Beacons of Portland

On Oct. 12, David Pascual-Matias was awarded the Community Award at the Gateway film festival for his documentary, “Beacons of Portland.” Getting to this point has been years in the making for the aspiring filmmaker. Pascual-Matias has had a passion for storytelling since high school at Benson Polytech, where Pascual-Matias was first exposed to creating.

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Jessica Daugherty
The Igor Tour with Goldlink and Blood Orange

Tyler the Creator’s latest album, “Igor,” has taken rap and music fans by storm. “Igor” has been Tyler’s most musically challenging work to date. The songs portray Tyler as heartbroken and melodic. The album mixes elements from pop, classical, hip-hop, and R&B that combine to be his most accessible and well-received album. 

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Tacos from Jack in the Box: Are they Wack in the Box?

Greetings, readers of The Crescent. I’m residential quirk-food enthusiast Rashad Smith, and my mission is to inform you all of what wacky edible items to give a shot or stay as far away from as possible! Today’s inaugural cuisine is none other than a well-known C-tier fast food establishment, Jack in the Box. 

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Israel Hammond Takes on Poetry Slam

Israel Hammond has always been a performer, but when he began attending George Fox University (GFU), he found a new creative outlet. His freshman year, he discovered the LatinX Heritage Club’s (LHC) Spoken Word event and took a shot at performing. After a few years of practice with the GFU audience, Hammond has now released a spoken word EP and won the Rip City Basement poetry slam in Portland, while continuing to compete locally and nationally.

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Joel Martin

Joel Martin is a senior Philosophy and Psychology major who transferred to George Fox University (GFU) three years ago from Point Loma Nazarene University. On April 1, Martin released a new album called “Between Suns.”

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Rachel Marcelia

Few people think of college as a place to learn how to read, but that’s exactly what George Fox University (GFU) student Rachel Marcelia points to as the thing she’ll take with her after graduation this spring.

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Regan Hill

Regan Hill has never been anywhere longer than she has been at George Fox University (GFU). Growing up, Hill was almost always surrounded by moving boxes. Her father’s job meant they were always going somewhere new, and though there were many things she felt she missed out on, her parents have always encouraged her to explore the world beyond her comfort zone.

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Caitlyn Conner

Caitlyn Connor, a fourth-year student at George Fox University (GFU), is an artistic force to be reckoned with. A graphic design major and marketing minor, Connor has an impressive skill set — her portfolio includes layout, advertising, illustration, branding design and logo design.

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Kylee Wiseman Wows With Watercolor

Any scholarship, no matter the field, is competitive. They usually involve a dedicated application process, a particular skillset or a specific field of study. All of which make the recent accomplishments of Kylee Wiseman, a second-year student and studio art major at George Fox University (GFU), even more impressive — this March, Wiseman brought home the Northwest Watercolor Foundation’s Gold Grant Scholarship. She is the first GFU student to do so.

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Dungons and Dragons in the Library

On Mar. 5, the George Fox University Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) club met at the Newberg Public Library to offer kids a chance to be welcomed into a new realm of game.  Julia Sutter, president of the D&D club, was excited to teach kids skills they may not acquire in other games.

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George Fox Survival Guide: The Bon

After a warm welcome from the card-swiper, you enter the Bon. The cafeteria has a modern look to it, including an assortment of family tables and square cocktail tables divided into three parts with booth seats aligned horizontally. Between the sections is a silverware station that is never full, except occasionally with misplaced forks, spoons and knives. The glass windows on the side of the Bon open right up to George Fox’s canyon that leads to paths for quiet time and DTR benches.

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Five Years of The Idea Center

On Wednesday, March 6 the IDEA Center at George Fox University (GFU) had a five-year anniversary party. Most of the attendees were current and former employees of the IDEA Center.  Five years ago, the IDEA Center was formed in March by combining the academic planning and career services offices under Student Life.

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