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Natalie Rubio-Licht

Staff Writer for the Daily Orange

Location icon United States of America

I am a junior at Syracuse University, studying Newspaper and Online Journalism in the the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. During the course of my academic career, I've worked for various student newspapers in Portland and New York, as well as held the position of Communications Intern with Paramount Property Company in Oakland, CA. This summer, I also had the privilege of attending the University of California, Berkeley for an intensive 15-credit summer journalism program. In my career, I have proven skills in AP style, interviewing, breaking news reporting and investigative skills.



The Beacon
Student government gives itself a pay raise

In the final minutes of the last Senate meeting of the fall semester, the ASUP (Associated Students of University of Portland) Senate voted to give itself a 10 percent raise, while voting for a 16.6 percent raise for the ASUP president, vice president, director of communications, director of finance, campus program board (CPB) director and speaker of the ASUP senate.

The Beacon
Barbershop on The Bluff

The Bluff Boys are now a performing collegiate barbershop quartet here at UP. The group consists of Persing singing tenor, White singing lead, and brothers Brad and Kevin Henderson singing baritone and bass, respectively. They perform various events and pop-up performances all over campus and are gearing up for the Evergreen District Division Four competition in April in Eugene, Oregon.


The Beacon
ASUP fall budget lowers leaders' stipends, gives more money to clubs

At the final Senate meeting of the year on April 23, ASUP passed the Fall semester 2018 budget that includes pay cuts for executive board and Speaker of the Senate positions' stipends. They also allocated an additional $12,500 to clubs, money that surfaced when the Executive Board discovered the original budget inadvertently understated available funds.

The Beacon
How to Hustle UP

On Wednesday night, Cash Flow Club hosted a panel in the Chiles Hall of Fame room on perfecting the art of the "side hustle." A side hustle is a business or skill someone works on in addition to their main job or schooling that brings in extra cash.

The Beacon
Two part self defense course to begin Monday night

The first of two "Personal Safety and Awareness" classes will take place on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7:00 p.m. in Beauchamp Recreation Center studio 30. The classes, which were organized by ASUP and the Beauchamp Recreation Center, will be led by Public Safety Sergeant Michael Kranyak and are free for all community members to attend.

Human Interest

Arts and Entertainment

The Beacon
ActUP presents 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

ActUP, the theatre club on campus, is putting on a student-run production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," a comedy musical by Clark Gesner based off of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" cartoons.

The Beacon
QUIZ: What should you do this Valentine's Day?

Are you single on this consumerist holiday of love? Being alone on Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to stay in your bed watching Netflix for 24 hours straight. Find out how you deserve to spend the day forgetting about your singleness by taking this quiz.

The Beacon
15 ways to stay healthy in college

With crispy chicken strips and addictive fries at the Pilot House, nine seasons of The Office on Netflix and the newfound freedom of college, staying healthy and active at school can be more difficult than it was back home.

The Beacon
Fall play "Appropriate" to address racism and white privilege

This year's fall play "Appropriate" is a blistering and relevant critique of white privilege. When a family discovers the disturbing racist past of their recently passed grandfather, they must navigate the cultural inheritance they are inevitably connected to. "Appropriate," directed by Jessica Wallenfels and written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, opens in the Mago Hunt center on Oct.