujitsu for the last two years, Stuhr now has his brown belt. However, he still hopes to further his Japanese jiu-jitsu training. “I plan to keep on learning and teaching others the art,” Stuhr said. “Hopefully I’ll reach black belt and beyond, or maybe one day start my own school on the

side if all goes well.” On the other hand, Julian had first heard about Japanese jiujitsu through friends and family, who did a modern version of the martial art, Brazilian jiu-jitsu. “The jiu-jitsu scene at home [in Guam] seems to be a lot more popular than it is out here, so I would informally do some jiujitsu with other people in their backyards and whatnot,” Julian said. “It came pretty naturally to me, and I liked it so much that I ended up training at a mixed martial arts gym near my house that had Japanese jiu-jitsu classes.” Julian had wrestled for three years in high school. After placing first on Guam and second in the regional Pacific wrestling tournament, he decided that he wanted some formal martial arts training to help keep in shape and improve his wrestling game. “While the core ideas and goals are very different from each other, I feel that my wrestling experience has greatly improved my jiu-jitsu game and vice versa,” Julian said. “I have a larger range of techniques to draw from on the mat for both jiu-jitsu and wrestling.” Knowing each other from living on the same floor in Schoenfeldt Hall and from their participation in the Latin Dance Club, Julian and Stuhr had heard about each other’s experience with jiujitsu and decided to use their mutual passion for the martial art to spread the word about Japanese jiu-jitsu around UP. “Bruce said he trained in Japanese jiu-jitsu in Guam for several years, so right then and there I asked him if he would be interested in teaching it with me on campus,” Stuhr said. “After a few weeks of planning, we started our

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Sophomore Bruce Julian instructs UP students in the art of Jiu-Jitsu. It was a fighting technique developed to fight armed opponents when regular strikes would be ineffective. first class and now here we are.” According to Julian, jiu-jitsu provides a different kind of exercise compared to other fitness classes. “Jiu-jitsu training and sparring helps to build your cardiovascular and muscle stamina because it involves almost all of your muscle groups at the same time,” Julian said. Besides being physically stimulating, Stuhr hopes the jiu-jitsu class will be mentally stimulating as well. “Hopefully we’ll teach them a decent amount about the art of Japanese jiu-jitsu, along with the discipline that goes with it,” Stuhr said. “Hopefully [the stu-

dents] will respect and pass on the knowledge of it, which can give you some discipline training to do things you thought you couldn’t.” So far, the class has been a success, with 30 and 40 people show up each class. According to freshman Arthur Hammer who has attended the class since it first started, Stuhr and Julian’s class has numerous benefits. “The class is simply a great way to relax. It’s low-stress, friendly and interesting,” Hammer said. “We’re competitive enough to get the blood flowing, but it’s always in good spirit.” Sophomore Will Schlotfeldt feels the class is great for anyone. “It’s accessible enough so that

people who have no experience [in jiu-jitsu] can learn and participate, yet people who do have experience can challenge themselves and improve,” Schlotfeldt said. “It’s really welcoming and helps make everyone better, no matter their skill level.” Stuhr and Julian have hopes to see the class expand into a club and have plans to expand the scope of the class as well. “We’re looking into workshops with local studios in the area and at local grappling tournaments as well.” Stuhr said.

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Continued from page 6 ticipated in a formal class, but is very excited to begin at UP. She is driven by a strong belief in encouraging people to keep their inner-child alive. “I think losing your innerchild is a very sad thing,” Archuleta said. “[Being goofy] lets you keep who you are. If you’re always trying to play it cool and not be weird, you’re never going to find out who you are.” Seniors Juliana Flores, Jordan Heintz, and Chris Robison attended the first session of Laughter Yoga led by Archuleta in early October. The session was held on the grass behind St. Mary’s and was promoted by a few fliers around campus. “I just laughed the whole time,” Flores said. The session consisted of various activities centered around laughing, and fake laughing was encouraged. While some laughter began out of discomfort and awkwardness, it eventually turned into real, honest laughter. “It was awkward until it was fun,” Robison said. The students involved all ex-

pressed a need to release stress and tension. “It’s nice to not have to be so serious all the time,” Heintz said. “[Being] cooped up in class all day, it’s nice to be able to relax.” Students are always looking for ways to relax after a long, stressful day of chem labs and three-hour workshops. “I had two tests today, so this helped a lot,” Flores said. “It’s nice to be silly.” Archuleta was happy with the results of the first session. She plans to use the first session as a learning experience with the hope that she can improve her sessions. Archuleta also plans to keep the times of sessions fairly flexible, so she can change it to when more people can attend. She will put up more posters when she has a set time and place. Archuleta looks forward to future opportunities to spread some laughter around campus. “I hope that people enjoy it, and that it becomes more wellknown,” Archuleta said, “[I hope] it becomes a cool, fun way for people to connect with each other and de-stress.”


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Whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin, want to get lost in one of their two corn mazes or simply love farm animals The Pumpkin Patch is a great fall attraction relatively near campus. Located: 16511 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland Open: Daily- hours vary

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Seeds If you’re carving a pumpkin this year, save those goopy seeds for a delicious snack. In a bowl combine: • 2 cups cleaned and fresh pumpkin seeds • 2 T Maple Syrup • Cinnamon to Coat • 1/2 tsp. salt Once pumpkin seeds are coated, spread them in a single layer on lined cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil, bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees and enjoy!

Roloff Farms Have you ever seen “Little People Big World” on TLC? The Roloff Family from that reality TV show live only 30 minutes from campus and a visit to their farm is one you don’t want to miss. Buy a pumpkin, see the exotic animals in the petting zoo, enjoy some BBQ and bring a camera because you might get a chance to meet one of the family members! Located:23985 Northwest Grossen Drive, Hillsboro Open: Oct. 26 through 28 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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FAITH & FELLOWSHIP

October 25, 2012

World Youth Day gives students new cultural perspective Senior Molly Tuinstra discusses World Youth Day and what it means for her Molly Tuinstra Guest Commentary

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As I reflect on my time spent here I realize that attending the University of Portland has opened doors for me that I never imagined. I have made countless new friends, and discovered my passion for teaching and sharing my love of science with future generations. Most recently I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity to go to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next summer for World Youth Day (WYD). For those of you who don’t know, WYD is an amazing opportunity where youth from around the world to come together and celebrate their lives and their faith. This event was started by Pope John Paul II who believed in the power and zeal of the youth of the Catholic Church. He invited the youth of the world to celebrate Palm Sunday with him at the Vatican in 1984. On December 20, 1985 Pope John Paul II instituted WYD and in 1986 the first official WYD was

held in Rome. Every year there are WYDs held at the diocesanlevel, and every two to three years there are internationally held WYDs.

“For me, this event is an opportunity for spiritual growth, experiencing the unity of the Catholic Church despite the diversity seen amongst cultures aroud the world as well as a chance to relight the fire of Christ in my heart.”

Molly Tuinstra Senior

Despite the death of Pope John Paul II, this tradition has continued under Pope Benedict XVI. There is a small group of University of Portland staff and students that will be embarking to Rio next July for this pilgrimage, which marks the twelfth internationally held WYD. During this week long event we will have the opportunity to attend several events including catechesis, cultural events, the opening mass, the Papal welcoming ceremony, Stations of

the Cross and the Vigil of Youth with the Pope. For me this event is an opportunity for spiritual growth, experiencing the unity of the Catholic Church despite the diversity seen amongst cultures around the world as well as a chance to relight the fire of Christ in my heart. I invite you to support us in our pilgrimage November 2nd at Ukulele Night in the Mehling Ballroom. In addition to a ukulele performance, the cappella group “Call our Bluff” will be singing and Fredi’s Hula Talents will be performing. We will be selling delicious baked goods and holding a raffle for some great prizes including harp, voice, hula, piano and ukulele lessons, a serenade from “Call our Bluff” and two $250 cash prizes. Furthermore, we will have henna. Tickets only cost three dollars to get in and that includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be bought for two dollars each. Molly Tuinstra is a senior secondary education major and biology minor. She can be contacted at tuinstra13@up.edu

Learn more about World Youth Day Rio De Janeiro: http://www.rio2013. com/

Kathleen Dean Moore Monday, October 29, 2012

Mago Hunt Theater Recital Hall• 7:00 p.m., free and open to all

The University of Portland’s Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series presents the remarkable essayist Kathleen Dean Moore in a free public talk about and reading from her work. “Let us celebrate the natural world in the languages of literature, science, and silence. Let us tell new stories that invite a deeper kinship with the world. Let us face our grief at the harm we have done and the global results of our disregard. Then we can ask the important questions: What do we make of the wonder and the sorrow? What response is worthy of us as moral beings?” The University’s Schoenfeldt Series, founded in 1988 by the late Father Art Schoenfeldt and his sister the late Sue Fields, has brought some of the finest writers in the world to The Bluff to speak to students and friends, among them Peter Matthiessen, Barry Lopez, Ian Frazier, Kathleen Norris, Pattiann Rogers, and Ursula Le Guin. For more information, call Brian Doyle, (503) 943-8225, bdoyle@up.edu


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Barack Obama, The Beacon’s pick for President 20-year-old Jeremy Epstein, an Adelphi University student, began the second presidential debate with a question on the minds of many college students: What can you say to reassure me that I will get a job when I graduate? Whoever wins the election in November will have a profound impact on college students while they are in college and after. The Beacon believes Barack Obama continues to be the best candidate for students. Admittedly, the past four years have been rough for students. Total student loan debt eclipsed credit card debt last year, private, state and community colleges continue to raise tuition every year, and approximately 50 percent of this year’s graduating class will be jobless or underemployed according to a study by Northeastern University. But creating jobs while, at the same time, keeping college af-

fordable is a key part of Obama’s platform. He has already done a lot for students. Government aid in the form of student loans and grants is the highest in history. Obama streamlined the process of acquiring financial aid by ending a system of distributing federal aid through banks and insurance companies. Because banks no longer govern student loans, Obama instituted a student loan forgiveness program so students have to pay only 10 percent of their income to repay loans, and only for 25 years depending on your income and family size. Mitt Romney supports bringing corporations back into the student loans equation. At a time when students rely on federal dollars to attend increasingly costly of college, Romney believes that federal investment in higher education is driving up the cost of college. For this reason, for most of his campaign, he’s said readjusting Pell grants

is the key to fixing the education system. Recently, he’s said he would keep Pell grants the same. One of his many flip-flops. When asked about how he can help college students, Romney focuses on how he will create jobs after graduation rather than specifying any plans for financing college. President Obama wants to create jobs as well, but high-skill jobs. From manufacturing to renewable energy to new technology, the jobs that will come as a result of Obama’s re-election will fully employ students with the jobs for which they earned their degree. Rather than having low skill jobs, students will (we hope) enjoy meaningful employment and salaries that will help them repay student loan debt. Four years of Obama’s policies to promote job creation are finally starting to see results. The unemployment rate is under 8 percent for the first time since “the Great Recession” began.

The Department of Labor reports that 4.4 million jobs have been created in the Obama administration, and that number continues to increase. Romney also has committed himself to repealing Obamacare on day one of his presidency. Under Obamacare, people are covered by their parents’ health insurance until 26, which stops another burdensome cost on students. It remains to be seen whether or not Obamacare will provide decreased costs and better healthcare in the United States in the long term as the President claims. But the President’s push for health care reform could be a game changer in terms of reduced costs and improved coverage down the line. Lastly, the President’s leadership around the world makes him the best choice in 2012. He doesn’t see the rest of the world like players in the stock market the way Romney does. Obama began his presidency by scaling

back nuclear arms around the world, has promoted peace in the Mideast but more than anything he is a man the rest of the world respects. He is not a businessman who gambles with companies and people’s lives, but a genuine person. These are tough times to be a student, with increasing tuition costs and a bad economy to enter post graduation. But President Obama’s leadership has already mitigated many of the worst challenges. By re-electing him, students will help themselves in the short term because of Obama’s support for federal student loans and in the long term because of the President’s plans to create more high-skill jobs. Obama’s impact will be felt late into student’s late 20s because of his health care reform. Despite troubled times, Obama’s proven leadership at home and abroad makes him a great President for four more years.

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Not only athletes will be featured in “Heroes” series Laurie Kelley Guest Commentary In the October 11 issue of the Beacon there was an article addressing recent videos and advertisements with the Rise/Heroes theme in which we focus on four of our student-athletes. This summer, members of the marketing and communications team created a series of four spots to promote our fall sports, raise the profile of the university in general, and to create a bit of a tiein to the Olympics as several of our former student-athletes com-

peted in the 2012 summer games. We conducted email and Facebook promotions to introduce this next phase of the Rise/Heroes promotional campaign and we purchased limited TV time before and after Olympic broadcasts. For this series, we chose to tell the stories of a few of our athletes who make us proud on and off their fields of play. The author of this guest commentary on October 11 was concerned that we only profiled student- athletes as heroes. She noted that heroes are not limited to athletes and we couldn’t agree more. We’ve been using the Rise and Heroes theme for the past two years. This was the first time we focused on specific students. University of Portland students

and alumni stand out because they truly want to make a difference. At UP, there are so many people of whom we are proud. Over the next few years, we will be telling the stories of numerous UP affiliated folks who are heroes in ways large and small. This month, we are publishing a 30 page magazine that will be sent to all alumni, parents and friends of the university and inserted into the Portland Business Journal and the Puget Sound Business Journal where we feature thirteen “Uncommon Heroes” - students and alumni who are making a difference in the world. We will also be devoting the spring issue of Portland Magazine to the topic of Heroes and, again, this will contain numerous stories of a diverse group of peo-

ple with various interests, careers and backgrounds. Additionally, we will be launching a website at up.edu/heroes where we will also be sharing these types of stories about members of the UP community.

“Over the next few years we will be telling the stories of numerous UP affiliated folks who are heroes in ways large and small.”

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October 25, 2012

Students dig into food justice and immigration on fall immersions Aurora Myers Guest Commentary “What’s a food justice immersion? It sounds like you’re freeing tomatoes from chains or something.” (Chuckle) Not quite. This Fall Break immersion offers students the chance to enter a local and politically relevant conversation brimming with issues related to food distribution inequities, as seen through a racial, economic, and cultural-lens. (Exhale)

“It’s up to us as advocates of social justice to speak out against these inequalities. Let us unite to free those tomatoes from the chains of corporate hands.”

Aurora Myers Sophomore

The painting of this brief journey was streaked with vibrant, impassioned lessons. Zenger Farms, for instance, offered some the chance to overcome a fear of catching chickens. It was also where we sampled peppery flowers, discussed greenhouse practices, and discovered the importance of

cover crops. At La Esperanza Farms, we learned about seniority water rights and witnessed drip irrigation sustainability. Midweek, we partnered with Portland Fruit Tree Project in Sauvie Island, collectively harvesting 712 lbs. of apples, later donated to the Food Bank. We exchanged ideas with Bon Appetit’s head chef, delving into specifics of campus composting, purchasing produce locally, and accessing nutritional information.  Here’s the condensed account of other contentiously discussed topics: local vs. organic choices, regulations of SNAP benefits, corporate food industry myths, controversial USDA labeling, organic vs. conventionally grown produce, food deserts… unfortunately our system’s complexities don’t end here. Which is why it’s up to us as advocates of social justice to speak out against these inequalities. Let us unite to free those tomatoes from the chains of corporate hands, offering everyone access to the most basic of human needs: healthy food.

Aurora Myers is a sophomore English and secondary education major. She can be reached at Myers15@up.edu

Baris Inan’s Presidential Trivia 1. Which president holds a patent? 2. Which person received the first Medicare card? 3. Which president had a telephone number 1? 4. Which president got never married? 5. Which president served two nonconsecutive terms? 6. Which president claimed to read and write in six different languages? 7. Which president was an engineer? 8. Which president was the shortest? 9. Which president served in office for only one month? 10. Which president was first to ride in an airplane? 11. Which president was never elected? 12. Which president drank one gallon of coffee per day? For more trivia and theh answers to these questions visit upbeacon.net in the opinions section Baris Inan is a senior electrical engineering major. He can be reached at inan13@up.edu

Ethan Davis

Guest Commentary Before registering for the 2012 Rural Immersion with the University of Portland I wasn’t too sure what to expect and to be honest when I did sign up it still wasn’t very clear to me what I would be doing during the week of fall break. I had done service learning and service trips all throughout high school so I had some idea about what we might be doing but I couldn’t be sure. I could have gone home for the week of fall break but instead, as cliché as it may sound, I chose to step out of my comfort zone by registering for the Fall Immersion. There’s a great quote that Robert F. Kennedy once made when he said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” I will always remember this quote because it is the sole reminder I have to always step out of my comfort zone and do new things. Sometimes I have great experiences when I step out of my comfort zone and other times I have terrible experiences. However, the 2012 Rural Immersion trip was an experience I will always remember because it was so great. “I saw and experienced things that I used to hear from others,” freshman Jean Francois Seide said. “Not only that, I spent a wonderful break with a group of twelve.” During the week the Rural Immersion group went to numerous locations all in the Yakima, Washington area in order to learn about the politics of agriculture and immigration. We visited many ranches and got to see close up what the mechanics of agriculture looks like. At one site we learned that for each (approximately) 75 cubic foot barrel filled with apples a picker earns eighteen dollars. To say the least that’s very low wage, along with long days beginning before the sun rises; we were told many farm hands work sixty or greater hour weeks. Furthermore we were told that the majority of

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Emily Owen, Hannah Conlon, Jean Francois Seider and Katie Seale rest after gleaning apples for the Yakima Food Bank

farm hands are Mexican immigrants who can only speak Spanish or very poor English which creates a strong language barrier. One could question how someone survives under these conditions? “The average person has a terribly inaccurate perception of the role of undocumented workers in our country,” sophomore Matt Gadbois said. “Rural plunge was about getWill Lyons | THE BEACON ting close to the Sergio Rangel picks ripe apples atop an orchard issues and see- ladder in the Yakima Valley. ing how much an amazing learning experience respect migrant farm workers and it truly changed the way I deserve.” view the politics of agriculture Aside from farm visits we also and immigration. I will always visited many sites which support remember my great experience the efforts of immigrant workers. in Yakima, Washington over fall One such site was Nuestra Casa break and I owe all this to stepwhich provides ESL classes for ping out of my comfort zone. many immigrants hoping to learn English. We made another visit Ethan Davis is a sophomore to EPIC which is an elementary mechanical engineering major. school that is offered to low in- He can be reached at davis15@ come families that specializes up.edu in teaching Spanish and English to all of its students. We also stopped at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic which offers medical relief to families and bills relative to a family’s income. We also met a number of lawyers who specialize in the defense of immigrants and immigration. The Rural Immersion trip was

Piracy revisited

Ben Gadbois Guest Commentary “Piracy is killing the music industry!” cries Universal Music Group, Warner, and many others who have failed to evolve. And this statement has been re-iterated so many times that people even believe it. Music sales were even up in 2011 (search Business Insider). It’s record labels that lose when people don’t buy recorded music, not the artists. For every

$1000 is music sold, the average musician gets $23.40 (via The Root’s music breakdown study). Artists get their real money from tours and concert merchandise. Go to one normal-priced concert, buy a shirt, and you’ve probably given the artist more than a loyal-legal-iTunes-buying consumer ever will. “But downloading music without paying is still stealing!” Really? If I steal your potted plant - that’s theft. But if you let me have a seed and I grow my own identical plant, nobody loses anything. And forest nurseries don’t run around complaining how seed spreading is killing their industry. It’s not a perfect analogy (by definition, no anal-

ogy is), but it illustrates how the rest of the world deals with the same thing. “Easy for you to say, think of the musicians!” I’m a musician, and I put out my album for free, encouraging its piracy. And because of that, far more people have listened to it. It’s a win-win for all listeners and me. And let’s set it straight: piracy happens in Somalia, copyright infringement happens in front of a computer.  Ben Gadbois is a senior computer science major. He can be reached at gadbois13@up.edu


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Get your legislation out of my body, thanks Amanda Munro Staff Commentary It’s easy to oppose contraception coverage when you’ve never had to worry about pregnancy. It’s easy to support cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood when you’ve never struggled to pay for reproductive healthcare. And it’s easy to be pro-life when you’ve never stared in horror at a little pink plus on a pregnancy test. It all comes down to this: I don’t care what your beliefs are or what religion you belong to. You do not have the right to legislate what happens within my body. Taking away my right to choose what happens to my body is taking away my fundamental human rights. Abortion has been reduced to a never-ending debate about when life begins, but what it really boils down to is whether you believe a live, grown woman has more rights than an unborn fetus (or, as personhood laws would like to mandate, a fertilized egg). Many people and prominent politicians in the United States believe that the government should force women to give birth against their will, even if doing so is against the woman’s (or the child in question’s) best interests, and even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother. Or, like Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, they try to redefine the lines of rape in order to prevent victims from getting an abortion, distinguishing between rape and “forcible rape” as if some types are more “legitimate” than others. As 1 in 5 women who have experienced sexual assault can attest, there is no such distinction, yet Missouri representative and hopeful senator Todd Akin said recently that if a woman is a victim of “legitimate rape” her body will simply shut down the pregnancy automatically, but even if that handy little biological functioning doesn’t work out, abortion should still be illegal in all circumstances. Romney-endorsed Indiana state treasurer Richard Murdock said Tuesday night that when women become pregnant as a result of rape, it is something that “God intended to happen,” therefore they should not be allowed to receive an abortion. Just the fact that people in positions of power in this country even hold such idiotic viewpoints (not to mention a complete ignorance of basic human anatomy) is sickening, but the idea that they would force a woman to carry the child of her rapist to term against her will is a disgusting breach of human decency and shows a complete disregard for the kind of emotional devastation so many women in this country go through today. I mean, really? And as if that kind of legislation isn’t bad enough, fake pregnancy clinics are popping up all over the map that give medically

false information to women, discouraging them from choosing abortion. Kansas wants to pass a bill that would force doctors to lie to women by telling them abortions increase the risk of breast cancer. Some states are trying to mandate medically unnecessary vaginal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. Trust me, I wish I were making this stuff up. And now hopeful president Mitt Romney wants to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, when the organization’s main function is to promote all aspects of women’s reproductive health (such as cancer screenings) and only 3% of its budget is actually for abortions. Thousands of women across America depend on Planned Parenthood for affordable reproductive healthcare and wouldn’t be able to afford life-saving procedures and cancer screenings otherwise. Cutting funding for it based on that miniscule 3% would be devastating for the health of women across the country. And all of this “pro-life” talk fails to take into account the quality of life a child will have after birth. It seems that the “sanctity of life” is enormously important to pro-life advocates up until the child is actually born. But if the family doesn’t have the finances or capability to properly take care of that child, that’s their problem. Or they can just give it up for adoption and add that baby to the other 408,425 children in foster care who don’t have families of their own. Because of course, it doesn’t matter if these children we’d be bringing into the world actually have the potential for a happy, healthy life as long as they’re born in the first place… right? The most baffling thing about this whole issue is that many of the people and personhood laws that would make abortion illegal would also make contraception illegal. It seems to me like the most logical way to decrease abortions would be to increase the availability of birth control, but apparently that’s also a no-no (because of course the ideals of certain fundamentalist groups in America should be imposed on all Americans whether we agree with those ideals or not.) And yet, it’s obvious that we have a finite number of resources in this country; we already have ever-increasing poverty and unemployment, and more babies being born just means less money, jobs, and quality education for every person. So, how do the fundamentalists propose to solve this problem? Abstinence! Yeah, as if that’s ever worked in the entire history of humanity. Sex is a perfectly normal activity and always has been; get over it. And while women are increasingly limited in their ability to protect themselves by laws, prescriptions, and shaming sex talks or name calling (you slut!), men can still buy a box of condoms for five bucks in the grocery store without comment. Because men can have as much sex as they want; why shouldn’t protection be readily available to

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them? But women? They’re bullied and shamed for having sex, prevented from access to protection, and then blamed for the consequences. (Still think we don’t live in a patriarchal society? Think again.) The blatant sexist messages reflected in the issue of reproductive rights say that a woman can’t possibly make decisions for herself and that the government must step in and take away her autonomy over her own body in order to save her from her ignorance. These attempts at legislation convey the message that more powerful, fatherly figures must lie to a woman, shame her, and prevent her from making decisions that directly and only affect her, because clearly women don’t know what’s best for them or their unborn children; religious groups and the government do! And that’s the United States we live in today in a nutshell. I had hoped we would have progressed to a higher level of thinking by this century, but I guess I was too optimistic. Like they say, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Laws are being passed all over the nation that are in-

fringing on our human rights and it’s time we put a stop to it. It is a woman’s fundamental human right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health without the interference of the government or anyone else. It is a woman’s right to easily access safe and affordable reproductive healthcare, including contraception and abortion. And it’s a woman’s right to receive accurate education on her reproductive health and be free from discrimination based on her reproductive decisions. If you don’t agree with that, fine. Don’t get an abortion, don’t get birth control, and don’t go to Planned Parenthood. I respect your right to make those decisions. But don’t you DARE make it against the law for me to do so of my own free will. It’s my body, it’s my right, and you do not have a say in the matter. Amanda Munro is a sophomore political science major. She can be reached at munroa15@up.edu

“Nickelodeon, I’ll do whatever it takes to bring Rocket Power back on the air.”

Liz Randazzo, junior, nursing

“Gringotts.”

Julia Kennedy, junior, communication

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October 25, 2012

Basketball recruiting brings in future pros Assistant men’s basketball coach Michael Wolf describes UP and head coach Eric Reveno’s strategy to recruit athletes. PJ Marcello Staff Writer marcello13@up.edu Every fall the campus experiences a giant change, literally. This change usually involves three to four new students who serve as significant outliers on the curve of campus height. These are the most recent basketball recruits.

“There are a lot of good basketball players out there that talent-wise could help us win, but if he’s a bad teammate he’s not going to work out on our roster.”

Michael Wolf Assistant men’s basketball coach

How do we get these towering athletes to University of Portland instead of them choosing schools in southern California? This is the beauty of recruiting. Assistant men’s basketball coach Michael Wolf believes UP’s advantages in recruiting stem from their approach, the allure of going to a good school with a nice campus and the achieved brand of Pilot basketball from the success of past players. Unlike many schools, which designate specific people exclusively for recruiting, UP takes a more hands-on approach. “We all take an active and equal role in the recruiting process. All three coaches have significant roles in recruiting,” Wolf said. “We all cross-pollinate our evaluations on players and have an ongoing dialogue about them.” Players agree that getting to know the actual coaches in the recruiting process plays a big

part in the draw of going to UP. “Coaches at my junior college (Citrus Community College) told me I wouldn’t have to deal with politics and that the coaches at UP were good people,” senior guard Derrick Rodgers said. “It’s not all about wins and losses; it’s also about helping me become a better man which also goes with the school.” UP’s scrappy style of play under head men’s basketball coach Eric Reveno works best for and develops gritty players, the kind worth recruiting for the UP’s men’s basketball program. “We evaluate skill, athletic ability, and toughness on the court and we also want to evaluate where they stand academically and then the analysis of a competitive landscape,” Wolf said. “Who else is recruiting him, because, yes, I can walk in a gym and watch a kid who is obviously good enough to help us win a WCC championship. But if I’m standing next to Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of Duke University) I probably shouldn’t waste a whole lot of time recruiting that kid.” Talent is not the only criteria for getting recruited into the Pilots program. For coaches, the attitude and team atmosphere at UP makes certain intangibles more important than simply how a player looks in the gym. “We like to find out what kind of student he is, what his work ethic is like, his personality and how he is going to mesh with the culture of the program that we built here,” Wolf said. “There are a lot of good basketball players out there that talent-wise could help us win. But if he’s a bad teammate he’s not going to work out on our roster.” With seven players on the current roster from California and three foreign born players,

the coaches have found a way to pull from talent pools outside of the Northwest. Many of the players from California are drawn to Portland because it will allow them to play in front of family and friends, yet also let them get away from home for college. “Other than games here and the away games at Gonzaga and BYU, the rest of the away conference games are all in California,” Wolf said. “A lot of parents can get to the games on weekends fairly hassle free.” The key to UP’s success in recruiting abroad can be credited to Reveno’s connections from when he played overseas and from the reputation of UP basketball from recent graduate’s’ success in other countries. Getting players from outside the U.S. presents both challenges and advantages for the coaching staff.

The new recruits from the Class of 2016 • Guard Bryce Pressley • Guard David Ahern • Guard Oskars Reinfeld • Forward Jake Ethlers “There are a smaller number of players over a larger area. The basketball community is fractured over there and not as well-connected,” Wolf said. Since there is so many Division I schools recruiting talent in the U.S., many do not focus their sights on international players. UP takes advantage of this opportunity which does not exist for other schools. Reveno’s first two recruits as head coach were foreign players, Robin Smeulders (Germany), and Taishi Ito (Japan).

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“That success created a strategy to fit into the idea that there are some really talented players internationally that are under-recruited because schools don’t invest the time or have the network,” Wolf said. “We have invested the time and resources to expand our network of contacts internationally and the school has given us a lot of support.” The University’s support has been instrumental in allowing Reveno and his staff to target many of the well-known players in Europe that have been major contributors to the current team and years past. “The first time I learned about the University of Portland was when Coach Reveno came out to one of my academy games and gave a presentation on the school. I learned about all the international players that went there like (Robin) Smeulders, and he’s one of the better players in his league,” center Thomas Van der Mars said. These players also fit into the team-based chemistry Reveno and many other coaches in the WCC have developed rather than the now popular one-on-one individualistic style in the U.S. and the NBA. “There is a unique blend here that is a highly competitive level

of basketball, and it is a heavily skilled valued league and for coaches who have had success in our league that is more important for the roster than stud NBAcaliber athletes,” Wolf said. “The international game is a highly skilled game that does not have the overall athletic ability that an American team would, so coaches target those skilled players.” Van der Mars agrees that the style of play and location were key factors in what made him ultimately decide to be a Pilot. “I talked to other coaches and got a couple offers, but based on the coach and the story, coming here fit me as a player and a person,” Van der Mars said. “It has been a nice transition, Portland is a very European city.” Reveno and his staff have shown they have an eye for talent. All of Reveno’s recruits since he started in 2006 have gone on to play professionally. This year’s team will test how fast these recruits can develop into a competitive team. This year’s roster has only one senior in Rodgers. The young team will showcase the talent that the coaching staff has brought in, including four recruits from this offseason.

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Sophomore center Thomas van der Mars, of the Netherlands is just one of dozens of recruits that head coach Eric Reveno and the UP men’s basketball program has been able to recruit to come stateside.

Ethan Niedermeyer (‘06-‘10) Taishi Ito (‘06-’10) Robin Smeulders (‘06-’10) Luke Sikma (‘07-’11) Nik Raivio (‘07-’11) Jared Stohl (‘07-’11) Kramer Knutson (‘07-’11) Jasonn Hannibal (‘07-’11) T.J. Campbell (‘08-’09) Nemanja Mitrovic (‘08-’12) Eric Waterford (‘08-’12)


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Spotlight: The Baarts Family Katie Dunn Staff Writer dunn16@up.edu Assistant men’s soccer coach Rob Baarts, junior defender Tyler Baarts and senior goalkeeper Justin Baarts share the field, a love of soccer, and strong family ties. Tyler, Rob’s son, and Justin, their cousin/nephew are all part of the men’s soccer team and is looking to have a strong year and win it all.

Justin: I don’t think we ever really talked about it. Since I was a year older, I did my first year. Then he wanted to come here.

Was there any influence? Rob: I kind of laid off both of them because I didn’t want Tyler to think he had to go to UP. It’s a big choice and it’s his four years, not mine. It wasn’t until I said, “Ty, I really want you to come here,” that he decided to come here. At first I don’t think he thought I even wanted him to come here. Justin we wanted as a goalkeeper. How long have you been involved in soccer? Justin and Tyler (at the same time): Since we could walk. Tyler: If you can walk you can kick a ball. Do your families get together often? Justin: Yeah, a lot. Every time we have a home game, my parents, brother, uncle they’ll all come down and stay at Rob’s house. We do a Saturday night dinner and hang out during the day, then play Friday and Sunday games. Rob: Mini family reunion every second weekend.

The women’s soccer team appears to have gotten back on the winning track after losing to BYU 2-1 at home Oct. 13. Bouncing back from their first loss in WCC play, UP traveled to San Diego and beat the Toreros 2-1 in overtime, which was San Diego’s first loss in WCC play. The Pilots then headed to St. Mary’s, where they crushed the Gaels 3-0 to improve their record to 2-1-1. The Pilots will host Pepperdine Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and then LMU Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. in what will be pivotal games for UP to move up in WCC standings.

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Did you guys plan on going to UP together?

Tyler: We never really talked about it (me and Justin) we both just wanted to come here.

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(From Left to Right) Assistant men’s soccer coach Rob Baarts with his nephew, senior goalkeeper Justin Baarts and Rob’s son and Justin’s cousin, junior defender Tyler Baarts. Tyler: Even on the road trips our family will come up or down wherever we are and just have dinner as a family. What’s your tradition?

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Rob: Boxing Day (all three agree). It’s the day after Christmas. It’s an all-day event. Justin: It’s a Canadian/English thing. Our family’s Danish so my grandpa normally does all Danish food and you kind of try it even if you don’t know what it is. He really likes to keep that going. Are you harder on each other because you’re family? Rob: I would say I am. For Justin his savior is Bill, the goalkeeper coach. (Tyler) gets a little bit more of me then he may want, so it’s definitely harder. What’s your favorite game day tradition at home? Tyler: We get to the locker room two hours before game time and hang out as a team. I like that a lot. We joke around and it’s pretty relaxed until we start getting ready. I just like being with the

team for that time before. Justin: We have a pregame meal at 3:45 and then the seniors on the team go back and play Super Smash Bros. for half an hour. They’ve done it for every game the last three years. Rob: I get a 20-minute alone time that I just clear my head and thoughts and find a place I can go by myself. I like that moment with none of these guys (chuckles). Does your whole family like soccer? Rob: Pretty much. We all played. It’s got family lineage from way back. Justin: If it’s not everybody’s main sport now they’ve at least played and been a part of it at some point. We play and enjoy watching it. Do you see anything different in the team this year? Justin: Every year the group of freshmen come on and changes the dynamic. These guys really fit in. You see freshmen hanging out with seniors where as on

some teams you have your seniors and juniors and freshmen are kind of off on their own, but they intermingle. Tyler: I’d say we have really good team chemistry all the way around. We’re a pretty close group. Rob: I would definitely agree. This group has been the most close-knit group we’ve had in a while. It makes it a lot more fun, plus there’s a lot of talent in the group. Who is the biggest jokester on the team? Rob: Who thinks they are or who is? Justin: It’s gotta be Mitch (sophomore defender Mitchell Lurie). (All agree) He thinks everyone’s laughing with him when they’re really just against him. Tyler: Mitch gets made fun of the most. He’s just loud. It’s good entertainment.

The men’s soccer team lost two overtime matches over fall break as they hosted Santa Clara and St. Mary’s, dropping their WCC record to 3-3. The Pilots fell to Santa Clara 3-2 Oct. 12 and again to St. Mary’s Oct. 14 1-0 despite holding the Gaels scoreless during the first two periods. The Pilots hope to extract revenge on Santa Clara and St. Mary’s as they travel to Southern California to face Santa Clara Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and face St. Mary’s Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Cross Country

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the WCC Championships at Fernhill Park in Portland Oct. 27. The men’s team is heavily favored to place first in the WCC after dominating with a first place finish in the WCC preview Sept. 15. The men’s team will race at 9:45 a.m. while the women’s team will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball season kicks off with an exhibition game against ConcordiaPortland Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center.

Volleyball

The volleyball team remains winless in the WCC after falling to No. 23 Pepperdine 3-0 Oct. 18 at the Chiles Center. The Pilots also fell to LMU 3-0 Oct. 20 at home. UP will next host BYU Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. (courtesy portlandpilots.com)


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24 goals. 193 shot attempts 0.124 shot percentage 77 saves 17 assists

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over and just taking it game by game,” Frisbie said. “We like to focus on the game ahead of us, and we’re expecting a good performance by a lot of these teams.” Smith says the team has specific goals going into the games this week, including opening up the field and building team shape; however, the Pilots also have a plan to expose Pepperdine’s weaknesses. “Pepperdine is a very composed team that has some great attacking players. We need to expose them defensively,” Smith said. “Obviously, playing at home against Pepperdine should be an exciting Friday night game.” Frisbie explains that the team fo-

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30 goals 248 shot attempts 0.121 shot percentage 74 saves 27 assists

cuses on each game as a whole, as opposed to focusing on the individual players of each team. But, Frisbie notes that Pepperdine’s sophomore midfielder/forward Amanda LeCave has been performing well. With 10 goals, LeCave is the WCC leading scorer so far this year. Last season, the Pilots fell to Pepperdine 2-1 in Malibu, Calif. This year, the Pilots are excited to take them on at Merlo Field. “I’m happy to be back at home,” said Dees. “It will be good to have a go at Pepperdine and see if we can beat them like we were unable to last year.” Junior forward Kaila Cameli adds that fans should be expecting more than your average excitement: “Expect a fight. We’re going out for blood now that it’s conference.”

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The women’s soccer team improved their record in the WCC to last 2-1-1 with a win over the San Diego Toreros (2-1-0) on Oct. 19 and a 3-0 shutout against the St. Mary’s Gaels Oct. 21. The Pilots are now preparing to take on No. 18 Pepperdine, last year’s WCC co-champion, on Oct. 26 and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) on Oct. 28. “I’m expecting a tough game from both of the teams,” junior goalkeeper Erin Dees said. Coach Garrett Smith notes that LMU will be tough competition for the Pilots, as well. “LMU is a well-rounded, tough team to beat,” Smith said. “They

make it difficult to score goals.” LMU proved this to be true on Oct. 19, as they shutout Pepperdine, 3-0. The Pilots look at the WCC play as a new start to their season and an opportunity to be competitive and improve from non-conference play. “A few of our games in nonseason didn’t go how we would have hoped them to,” sophomore midfielder/forward Emily Sippel said. “It’s a new opportunity and we need to stay consistent throughout the season, take one game at a time.” Junior forward Amanda Frisbie, who scored twice on Oct. 19 against St. Mary’s, agrees that WCC play is a fresh start to the season. “I think our conference is getting stronger and stronger each year. It is kind of a new season for us, starting

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Senior, forward 9 goals, 5 assists

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Junior, midfielder/ defender 4 goals, 3 assists

Anisa Guajardo #10

Senior, forward 7 goals, 8 assists

Blast from the Past 2012 gold medal Olympian Megan Rapinoe will be at Sunday’s game against LMU. She will be honored at halftime and available for autographs after the game.

3 Keys to the Victory: 1. Lock down opponents offense. The Pilots are 11-4 when only allowing 1 goal 2. Pass and attack off rebounds and missed shots 3. Limit touches by Pepperdine’s LaCave. She leads in WCC goals scored. Kayla Wong | THE BEACON


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