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Opinion: Alum Olivia Sanchez gives her take on the recent Beacon story about conservative voices on campus.
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The Beacon Apr 20
Two students and one staff member will complete their journey to becoming a member of the Catholic community at Saturday’s Easter Vigil Mass.
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The Beacon Apr 20
Students point out problems regarding funding, hiring of diverse faculty and the overall campus culture surrounding diversity and inclusion.
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The Beacon Apr 18
Opinion: students Marisa Johnson and Paige Tomlinson share their response to come key points made in our recent article where conservative students on campus shared their experiences attending a predominantly liberal university.
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The Beacon Apr 18
Five UP students were recently awarded the Fulbright scholarship, which will allow them to travel across the world to conduct research, teach, take classes and volunteer.
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The Beacon Apr 17
UP is a primarily liberal campus, but 11 percent of UP students identified as conservative in 2018. Five conservative students shared their beliefs and experiences of being conservative at UP.
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The Beacon Apr 17
At the this weekend, former cross country and track runner Scott Fauble, who graduated from UP in 2015, was the top U.S. finisher and placed seventh overall.
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The Beacon Apr 16
Have you ever wondered where your food goes when you throw it away after having a meal at The Commons or Pilot House? Check out this inside look of where your food goes from the trash bin to beyond.
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The Beacon Apr 16
GALLERY: Holi, also known as The Festival of Colors, is a Hindu tradition in India that signifies the arrival of spring. Students gathered in East Quad on Sunday to throw colors and celebrate the traditional holiday.
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The Beacon Apr 16
Peter Rachor, the director of entrepreneurship at UP, recently accepted the Hynds Entrepreneurship Fellowship in New Zealand.
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The Beacon Apr 16
Staff Opinion: Reporter Anush Hakobyan shares her story moving to the US when she was 17 and how changes, big and small, have been impactful in who she is today.
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The Beacon Apr 15
: Even after forcing extra innings against WCC rival Gonzaga, the Pilots ultimately fell to the Bulldogs 4-3, dropping them to 20-17 overall and 2-13 in conference.
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The Beacon Apr 15
Tuition set to increase 4.2 percent next year due to discount rates, inflation and other increasing costs the University faces overall.
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The Beacon Apr 15
GALLERY: In the first ever "Battle of the Quads" on Saturday, East Quad came out victorious after fighting hard in events like tug-of-war, cornhole and an Easter egg hunt.
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The Beacon Apr 15
Women’s Tennis: With a 4-1 win over the Pacific Tigers, women’s tennis is 8-10 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
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The Beacon Apr 13
Detailed List of Winners (across all awards): , , Jennifer Ng, David Jacobs, , Molly Lowney, , Ana Clyde, , '18, '18, '18
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The Beacon Apr 13
The Beacon took home a few awards at the regional Mark of Excellence Awards this week, including first place for breaking news with our coverage of this year's Red Mass speaker, Fr. Paul Scalia. Check out the full list of winners below!
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The Beacon Apr 13
PODCAST: In honor of the season 8 premiere on Sunday, four Beacon staffers sat down to talk about all things from opinions on Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen to our predictions for the end of the show.
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The Beacon Apr 13
With almost half of UP’s students living in a dorm on campus, we decided to check out how a few of these students make their space feel like home.
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The Beacon Apr 12
The National Bioethics Bowl is a debate-style competition focused on ethical issues within the biomedical field. UP’s team took third place this year.
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