Check out the responses to ‘Where has all the chivalry gone?’ See p. 13
Breaking news on registration problems, see p. 2
Vol. 112, Issue 10
Take a look inside the Bell Tower See p. 9
BEACON The University of Portland’s student newspaper
Thursday November 11, 2010 www.upbeacon.net
The road to River Campus
Photo courtesy of Joe Kuffner
Portland city leaders to review UP treeplanting proposal Enid Spitz Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org On Nov. 17, UP will present a proposal to Portland’s City Council that could bring the University a step closer to developing its River Campus, which could one day include a parking structure, sports complexes and possibly an environmental science lab. At the hearing, the City Commission will consider UP’s mitigation plan, a development agreement that would allow the University to build on protected environmental zones in exchange
for creating and maintaining a natural wilderness habitat on a portion of the bluff.
UP’s plan for a ‘gateway’ to R iver Campus In December 2008, the University of Portland finalized its purchase of the waterfront Triangle Park property, now known as the River Campus. The land used to be an industrial area, but the University hopes to transform it into an extension of the traditional campus. Before purchasing the land, UP worked with the City of Portland to change the River Campus from an industrial zone to an employment general (EG) zone, which allows for University development. “The University has had at
least for 16 years the reasonable expectation to develop there,” University of Portland Assistant Vice President of Financial Affairs Jim Kuffner said. When UP revised its conditional master plan in 1994, it included plans to construct a “gateway” structure, a parking facility on the bluff connecting the traditional campus to the River Campus 135 feet below. UP’s planned “gateway” structure would replace the main lot behind the Pilot House that is currently the University’s largest parking area. The structure, to be built on the land behind Corrado Hall, would also serve as the main connection between campus as it is now and the new property.
City’s environmentallyprotected areas conflict with development plans The City of Portland expanded environmental conservation and protection overlay zones along the bluff in January as part of its River Renaissance initiative, a long-term plan to revitalize the Willamette riverbank and restore its environmental habitat. The University of Portland cannot build on City-designated environmental conservation or protection overlay zones, which are intended to preserve nature. The new overlay zones cover UP’s River Campus and the land at the intersection of North McCosh Street and North Portsmouth Avenue, where UP hopes to build the “gateway” structure.
Before the City expanded the protected area, UP had little trouble developing on campus, Kuffner said. But now, the convergence of new conservation and intended construction zones poses a problem for UP’s development of the “gateway” structure. “If they had moved it 100 feet we wouldn’t be having the issue with this structure,” Kuffner said. See River Campus, page 3
City Council Hearing: Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. City Commission chambers in Portland City Hall 1221 SW Fourth Ave. Portland, OR 97204
Timeline of UP River Campus Development 1994 The conditional Master Plan was revised, including plans for a structure behind Corrado Hall.
Oct. 21, 2010
UP finalized its purchase of the Triangle Park property.
The City of Portland expanded Conservation Protection Zones along the bluff on campus.
City Council ruled that UP and the City should create a Development Plan.
UP’s open house on campus to share its mitigation plan with the community.
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2 November 11, 2010
On On Campus Campus
BREAKING NEWS At 8:00 last night, online registration ceased to work. Students filed into Waldshmidt Hall filling out registration forms by hand, while others called the office about their registration difficulties. Registrar Bobbi Lindahl said that there was a steady stream of calls, but she was unsure of the source of the problem. Unfortunately, no IT staffers were on duty to assess the problem. Junior Rachel Hinnen walked out of the registrar’s office reassured. “I feel very relieved that I got my classes because that made me panic,” she said. Junior Kara Hamada managed to sign up for three of her classes, but two were already closed. “I thought something was wrong with my code,” Hamada said. The registrar’s office was scheduled to close at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the office stayed open past closing time to answer telephone calls from students and to assist students registering for classes with paper forms. “It’s very nice they stayed open late to help students,” Hamada said. Students having problems registering online should call the registrar. - Megan Osborn ‘OUR TOWN’ Tonight, the Performing and Fine Arts Department presents the opening of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Through the prism of a small town at the turn of the 20th century, the play looks at the lives, loves and death and its inhabitants. Performances begin tonight at 7:30 and continue through Saturday, Nov. 13. On Sunday, Nov. 14, it begins at 2:00 p.m. From Wednesday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 19, the play begins at 7:30 p.m. CORRECTIONS In the Nov. 4 issue, in the “The Facts” box for the feature, “Inside Fr. Beauchamp’s house,” it said President Fr. Bill Beauchamp, C.S.C., lived in Corrado Hall for 25 years. This is incorrect. Fr. Beauchamp lived in the dorms for 25 years. In the Nov. 4 issue, in the article, “With winter comes UP basketball,” Nick Raivio’s name was misspelled. In the Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 issues, Aziz Inan’s e-mail was incorrectly listed. His e-mail is email@example.com. The Beacon regrets the errors. Accuracy in The Beacon
The Beacon strives to be fair and accurate. The newspaper corrects any significant errors of fact brought to the attention of the editors. If you think an error has been made, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Corrections will be printed above.
Updates on crime at UP
Break-in reports go up Scammers try their luck by three on campus At least three houses in the University Park neighborhood have reported break-ins and robberies since fall break.
This semester, seven scammers were caught on campus trying to sell fake magazine subscriptions Caitlin Yilek Staff Writer email@example.com
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Break-in victim and senior Andrew Fredericks climbs through his bathroom window, where he suspects a thief broke in. Among the items stolen were a television, routers, an Xbox 360 game system and guitar. Laura Frazier Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org About two weeks ago, junior Alissa Tseu heard a rustling while she was watching a movie at home with one of her roommates, but didn’t think much of it. When another roommate returned to the house around 10:30 p.m. and found her bedroom window open and her laptop missing, Tseu realized that her house was burglarized while she was home. Unfortunately, her story is not unique – at least three houses inhabited by UP students in the University Park area have reported break-ins and theft since fall break. Tseu, whose house is on North Van Houten Avenue, was surprised that someone had managed to break in while she and her roommate were home. It was an unnerving experience for both, she said. “It was kind of an unusual break-in,” she said. “We were pretty freaked out. It was scary.” Fortunately, the only damage was to the basement bedroom window and the only thing stolen was the laptop. Tseu reported the theft to the Portland Police Bureau, who came to the house and dusted for prints, though they did not find any substantial evidence. Tseu is still comfortable living in her neighborhood, but is aware
that students need to put in the effort to be safe by checking that doors and windows are locked when no one is home. “I still feel safe, it’s just a matter of extra precautions,” she said. “Sometimes we get a little lazy.” Senior Andrew Fredericks, who lives on North Harvard Street, had his house broken into while it was unoccupied over fall break. The criminals broke in through the bathroom window and stole a television, routers, an Xbox 360 game system, a guitar, amplifiers and a computer. They also broke down the doors to the bedrooms and stole jewelry and clothes. “They robbed us clean,” Fredericks said. “They took everything.” Fredericks has been checking the local listings on Craigslist, just in case any of the stolen items turn up. One of his housemates called PPB to report the incident. The officers found fingerprints on the windowsill, but Fredericks is not convinced that the police will catch the criminals. “It’s what I expected. There’s not a whole lot they can do,” he said. “Unless those prints come up on a database, it’s a needle in a haystack.” One of Fredericks’ housemates reported the incident to Public See Break-ins, page 5
Junior Amelia Brasch was on her way to the Library when a stranger approached her. “He looked rather normal, but not really like a student, so I assumed he was just visiting campus and maybe needed directions somewhere,” Brasch said. Brasch soon realized the stranger did not need her assistance finding his way around campus. This fall, seven scammers have been caught on campus trying to swindle money out of UP students. All were male except one. According to Harold BurkeSivers, director of Public Safety, has seen scammers on campus since he first started working here 10 years ago. “They usually come to campus once or twice a year,” Burke-Sivers said. According to Brasch, the man asked her if she thought of herself as a good person. “I thought that it was an odd question but maybe (it was) some strategy to being personable,” Brasch said. Next, the man told Brasch that he was trying to raise money to buy textbooks and he received money by earning points. Then, he asked Brasch to answer a few questions for him. “He started asking me questions about where I would like to visit and what magazines I read,” Brasch said. “He asked me to pick one (magazine) in particular.” The man started writing a receipt and said it would be tax deductable. “That’s when I realized it was a scam,” Brasch said. “He said nothing initially about buying anything from him.”
Brasch did not give the scammer any more information than her name. Burke-Sivers says that most of the scammers are collegeaged youth from out-of-state. “They talk cool and hip to try and blend in,” Burke-Sivers said. About three to four years ago, a UP student had his bank account drained because he gave the scammers his information, Burke-Sivers said. “Don’t fall for it,” BurkeSivers said. “You do not order a magazine through someone, you (would) go to the magazine’s website if you wanted to subscribe.” A man also approached senior Sammi Boyd on campus. “He said he was doing a magazine fundraiser, like we did when we were little,” Boyd said. “I gave him 20 or 30 dollars, I don’t remember,” Boyd says she never received her magazine subscription. Usually the scammers are found near The Cove where students congregate. Once Public Safety is informed of the scammers, they are “trespassed” and asked to leave campus. When the scammers are “trespassed” they are not allowed to come back on campus. If they do, they will be arrested. “We take their photos and escort them off campus,” BurkeSivers said. “We also send their photos to other schools.” According to Burke-Sivers, the Portland Police Bureau is not notified when a scammer first appears on campus because he has not technically broken the law. “We take a proactive role in removing them from campus before they become a problem,” Burke-Sivers said. “If they actually did scam someone, then the Portland Police Bureau would be contacted.”
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RIVER CAMPUS: Plans reviewed and revealed Students loitering on River Campus
Continued from page 1 The Mitigation Plan
To address the issue, the City Council voted 4-1 last April in favor of working with UP to create a development agreement. It requires the City and university to work out an agreement about the disputed land, host an open house for the public and eventually vote on the final agreement after public hearings set for Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. “The primary goal of the development agreement is to reach a mutually beneficial outcome for both the University of Portland and the City representing the objectives of the River Plan,” a city planner from Portland’s Bureau of Development Services, Marisol Caron, wrote in a memo to Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz. The University created a mitigation plan to bring before the City Council, hoping the suggested compromise would gain the City’s approval and eventually lead to the construction of a “gateway” structure. “The development agreement will include removal of the adopted environmental conservation overlay zone in the location of the Gateway building in exchange for the University providing mitigation on site,” Carey explained. The mitigation plan proposes that the University create 228,000 square feet of protected wilderness area on its River Campus to compensate for the 50,500 square feet UP’s “gateway” structure would require. “The primary purpose is to offset the predicted impact of the gateway structure in the escarpment (the bluff),” Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services representative Paul Ketcham said. According to Ketcham, the bluff used to be the primary habitat for Oregon White Oak trees, which are now endangered and declining below historic levels. To mitigate the potential impact of the “gateway” structure, UP is offering to restore the White Oak to its habitat by planting 200 Oaks per acre across an area of the River Campus, expecting 40 to 50 per acre to reach maturity in 50 years. In addition, the University would remove any invasive species and plant a mixed tree forest and “maple bench” wilderness area by the White Oak woodland to ensure the endangered trees’ survival, collaborating with the Bureau of Environmental Services throughout the process. “The University has a key role to play in the health of the
Willamette River,” Ketcham said. “It’s an exciting opportunity for the University to develop and also to restore the natural habitat.” In addition to the proposal’s educational and environmental functions, Kuffner expressed the desire to dedicate the woodland area to beloved UP faculty member Becky Houck, who died in September 2009, and Mike Snow, recipient of the Emeritus professor award at his retirement this year. “I call it Becky’s woods,”
Big truck alert Beginning Nov. 15, approximately 12 large truckloads of dirt will be delivered daily to the University’s River Campus, causing increased traffic on North Portsmouth Avenue. UP and Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services are finishing a tunneling project and are preparing the River Campus for development. These deliveries will continue through March 2011. The University urges pedestrians to be mindful of the increased traffic through campus, especially because the parked line 35 TriMet bus often blocks pedestrians’ line of sight from the crosswalk. Kuffner said. This woodland area would be the first of its kind, according to Kuffner.
Neighborhood Reaction to the Mitigation Plan On Oct. 21, the University hosted an open house in Buckley Center to present the mitigation plan to the larger community. University Park Neighborhood Association chair Fletcher Tripp spoke in support of the plan at the open house. However, Barbara Quinn, chair of Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association, voiced her disapproval at the meeting. She also wrote a critical review of the University’s proposed development in The Oregonian last summer. Calling it ironic that UP and the City would allow development on the bluff while claiming a committment to environmental sustainability, she wrote, “all the work done to increase connectivity there would be undermined by a massive impediment at the university.” Quinn would like to see UP consult the greater North Portland area about its construction plans,
stating that she might support a different type of structure. “We’d like to see something less invasive,” she said. Susan Landauer, a member of Portsmouth Neighborhood Association who agrees with Quinn, said better alternatives that would create minimal damage to the environment and look elegant from the riverside should be considered. Quinn and Landauer also questioned the power of a mitigation plan to ensure restoration. “The problem is that we have no real assurance,” Quinn said. They would like to see a legally-binding document created for the University, that holds it accountable for mitigation.
The Future of Development at UP The Portland City Commission is tentatively scheduled to vote on the mitigation plan Dec. 1. Approval of the mitigation plan does not necessarily approve the construction of the “gateway” structure. For actual development to occur, the University must revise its Master Plan and raise funding, and the land must undergo environmental review. “It’s a means to an end,” Kuffner said. “We’re committed to begin the mitigation plan next year, even though the building may not be constructed for another 10 years or so.” If the City Commission approves the plan, the University will begin planning for its White Oak wilderness area in the spring. Kuffner said the first trees would likely be planted in about three years. According to Kuffner, the University is also currently in its first year of a projected three-year plan for cleaning the River Campus of any hazardous industrial byproducts. If the city finds the land fit for institutional use, the wilderness area is planted, the “gateway” structure built, funds raised, and the Master Plan revised, the University of Portland can begin to further develop its waterfront property. “By the time we reach our projected plan for development, it might be 15 or 20 years,” Kuffner said. For now, the University is focusing its efforts on its mitigation plan in preparation for the Nov. 17 review and hoping that the eventual construction of its “gateway” structure will open up a world of opportunity for the UP River Campus. If the plan is rejected, Kuffner explained, it’s back to square one.
Despite orders from EPA to keep people off property, Public Safety finds students trespassing
Although construction has not yet begun on the River Campus, Public Safety has had to remove some unwelcome visitors. According to Harold BurkeSivers, director of Public Safety, students were found loitering on the property on several occasions. “They’re not doing anything really bad, usually just smoking or drinking, but there are still safety and environmental concerns,” Burke-Sivers said. According to the Environmental Protection Act website, the land is still listed as a Superfund site, meaning that the property has some uncontrolled hazardous waste. Burke-Sivers said that the area also was home to drug dealers and gang members when UP first purchased the property. “We’ve chased off some people there who were really not
nice people,” said Burke-Sivers, “and we don’t want our students interacting with them.” The EPA has ordered the property off limits to the public, but Public Safety has had a difficult time enforcing that decree. Although UP put up fencing and lighting to keep people out, it is still easy for wanderers to walk in through a gate at the top of the roadway. The gate is a glorified “X” that people can easily climb over or under. Burke-Sivers said that Public Safety has struggled to keep curious visitors from going through it, but they are not allowed to put in a sturdier gate because the entrance is technically on a city street. Although the River Campus has the potential to become a safe and inviting part of UP, Burke-Sivers hopes students realize the area is still adapting from its gritty past. “There have been taggers, gangsters, assaults and rapes down there – we even caught some people filming a porno,” Burke-Sivers said, “so this is really not a place for students.” -Natalie Wheeler
No parking permit needed for new parking spots With the possibility of a parking garage on the River Campus a decade away or so, UP continues to struggle with a parking shortage. For now, three new 30-minute parking spots have been added near the Pilot House in an attempt to accommodate the growing number of visitors to campus. Seniors Katie Scally, ASUP vice president, and Colin Dowart, ASUP president, petitioned Public Safety to add the new spots. Scally said she thought of the idea after hearing from constituents about the parking problems. “Our whole theme during our campaign was, ‘What do you want us to do?’ and the number one thing we got was parking,” Scally said. During the summer, Scally e-mailed Public Safety asking for one or two spots. She was pleasantly surprised when Public Safety decided to add three new
spots. However, Scally doubts that this will make much of an impact on the overall parking problem. According to Institutional Research, UP has over 3,800 students, plus faculty and staff. Public Safety’s records list only 1,736 total parking spots on the UP campus and 800 general parking permits. The new parking spots will save visitors who do not have a parking permit and who are here for fewer than 30 minutes, a trip to to Public Safety for a parking pass. Despite the growing disparity between the number of cars and spaces, Harold BurkeSivers, director of Public Safety, thinks that this will lead to less frustration for many visitors. “People are in a hurry and they forget to get a parking pass, then they get a ticket,” BurkeSivers said. “Once people know about it, this should help a lot.” -Natalie Wheeler
Timeline continued from page 1: Nov. 17, 2010
Dec. 1, 2010
UP will present the Plan in an official City Council hearing.
City Council will vote on the mitigation plan.
Spring 2011 Projected implementation of the mitigation plan set to begin.
2012 Clean-up of the River Campus scheduled to finish.
2020s UP hopes development of the River Campus is well underway.
4 November 11, 2010
Human trafficking event raises awareness
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Elizabeth Vogel Staff Writer email@example.com Angel Largay met his wife, Michelle, while she was in prison. Michelle was a victim of human trafficking, which led her to prostitution and more serious crime. She is still in prison, so Largay spoke on her behalf Thursday night in Shiley 301. “Hopefully it will be her here next year,” he said. Largay was one of many speakers at a human trafficking awareness event held at UP Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) sponsored the event. Senior Brianna Hodge, social science club president, helped with planning. Thursday night “Very Young Girls” was shown. It is a documentary about Girls Educating & Mentoring Services (GEMS) in New York, one of the only resources in the country for victims of commercial sexual exploitation. According to the film, the average age of a prostitute in the United States is 13. Largay’s wife’s story is similar to that of the girls in the film. When she was 12, she ran away from an abusive childhood to Portland, where was forced into prostitution. She attempted to leave prostitution, but there was nowhere for her to turn. Her only option was to go back to her pimp, who abused her for attempting to leave. “He taught her to deep throat using a loaded pistol,” Largay said, after apologizing for having to be graphic.
Largay’s wife was finally able to leave prostitution when she went to prison at the age of 15 for killing an older woman. According to Largay, she was driven to this action by the desperation of her situation. Largay met Michelle when he decided to find an inmate with whom he could correspond by mail. He saw her picture and began writing her letters. Now they are married and he helps raise awareness about human trafficking. “My wife has been a victim,” Largay said. “As a result, I know that tomorrow it could be my daughter or granddaughter. I may speak to and influence the person who stands between my daughter and the person trying to take her.” Sophomore Megan Brown was at Thursday night’s event and was shocked by Largay’s story.
“I’m appalled that that actually happens. It’s disgusting,” she said. “But I’m glad he’s here and that he’s speaking on behalf of a victim.” The main goal of the event this weekend was awareness. Hodge wanted people who came to the event to leave knowing more than they did before they came. “The first thing is educate yourself. You can’t do anything without that,” she said. Besides raising awareness, groups in Oregon are working to get more resources
to victims of human trafficking through legislation and raising money. Gary Tibbett, a pastor from Gresham, also spoke on behalf of a victim. He preached a message of love. “It’s very easy to turn to
anger,” he said. “Anger will not solve the problem. What is needed is love.” As part of a nationwide See Trafficking, page 5
Get the facts: human trafficking
• The estimated worth of the human sex trafficking industry is $32 billion per year. • 12 is the average age of entry into the US sex industry. • Oregon ranked 2nd in the nation for victims recovered during the 2008 FBI Operation Innocence Lost. • 13 is the average age of a prostitute in the U.S. • 7 victims were recovered during one 8-hour shift in Portland. • It is estimated that a pimp makes $200,000 per girl per year. • 0 is the current number of beds available for victims in Oregon. • 3 teen prostitutes were rescued in Portland last weekend.
The UP Public Safety Report 1. Nov. 5, 11:18 p.m. - A student reported harassing behavior from a neighbor. The student filed a Portland Police report and Public Safety report.
2. Nov. 5, 2:26 p.m. - A University staff member reported to Public Safety that he found a bag of marijuana by the blockhouse behind Villa Maria Hall. Investigation continues.
3. Nov. 5, 10:39 p.m. - Public Safety responded to a complaint of a large party in the 6700 block of N. Fiske. Students were in the yard and in the house. The renters were compliant and assisted Public Safety in shutting down the party. 4. Nov. 7, 12:16 a.m. - Public Safety received a noise complaint at the 5000 block of N. Willamette. No contact was made.
5. Nov. 8, 9:15 a.m. - A student came to Public Safety to report the theft of his bike from the Shipstad bike rack. The bike was locked but not registered. A report was taken.
BREAK-INS: Students could be targets Continued from page 2 Safety. Public Safety Director Harold Burke-Sivers evaluated the security of the house and suggested they take basic precautions such as closing the blinds when no one is home. During fall break, sophomore
“I still feel safe, it’s just a matter of extra precautions. Sometimes we get a little lazy.”
Alissa Tseu Junior
Chae Maples, who lives by North Lombard Street on North Portsmouth Street., was returning home when he saw a man in his mid-30s trying to climb into his house through a window. The man ran off when he saw Maples. Maples went inside to find that his house had indeed been broken into, and he believes it was by the man he saw near the window. The criminal came in through a side window and stole a laptop, iPod, about $300 in cash, pain medications and an Xbox. Maples called PPB, and the officers filed a report and suggested installing exterior lights around the house to deter criminals. Sophomore Preston Longoni, who also lives in the house, thinks the break-in was strategically planned. “I feel like they knew we were on fall break and that students live here,” he said. “But I am not too worried about it if we are all here.” PPB Officer Dennis Mako said it’s possible that thieves are aware of where students are living and plan burglaries with that in mind. “There are a lot of students that rent houses over there,” he said. “It’s entirely possible.” Burke-Sivers thinks that the economy is partially responsible for the recent increase of crimes. “Crime happens everywhere, but particularly when we see an economic downturn,” he said. “It’s not unusual, but it’s something we expect to decrease as things improve and as we work with Portland Police as well.” Mako explained that burglaries sometimes follow a pattern. “It seems like burglaries go in spurts,” he said. “You get a whole bunch then someone gets caught and they drop down to nothing.” Though many break-ins occur while no one is home, BurkeSivers believes that some thieves take advantage of college parties by wandering in, pretending to be invited, but then steal things. Senior Kyle Herzog was hosting a party last weekend when a man he did not recognize tried to steal alcohol from his
kitchen. A friend began chasing after the man and he dropped the items. The man did return to the party. “I was just like ‘Dude, you tried stealing stuff, get out of the house,’” Herzog said. Herzog did not know if the man was a UP student. Burke-Sivers says it is unknown if the recent crimes are linked. “It’s not necessarily the same group, but it could be related as in they know each other,” he said. Angela Wagnon, North Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator, thinks it is possible that the break-ins are related. “It’s not uncommon for a few people to be responsible for multiple car prowls and thefts,” she said. Wagnon’s job is to educate people about how to protect themselves from crime, but she leaves the investigation up to police. “They work very hard to find suspects and follow leads, and they have been successful,” she said. “When there are cases like this, they work very hard.”
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TRAFFICKING: Compelling stories shared at event Continued from page 4 cooperative effort between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited children, 23 teenage prostitutes were rescued in the Puget Sound area the same weekend OATH’s awareness event was going on at UP. The Seattle area ranks as the top city in the U.S. for number of underage prostitutes recovered, and Portland is in second place. Last weekend, three underage prostitutes were rescued in Portland, according to the FBI. Before his own experience taking care of a young prostitute, Tibbett was unaware that this was a problem in the United States. “I needed a perspective change,” he said. “I thought human trafficking was something that happened ‘over there.’” Largay believes that the next step in ending this problem is raising awareness. “Human trafficking is such a heinous crime that I think awareness is all that is needed,” he said. “Like stepping on the up escalator, once the masses of people are aware of the problem, action would follow as naturally as Alissa White | THE BEACON rising on the escalator.” Angel Largay shares the personal story of his wife and her past struggles with sex trafficking. This past weekend, Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans hosted an awareness conference on the UP campus with workshops to promote education and action.
6 November 11, 2010
Luke Riela Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Last night, the Fair Trade Club gave some additional offerings at Espresso UP. Students could purchase a number of fair trade products from all over the world, as well as art from the UP community. According to sophomore Shanay Healy, event coordinator for the Fair Trade Club, these products included African shoulder bags, Brazilian coffee, Peruvian woven and braided bracelets, Seattle chocolate and UP art. A central goal of the Fair Trade Club is to make fair trade products available at UP. “We want to make fair trade products more accessible for
LIVING Club offers fair trade goods
students on campus,” junior David Boettcher, a Fair Trade Club event coordinator, said. Fair Trade Club members were at Espresso UP to offer information and answer questions. “Our purpose is to make people aware about what fair trade is,” Boettcher said. Students were able to learn about fair trade and to buy the fair trade products. “I’m really excited that the students are going to be able to present their art and that fair trade supports the community,” junior Ruth Passernig, who was at the event, said. Healy said the sale of these fair trade products, which totaled $304 last night, supports companies and organizations that employ workers under fair labor
laws in a sustainable environment. “We want to support good labor practices and support our own community,” Healy said. According to Healy, the Fair Trade Club supports creations from the UP community in addition to the quality exports. “We want to give students an opportunity to show what they can create,” Healy said. In addition to educating students about fair trade, the Fair Trade Club wants students to be more aware of the origins of the products they use. “We want to encourage UP students to question where their products are coming from,” Healy said. According to Boettcher, the Fair Trade Club is interested in
making fair trade products more available to students. “We want to eventually have a fair trade store on campus,” Boettcher said, “a cool place with good ethical products we could sell.” Healy mentioned that to guide the club goals, they will have a specialized group doing a variety of tasks from advertising to scheduling events, as well as a good base of members who come to events and support fair trade. “We have a dozen planners, but there are more members,” Healy said. “We have a good balance of people who represent all different groups of students on campus.” To join the Fair Trade Club, students can stop by Kenna 256 at 8:15 p.m. on Mondays for Fair
Trade Club meetings. Students can also contact David Boettcher at email@example.com or Shanay Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org. “They can send either of us an e-mail and find out how to volunteer,” Healy said. Boettcher pointed out that students can choose how much time to dedicate to the club. “Students can be as involved as they want to be,” he said. Next Thursday night, Nov. 18, the Fair Trade Club will offer the same variety of products at Café Procrastiné. At each event, the Fair Trade Club strives to get students more in touch with and educated about products around the world. “We want to bring the world and our campus together,” Boettcher said.
Alissa White | THE BEACON
A night out on ‘Our Town’ Sarah Hansell Staff Writer email@example.com Tonight the UP Drama Department will bring to life the humorous and heartbreaking “Our Town,” a three-act play about the day-to-day experiences of the inhabitants of a small New Hampshire village called Grover’s Corners. Professor Andrew Golla is directing Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town,” which he thinks is his ninth or 10th play at UP. “This is probably the most performed American play,” Golla said. “It’s a really beautiful play about the basic human experience.” “Our Town” is a play about the life of the townspeople — the doctor, the farmer, the constable, the newspaper editor, the town drunk, the housewives and the schoolchildren. Their daily realities may seem inconsequential, but their living, loving and dying present a greater message to which anyone can relate. “It’s a very difficult play not to connect with,” Golla said. The minimalistic set allows audience members to interpret the play in their own ways. “For this play, there’s very little set,” Golla said. “A lot of it is the audience imagining.” The stage for “Our Town” is a little different from what UP theatergoers have seen in the past. The stage is extended farther forward and the first few rows of seating moved to the sides. The audience surrounds the stage,
bringing the actors closer to the audience. “It’s a shared experience,” Golla said. “It also makes it more intimate.” The diverse cast of “Our Town” ranges from freshmen to seniors, from drama majors and minors to those who simply enjoy acting. “We had a lot of freshmen in the cast, which was really nice, to introduce them to UP theater,” senior Sammi Boyd, who plays one of the stage managers, said. This play is the first of the year in which freshmen could be cast, and the cast of “Our Town” includes seven. “It’s been amazing to work with people who actually have training and will just throw themselves into their character,” freshman Emma Irwin, who plays Sam Craig, said.
“The play is so different in that it has such a purposeful message.”
Katy Portell Junior
Golla split the role of the stage manager, who narrates and occasionally participates, into two characters, played by Boyd and senior Philip Orazio. This duo introduces the characters and explains the background of Grover’s Corners. “It was a challenge and it was a lot of playing around, seeing what worked, but it was really fun, and Phil is the best,” Boyd said.
The stage manager is a unique role in that this character interacts directly with the audience. However, turning the one character into two separate characters was not Golla’s original plan. “It was more of an inspiration than a plan,” Golla said. “I didn’t want to cast one and not the other.” Junior Katy Portell and senior Conor Eifler play the couple at the center of the story through whom the audience learns the message of the play. “The play is so different in that it has such a purposeful message,” Portell said. In the weeks leading up to the dress rehearsals and performances, the cast bonded and became very close. “Everyone is really welcoming and makes you feel like you’re part of the group,” senior Sydney Syverson, who plays Mrs. Gibbs, said. “The cast has been a blast to work with and are very, very focused,” Portell said. “Our Town” opens in Mago Hunt Theater at 7:30 p.m., and after weeks of work, the actors will finally be performing, some for the very first time at UP. Viewers will have a chance to see this play brought to life in a new way by the UP Drama Department. “There are a lot of unusual aspects about the play, which make it interesting,” Golla said. “Even when (viewers) have seen it before, I think they’ll see it with a new look.”
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Sophomore Lindsey Irish and seniors Conor Eifler and Sydney Syverson perform a scene during a recent dress rehearsal of “Our Town.” The play opens tonight at 7:30 and runs until November 19.
“Our Town” • Nov. 11-13 and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. • Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors. • Call the box office at 503-943-7287 to get your tickets. Bryan Brenize | THE BEACON
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E N T ER T A IN LISTEN TO ... TAYLOR SWIFT If there’s one girl who has some serious things to say, it’s Taylor Swift on her latest CD, “Speak Now.” With everything from her painfully sweet melodies to songs that seem to release all her pent-up “yeah, you broke my heart” rage, T-Swift still knows how to sing for every occasion. “All you are is mean, and a liar, and pathetic and alone in
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life” she chants on “Mean,” one of the album’s better songs. This is clearly for the girls who have been hurt by a guy (ahem, that’s probably every girl in the world). But what makes Swift so arguably great is that she can turn it right around and sing about the good guys, too. She hits the chorus of “Mine,” the first single released off the album, to explain how perfect her boyfriend is. Swift also addresses the girls who did her wrong. On “Better Than Revenge,” she sends a vivid warning to anyone who even thinks about messing with her. All you can really do is hang on for dear life as she tears apart the girl who stole her boyfriend. “She’s an actress, whoa, she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa.” Jeez Taylor, you tell her. Before listening to the album, I was slightly concerned that it would sound like all of the oth-
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ers. But Swift surprised me again by keeping every song original. It seems like part of her popularity is due to her versatility, but on a simpler note, it could be that it’s just fun to sing – or yell – along with. – Laura Frazier GO SEE ... PORTLAND OPERA’S “HANSEL AND GRETEL” It’s a fairy tale most of us know well: Brother and sister get lost in the woods, courtesy of their evil stepmother. There’s something about breadcrumbs, a house made of sweets and a conniving witch. She prepares to eat the children, but they outwit her and push her into her own oven. Hansel and Gretel live happily ever after, as most of our childhood heroes and heroines are apt to do. The Portland Opera hosts its
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final productions of the three-act opera “Hansel and Gretel” at the Keller Auditorium this evening and Saturday evening. As a gratuitous shout out, might I add that UP senior Danielle Larson is working as the opera’s directing intern extraordinaire? Although the opera was performed in English, the Germanlovin’ nerd in me couldn’t help but notice some of the plot variances between this opera, written by Engelbert Humperdinck, and other versions I have read, including the original Brothers Grimm tale.
Trees came to life, angels appeared in dreams and baking supplies flew. Although I was rooting for the children’s survival, I couldn’t help but delight in the performance of the witch, played by tenor Allan Glassman. Included in the program was an article entitled “Hansel and Gretel: It’s Supposed to be Scary.” If you consider bloodied silverware decorating the stage between acts, a sandman dancing his skeletal body across a table, and the witch’s victimized children returning to life “scary,” then I would have to agree. Operagoers are encouraged to donate to the Oregon Food Bank and, although the production itself isn’t appetizing in the normal sense of the word, “Hansel and Gretel” just might leave you hungry for more. – Lisa McMahan
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The inside scoop on the bell tower
Amanda Blas Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The Bell Tower is no secret on campus. Standing at more than 100 feet and ringing every 15 minutes, it is impossible to miss. The real mystery is what is inside and how to get to the top. “Most people haven’t seen it (the inside of the Bell Tower),” Theresa McCreary, the administrative assistant for Campus Ministry, said. McCreary is one of the few people who have been inside the Bell Tower. “The Bell Tower is usually only open for maintenance, and we haven’t really had to do any major repairs,” McCreary said. So what lies behind the Bell Tower’s wooden door? Is it a room full of cogs and things that keep the bells ringing? Or is it home to the Hunchback of University of Portland? Not quite. Walk inside the Bell Tower’s door, and you find yourself surrounded by four walls of thick cement. “The bricks (outside the Bell Tower) are a sort of brick veneer,” said Thomas Blume, director of Physical Plant. “The cement walls went up first. They welded them together, and the bricks were added on later.” Inside, a steel ladder is attached to the cement wall opposite the Bell Tower’s door. Looking up, it appears that the ladder goes on forever. “It’s the only way to the top,” Blume said. The ladder goes up the entire height of the structure. Its safety is extremely important because of how high up it goes. To prevent slipping, the surface of the ladder is jagged. “It makes for better gripping when climbing,” Blume said. Higher up in the Bell Tower are two steel grate platforms. According to Blume, the first platform reaches 23.5 feet up the Bell Tower, and the second
one reaches 45.5 feet up. Hitting the second platform, the top of the Bell Tower is a short climb away. Above the platform is a door that opens out to the top of the Bell Tower. “You just go through the trap door, and you’re at the top,” Blume said. However, before going through the door, it is important to keep with the Bell Tower tradition. With the help of a permanent marker and some good penmanship, the tradition is complete. “Usually everyone who comes up here (to the top of the Bell Tower) writes something on the wall,” Blume said. “It lets everyone know you’ve been here.” A few names that can be found within the Bell Tower are the architect Dan Danielson, Fr. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C., and as of last week, The Beacon’s photographers and staff writer. “It’s sort of the tradition that started,” Blume said. After climbing almost 100 feet, going through the trap door to get to the top of the Bell Tower is a well-deserved reward. Leading directly under all 14 bells that ring across campus every day, The Bluff is now visible from a completely different point of view. To add to that, access to the top of the Bell Tower reveals that the bells are, well, real. Many UP students have questioned whether the bells actually work. “Some churches have started using speakers instead of bells to make bell sounds because of the cost, but not here,” McCreary said. “The bells really do work.” Unfortunately, with the Bell Tower ringing every 15 minutes, time spent at the top of the Bell Tower is precious. “You don’t want to be up there when the bells go off,” Blume said. The mystery behind what is inside the Bell Tower is solved. There is no Quasimodo or gears ringing the bells. The only thing in the tower is a couple of leftover bricks and a ladder leading to the best view on campus.
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FAITH & FELLOWSHIP
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Remember with a song in your heart Maureen Briare Guest Commentary November 1st is my grandmother’s birthday. It is also All Saints Day. I have a vision of my “Nana” singing in the heavenly chorus of angels and saints. I wonder what the music sounds like in heaven? Maybe it’s a beauty beyond description. I think at times our earthly music gives us a glimpse of God’s spirit. Maybe the music in heaven that we will hear will be our favorite style? All ABBA all the time? My Nana passed away 25 years ago, when I was 16 years old. I remember the feel of her soft hugs, the way she had me “check her pockets” when she came from New York to Oregon for her visits – there were always Necco wafers in there for me. I remember my horror one night when I saw her teeth in a glass when she and I shared a room. I remember the way she sewed, her polyester pantsuits, her apple pie. But mostly I remember her laugh, and her voice. Since we lived on opposite coasts, I would mostly talk to her on the phone while growing up. Her calls from New York would
always bring about squeals of delight from all of us kids. I remember being at her wake and funeral. It was the first time I had seen a dead body. She looked so dressed up. She still had her glasses on. She held her rosary. The room was a mixture of laughing and
So whenever I sing that song... I take a moment before I start to say a quick prayer... for my Nana, and for all the souls that I’ve provided music for over my life.
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tears as memories were shared. At her funeral, all of us processed down the aisle to “On Eagle’s Wings.” That is a song that has endured the test of time. I am privileged to be the musician for funerals, and that song by far is one of the most popular requests (along with “Amazing Grace”). So whenever I sing that song….I take a moment before I start to say a quick prayer…for my Nana, and for all the souls that I’ve provided music for over my life. That each time the song is sung, it is a fresh expression of God’s beauty, consolation and peace. A couple of Sundays ago there was a reading at Mass from the
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book of Wisdom. It described God as being the “lover of souls.” That really struck a chord with me on how I can improve the way I look at life, the world, and my place in it. Having been at so many funerals in my life, I am constantly reminded that life is really not about the worldly accomplishments or success... it boils down to…how well you loved the souls around you. This entire month of November is called the “Month of Remembrance”…take a moment to
think about those in your family who have entered the mystery of heaven. Come to the chapel and write their names on a memory card and place it in the basket. All of the names of the souls in the basket are prayed for every day. And remember that YOU are a beautiful soul, brimming with hope, talents, zeal and grace. Let that light shine, while giving thanks for the tremendous and incredible gift of life. Love the souls around you…make how
you loved the way people remember you. I think that’s the path to sainthood, too! Send up prayers to the angels and saints in heaven to bless you on your quest. And one more thing: keep a song in your heart. Maureen Briare is the Associate Director of Music for Campus Ministry. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is God calling you? Do you know? We heard the call and gave over our life in service to the Church and the world in a more explicit way. And our life has not been the same since. We have found purpose, joy, and fulfillment. Christ invited and we answered. Is God calling you to join us? Come and see.
We accept the Lord’s call to pledge ourselves publicly and perpetually as members of the Congregation of Holy Cross by the vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty and obedience. Great is the mystery and meaning within these vows. And yet their point is simple. They are an act of love for the God who first loved us.
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Chivalry: A gentleman’s perspective Charles Steele Guest Commentary In the last Beacon there was an article that stated that chivalry was dead and that men in today’s society don’t have the traditional values that woman want. I wholeheartedly disagree with that statement and assert chivalry is alive — it’s just not what many women really want. I will not argue that there are not plenty of men who do not treat woman with the respect and dignity, the jerks, a-holes or simple lesser men. But I know a myriad of men who are willing to and do treat women with respect, take them out to dinner, know when it is and isn’t appropriate to pay the bill, give their dates flowers, call them with honest intention of just talking to them, and respect their friends and parents, the whole nine yards! However, in today’s society I find that more and more often woman enjoy the idea of chivalry more than they enjoy the actual chivalrous gentleman. I am tired
Ann Cowan Guest Commentary On Nov. 2, 2010 Voice for Life held the annual Cemetery of the Innocents memorial. The memorial was made up of rows of little white crosses. Each cross represented ten abortions for a total of 3,770 abortions – the average per day in this country. I think that this memorial is often misunderstood. To many people, this memorial draws a clear line between the pro-choice and pro-life sides on the abortion issue. This is not the case. Instead, this memorial is meant to unify the two sides in
of hearing about chivalry being dead and how all men are awful. I am sick of hearing this; women it’s about time you hear the rebuttal from the chivalrous men. Women, you cannot honestly believe chivalry has died because of men’s own volition. Something had to change for men to give up the idea of chivalry and change to the current non-gentleman approach for attracting woman. Men are simple; if something isn’t broke we don’t fix it, i.e. chivalry; if it was what woman pursued we’d use it. I assert that women you in fact, have designated chivalry as unattractive and therefore have forced many of us to stray away from chivalry. I cannot sum up what I mean any better than an example from a good friend’s comic. The first slide is of a knight in shining armor slaying a dragon. The next slide is the same knight climbing a tall tower to save the princess. The third slide is the knight holding the princess in his arms in a meadow telling her she’s finally safe. The final slide is the princess on the back of a
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motorcycle, arms around the “bad boy” while the knight is left with nothing but a quote bubble saying “what’s the point?” The problem seems to be women in today’s college society don’t want chivalry. They want the boy who’s good at Beer Pong, drives a bit recklessly (or if he doesn’t have a car on campus, tells stories of his exploits), or takes you out to The Cove and doesn’t pay for you because “Babe I’m broke, its college.” The boys who know where the parties are at on any given weekend. The guy who you know is going to break your heart, but you hope against hope
you could be the “one can fix him.” Does any of this sound just a little familiar? Maybe your most recent heartbreaker? A gentleman in today’s society is NOT respected; you don’t want the chivalrous knight in shining armor any more than you want to study the night of your best friend’s birthday party. Chivalrous guys are the ones pushed to the sides as “nice guys” the friend you cry to when your jerk of a boyfriend breaks your heart...again. You come crying to us saying your heart is broken and “why can’t I just find a nice
to be able to choose that option if they have no way to feed the baby, no way of going to school with a baby, or if they have been raped. Many people who consider themselves pro-life agree that poverty and rape are serious issues and that no one should have to experience them. A quote from Feminists for Life states that, in the abortion issue, women are pitted “against our children, but lack of financial and emotional support is the real enemy…women should not be forced to sacrifice their children for an education or a career.” In other words, Feminists for Life, as well as others in the prolife movement believe that abortion is not a necessary evil. We believe that the issues that cause people to resort to abortions can
be solved in other ways, such as helping single women to continue school after having a baby. People who are pro-choice and people who are pro-life are also unified in that they are both coming from the same core values. Both sides are concerned with human rights and quality of life. If these two sides have so much in common, why do they not get along? The difference between the two sides can most likely be traced to the question about whether or not abortion kills a living human being. According to my freshman biology textbook, a unique human life is formed at conception that not only has its own set of forty-six chromosomes but is also growing and developing. Most pro-life advocates accept this science as
Cemetery of the innocents memorial
spite of their differing opinions. This display is meant to press upon us how abortion permeates our society. Everyone has been affected by abortion. Everyone has either had an abortion themselves or has a loved one who has experienced this event. I myself have had a family member who has had an abortion. Her experience has not only affected her life, but mine as well. Whether you are poor or rich, male or female, non-religious or religious, you have been touched by abortion in some way. Of the people that I have talked to who consider themselves pro-choice, many of them see abortion as a necessary evil. In other words, they understand the seriousness of the issue. However, they think that women need
boy?” or “why do I attract such jerks?” The truth, sadly, is you chose jerks. During my freshman year I took my girlfriend out to dinner every weekend. I would drive back to my hometown 45 minutes away to pick her up and take her out. We would go to dinner and then out for a walk downtown; I would have her home on time and truly cared about her. I bought her flowers and tried to call her at least four times a week just to see how she was doing. I felt bad because I couldn’t be with her more, as she was finishing her senior year and I was here at UP. I believed I was doing all the right things to keep her interested in me, her parents loved me, and I was as caring and polite as a gentleman should be. I was doing See Chivalry, page 12
the core of their position against abortion. However, some, but not all pro-choice advocates also acknowledge this fact. Whether or not abortion kills a human being is the only concept that drives these two sides apart. I think that we spend too much time trying to paint the people on the other side of the issue as horrible and ignorant. Instead we should be more willing to talk to each other and focus on the fact that we are not actually very different. We all care about our fellow human beings and their right to have good and meaningful lives. Let us together celebrate life. Ann Cowan is a junior nursing major and can be contacted at email@example.com.
How golf got crewed We applaud the administration for bringing women’s crew to the University of Portland. This sport has strong support at the university given the presence of a successful club team students have managed to maintain despite funding challenges. It is also commendable that UP is now in compliance with the requirements of federal statute of Title IX, which attempts to maintain equality of opportu-
nity among men’s and women’s sports. According to Athletic Director Larry Williams, women’s crew is a great use of university resources. Their facilities will eventually be located on the new riverfront property and crew’s large roster will provide a great deal of athletic opportunity for UP students. Unfortunately, in the wake of the new addition of crew, the
golf program was discontinued. It is regrettable that younger golfers who are freshmen and sophomores now have to deal with the complicated process of transferring schools if they choose to leave the University of Portland, some of them undoubtedly will. Even though golf players’ scholarships remain after the discontinuation of the program, these students came here to play
golf. Now they must start over again looking for a school to fit their needs. Moreover, it seems harsh that the golf team was not informed of the discontinuation of their program until the night before the decision was made public. Williams said all UP sports were evaluated before deciding to discontinue the golf team. According to Williams, golf just wasn’t up to par in comparison
with other the sports evaluated. All in all, the decision seemed to be a trade off between golf and crew. As much as it is regrettable to lose 16 great golf players, a decision needed to be made and it appears to have been done so fairly. However, it is unfortunate that the golf program’s dismissal sets a dark cloud over the new crew program that it does not deserve.
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all the things I was brought up to do. We were together for a while, and honestly, I believed things were going well. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but I felt things were generally good. The problem was, as nice as I was I wasn’t more attractive than the bad boy. She cheated on me and then lied to me about it. She broke my heart, but what’s worse I never saw it coming. I was hurt and the jerk beat me. Chivalry: 0 jerks: 1. My heart ached and in the end I got over her and have kept fighting the good fight. It’s worth it, however the aforementioned actions make it harder and harder
Chivalry: Women overlook the nice guys to keep fighting because we constantly ask ourselves: What is the point? The idea of chivalry doesn’t generally win. If you want a chivalrous man, you really have to mean it, you can’t just say chivalry is dead when the jerk you’re interested in hurts you. Then chop every bad relationship decision up into the fallacy chivalry is dead. I assert that we are out there, and we are worth finding. I will even give you help. Every girl at UP knows at least one of us. We’re your good friends as previously mentioned we are your shoulder to cry on. You tell yourself that we’re not interested in you, and we play
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along because we would rather hide our true feelings for you than cause you any sadness. We hold onto the dim-witted belief that you’ll one day notice us and realize we’ve been the one who’s always been there for you and have always truly cared about you, because well, we always have. So please, ladies don’t say chivalry is dead. It is just that many of you refuse to pursue us. There are a lot of lesser men out there, a lot of men who take women for granted and have “one” thing on their minds. But chivalry is out there; we do care for you and want to treat you
right. If you don’t believe me I, dare you to go out with the “nice guy” and tell me the experience was a bad one. I also challenge you to turn down the bad boy at the party and reverse the growing trend we see in society. The previous article challenged men to step it up; well, ladies, I say to you, it’s time to step it up as well. Don’t keep allowing these lesser men to take you out on “dates” let us take you out. Please let us prove chivalry is alive. Or if you wish to disregard my challenge, at the very least stop saying chivalry is dead, because
you’ve refused to truly find out. Charles Steele is a junior Environmental ethics and policy major he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OPINIONS Chivalry aside, men and women should be equals
Last week’s article, “Where has all the chivalry gone?” was not only blatantly offensive to every male on campus, but it insulted the female population here at UP as well. The whole of the article can be summed up in one sentence — “Call it the stereotypical college atmosphere, but no guy seems to want a girlfriend anymore.” The entire article did just that — it played into the most unflattering and brutish stereotypes for men and the most insultingly cliché conventions of women as well. It basically said that all college guys are interested in is getting laid, and all women want is a man to provide for them. Furthermore, it implied that all women are looking for a good ole’ boy from the 1950’s to give us their lettermen’s jackets. We no longer live in an era where a woman is not allowed to pay for her own meal, women today have opportunities where they can provide for themselves better than have been able to in the past. Also, reducing men on campus to being solely interested in hooking up puts all men in one category and perpetuates the myth that all males just want sex. Moreover, implying that the dating “problem” comes from the fact that 61 percent of the campus is female makes it seem like it is a bad thing that our campus is majority female. This interpretation undermines the fact that women haven’t been attending college until relatively recently — UP didn’t allow women to study in any other school than nursing until 1951. To make this shift in 60 years is quite amazing and should not be seen as hindrance for landing a date. I hope the fact that men and women on campus are engaging in more progressive forms of dating (where men don’t have to have all the pressure put on them) can be appreciated as a mark of improvement and making things more equal for everyone. In my opinion if you truly respect a woman you will treat her as your equal; no one sex should be expected to do all the work in dating. -Morgan Hecht, junior, English Studies
Don’t mourn chivalry
In the Beacon’s previous issue, Laura Frazier’s article entitled ‘Where has all the Chivalry Gone?’ caught plenty of attention due to its aggressive attacking of UP men for a lack of chivalry. However, the article is misdirected, for pointing the finger at the male population is an unfair accusation. True, men are part of the reason chivalry is dead, but women are equally guilty accomplices. And chivalry’s extinction isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Women want men to show chivalry, says Frazier. This sets
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up a double standard with many of the other messages they send. Women tell men all the time that they can be independent and should be treated equally. However, when a guy plans the date, picks up the girl, holds doors, pays for her meal and generally takes care of her, this breaks down notions of equality or independence. So what some people see as a lack of chivalry may just be a guy trying not to make the girl feel helpless and in need of him to do everything. Frazier says “guys think that a date is paralleled with commitment,” but why do men think so? It’s because many have found themselves with the stage-5 clingy type or the oh-my-godour-first-date-went-so-welljust-think-how-beautifulour-wedding-will-be type. It’s no surprise guys are
ready for an elegant night out and she can focus on what’s more important — the other person, not all the superfluous materialistic parts of the date. Ben Gadvois, sophomore, computer science
Listen up in class...or leave
I am becoming increasingly disappointed with my fellow UP students and the level of disrespect I see daily in class. Yesterday while sitting in class listening to a student group presentation I looked around the class and saw at least three students on their laptops, several texting and many others working on homework for other classes. Is this really acceptable behavior? I realize that we are all busy, and maybe listening to a presentation isn’t
hesitant http://zenvironments1.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html | THE BEACON http://theexgirlfriendsclub.wordpress.com/2009/07/ with those http://www.adpulp.com/archives/2009/12/wke_is_a_pure_e.php girls out there. our idea of a good time. Maybe Perhaps he is our time could be better spent only mildly interested in a girl on Facebook looking at party and wants to keep it light and pictures from this weekend or casual, not giving off the wrong completing an assignment for a signals for her to misinterpret. different class. If that’s the case, And experts say the strongest ro- then I suggest not coming to mantic relationships are with one class. that you also see as a friend, so If someone is literally so busy, why not treat them as friends too, or so bored, that they cannot dedjust simply hanging out without icate a half hour of respect to our all the theatrics of a date? fellow classmates, who obviously For all the girls who are have worked incredibly hard to waiting for their Prince Charm- try to capture our attention with ing, you may want to check for their presentation, then maybe your expectations. Chances are, that person ought to re-examine you’re not going to come across their schedule. that perfect guy who’s strong yet I feel that as adults we do not sensitive, messes around with the need to have our professors police boys but cleans up for you, wants our behavior, but perhaps that is to be classy for you on a date, and what it comes down to. Our prohas the body of a god. fessors need to take charge of In the real world, guys are their classroom and realize that just people who have their own this disrespect is unacceptable. agendas and experiences who Also, student presenters ought to would probably rather be playing call out these rude classmates. I videogames rather than trying to expect my classmates to at least come up with things to talk about pretend to be paying attention to throughout an overpriced meal. my presentation, and I will do the And while chivalry may be same for them. dead, it doesn’t have to be a bad I admit, I am guilty of checkthing for women. Ke$ha doesn’t ing Facebook in class or texting get attached to guys and she’s al- during lectures. I recognize the ways having a good time. While level of disregard this shows for not the best example, there’s the hard work of my classmates something to be said for tak- and my professors, and I apoloing things lightly. It takes a lot gize. Please, UP, let’s be adults of pressure off the girl to be all and respect each other.
Ellany Saxton, senior, nursing major
Debate, not censorship
The administration’s decision to terminate delivery of all alternative newspapers to the campus is unfortunate in several respects. In the first place, it reinforces the disconnect between the campus and the city (i.e., the “UP bubble”), as alternative media is an indispensable source for information and commentary on the Portland politics, music, and the arts. Secondly the decision displays no respect whatever for our students’ own critical capacities. I have used what I perceived to be problematic coverage from these papers (and the equally if differently problematic New York Times as well) as “teaching moments” in some classes. An executive decision to shield the campus from unspecified “inappropriate” material does nothing to promote the critical awareness that ought to be at the heart of a university’s purpose. Lastly, it is unfortunate that the administration chose to deal with the (still unspecified) problems with an executive decision, rather than initiating a campus discussion on the issues. The mission of any university is better served by open and informed debate than by censorship. Jeff Gauthier, associate professor of philosophy
Bring back Willamette Week
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Willamette Week provides access to local stories, ideas and culture not covered adequately by The Oregonian. I’m not sure why it was necessary to get rid of all the alternative papers, but I was dismayed to hear that they were deemed “inappropriate for a Catholic university.” I think President Beauchamp should have more faith in the ability of our students to be critical consumers of the media and sort out the valuable from the trashy. The University should be a resource for distributing ideas. North Portland has few such resources, and I know of no other convenient locations nearby for getting Willamette Week and the other papers. We should promote engagement with the world beyond the bluff rather than protecting our students from it. Martin Monto, professor of social sciences
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What is your favorite rainy day activity?
“Listen to Paul Simon with hot cocoa.” Nicholas Duble, sohpomore, sociology
“Puddle jumping” Michelle Reynolds, junior, nursing
“Sing and play piano.” Emilia Holbik, freshman, global business
“Going to The Anchor.” Yvonne Hollett, freshman, biology
“Tomato soup, grilled cheese, seats and a movie.” Ian Hilger, sophomore, organizational communication studies
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What happens to the eleven golfers left at UP? John McCarty Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org When the Athletic Department announced its decision to discontinue the men’s and women’s varsity golf programs at the end of the current academic year, players on both teams were left with two options: transfer to a new school or transition from student-athlete to full-time student. With a combined roster of 16 players and a total of five seniors graduating, 11 golfers must rethink their plans for the future and whether or not they will be able to continue to compete in collegiate golf. “It’s never in your plan so it’s
really hard to believe,” sophomore women’s golf team member Rachael Fischer said. “You come here thinking ‘that’s where I’m going to spend four years playing my sport,’ and to have that change is very difficult to wrap your head around.” Current golf team members who elect to remain at the university will retain their present scholarships, and the Athletic Department will assist those team members who wish to transfer. Athletes who transfer schools because of a program’s cancellation are allowed to begin competing immediately, according to NCAA policy. “I feel betrayed,” freshman men’s golf team member Jarrett Foote said. “It’s almost like
I’ve wasted two months meeting people only to get ready to leave again. We all like it here, it’s why we came here.” For incoming freshman athletes the national letter of intent signing dates for golf run from Nov. 12 through 19, which means, according to senior men’s golf team member Jake Wagner, that players who want to transfer also have to compete for open spots with freshmen. “It’s harder to transfer the older you get because coaches are looking at their investment in a player,” junior women’s golf team member McKennon O’Rourke said. “I could transfer but I’m so close to graduating that it doesn’t make sense.” Fischer added that transfer-
ring schools mid-season can be extremely difficult because it is hard to find a school with an open spot on the team that is willing to offer financial assistance and also provides satisfactory academic support for a particular major. According to Foote, it can be uncomfortable asking coaches you just played against for a spot on their team. “Either coaches are happy to see you back on the market again or they’re mad because you didn’t choose their school originally,” O’Rourke said. With three top-five finishes in their fall season the men’s team is ranked 115th in the nation, and according to an article by Lance Ringler on golfweek.com, they are ranked ahead of big name
schools like Colorado, Kansas State, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan State. “It’s really weird to talk to your coach about where to transfer or to ask teammates where they’re going to school next year,” Foote said. “It’s weird to go to class or practice with a team who you won’t be with in a year.” With the spring season just around the corner, both the men’s and women’s teams are preparing for their four final regular season tournaments. According to O’Rourke, “it’s hard to do well with the mentality of a dying program. But the better we play in the spring the easier it is to transfer.”
ing other teams' primary scorers. UT-San Antonio went 13-7-2 for its season and has a solid starting lineup, but nowhere near the depth that UP possesses, which in the end may be the Roadrunners’ downfall. UT-San Antonio has a quick striking offense, evidenced by their 44 goals scored this season, compared to UP's 40. “We wanted the toughest competition this year and we got it,” Smith said. “It truly shows that we belong among the elite and we take our jobs seriously.”
Age will also be a issue for the Roadrunners as they only have three seniors on their team and depend on younger players, mostly freshmen, for their offensive scoring. Senior Allison Dillon leads her team with six goals scored while freshmen Maria Jose Rojas and Laylla de Cruz each scored five this season. Because of its youth and lack of experience, UT-San Antonio will struggle against UP's strong relentless defense. Playing on the road in front of UP's loyal and unruly crowd will
only make things more difficult for UT-San Antonio. Looking ahead at the brackets, UP could end up rematching against past opponents including San Diego, Penn State, Washington and also the tough former top-five ranked Boston College. All present quality competition for the Pilots in their bracket. Assuming the Pilots win out their two games in Portland, they will have to travel to face Stanford, who beat them previously this year 3-1, just to get to the championship game.
North Carolina and Maryland are very capable of being the team UP faces in the championship game if they last that long, although North Carolina is experiencing injury problems with some of their most talented players. “We've got to take care of business ourselves now. We have to win every game we play to reach our final goal of bringing another championship to Portland,” Smith said. “Its not about who we play, but how we play that will make the difference.”
NCAA: Pilots will face tourney challenges
Continued from page 16 was competing in qualifiers in preparation for the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany taking place next summer starting June 26. UP has capable scorers in Winters, freshman Michelle Cruz and sophomore Taylor Brooke, who are constant threats to opposing defenses. The Pilots also possess two of the best backside help defenders in the WCC in seniors Elli Reed and Jessica Tsao. Both played huge roles in limit-
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Freshman Cassandra Brown grabs a rebound during the Pilots game against Seattle Pacific on Nov. 4. The Pilots won 67-61
After the Pilots finished their brief exhibition season with a 2-0 record, including a 103-55 route over Concordia College, WCC voters may be second guessing their decision to rank the Pilots fifth in the preseason rankings. Junior point guard Rezina TecleMariam says that being ranked fifth made her upset at first and thinks the team was ranked too low. “They know don’t know about the freshmen we have and that if we want to run we can score,” TecleMariam said. This year’s team, led by seniors Tara Cronin and Lauren Angel, looks to use athleticism and depth to make a run at the WCC title and a postseason berth. “This team has the most depth of any team since I’ve been here,” Cronin said. “The mix of our young potential and our experience should help us do well this season.” Head Coach Jim Sollars is also intrigued with what this blended team can do once they begin to fully execute. “We’re more athletic this year. This makes our defense better, and we don’t have to rely on threes. We are athletic enough to
push the ball and run more,” Sollars said. “Our freshmen can be a big asset once they get used to the intensity. Any given day, we will have 10 to 11 legit helpers.” According to freshman forward Cassandra Brown, the transition from high school to Division I basketball can be difficult, but the freshmen are beginning to get used to the pace. Brown is the Pilots’ most talented recruit, averaging 34 points per game her senior year at Fulton High School in Vernon, B.C. Brown played 14 minutes in the Pilots’ game against Seattle Pacific, going 2-6 from the field and reeling in five rebounds. Brown was recently signed to the 2010 Canadian Junior National Team. Her size and athleticism should create mismatches that the Pilots will be able to exploit on both the offensive and defensive end. “It’s a lot different than high school,” Brown said. “The girls are bigger, faster and stronger, and things that were easy in high school aren’t as easy anymore.” The freshmen have been getting solid playing time in the first two games, and the team has meshed well so far with two wins against Concordia 103-55 and against Seattle Pacific 67-61 on Nov. 1 and Nov. 4. In exhibition play, the Pilots showed they may be a formidable force in the WCC through solid guard play by TecleMariam and Cronin. Both averaged about nine points per game last season and have the ability to run the point. TecleMariam says that sharing the load is an advantage. Part of TecleMariam and Cronin’s success will be the return of guard/forward Natalie Day. Day was the Pilots’ leading scorer last season, averaging 11.2 points per game. She spent the summer playing for the Virgin Islands in the 2010 Central America and Caribbean Games where she was in the top 10 for rebounding and scoring. The Pilots are a deep, experienced team with several players that either started or had substantial game experience last season. With the addition of an athletic freshman class, the Pilots will be able to run the floor more on offense and pressure more on defense. “We’re a lot quicker this year and more athletic on both offense and defense. Anybody can penetrate,” Teclemariam said Senior center Angel and junior Alexis Gannis will resume duties down low. Angel started all 31 games last year, averaging nine points per game and four rebounds. Angel also started in 24 games her sophomore year. Although she only started one game her freshman year, Gannis appeared in 26 games and was selected to the WCC All-Freshman Team. The next home game will be against northwest rival Washington State on Nov. 18. Cronin hopes for a big crowd. “Let’s get the fans in the Chiles Center!” she said.
This week in sports Women’s Soccer
(conference play) 1) #2 Portland (6-0-1) 2) #19 Santa Clara (4-3-0) 3) San Diego (4-3-0) 4) Gonzaga (3-4-0) 5) LMU (2-3-2) 6) Pepperdine (2-3-2) 7) Saint Mary’s (2-4-1) 8) San Francisco (1-4-2) The Pilots received a No.1 seed and were also granted home field advantage for the first two games of the NCAA playoffs. Ten Pilots were given all-WCC honors, and senior Keelin Winters was named the WCC Player of the Year. Jessica Tsao was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, and Head Coach Garrett Smith earned his fourth consecutive WCC Coach of the Year honor. The Pilots will host UT-San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs this Friday.
(conference play) 1) #21 LMU (7-2-1) 2) Santa Clara (9-4-5) 3) Saint Mary’s (10-6-1) 4) Portland (5-3-3) 5) San Diego (4-4-2) 6) San Francisco (1-6-2) 7) Gonzaga (1-10-0) The Pilots will attempt to claim third place in the WCC this week as they travel to play Santa Clara for their final regular season game. If the Pilots win, they will move ahead of Saint Mary’s in the race for third in the WCC.
Men’s Basketball Last Sunday, the Pilots played against Concordia, the No. 5 ranked NAIA team in the country. The Pilots won 68-65, paced by senior Jared Stohl, who scored 15 points, and by senior Luke Sikma, who scored 14 and grabbed 16 rebounds. This weekend the Pilots host the Athletes in Action Classic at the Chiles Center. UP will host UW-Milwaukee, UC Davis and Florida Atlantic as competitors in the tournament. The Pilots will play in the opening game of the tourney, tipping off against UW-Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m. The Pilots will play UC Davis on Saturday at 7 p.m. and will face Florida Atlantic at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. (courtesy portlandpilots.com)
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We’re number one!
Pilots score No.1 seed and home field advantage
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After a long time waiting, women’s soccer finally grab No.1 seed in NCAA Tournament, set to play UT-San Antonio Kyle Cape-Lindelin Staff Writer email@example.com Despite 18 NCAA Tournament appearances including two national championship runs, the women Pilots soccer team was never considered one of the four best teams in the nation. That all
changed after Selection Monday. The Portland Pilots can now say that they are a No. 1 seeded team for the first time in school history. The Pilots were selected to face University of Texas-San Antonio at Merlo Field on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. If the Pilots win, Merlo Field will also play host to the second round matchup of the winner between Washington and Oklahoma, who play each other prior to UP's game at 4:30 p.m. No. 1 nationally ranked Stanford (18-0-2), the only team that beat UP this season, also received a No. 1 seed as did Maryland (17-2-2) and the defending
national champion North Carolina (17-2-2). “You can't get the smile off my face. After four years I can finally say we're going to play on our field in front of our fans for these big games,” senior captain Keelin Winters said after receiving the No. 1 seed news. Being a No. 1 seed not only recognizes the dominant season the team had but also awards home field advantage through the first two games and potentially until the championship game in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 5 at noon. The Pilots were slighted the opportunity to be a No. 1 seed in the past because of the school
size, perceived weak conference and schedule and a general bias toward big name schools. “I feel like it's Christmas today,” Head Coach Garrett Smith said. “We felt this was something we've deserved for a while and to actually get it shows how our name has grown and people all around the country are recognizing our success and talent we've had.” The Pilots (18-1-1) will rely on their defense throughout the tournament as they have this whole season. UP allowed only one goal scored in WCC play and recorded 11 shutouts during the season on the backs of their two
goalkeepers, junior Hailee DeYoung and freshman Erin Dees. On the offensive side, the Pilots' main weapons are freshman Micaella Capelle, who leads the team with eight scored goals and juniors Danielle Foxhoven and Halley Kreminski, who scored seven and six goals respectively this season. The team will also regain senior Sophie Schmidt, who scored five goals this year and has since missed games for the Pilots because of her obligations to the Canadian National Team. The Canadian National Team See NCAA, page 14
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