SPORTS

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Pilots year in review

By Maggie Hannon | Women’s Soccer: The women’s soccer team had another standout season, with a record of 17-3-1. They went to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships and beat Seattle in the first round at home then lost in overtime to Illinois in the second round in Lincoln, Neb. Men’s Soccer: The men’s soccer team […]

The men and women’s basketball teams pose with Bridgman after the third annual Sam Jam. Photo by Alexandra Bush

Sam Jam draws Portland community to Chiles Center

By Mitchell Gilbert | Sam Jam, the charity wheelchair basketball game, was played between the UP women and men’s basketball players, and the WheelBlazers, an actual wheelchair basketball team based in Portland. The event is hosted by Sam Bridgman, a UP alum who graduated last year. Bridgman started the event two years ago with the […]

Faith & Fellowship

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Students serve after graduation

McKena Miyashiro | Senior Kay Bodmer thought she’d spend the fall semester of senior year applying for post-grad summer internships related to her major, environmental science. Instead, she applied to a Holy Cross program to live and teach in Uganda for 16 months after graduation. “I hit senior year and I thought, ‘What am I […]

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Students stump the priests

  Nastacia Voisin | It’s hard to imagine a priest stumped by a student’s question, and almost harder to image a UP student willing to try to stump one. Yet Monday evening the Terrace Room filled with students watching Fr. Charlie Gordon, Fr. Mark DeMott and Fr. Charlie McCoy puzzle over religious questions crafted by […]

LIVING

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Backstage with Rock the Bluff performers

Clare Duffy | I truly felt as though I was living a “teenage dream” as Tyler Ward belted a pop-rock version of the Katy Perry classic, complete with the moderately awkward high school students inappropriately bumping and grinding on each other in the clump of students directly surrounding the stage. Despite the questionable audience dancing, […]

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Senior Pilots talk employment as they prepare for take off

Olivia Alsept-Ellis | Graduation is nearly upon the 2014 class. Panic. Fear. Tears. But then, a sigh of relief when the day finally comes. While every single student has all the reason in the world to throw their cap as high as possible, a few students are celebrating not the just conclusion of their education […]

OPINION

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Don’t be afraid of post-graduation failure

I am proud to present to you the Class of 2014, a group of students whose resourcefulness, brilliance and moral courage will surely lead them to change the world… But that’s not really how it is, is it? All that optimistic, world-changey graduation talk probably feels dishonest to a lot of graduating seniors. Because many […]

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