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Vol. 113, Issue 5
BEACON THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER
Thursday September 29, 2011
Child with matches causes bluff fire
Police Officer and former UP hall director Tommy Stoffel helps put out River Campus fire
More photos at http://www. upbeacon.net/news/ campus-brush-fire Rosemary Peters Editor-in-Chief email@example.com A child playing with matches caused the brush fire that broke out on the River Campus Sunday, according to Portland Fire and Rescue. The two-alarm fire started at about 4:20 p.m. at the bottom of the bluff near North Willamette Lane and McKenna Avenue, the same site of the Willamette Bluff Fire of 2001, a Portland Fire and Rescue news release said. About 60 firefighters and half a dozen fire trucks were on the scene. “I was driving behind Corrado when a million fire trucks came flying by,”
sophomore Evan Lawson said. Assistant to the Provost John Orr, who lives near the site of the fire, was home when firefighters arrived. “I was hanging up new curtains when I saw a fire truck go down McKenna,” Orr said. “A lot of people came and stood and watched. At first I was concerned we were going to get in the way of the firemen.” Orr observed that rain the previous day left the vegetation damp, helping the firefighting effort. “The conditions weren’t right for it to turn into an inferno,” Orr said. By 4:51 p.m. fire crews had fire out.
Though no buildings were damaged, the wildfire reached fence lines of several backyards near the blaze. In response, Portland Fire started laying hoses between houses at the top of the bluff in an effort to protect nearby homes. “If I was those people, I might have been concerned,” Orr said. According to fire crews, the fire burned about an acre of brush. “Although it was a large response from Portland Fire, the size of the incident was not threatening to the surrounding homes or the University,” UP Environmental Health and Safety Officer Jeff Rook said in
an email. Several UP students, faculty members and neighbors watched the firefighters battle the flames. Junior Ian Clark was one of the onlookers. “I saw smoke and heard sirens. As I got closer I saw it was right behind Schoenfeldt,” Clark said. “There was a lot of people there.” Junior Ben Cilwick was walking with his bike when he smelled the smoke. “There were 20-25 people watching the firemen on the bluff,” Cilwick said. “A bunch of students kept showing up and were really concerned.” According to Portland Fire
and Rescue, once the fire was under control, firefighters doused the fire area with foam to ensure there would be no flareups. They continued to maintain a watch on the area after the fire was out. One of the Portland Police officers directing traffic away from the fire was Tommy Stoffel, who was the hall director in Villa for several years until he turned in his UP ID for an officer’s badge in February 2010. “Willamette was filled with smoke. Everyone was out of their houses and there were sirens everywhere,” Stoffel said. “UP owes Portland Fire for putting it out so quickly.” Jackie Jeffers | THE BEACON
AT UP Sarah Hansell Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The recently-released 2010 Department of Public Safety Crime and Fire Report showed an increase in forcible sex offenses, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, residential burglary and aggravated assault. However, with the exception of liquor law violations, there were few incidents of crime overall. Public Safety emailed the report to the UP community, on Sept. 6, as mandated by the Clery
Public Safety report shows slight increase in reported crime Act, which requires colleges and universities that receive federal
“Walking around the neighborhood I don’t feel that secure, but on campus I do.”
Hannah Hoffman junior
funding to issue an annual safety report. The safety report includes statistics about crime on and adjacent to campus for January 2010 to December 2010, as well
as explanations of crime and the University’s policies. Two forcible sex offenses were reported, an increase from none last year. However, Harold Burke-Sivers, the director of Public Safety, believes sexual assault is still the most underreported crime on college campuses. “I think that’s true everywhere,” Burke-Sivers said. One of the reported sexual assaults occurred in a residence hall and the other in See Safety, page 3
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Three cars collide on Willamette One of three cars involved in a collision near the main entrance to campus Monday night at around 7 p.m. The car was so damaged it had to be towed. According to Steve Watson, the assistant director of Public Safety, two UP students were involved and no injuries were reported. -Caitlin Yilek
September 29, 2011
On On Campus Campus
OPEN CRAB LAB TODAY Sept. 29, staff, faculty and friends are invited to visit the “Crab Lab” Open House in Swindells 139 and 128 between 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Professor Tara Maginnis and her biology research students will be there explaining the research and how the lab works. For further questions, email maginnis@ up.edu. CHEM AND BIO MATCH Friday, the American Chemical Society and Biology Club will host a soccer match between the chemistry and biology departments at 6 p.m. on the Prusynski Turf Field. Each team will be composed of students and staff. CPB COFFEEHOUSE Friday night, Sept. 30, CPB Coffeehouse will host The Northstar Session and three UP student performers in St. Mary’s Student Center from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event is free. Free food, coffee and Italian sodas will be provided. For further questions, please contact Sarah Carson at email@example.com. ‘SUPER 8’ Friday and Saturday, “Super 8” will play in the Buckley Center Auditorium at 10 p.m. WORLD PULSE LIVE Wednesday, World Pulse Live will be held at Portland State University at 5:30 p.m. Three women from around the world – Colombia, Uganda and Cambodia – will talk about being on the frontline as grassroots leaders and advocates for their communities. The event is free and open to the public. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/ event/2112603855/emailinvite1.
The last day to apply for spring 2012 graduation is Tuesday, Nov. 1. Register at the Registrar’s office in Waldschmidt. CORRECTIONS In the Sept. 22 issue, the “UP musician: it all started ‘with Christie Pub’” article misreported the date of Sam Wegman’s show and email address. The show is tonight, Sept. 29, and Wegman’s email is samwegmanmusic@gmail. com. The Beacon regrets the error. Accuracy in The Beacon
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HPV caught in political crossfire Health officials criticize Bachmann’s comment Kate Peifer Staff Writer email@example.com Republican representative and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s recent comments linking the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine to mental retardation have drawn rebukes from medical professionals and scientists around the country. Officials at the University of Portland Health Center agree there was no scientific basis for her comments. The Health Center will continue to offer the vaccine. “For now, the evidence is firmly on the side that the HPV vaccine can save lives with very little risk,” Assistant Director for Nursing Services Tim Crump said. “I am appalled when anyone pushes aside science and risks lives to score political points.” According to Bachmann, a Florida woman told her that her daughter suffered from mental retardation after receiving the HPV vaccination. The statement was made on NBC’s Today show following the
Sept. 13 Republican presidential debate, where Bachmann criticized Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry for mandating the vaccine in Texas. The HPV vaccination, formally known as Gardasil, is a three-dose series that protects against the human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. It does not protect against all sexually transmitted diseases. The HPV vaccination was affirmed to be safe last month by the Institute of Medicine, which advises and offers unbiased medical advice to the government and public. According to national medical reports, 18,727 minor side effects were reported out of the 35 million doses of Gardasil administered. “The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation,” Dr. Marion Burton, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said in a press release on Sept. 13. “There is absolutely no scientific
validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.” Bachmann later defended her statement the same day she appeared on the Today show. “During the debate, I didn’t
“For now, the evidence is firmly on the side that the HPV vaccine can save lives with very little risk.” Tim Crump Assistant Director for Nursing Services make any statements that would indicate that I’m a doctor, I’m a scientist or that I’m making any conclusions about the drug one way or another,” Bachmann said. According to Paul Myers, Director of UP’s Health Center, his staff, along with the Oregon College Health Association, discussed the pros and cons of the vaccination before offering it. “When it comes to the HPV vaccination, it covers so many strains of the virus, it provides
more probability of it being beneficial,” Myers said. Female students up to the age of 26 can set up an appointment in the Health Center to receive the vaccine. The university does not require the vaccination, but it is highly recommended, according to Myers. “HPV can lead to the lifethreatening illness, cervical cancer,” Myers said. “We’ve had a large response but there are plenty of vaccines available.” Possible side effects after receiving the vaccine include pain and redness where the vaccine is given, fever, headache and fainting. Allergic reactions are also a potential side effect. However, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, those reactions rarely occur. According to Myers, Bachmann’s statement was unfortunate and similar to the myth that proliferated in 1999 about the MMR vaccination causing autism. “We want to make sure the statements are health-related and not politicized,” Myers said. “It See HPV, page 5
Students swarm writing center
Record number of requests required writing assistants to work extra hours last week Enid Spitz Asst. Copy Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
UP writing assistants found their inboxes flooded with requests for help last week, raising concern of an overcrowded Learning Resource Center. The 12 writing assistants currently working received 24 requests and completed 82 appointments, plus walk-ins, within four days, according to Lars Larson, the integrated writing program director and a professor of English. Many writing assistants took on extra appointments, and the maximum number of work hours was raised from 10 to 15 to meet demand. “I ended up working eight hours in a row yesterday,” Moonwalker Williams, a senior who is in her third year working as a writing assistant, said. Usually, the center gets two or three email requests a week, according to Larson. Last week was different. “I don’t think my inbox has ever been as flooded as it was this weekend,” senior Laura Eager, a writing assistant, said. Professors requiring students to visit the writing center caused the packed schedule, according to Williams, who said writing assistants were also busy editing the thank-you letters scholarship recipients at UP are required to write.
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Senior Sarah Kries (left) works with freshman Jackie Bieber (right) on a philosophy paper. The Writing Center will add 16 new writing assistants and will offer 230 appointments per week beginning Oct. 10. This huge influx of appointments happens yearly. “September is our most vulnerable month,” Larson said. The number of writing assistants is lowest during the first few months of school, when senior assistants have graduated and the new assistants are still in training, Larson said. Sixteen new writing assistants will join the returning assistants Oct. 10. Currently they offer 115 half-hour appointments weekly. With the new assistants, the number of appointments will rise to 230 a week, according to Larson. While Williams said the writing center’s appointment book is still full, the assistants were able to meet every request during the big rush, and she thinks things will begin to quiet
down. “I think the big wave is over,” Williams said. “It’s kind of like the perfect storm this week.” Larson plans to work with professors in the future so these big rushes come as less of a shock. “Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten word from profs of any further deadlines/required visits in the next few weeks, so we’re unsure when the next heave will come,” he wrote in an email
to the Writing Center team on Sept. 21. “But I can urge them all to make these required visits transparent.” In the spring of 2010 the writing center eliminated its Writing Intensive Tutor (WIT) program, writing assistance intended especially for theology class papers. The WIT program was ended, according to Williams, so the See Writing, page 5
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On-campus grocery store to open in January Bon Appétit is turning the Terrace Room into a grocery store next semester
Natalie Wheeler Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org For students with the “munchies” but without a car, a trip to the grocery store will soon be just a walk to The Commons away. Bon Appétit will open a small grocery store on campus next semester, according to General Manager of Bon Appétit Kirk Mustain. The new store will be below The Commons in what is currently the Terrace Room. It will feature non-perishable items
“We’re looking to do more convenience food-type items. Obviously we want it to have competitive prices.”
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Kirk Mustain General Manager of Bon Appétit
like cans of soup and popcorn, as well as some perishables like bread, milk and eggs. “We haven’t finalized it all yet,” Mustain said. “We want it to be dorm food, but if people have suggestions, they can email me (at email@example.com).” The hours for the new grocery store are still not finalized. However, Mustain said he assumes the store will be open in the early evening and weekends at least, when those munchies are most likely to manifest. Mustain hopes the store will give students quick access to grocery items not sold at The
Commons or The Cove. “We’re looking to do more convenience food-type items,” Mustain said. “Obviously we want it to have competitive prices.” Many students are already wary of prices at the new store. freshman Alex Michel said he will probably still go to Fred Meyer, rather than shopping on campus. “I already know what things are going to be priced,” Michel said. “If it’s convenient, it’s going to be overpriced.” Other students are open to trying out the store because of its
easy access. “The idea sounds cool but it depends on what they have,” sophomore Amanda McLeod said. “If you can’t get to Fred Meyer, it’s nice.” According to Mustain, construction for the grocery store will happen over winter break, and the transformed Terrace Room should be ready for business by the beginning of next semester. “(The store) is something we’ve been talking about for a long time now,” Mustain said. “It should offer students a bit more options.”
SAFETY: Increase in liquor law violations Continued from page 1 the neighborhood adjacent to campus. There was also an alleged use of a date rape drug at an offcampus party that lead to a sexual assault, though this claim has not been substantiated, according to Burke-Sivers. “We did some sting operations at the house and we weren’t able to find anything with regard to a date rape drug,” Burke-Sivers said. There was a significant increase in liquor law violations, from 89 the year before to 106 last year. “More students are getting caught drinking,” Burke-Sivers said. Burke-Sivers believes most of the violations happen in residence halls. “I think most of those violations were internal,” BurkeSivers said. “The vast majority of those were done with the halls and through residence life.” Some resident assistants were not surprised to hear about the large increase in reported liquor law violations. “I feel like last year we were always hearing about stuff that was happening,” senior and second-year Schoenfelt RA Kyle Buchberger said. “I think you can see it easily in the fact that they had to cancel homecoming this year.” Some RAs said that many of the reported liquor law violations were concentrated on specific weekends. “I feel like they revolved on weekends when there were things going on,” senior and secondyear Fields Hall RA Michelle Reynolds said. There was also an increase in drug abuse violations from one in 2009 to six this past year, all of which involved marijuana, according to Burke-Sivers. “This is my 11th year,” BurkeSivers said. “There has only been twice that I remember that those drugs have not been marijuana.” There was a small increase in residential burglary, from six in 2009 to seven in 2010. However,
bike theft, which is included in residential burglary, has decreased.
“I’ve never felt unsafe on campus ever. I think partially because it’s so small and you can always get to a safe place.”
Cady Anderson junior
“I think the community has been responsive in our call for securing their bikes better,” Burke-Sivers said. There was one report of aggravated assault on campus, an increase from the previous year. Despite slight increases in some categories of reported crime, many students report feeling very safe on campus. “I’ve never felt unsafe on campus ever,” junior Cady Anderson said. “I think partially because it’s so small and you can always get to a safe place.” Many students feel safe on campus regardless of the time of day. “Last year, I always felt safe if I was walking back late to the dorms,” sophomore Alyssa Opland said. Some students said the “bluelight” emergency phones help promote the feeling of security on campus. “I feel really safe on campus,” sophomore Tom Bluth said. “It’s nice to know the emergency poles are there.” However, while students feel safe on campus, some students feel less secure in the surrounding neighborhood. “Walking around the neighborhood, I don’t feel that secure, but on campus I do,” junior Hannah Hoffman said. Public Safety encourages students who feel unsafe, on or off campus, to call their 24-hour escort service. The number is (503) 943-7161 “Just call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Burke-Sivers said. “We’ll walk with them or give them a ride.”
Some students say they feel safer because they do not see strangers on campus. “I don’t feel that UP is a very dangerous campus because it’s kind of secluded from the city and there’s not like random people coming through campus,” sophomore Jackie Ackerson said.
Public Safety urges students to contacts its office immediately if they ever do see a stranger or someone who makes them feel uncomfortable on campus. “If (a student) sees someone suspicious, they need to call us right away,” Burke-Sivers said. Students contacted for this
article believe that UP is a safe place overall. “I don’t feel unsafe on campus,” sophomore Jordan Mattson said. “There’s always a P-Safe officer somewhere.”
UP receives grant to reduce violence on campus UP recently received a three-year federal grant for about $158,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce violence and sexual assault on on and near campus. “Our goal is to better care for any victims and improve reporting,” SAFE advocate, writer of the grant application and professor of sociology Martin Monto said. “But the most important thing we’re really going to be working on is a training program to promote
peer intervention to prevent sexual assault in the first place.” The program will focus on training students to recognize potentially unsafe situations and protect themselves and their friends from harm. “This is a problem in campuses nationwide,” Monto said. “We actually want (UP) to be a place where this isn’t an issue at all.” -Sarah Hansell
Sociology professor Martin Monto
Sexual Assault Resources • Portland Police (911) – Emergency line for anyone who needs immediate assistance. A student can call for help for him or herself or for a friend 24 hours a day, seven days a week and receive aid right away. • Public Safety – Emergency (503-943-4444). • University Health Center – Offers both medical care and confidential counseling services. • SAFE (Stop Assault For Everyone) Advocate Network (503-943-SAFE) – 24-hour-a-day line available during the academic year. Any student impacted in any way by sexual assault can call to have a confidential conversation with one of the University’s faculty or staff members trained in counseling, medical information and reporting options. • Portland Women’s Crisis Line (503-235-5333) – Local confidential crisis line offering 24-hour-a-day support, information, referral to medical resources or support groups, crisis intervention services and danger to safety transportation services. • Look out for your friends – “Essentially students can be aware of what’s happening and intervene in situations that they feel uneasy about,” Health Center counselor Kristina Houck said. “Essentially the best way to prevent things from happening is for us to be a community that looks out for one another.” -Sarah Hansell
September 29 , 2011
Curbside composting coming to Portland Compost will be picked up once a week and garbage will be picked up only every other week Corey Fawcett Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Students who live off campus will soon get some real-life lessons in sustainability whether they want to or not. Starting Oct. 31, all of Portland’s single-family homes and complexes with four units or fewer will be expected to start curbside composting. This includes houses in the area around UP. Compost will be picked up by the city once a week, and garbage pickup will be reduced from once a week to once every other week, according to Bruce Walker, waste and recycling program manager for the City of Portland. “The program will significantly reduce landfill materials and decrease methane gas emissions,” Walker said. Each year, Portland residents send 30,000 tons of food scraps to landfills. The new program is not only environmentally
“If you can put your compost outside your house and it will be transported for you, that cuts out a whole bunch of work.”
Jessie Hethcoat senior
friendly, it is also cost-effective since it’s cheaper to compost than to dump garbage. The composted materials can also be resold as fertilizer, according to Walker. “Portland should be large enough to make this program economically viable,” environmental science professor Fr. Ron Wasowski, C.S.C., said. Two thousand residents from four Portland neighborhoods have been taking part in a curbside composting pilot program since last year. According to Walker, roughly two-thirds of the residents in the pilot program compost daily. A letter from Mayor Sam Adams addressed to all Portland residents also noted that 87 percent of the residents reported being very or somewhat satisfied
with the program, and garbage generated by the pilot program participants has decreased by a third. Portland is following in the footsteps of Seattle and San Francisco, which implemented similar compost programs within the past few years. “The program has been in the works for many years,” Walker said. “Seven hundred Portland businesses in the past composted, but until now we didn’t have compost capacity to get all households to compost.” Compostable materials will include things people previously haven’t been able to compost because of odor and bacteria issues, such as meat and dairy products. Off-campus senior Jessie Hethcoat is excited about the convenience the new program will bring to composting. “If you can put your compost outside your house and it will be transported for you, that cuts out a whole bunch of work,” Hethcoat said. “We can actually reinstate the compost bin in my house now.”
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Junior Vinson Diep takes out the trash near his home on Willamette Boulevard. The City of Portland plans to reduce garbage services to once every other week and add curbside composting on Oct. 31. However, some students, including junior Patrick Myers, are concerned about the drawbacks of getting their garbage picked up only every other week. “I eat all my food,” Myers said. “I have no food scraps. I’m just going to have a giant
pile of trash on the side of my house. I think Sam Adams is overshooting his goal in being environmentally friendly. He’s ignoring the important issues such as streets that aren’t paved.” Before the program is implemented Oct. 31, residents will get a kitchen pail to put their
compost materials in. Because garbage will be collected only every other week, additional compost collection won’t raise prices for Portland residents, according to Adams’ letter. An extra garbage can costs $6.30.
“St. Francis: A Man of the 13th Century for the 21st Century” presented by
September 29, 2011
7:30 pm in Buckley Center, Room #163 William Cook, Distinguished Professor of History at State University of New York, Geneseo is an award-winning teacher and author of several books on St. Francis
including an acclaimed catalogue of artwork entitled Images of St. Francis of Assisi and Francis of Assisi: The Way of Poverty and Humility.
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1. Sept. 22, 11:47 p.m. - Public Safety responded to a noise complaint at the request of PPB to a house in the 7000 block of N. Monteith. A student lied to PPB about his/her age. 2. Sept. 23, 11:14 p.m. - A neighbor called to report loud students leaving a party that were loitering on her property. Officers responded, and the individuals left the area. 3. Sept. 23, 10:29 p.m. - Public Safety responded to a complaint of a party at the 6700 block of N. Portsmouth. Officers made contact with the renter, and the party was shut down. Officers responded a second time when the party restarted, and a noise violation was issued. 4. Sept. 24, 10:55 p.m. - A student came to Public Safety to report ongoing harassment on campus. A report was taken, and officers informed his/her hall director of the incidents.
5. Sept. 25, 4:19 p.m. - Public Safety responded to a report of a brush fire on River Campus. Portland Fire also responded and put out the fire.
Wheel of Fortune looks for talented Pilots
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On Sept. 27, Wheel of Fortune hosted open auditions for students and staff in the Buckley Center Auditorium. Those chosen will be contestants on its College Week show, set for March and April. Producers will notify chosen candidates via email in February.
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WRITING: Assistants work overtime
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center could have a broader focus and not favor one department over others. Theology papers still make a up a majority of writing center appointments, according to writing assistant Lizz Bryant, a senior. Bryant’s expertise is in biology, but she said all assistants are trained to help with any discipline. Due to demand, Bryant reviewed all theology papers last week, she said. Another change is a new
hotline service this year, which helps link students and writing assistants. When a student emails firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment, every assistant receives the email, and Williams follows up to make sure the request is met. “Our goal is to respond to everyone within 24 hours,” Williams said. Students seeking help may not realize how quickly appointments fill up. Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., the learning assistance counselor at UP’s Learning Center, said
many students don’t come in until just before their deadline. “Don’t wait to speak up and ask for help,” Giumenta said. Despite the influx of students, the learning center in Franz Hall still accommodates all the appointments. Along with the writing assistants, math, speech, group process and general learning tutors also hold meetings in the center. Neither Giumenta nor the writing assistants said they felt overcrowded, though. “We’ve expanded our space about two years ago, and the new
configuration allows for the five units to operate together there,” Larson said. Helping students succeed in all areas is the Learning Center’s top priority, according to Giumenta. “It’s important that students feel free to ask for help,” he said. “We make that commitment to each student when we accept them.” Students who are still looking to make an appointment should sign up online. “Get on that schedule and sign up right away,” Williams said.
Sister of Selma
Film and Discussion with Sr. Antona Ebo, FSM Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:00 pm in Buckley Center, Room #163 Sr. Antona Ebo, a Franciscan nun, responded in 1965 to a national call from Martin Luther King to join a march across Alabama’s Selma Bridge following the police brutality of “Bloody Sunday.” The first of three marches to grow out of the voting rights movement, the violence of the police toward an unarmed group shocked the nation. With the simple words, “I am here because I am a Negro, a nun, a Catholic, and because I want to bear witness,” Sr. Antona faced armed opposition and intense media scrutiny as her group marched toward Montgomery. A discussion will follow the PBS documentary film “Sisters of Selma.” Event is free and open to the public. For more information: Please contact Jamie Powell at 503.943.7702 or email@example.com
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HPV: Student reactions Continued from page 2 was unfortunate that the whole thing happened since the benefits far outweigh the risks.” Sophomore Vanessa Schmautz heard Bachmann’s comment and believes there needs to be further education on the importance of receiving vaccinations to prevent illnesses. “I can understand her concerns of teenagers thinking that they are covered from all STDs after they have received the vaccine, because teenagers are naive and there is not good enough sexual education in this country,” Schmautz said. “I do think that an increased awareness in the opportunity to help prevent HPV, and cervical cancer is a great opportunity for a family to discuss sexual education and make families more open to discussing touchy subjects.” Junior Michaela Mareva, who received all three doses of the vaccine, was shocked by Bachmann’s statement. “When a politician makes a claim that something in the medicine world would cause mental retardation, they send a huge message to people all over the country, causing panic and anxiety amongst mothers and daughters all over,” Mareva said. “I have received the vaccination, and am happy to have done so based on the dangers of cervical cancer.”
September 29, 2011
UP disc jockeys lay down beats on The Bluff Student DJs put their own spin on music entertainment Will Lyons Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org You step onto the dance floor. Strobe lights flash, the woman standing next to you has got the miniest of skirts on and the music pulses then winds up before delivering a knockout blow. The bass line drops in and the crowd goes crazy. On and off campus, many student disc jockeys (DJs) throw electronic music parties on the regular and have taken up the task of putting a new bend in mainstream music. One such party is the Pilots After Dark event on Sept. 30. On the basketball court behind Villa Maria Hall one student DJ, sophomore Jordan Jones, will be deejaying from 10 p.m. to midnight. “I mix techno, house, funk- a little bit of everything,” Jones said. “The idea behind deejaying is bringing music to the people, but there is a responsibility to give them something new.” Jones and surrogate “older brother” Jeff Schnure have mixed original tracks for over five years and hope to continue making music and performing. While performing, Jones mixes four songs simultaneously, many of which are his own loops and tracks. “Deejaying in of itself can be boring. You fade in one song, fade in something else 30 seconds before the end,” Jones said. “We wanted something that would keep our audience and ourselves entertained.” Jones always tries to be in tune with the audience. “What it comes down to is stage presence, song choice, connection with the people and above all being humble,” Jones said. According to Jones, electronic music has its roots in the early ‘90s. However, the current craze with electronic sound is a few years old and is only now starting to be easily recognizable. “2007 was a golden year for electronic music,” Jones said.
“Everyone who is a big DJ dropped an album and pushed the music into the mainstream.” Senior DJ Muhammad Alraddadi agrees, pointing out how popular artists from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry, even Usher and Ke$ha are using electronic beats which now permeate the top 40 charts. Al-raddadi deejays at the Sultan Lounge in St. Johns and mixes dubstep music. “I feel like dubstep has a lot of new ideas,” Al-raddadi said. “I want to introduce and create new kinds of dubstep.”
“What it comes down to is stage presence, song choice, connection with the people and, above all, being humble.”
Jordan Jones sophomore
According to Al-raddadi, all electronic music songs are built around a drop, usually when the bass line comes in and changes the melody. Dubstep drops in particular go with a sound that is popularly called a “womp,” which is a bizarre sound that
Hear their music Jordan Jones: www.soundcloud.com/think-of-the-children Alex Dorcy: www.soundcloud.com/lunatiqu3 makes the crowd go wild. “(With dubstep) you’re just waiting for a drop, a weird sound that surprises you,” Al-raddadi said.“The frequency of dubstep drops are so different from every other electronic music.” The University has already hosted a couple of student DJs this year in conjunction with
various Pilots After Dark events. Junior Alex Dorcy deejayed the Back Alley Block Party Aug. 25 and played some well known songs as well as electronic works. “Deejaying is basically mixing, beatmatching and pressing play,” Dorcy said. “Everyone at the Back Alley Block Party seemed to be having a good time.” Sophomore Laura Andrich attended the Back Alley Block Party and was impressed with Dorcy. “The DJ didn’t play the same kind of music over and over,” Andrich said. “He had a good variety and crossed over decades.” Dorcy mixes his own original tracks and used to play at a hookah bar in Seattle. To make songs, Dorcy records organic piano riffs and drum beats and then loads them onto his computer to compose and mix them. “I start with something simple like a drum beat and then add layKayla Wong | THE BEACON ers until I end up with a finished track,” Dorcy said. “Basically everything I make is from scratch.” Banner Schafer, a friend of Dorcy’s, vouches for his musical prowess. “Dorcy’s musical knowledge takes him beyond technical details Photo courtesy of Muhammad Al-raddadi into the realm of art,” Schafer said. “And he really enjoys what he is doing.” Some UP DJs hope to make a career out of their electronic art, while others see it as a rewarding pastime. “Deejaying is just going to be a hobby for me,” Al-raddadi said. “You can make money at it, but I DJ for myself.” Jordan Jones will be working in a studio with his co-producer this winter to start on some Will Lyons | THE BEACON fully mastered tracks. “More than anything Top: Sophomore Jordan Jones will be the DJ for this week’s Pilots After Dark it’s what I love to do,” event. Middle: Senior Muhammad Al-raddadi mixes dubstep beats when he Jones said. “Hopefully DJs at the Sultan Lounge in St. Johns. Bottom: Junior Alex Dorcy mixes piano I’ll be able to be on a de- riffs and drum beats on his computer and was the DJ for the Back Alley Block cent label and play some Party in August.
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Blue Scholars light up Portland
Last Wednesday, Seattlebased hip-hop group Blue Scholars rocked The Wonder Ballroom in northeast Portland. The third stop of their fall 2011 tour promoting their third fulllength album “Cinemetropolis” proved to be one of the most moving and high-energy shows I have ever been to. With the exception of Serge Severe, the opening acts killed it. The Physics rocked the
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crowd with their upbeat and yet wonderfully low key northwest vibe, and L.A. emcee Bambu kept the audience alive with his flowing verses. The Blue Scholars, emcee Geologic (Prometheus Brown) and DJ Sabzi (Alexei Saba), stuck to songs from “Cinemetropolis,” including the album’s title track and “Tommy Chong” (a crowd favorite). The group also played a few classics from older albums,
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including “Loyalty” and “The Inkwell.” On stage, the group’s chemistry was undeniable. I can safely say that my decision to forgo a night of studying to see the Blue Scholars was the single best choice I have made this semester. Make an effort to see the Blue Scholars live as soon as they return to this area. You won’t be sorry. -Lesley Dawson
Remember when you were little and went to see “The Lion King” in theaters? How the story, characters, music and visuals all felt so epic and real to you at the time? Many years later, Disney has re-released “The Lion King” in 3D for two weeks only. I’m happy to report that after all this time, this beloved tale of destiny, betrayal and the circle of life still manages to captivate audiences,
myself included. Personally, I have found 3D rarely enhances my experience of a movie. Who knew that a traditionally animated movie like “The Lion King” would benefit so greatly from 3D? All the visuals are twice as amazing as they once were. Instead of typical 3D gimmicks where objects pop out of the screen, “The Lion King” in 3D actually draws you deeper into the African jungle and
the savannah, which makes the experience amazing to behold. When I went to see the movie in 3D, most of the people in the audience were my age. I think it goes to show that while we may have grown up, we’re not immune to the majestic power “The Lion King” still holds over us. - Kathryn Walters
what was appropriate when it came to touching patients, especially in intimate areas, and how exactly to do it in a professional manner,” junior nursing student Max Lily said. According to junior nursing major Madeleine Baliton, the lab taught students how to properly bathe patients, clean genital and rectal parts of the body and take pulses. “We try to teach them how to do nursing procedures in the least invasive way possible,” Krautscheid said. “We also promote communication and giving the patients options.” Though both men and women discuss the same general topics in the intimate touch lab, the two genders are separated into different classes. According to Krautscheid, this is done to address the questions that are unique to each gender. “There are some questions guys or girls won’t ask in a mixed class,” Krautscheid said. “This helps address those concerns in a timely manner.” In addition, the men’s class
is a bit longer than the women’s class. According to O’Lynn, this has to do with the number of male nurses as compared to female nurses. “There’s a significantly smaller amount of guy nurses compared to girls, so guys are able to do more hands-on practice with the mannequins during the lab, while girls usually get to practice on top of their other classes,” O’Lynn said. Male nursing students feel a longer class period is needed because the topic is more awkward for them than for females. “Guys might not be able to handle this kind of thing as well,” senior nursing major Zach Eaton said. “Guys need a little more guidance.” Lily agreed. “Nursing is a woman-based profession,” Lily said. “It’s understandable that they need more time to talk about intimate touch with us.” Some nursing students, such as Eaton, were less than thrilled to take the intimate touch lab. “I was concerned about the lab
because of the name,” Eaton said. “I can’t say I was really comfortable going into an intimate touch lab.” However, Eaton found the intimate touch lab to be important to his success at his clinicals. “Overall, the experience was beneficial,” Eaton said. “It taught me how to deal with people of both the same and opposite sex in healthcare.” Nursing students also found that the lab reminded them they are dealing with actual people, not just with body parts. “It reminds us you have to treat your patients with respect and privacy,” Richardson said. Krautscheid agrees, finding that the lab opens nursing students’ eyes to the fact that they will be having real human interaction. “They learn they can’t behave the same way they do with plastic mannequins that they’ve practiced on,” Krautscheid said. “They learn they’re working with real people now. And while it’s uncomfortable, it’s something they can overcome.”
The nurses have the magic touch Nursing students learn how to handle intimate situations as they prepare for the real-life profession Amanda Blas Staff Writer email@example.com To some, the sense of touch may not seem to be a big deal. But for the UP School of Nursing students, touch means a lot. As nursing students start their clinicals, they begin to interact with patients. During this time, students realize the importance of knowing how to touch patients. With duties such as bathing and chest examinations, nursing involves an intimate kind of touch. “There’s no other health profession that physically touches patients the way nurses do,” nursing instructor Dr. Chad O’Lynn said. According to O’Lynn, intimate touch refers to the touching of areas of the body that are likely to produce feelings of discomfort, anxiety or fear. Nursing instructor Lorretta Krautscheid said the anxiety affects everyone. “It’s not just the patient,” Krautscheid said. “Nurses get nervous about it, too. Everyone does.”
To prepare for these awkward and uncomfortable situations, nursing students take a one-session intimate touch lab before starting their clinicals. The lab, run by O’Lynn and Krautscheid, started in 2006 to help nursing students be successful in their clinicals. “Before clinicals, we haven’t worked with real people,” senior nursing major Madeleine Richardson said. “This prepares us for working with real clients.” The course is unique to UP’s nursing program, and O’Lynn and Krautscheid decided to hold the lab because of the way the intimate touch is often ignored. “Books always say you need to be sensitive,” O’Lynn said. “But it doesn’t say what to do, how to touch or what to say.” During the lab, nursing students watch videos and engage in lecture to gain a better understanding of the difference between the right approach and what O’Lynn calls the ‘not-sosensitive’ approach of touching patients. “We basically talked about
Jackie Jeffers THE BEACON Junior nurse McKinna Little practices checking vitals on fellow junior nurse Emily Corrada. Little and Corrada learned how to touch patients in ways that make them feel comfortable when checking things like heart rate.
Jackie Jeffers THE BEACON Little and Corrada reenact what they learned during their intimate touch lab. The lab prepares nurses for working with real patients before they start clinicals.
NETFLIX PRICE INCREASE PUTS FUTURE OF MOVIE STREAMING IN QUESTION Will Lyons Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Netflix Co. has seen better days. According to Reuters, a business and stock exchange news corporation, over the past two months the company’s stock has plummeted over 50 percent following a hotly contested price increase. After announcing the price increase – from $10 to $16 per month for streaming and mail-in DVDs – the company further angered customers by separating into two services on Sept. 18. The newly branded Quickster has taken up the mail-in DVD service and Netflix will continue to provide instant access to hundreds of TV shows and movies online, according to Reuters. Reuters and other business analysts believe that Netflix Co. hopes its move will be beneficial in the future as more titles are added to its instant streaming service. Many customers are not willing to wait: more than 1,000,000 customers have stopped subscribing to Netflix after the price increase. On campus, some students are feeling the hit of the price increase, or at least, their parents are. “I remember calling my parents and saying, ‘Hey your password doesn’t work anymore,’” sophomore Brett Ashley said. “They dropped Netflix because of the price increase and because it’s still so accessible.” Ashley is referring to the fact that multiple people can access the same Netflix account as long as the users aren’t using the service simultaneously. For this reason many students on campus don’t pay for Netflix itself. Instead they use their parents’ account. “(My mom) was going to cancel it, but I
told her not to,” sophomore Debra Vitorelo said. “I probably wouldn’t watch a lot of movies if my Netflix was cancelled.” Sophomore Mark Raniele pays for his own Netflix and is all right with the changes, as he now pays $2 less per month for just instant streaming. “I’m not going to get the mail-in DVDs anymore,” Raniele said. “There are plenty of watchable movies on instant streaming.” After a couple shaky months, many wonder about Netflix’s decision to increase prices and split services from a business standpoint. “From a corporate perspective it’s a good strategy,” professor Samuel Holloway of the Pamplin School of Business said. “Now how they executed the split, that’s a different story.” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings apologized to his customers via email Sept. 18. The email, shared with me by Netflix subscriber and fine arts professor Lawrence Larsen, began by saying, “I messed up, I owe you an explanation.” In the rest of the email, Hastings continued to lay out exactly what the changes in price are and how customers can choose between having the combo pack, just Quickster or just Netflix. “I don’t know when they’ll rebound, but they will,” Holloway said. Business professor Debra Stevens, who teaches consumer behavior, agrees. “Netflix might have been surprised when they lost 1,000,000 customers, but they’ll always have new ones,” Stevens said. “They really were a pioneer to offer a service to browse and deliver DVDs.” It may seem like big businesses don’t care about each individual subscriber, and especially about college students, but Ste-
vens reminds consumers how important their dollars are over a long period of time. “(College students) don’t have a lot of disposable income, but if marketers can persuade you to be loyal they’ll be able to benefit from your higher earning power,” Stevens said. Some have turned to other websites and services in response to Netflix’s fall from grace, including illegal websites, which upload content without the permission of studio producers. Sophomore Stan Peck has been illegally downloading using “torrents” since before the Netflix debacle, although the UP firewall does put a damper on his on campus consumption. “The torrent program connects to a web of people who have the file then copies the file for you,” Peck said. “It has pretty much anything you’ve ever wanted unless it’s really obscure — and sometimes even then they have it.” Even though Peck has no need for Netflix, he still believes the change in service has adversely affected its subscribers. “Not only did Netflix alienate people, but it also separated two services, one of which (instant streaming) isn’t very complete,” Peck said. Larsen, a film buff who continues to use Netflix and go out to movies, hopes that the spirit in which film was conceived will see Hollywood and independent filmmakers through the digital storm. “I think if you like film you can’t beat sitting in a theater and the communal viewing experience,” Larsen said. “You have this cathartic experience that happens when you come together.”
Looking for alternatives to Netflix? Check out these: Hulu Plus: If you really like TV shows this may be your best option for replacing Netflix. You can stream full seasons of TV shows and a fairly decent selection of movies right on your computer, TV (if you have an Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 or iTV) and mobile devices. You can also get a one month free trial if you sign up with your UP email address. Price: $7.99/mo iTunes: If you want media content to be downloaded easily, in HD, accessible from all your electronics, sharable and squeaky clean, iTunes still reigns supreme as the center of downloadable movies, music and life in general. Price: varies Blockbuster Movie Pass: Um ... Blockbuster? You mean that company where you had to go to a store, rent movies and then hurry back to return them? That’s right, Blockbuster is back in the game, and thanks to parent company Dish Network, the former movie rental chain will be getting in the online streaming game. On Oct. 1, Dish cus-
tomers will be able to purchase a Blockbuster movie pass for only $10 more per month and will essentially receive both Netflix and Quickster (except of course you have to have Dish network’s cable). The idea behind this move is that Blockbuster expects to be Netflix’s primary competitor in the not too distant future as they try to climb on top of the movie world again, this time with streaming. Price: $10.00/mo (if you have Dish Network) Crackle.com: If you’re looking for a movie but don’t want to spend a dime, Crackle has a pretty good selection of consistently updating movies and TV shows. Right now they have 270 movies available for free online. Crackle has a deal with certain production studios in order to offer their content online to the masses. Do some browsing — what else are you going to do on a school night? Price: Free - Will Lyons
Common terms you may hear when discussing Netflix Netflix has become a cultural meme in our society as it has allowed millions to consume movies and media at a level never before seen in human history. As a result ubandictionary.com has yielded a variety of spin-off joke verbs and nouns, a sign of a very pervasive and historically meaningful company. Here are some for your amusement: Netflix Cheating- Netflixing a TV series with your spouse/friends/significant other and watching episodes while the other party is out. This creates the awkward situation where you have to decide if the other party now has to watch episodes by themselves or skip ahead to catch up. “Sorry babe, I’m already on Season 3, Episode 7 of ‘The Wire.’ Do you think you’ll have time to catch up before we watch it together tomorrow? I know, I’m totally Netflix Cheating.”
Netflix hijack- When your girlfriend, little sister, mother or otherwise effeminate friend puts mushy romance or Disney movies on the top of your queue, greatly delaying the time it takes for the good movies to come. “Dude, have you seen ‘The Hangover’ yet?!” “No man, I’ve been Netflix hijacked for like the past two months. All I’ve got now is ‘The Notebook’ and ‘The Little Mermaid.’” Netflicut- When you open the DVD envelope from Netflix by sliding your finger under the “open here” directions and you inflict a nasty paper cut on yourself “I was so excited when the ‘Superbad’ DVD arrived in the mail that I accidentally got a Netflicut on my finger from opening the packaging so frantically.”
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September 29, 2011
New translation brings changes to Mass More literal approach to liturgy changes prayers and congressional responses in Mass Fr. Michael Belinsky, C.S.C. Guest Commentary
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Nothing identifies Catholics as CATHOLIC more than the Mass, our celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Very soon, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 (the First Sunday of Advent) Roman Catholic Christians in English-speaking nations will begin to use a new English translation of the Mass with revised prayers and congregational responses. Even though the celebration of the Eucharist has been handed down to us from the age of the apostles, Roman Catholic Christians have celebrated the Eucharist and observed its ritual over 2,000 years from within their own cultures, language, traditions and social context. Over the past 60 years, since the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Rite – the way in which most of us worship at Mass – has experienced stages of slow and rapid evolution. For our Catholic parents and grandparents, in the years between 1969 and 1975, the language used during Mass returned to that of those who were
in the pews; In our nation, Latin gave way to English. As well, the shape of the liturgy and its actions were given a simpler form. Repetitious actions and words were streamlined so that the actions and words, now seen and heard by the congregation for the first time, would convey greater understanding and so possess greater meaning.
“Perhaps the most striking will be the response as when the priest states: “THE LORD BE WITH YOU.” The new response will be: “AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.”
Fr. Michael Belinsky, C.S.C. Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
This first translation, 19691975, took place in just under four years and was meant to convey the dynamic sense of the words which were in Latin. That type of translation meant that not every word and image was translated into English; rather the main gist of the idea was provided even if all of the words or phrases were not included. We must understand that the accurate translation from one language to another can take many
painstaking hours and years. along with the Prefaces to the Eu- be changed to an “I believe …” From what I understand, the charistic Prayers, and the intro- in order to mirror the answers late Pope John Paul II and Pope duction to the Lord’s Prayer and given at one’s Baptism. Also, this Benedict XVI with the bishops, to the Reception of Communion. translation will reintroduce into various committees and Vatican Perhaps the most striking the Creed the word “consubstanOffices have worked many years will be the response as when the tial.” Until this point, the underon the approval of this English priest states: “THE LORD BE standing of Jesus Christ, born of translation. WITH YOU.” The new response the Virgin Mary, is that he is “one The translation, which goes will be: “AND WITH YOUR in being with the Father.” The into effect this Nov. 27, 2011, is SPIRIT.” This dialogue occurs new translation will replace the meant to be not a dynamic phrase “one in being” with translation, but a literal Changes within the Creed the Greek word “consubone; that means that the stantial” which comes from words we will hear and the 4th century Church we will say in English • “We believe in God,” to “I believe Councils. Beyond this, we during the Mass are more currently profess that Jesus in God” precise when compared to Christ “by the power of the the original Latin words • “One in being with the Father” to Holy Spirit was born of the “Consubstantial with the Father” and phrases. This more Virgin Mary.” This will be literal translation is meant • “By the power of the Holy Spirit replaced by the phrase “and to lead us into a renewed by the Holy Spirit was inwas born of the Virgin Mary” to appreciation of the Mass carnate of the Virgin Mary.” “and by the Holy Spirit incarnate through the richer, more Again, the text reverts to the of the Virgin Mary” scripturally-based imagGreek for a more rich sense ery of the prayers and the of the mystery of God who See more online at www.usccb.org becomes a human person people’s responses. So, what will change? for our salvation. Although the order There are more changes and structure of the Mass than these. In order to find remains the same, most of the four times during the Mass and out more details about these imspoken parts of the Mass were is meant to assure the priest that portant revisions, go to the U.S. revised: the Opening Prayers, the the Spirit of the Lord will be with Council of Catholic Bishops’ Prayers over the Gifts, the Clos- him as he accomplishes his sac- website www.usccb.org or talk ing Prayers, all of the Eucharist ramental duties with us, for us to your campus minister, pastoral Prayers (nine of them), the Peni- and among us. resident or Holy Cross priest or tential Act and the Gloria which Another set of changes, for in- brother! are found during the Introduc- stance, occurs within the Creed: tory Rites of the Mass, the Creed, currently, the Creed begins each Fr. Michael Belinsky, C.S.C., the dialogue which precedes the section with the phrase “We becan be reached at belinsky@ Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer lieve in God …” This “we” will up.edu
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Start reporting sexual assault According to statistics in the 2010 Department of Public Safety Crime and Fire Report, there was an increase in reported forcible sex offenses – otherwise known as sexual assault – at the University of Portland. The report describes forcible sex offenses as any sexual act towards another person against their will or when the victim is incapable of giving consent. Two forcible sex offenses were reported last year to the University between January and December. This is considerably less than statistics from the National Institute of Justice, which estimates that 3 percent of all college women become victims of either completed or attempted rape in a given nine-month academic year. However, many victims of
sexual assault fail to report it. Sexual assault is a crime. It needs to be reported. Though victims may fear being sexually assaulted comes with a social stigma, there is a bigger issue at hand: when sexual assault goes unreported, people are getting away with a serious crime. Perhaps if more offenses were reported, the stigma would be reduced, and sexual assault would be less likely to occur because it would expose more perpetrators. Potential assailants might think twice before violating a fellow student if they knew they wouldn’t get away with it. A victim of sexual assault may hesitate to report it if she was drinking, fearing that she might have been potentially responsible for the assault. However, let’s be clear: drinking or not, it is never the
victim’s fault. Furthermore, victims should not fear being disciplined by the University if the assault happened while they were in violation with a University policy, such as underage drinking or intervisitation hours. In its sexual assault policy, the University says it will not pursue potential policy violations if they occurred in the context of the sexual assault Moreover, the University is committed to obtaining the consent of the person sexually assaulted to pursue disciplinary action prior to an investigation into the alleged assault. Sexual assault may also be underreported because many victims may fear being revictimized by the system, as many colleges and universities have been criticized for
mishandling reports of sexual assault. There are a variety of ways to report sexual assault if you or someone else is uncomfortable reporting the assault to Public Safety or other campus departments. Sexual assault can be reported to Portland Police Bureau or Portland Women’s Crisis Line. For a full list of support services, see page three in this issue of The Beacon. If you witness an encounter that may lead to or is a sexual assault, get involved and stop it, even if it is an uncomfortable situation. Though sexual assault is never the victim’s fault, students should realize they put themselves at a greater risk of being sexually assaulted when they are inebriated. Date rape drugs are an unfortunate reality at every col-
lege and university. Be wary of who offers you a drink and watch your drink. Finally, be aware. If you plan on spending a night drinking, stay with a group of reliable friends and watch out for one another.
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Advice from a senior sans school spirit
Natalie Wheeler Staff Commentary I’ve been a bad Pilot, a very bad Pilot. Ushering in my fourth year at the University of Portland, I have attended one full 90-minute women’s soccer game. And that was required. This is not something I’m proud of. In order to quell my embarrassment, I would also like to make it public that I have been to the first half of several said soccer games, slipping out at halftime like a ninja in the night.
It is not that I hate soccer or disdain purple or am deathly allergic to grass. School spirit doesn’t come naturally to me. While others were painting “P”s on their bellies, the games would slip my mind and I’d shrug at my forgetfulness as I read the play-by-play in The Beacon that Thursday. I figured next game, next season, next time it’s not so freakin’ cold, I’d get my butt out there. Alas, here I am in my final year, and I’m getting all nostalgic for stuff I never experienced in the first place. Let my pathetic tale serve as a lesson to all you Pilots: get to the games. Get to as many as you can, especially when it is still warm enough that the Villa drum squad isn’t soaked in ice water.
“Let my pathetic tale serve as a lesson to all you Pilots: get to the games.”
Natalie Wheeler senior
I know, for most, I am preaching to the choir. But for that minority out there – the ones who hear “college sports” and have visions of USC footballers with kickbacks galore – they know the fact that women’s soccer rocks UP’s world is pretty awesome. Know that our cheerleaders are guys with deep voices, chanting in full force for the ladies on the field. And know that only our band, the dear Villa drum squad, wears those kilts and barrels strapped
to their shirtless backs with the utmost Portland Pride. Despite its thousands of fans per game, there is something delightfully intimate about UP’s women’s soccer games. Maybe – probably – because we’re so weird. Whether we actually help the players or not doesn’t matter; Pilot fans feel like active participants in the match. Community – that’s the word. Pilot games are all about our rusty little community. So shall I see you on Oct. 14? I’ll be the one shivering in the blanket, mouthing the unfamiliar chants from our cheerleaders.
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Effective writing is dialectical “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lars Larson Guest Commentary Is there a good way to turn a B paper into an A? To write more honestly? To nudge your essays closer to being truthful and even deathless? A year’s experience running our University’s Writing Center has given me the opportunity to step outside my disciplinary field of literary studies and explore commonalities and differences in cross-campus styles of writing, from business to nursing to biology. The most striking quality I have found common to almost all writing is this: effective writing is dialectical. That’s a fancy word for having the courage to wrestle with the contradictions in what we think, know and write. The dialectical method has been used at least since Ancient Greek times (think of Socrates’ relentless questioning). But it took someone with a name as imposing as G. W. F. Hegel to codify the process and apply it on an epic scale. Hegelian dialectics employed a formulation that became popularized in the equation: thesis + antithesis = synthesis. That is, an
argument, set in explicit conflict with its opposite, will resolve itself into a harmonious and precise synthesis. In the honest interiority of our minds, we are dialectical machines, our thoughts churning hourly between confidence and insecurity, between optimism and pessimism, between selfishness and selflessness, ever seeking some kind of workable synthesis for the day. But in the public presentation of ourselves (in person or in writing), we suppress that process in a defensive effort to perform stability. We neglect the fermentation of dialectical thinking at our peril. Our defensive minds are inclined to cling to our visceral beliefs, giving rise to many a tweet and rant – raw opinion rather than wisdom. Americans are supremely trained in being skeptical of such things as audience-praising media, optimistic politicians, our parents ... so it’s curious that we do not train that skeptical eye upon ourselves in our writing. If we don’t confront potential antitheses to our claims, then it’s likely we’re just blowing smoke up our assessments. In contrast, the dialectical method’s insistence on inhabiting the other camp enables us to get to know our arguments more intimately. (Says John Stuart Mill, “He who knows only his own side of the case knows little
of that”). The method affords us the chance to empathize with those who think otherwise, and this awareness equips us with new strategies of qualifying our points and convincing our audience. Thomas Paine seized upon such awareness in “Common Sense,” the best-seller that moved colonial America toward independence. He took his idealistic and illegal vision of a new kind of nation and grounded it dialectically with the realistic logic of the sensibility indicated in his title.
“If we don’t confront potential antitheses to our claims, then it’s likely we’re just blowing smoke up our assessments.”
Lars Larson assistant professor
On campus, a student enthusiastic about rising rates of education, web resources and educational technology might write a paper arguing how no generation has ever found it easier to learn than the present one. No matter how much evidence and enthusiasm the student brings, the argument will inevitably fail with a portion of its audience unless it confronts evidence from the other side (contemporary learning
compromised by internet misinformation, grade inflation, the distractions of technology). The essay will be more successful if it finds a way to confront and wrestle with such counter-evidence, making such moves as conceding its validity and working this into the argument, or demonstrating how the counterevidence is ultimately insubstantial. Of course, if I’m trying here to argue for the use of dialectical writing, I’m going to have to devote at least a paragraph to the opposite side: why wouldn’t you want to consider the opposite side of your argument? For one thing, it’s time-consuming (it’s hard enough thinking of reasons to champion an idea). It’s dispiriting (our energies were invested in promoting something – not deflating it; doing both leads to confusion). It enables your reader to see all the weaknesses in your argument (we’d hoped they wouldn’t notice). These are valid points. But I find that they ultimately validate my argument for counter-arguing. For good writing should be time-consuming (it’s something earned). If the task is dispiriting, reaching truth demands it, for without energy put into both sides, your essay is little more than advertising puffery. And your audience needs to be exposed to your argument’s vulnerabilities, for if truth is your
goal (rather than self-promotion), your audience needs access to all the facts. By addressing the counterarguments and working with them, you arrive where your most skeptical readers will inevitably go, and head them off. It’s a paradox that the best way to inhabit your argument is to spend time outside of it, countering it, undermining its validity. But centuries of first-rate minds have shown how the honesty and comprehensiveness of the dialectical process make it so. By playing devil’s advocate, our writing is touched by the better angels of our nature. Lars Larson is an assistant professor of English. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Nondiscrimination clause should include sexual orientation Will Lyons Staff Commentary “The University, in its educational policies, programs and procedures, provides equal opportunity for all its students without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin or disability,” the University of Portland’s nondiscrimination clause states. Notice anything missing? The nondiscrimination clause does not protect sexual orientation. It seems odd and frankly ridiculous that UP doesn’t have this security clearly enumerated in its very easily accessible nondiscrimination clause. (It’s in the Frequently Asked Questions on UP’s website). The final repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Sept. 20 made me reflect on homosexuality at UP. In much the same way that homosexual soldiers felt the need to keep their preferences, opinions and personal lives to themselves under DADT, I would wager that being a homosexual student at UP, a Catholic school,
which doesn’t include sexual orientation in it’s minority protections, must make life difficult, or at least uncomfortable. In many other colleges and universities throughout Oregon and the rest of the country, sexual orientation is covered as a protected minority. Portland State University includes sexual orientation, as does the University of Oregon as well as all the schools in the California State University system. You may be thinking to yourself, “Well, UP is a Catholic school, there’s no way that a Catholic University could possibly allow sexual orientation to be covered as a protection.” Check this out: Gonzaga University, the University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary’s and a host of other Catholic schools also include sexual orientation as a protected minority position. So why doesn’t UP? I believe a major reason for the lack of protection at UP is the omnipresent donor. Many of the investors and people who write big checks to UP (many of them priests, ex-military personnel, general conservatives, etc.) probably wouldn’t be happy to have sexual orientation included in our nondiscrimination clause.
Unfortunately in the meantime, because the school continually needs money for the RISE Campaign and future buildings, we’re left with this archaic and embarrassing lack of protection in our school doctrine. I hate knowing my university is still
“It seems odd and frankly ridiculous that UP doesn’t have this security clearly enumerated in its very accessible nondiscrimination clause.”
Will Lyons sophomore
living pre- 1960s in terms of its civil rights. Concerned faculty, staff, students and administrators have raised the issue again and again for years, but the clear-cut facts of the argument have become befuddled and somewhat confusing. Fr. Bill Beauchamp C.S.C., said at a meeting with The Beacon staff earlier this year that for legal reasons, the University couldn’t include sexual orientation directly in the nondiscrimination clause. UP has a “spirit of
inclusion” to ensure no student will be kicked out or punished for openly being homosexual. I do applaud the University for filing down the teeth on a nondiscrimination policy, which if taken at face value implies that UP could go as far as expelling a student should word get around that he or she were homosexual. Spirit of inclusion aside, homosexuals are receiving less than equal treatment in the issue of being protected at UP. They deserve the same protections that all other minorities receive in our nondiscrimination clause. Not only is it a matter of principle, but I’m sure that a “spirit of inclusion” isn’t as powerful in terms of holding onto legal rights as a student and a human being as a nondiscrimination clause does. If there is someone in the UP community who can articulate why these protections aren’t in place on The Bluff while they are in virtually every other aspect of society, I would love to hear their arguments. Also, if this is new or old information to you and it makes you half as angry as it makes me, let your voice be heard. Change begins one voice at a time. Will Lyons is a sophomore English major. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 2, 2011 is a one-of-a-kind palindrome Aziz Inan Guest Commentary This year is special because it contains two palindrome calendar dates: Jan. 10, 2011 expressed as 1-10-2011 (or simply 1102011) and Nov. 2, 2011 written as 1102-2011 (11022011). The first one has already occurred and the second one, 11022011, is coming up. (Note that in most of the world where day-month-year date format is used, this year also has two palindrome dates. Date 11022011 representing 11 February 2011 already passed and 1102011 corresponding to 1 October 2011 is about to occur.) After 2011, there will be one more year in this (21st) century containing two palindrome dates. That will be 2021, with palindrome dates Jan. 20, 2021 (1202021) and Dec. 2, 2021 (12022021). (In the rest of the world, after 2011, there will also be one more year in this century containing two palindrome dates, but that year will be 2012 instead of 2021.) Nov. 2, 2011 represented as 11022011 is a one-of-a-kind palindrome date with respect to all palindrome dates contained in all four-digit years. Why? First, number 11022011 equals 7 x 7 x 11 x 11 x 11 x 13 x 13, that is, the product of seven square, eleven cube and thirteen square where numbers seven, eleven and thirteen are three consecutive prime numbers! So, number 11022011 is divisible by the
product of the squares of three consecutive prime numbers! Furthermore, it’s also divisible by the cube of the middle prime of the three consecutive primes! In fact, 11022011 = 72 x 113 x 132 where, interestingly enough, the three superscripts side-by-side constitute 232 which is also a palindrome! Fascinating, isn’t it? No other such palindrome date exists in all four-digit years. In addition, since 7 x 11 x 13 yields 1001, another palindrome number, one could also express date 11022011 as 1001 x 11 x 1001 where the left and right sides of this expression divided in the middle are almost mirror images of one another! Isn’t that something? Also, if date number 11022011 is split into four two-digit numbers as 11, 02, 20 and 11, the first two numbers add up to 13 and the sum of the last two is 31, and 13 and 31 put side-by-side yield 1331 = 11 x 11 x 11! Now, by introducing two zeros in-between the digits of the first and last elevens, this expression will change from 11 x 11 x 11 to 1001 x 11 x 1001 = 11022011! Wow! I hope this article convinces you that the second palindrome date of this year 11022011 to occur in a little over a month is indeed special and unique compared to all other palindrome dates in four-digit years. And aren’t we lucky that it is going to occur in our lifetime? Okay, you better hurry up and start the preparations now so you have all the arrangements in place to celebrate it fully when it occurs. Aziz Inan is a professor of electrical engineering. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Faces on The Bluff By Talley Carlston
“Hiding in the Caribbean with Tupac.” Nick Duble, junior, French
“I’ll be your Waldo ... Think about it.” Keegan Reedy, senior, business
“In Buckley Center. It’s warm there.” Rose Harber, sophomore, electrical engineering
Answers at www.upbeacon.net under the Opinions tab “On Myspace.” Jack Kortum, junior, business
“In Narnia.” Lisa Creatura, junior, education
September 29, 2011
Jason Hortsch Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org UP’s intramural program has started once again, and students are taking full advantage of all that the program offers. With sports such as volleyball, kickball and badminton in full swing, and others such as football just starting, students have a variety of options from which to choose. “Intramural sports give students an opportunity to participate in different athletic activities from bocce ball to football,” Intramural Sports Coordinator Derek Duman said. “They get to meet people, take a break from
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class and have a little fun. It’s just a good break from the high stress level of school.” Junior intramural sports participant Matt Timm wholeheartedly agrees. “I like intramural sports because they allow me to blow off all the stress I amass during the week between homework, studying and classes,” Timm said. UP’s intramural sports program offers multiple skill levels, so there is always a comfortable niche for everyone. “Division One is traditionally more competitive: for example kids who have played that sport in high school or competitively
before,” Duman said. “Division Two is not as competitive. It’s mainly for people who just want to come out and have a good time.” Director of Recreational Services Brian Dezzani believes the intramural program is an excellent opportunity for students to bond with each other, while at the same time staying active. “We try to give students positive interactions and fitness opportunities,” Dezzani said. “We try to provide opportunities for students to socialize, recreate and stay fit within a structured environment.” Both Duman and Dezzani are
proud of the welcoming nature of UP’s intramural sports program. “Our program is good because we’re small and we can respond,” Dezzani said. “We can offer unique programs like the capture the flag tournament we added this year. It was just someone’s idea that was realized. At UP, a lot of our referees also play in the program. It’s very friendly.” “Coordinators all have office hours every week, so if people have questions or ideas for new sports we’re all more than willing to talk with people,” Duman added. Perhaps most importantly, though, participation costs nothing. “A lot of big universities charge students to play intramural sports,” Duman said. “Oregon State charged $20 back in 1994 when I worked there,” Dezzani said. While being able to meet new friends and stay in shape is more than enough reason to participate, the coveted intramural champion T-shirt is a large part of participants’ motivation. “I like being able to try new
sports and have the chance to win T-shirts,” senior intramural sports veteran Chris O’Dell said. “The goal is to have a great time and be competitive, but the icing on the cake is the intramural champion T-shirt,” Duman said. Fellow Intramural Sports Coordinator Emma Healy keeps her assessment of this year’s T-shirts simple. “The T-shirts are going to be tight,” Healy said. Duman encourages students who are at all interested in participating to join a team and reap the rewards. “Don’t be afraid if you don’t have a team or a group of friends that you can get together,” Duman said. “As long as you sign up, you will get a chance to play.” UP’s intramural program is a special opportunity offering an environment that may not be available to students after college, and senior intramural participant Spencer Boland is aware of this fact. “Where else can you play dodgeball?” Boland said.
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In spite of the monotonous Portland drizzle, members of an intramural flag football team prepare to hike the ball as an intramural referee ensures that all rules are observed. The Department of Recreational Services awards T-shirts to the champions of each league.
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This week in sports
The Pilots went 1 and 1 in California this past weekend, losing to UC Irvine Sept. 22 before bouncing back to beat Cal State Northridge on Sept. 25. The women don’t play again until Oct. 6, opening their WCC schedule in Provo, Utah against WCC newcomers Brigham Young. The game is set for 6 p.m. PST.
Former point guard Sarah Griffin shares her story of injury, recovery and moving forward
Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer email@example.com In the years leading up to fulfilling her childhood goal of signing with the University of Portland, junior Sarah Griffin was in a constant battle with her body and naysayers. People told her she was too small to play D-1 basketball. She has had nearly every injury a basketball player can suffer, including sprained and broken ankles, concussions and shoulder and knee injuries. But none of these ever stopped her from reaching The Bluff. “I am from around here. I grew up with Pilots basketball and that is where I wanted to play,” Griffin said. But, five games into her freshman year, she suffered a back injury during a workout. To her, it was just another injury, another speedbump, just like the ones she has survived throughout the rest of her playing days.
For nearly two years, she woke up at 4:30 a.m. to swim – the only cardio she could do – and then headed to practice to continue rehab. To her, playing was always a possibility. “I have had tons of injuries so I was optimistic about this one,” Griffin said. “But when we weren’t seeing the progress we had hoped for I had started to worry.” After spending some time at home this summer with her family, she made the decision to receive surgery and give up basketball. “It was a tough decision, but I had to consider my quality of life,” she said. “My family noticed I was in pain. I would sleep in a different place every night because I couldn’t make it to my bed. My brother noticed I couldn’t bend over to pick up a basketball when we were shooting.” Not only has Griffin given up a huge part of her life, the Pilots have lost a talented point guard. At Jesuit High School, Griffin led her team in assists and steals her
junior year despite missing half the season with a knee injury. Her senior season she was a preseason McDonalds All-American and Although unable to help her team on the court, Sarah will be helping them through marketing and spreading interest about the team and women’s basketball in general. “I am excited about what I’m doing. Right now attendance to our games sucks and I look forward to getting more people there,” she said. Griffin was on scholarship for basketball, and when she made the decision to quit, she opted to give it up. “I love this team and I felt selfish keeping a scholarship they could use to recruit somebody to help them,” she said. But assistant coach Sean Kelley was able to allow her to keep it upon certain conditions which require Sarah to spend a certain amount of hours in the sports office. “He told me that I had earned
in the fifth set. Junior outside hitter Kate Bostwick also posted a career high four service aces and freshman middle blocker Bea Loper’s four blocks tied a career high. Finishing out games has been an Achilles heel for the Pilots this season. Six of their nine losses have gone to five sets. “We are doing 90 percent right and I couldn’t be happier,” head coach Joe Houck said. “We are pushing games to five sets and we’re having the chance.” Against Pepperdine, the Pilots controlled the first two sets, executing sets and finishing on kills. They were also able to limit scoring attacks from All-American Kim Hill, Pepperdine’s primary scoring threat. However, the Pilots play turned sloppy in the final three sets and the Waves found a way to get Hill incorporated into the offense as she went on to finish the game with 17 kills on the night, including the 1,000th of her career. “We need to understand how to finish,” junior Rachel Femling said. “When we are up 2-0 we need to learn how to finish that third set.” Houck pointed out a danger
inherent in sports, and one the Pilots found them in against both Pepperdine and LMU. “If you don’t know what it takes to win, you give everything,” he said. “However, if you do understand what it takes, then you start to measure your effort and I think we did that after two sets against Pepperdine.” Now the Pilots look to bounce back from a 0-2 start in conference play as they face Santa Clara tonight and University of San Kayla Wong | THE BEACON Francisco on Saturday in the Chiles Senior middle blocker Marissa Plummer spikes the ball toward Pepperdine players. Plummer is Center. currently ranked 5th for all-time blocks. Santa Clara was es the importance of these next picked to finish 4th in the WCC and USF is picked to two games, given the strength of finish 7th along with the Pilots. the conference. “Coming back would show However, with a 3-0 sweep over No. 18 San Diego, USF has shown we don’t roll over,” Usher said. they may be a stronger than their “It is definitely crucial we show ourselves, but also to show our ranking would suggest. Usher said the team recogniz- conference that we can finish games.”
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it and that I should be able to keep it. The amount of hours I work is about the same as when I was playing so there is really no difference,” she said with a laugh. Griffin said she now looks forward to having more time to visit family, including her brother, Connor, who goes to University of Oregon, as well as being able to pursue other interests. A workout fiend, Griffin has began biking and running and hopes to compete in half marathons and marathons soon. “I realized that it wasn’t just basketball that I loved,” she said. “I love being the best at something and now I have the opportunity to do that with something else.”
Finding what it takes to win
After starting WCC play 0-2, the Pilots look to get back to .500
Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The women’s volleyball team entered conference play last week with a chance to prove to its WCC opponents, a group with three top -20 teams, that they are equipped to be a formidable opponent in a highly competitive conference. Unfortunately, that first test came against conference favorite and No. 19 ranked Pepperdine. Portland proved early they can compete, winning the first two sets 26-24. But after halftime, Pepperdine showed why they are nationally ranked, downing the Pilots 25-15, 25-14 and 15-8 in the final three sets. “We have to realize we can beat teams,” junior Ariel Usher said. “We can be at the top of our conference. We have the talent.” After a day of rest, they returned to the Chiles Center to face Loyola Marymount. Despite a career night from Usher who had 21 kills and 16 digs, the Pilots lost a back-and-forth battle as the Lions edged a 15-12 win
The Pilots, now ranked No. 25, closed out last weekend with a three-game winning streak over the University of Washington, Alabama Birmingham, and Houston Baptist. The men head to California this weekend to face the Santa Clara Broncos on Friday at 7 p.m. and the University of San Francisco Dons on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Cross Country The No. 10 men’s cross country team placed second overall in the 26th annual Roy Griak invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn. on Sept. 24. Senior Alfred Kipchumba and junior Trevor Dunbar placed 10th and 6th respectively in the 24 team field which included 3 nationally ranked teams. The men head to Salem on Oct. 1 for the Willamette Invitational.
Volleyball After dropping their first two in conference games to Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount, the Pilots now stand at 6-9. They face the Santa Clara Broncos tonight at 7 p.m. and play again on Saturday against the University of San Francisco Dons at 1 p.m.
(courtesy portlandpilots.com, WCCsports.com)
Women’s Volleyball struggles in conference Sports, page 15
Intramural Sports kick into gear Sports, page 14
September 29, 2011
SPORTS THE BEACON
Rapinoe, Cox and Schmidt take it to the pitch
UP alums Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Cox and Sophie Schmidt return to Portland for a friendly international game between Team USA and Team Canada
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Left to right: Megan Rapinoe, Sophie Schmidt and Stephanie Cox Kyle Cape-Lindelin Staff Writer email@example.com
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Following the International Friendly between Team USA and Team Canada, former UP teammates Megan Rapinoe, Stephanie Cox and Canadian Sophie Schmidt finally got a chance to exchange hugs and a few laughs. The crowd wouldn’t have known it during the actual match, when Schmidt and Rapinoe went at each other like heated rivals in Team USA’s 3-0 defeat of Team Canada Sept. 22 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland. “I am really proud that we all came from the same school and played together,” Cox said. “It is really awesome getting to play with Megan everyday and getting a chance to see and compete against Sophie as well.” Rapinoe, Cox and Schmidt played together as teammates during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Cox and Rapinoe helped lead UP to the school’s last national championship in 2005 when the team went 23-0-2. During the USA-Canada match, the crowd of over 18,000 fans, many of them UP fans, made it clear they had not forgotten the hard work and winning ways Rapinoe, Cox and Schmidt gave Pilot fans during their tenure. “The cheers when my name was announced at the beginning of the game really touched me,” Schmidt said. “It reminded me how much people in Portland are rooting for me, even though they may not have been rooting for my team tonight.” Rapinoe echoed Schmidt’s words and said she was delighted to play with and against her former teammates. “This city loves its football and it’s truly amazing to be a part of,” Rapinoe said. “The crowd infuses us with energy and playing with Stephanie and against Sophie just added to it. This game really brought back some great memories.” Rapinoe led the charge in the first half for Team USA, displaying her world-class ball-handling and passing skills familiar to Pilot fans. Luck was against Rapinoe in her return to Portland, however, as she fired off two shots, both of which ricocheted off the cross bar in the 33rd and 39th minutes. “That’s football,” Rapinoe said. “I honestly don’t know how you could hit the bar from six yards out, but I did. We got three in the end and that’s all that matters.” Team USA was on attack all night as
shown by their 21-6 shot advantage. Team USA would have easily dominated the game if it hadn’t been for Canada’s starting goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc, considered to be one of the world’s best goalies, who made five saves. After LeBlanc was substituted in the second half, Team USA put the Canadians away. Forward Abby Wambach, Team USA’s third all-time leading scorer and leader in their 2011 World Cup run, first put a goal on the board in the 63rd minute off a 17-yard shot in the high, upper corner of the goal. Wambach continued to wow the crowd in the 70th minute when she scored on one of her trademark headers off a precision pass right to the front of the net from midfielder Kelley O’Hara. “After we scored those two goals, there was really no turning back for us,” head coach Pia Sundhage said. “This was a great stadium and a great crowd. It was like having a 12th man. You can’t beat it.” With the crowd on its feet cheering the team to victory, forward Alex Morgan put the final dagger in Canada with a goal in the 92nd minute off an assist from Lauren Cheney. “We played our best, they simply have some phenomenal players on that team and sometimes they create some magic,” Schmidt said. Schmidt took on the role herself many times in trying to guard her former teammate Rapinoe and would routinely find herself also being guarded by Cox, one of Team USA’s youngest defenders. “Sophie is one of those players that you know what you’re going to get every night and it’s always good,” Canada’s head coach John Herdmann said. “This city loves her for that and I’m happy she’s a big part of our program. She’s just a cool, fun kid to work with.” Thursday’s game in Portland was the second matchup in the “Celebration Sereies,” a pair of games where USA and Canada played each other in friendly matches. The first, in Kansas City on Sept. 17, resulted in a 1-1 tie. Another former UP player, Christine Sinclair, played for Canada in that match and made the game much more competitive, as she is considered the best female soccer player in the world. She was unable to play in Portland, citing a need for rest. Team USA plays again Nov. 19 in a friendly against Team Sweden in Phoenix, Ariz. Team Canada will play again in the second week of October in Guadalajara, Mexico in matches against Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil.
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