Community Wellness

Division of Student Services

Night Owls

A collaboration between Health & Counseling and Community Safety, this program offers students support in staying safe during weekend evenings and special social events.  These extra sets of trained, benevolent eyes roam the campus in the wee hours, offering support such as accompaniment to a residence hall, a snack or some water, friendly conversation, and if needed, a phone call for additional support.

no logoLook out for your Night Owls with their telltale backpack, radio, and water jug. They are a friendly bunch!

Student Staff

Emma Williams-Baron, Night Owl Coordinator

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I'm a native San Franciscan and a Senior Sociology major.  Sometimes I bind books and alter old books in artsy ways.  I love hiking, which comes in handy for walking around campus for hours at night.  I'm looking forward to leaving surprise "hoot hoot from the Night Owls" notes on your dorm whiteboards again this year!  In case you're looking for creative uses for all the Night Owl granola bars you've accumulated, I'd recommend making a bouquet for your favorite professor.

Orian Evans

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Hey all!  I'm a psych senior, writing my thesis on neural systems of reward and motivation.  In my free time I like to play guitar and listen to music.  I also spin fire with WMD, so you'll probably see me in one of the many fire shows or just burning on the quad Thursday nights.  If you see me on or off duty, feel free to chat me up about classes, neuroscience, thesising, video games, cartoons, dungeons and dragons, prog rock and just about anything else.  And lastly, I maintain my belief that the best thing you can do with a granola bar is crush it into powder and toss it into the air to make a hasty getaway, ninja style.

Christina Johnson

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Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Christina is a Biochemistry And Molecular Biology major. She enjoys rainy nights, reading books while drinking tea, and looking at trees.  Her favorite things to do in Portland are eat waffles from the waffle window on Hawthorne and/or have interesting conversations with people at bus stops.  She thinks the most interesting thing that you can do with a Night Owl granola bar, besides eat it, is carve a whole bunch into granola people, make a whole granola city, then put the city in the canyon and film it as the squirrels destroy it, all Squirrelzilla style.

G Luhman


I grew up on the East Coast, but moved out here as soon as I was able. I'm studying chemistry through the Environmental Studies program and have a passion for kreating konstruktive kommunities. I love to spend time walking around and spreading good vibes, and know that something as small as a few words and a granola bar can mean the difference between a good night and a terrible one. Other than eating the granola bar, my favorite use is squirrel bait, because who doesn’t love our furry neighbors.

Nicole Ezell


Hi! My name's Nicole, and I am a junior biology major from Austin, TX. My favorite animal is dogs, and I currently have a tarantula, a sourdough culture, a kombucha mother and various lactobacilli cultures floating around in jars. Those count as pets, right? I'm currently working on improving my painting and hooping skills. Come say hi! If I had a bunch of extra granola bars, I'd build little human-shaped inuksuit to guide people around campus.

Modi Raduma

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Jambo! my name is Modi. I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya but I call many different places home. I'm a sophomore Chemistry major. I enjoy reading books, swimming, dancing and I eat a lot yogurt, yummy! I'm also learning how to play the guitar, which is pretty interesting. I'm so stoked to be part of theNight Owl team this year. Well, I still think a granola bar should be blended into a milkshake or grounded to powder just to save us the hassle of chewing!

Hannah Looney


I am a junior French Literature major out of Saint Joseph, Missouri,  "Where the West began and Jesse James ended".  I like hiking, dodgeball, vegan Thai food, and Leone's westerns.  Look for me at night.  I'll be the one in the trench coat prowling the campus with my night owl partner.  A granola bar should be used to signal to the aliens that we come in peace.

Sierra Swann

Sierra photoThis human is Sierra Swann. Born and raised in San Diego, majoring in sociology or anthropology or history, maybe. Her favorite animal is a flying whale. Her roommate is also named Sierra, and bothSierra's enjoy confusing new people by saying "my roommate Sierra"; they also enjoy eating snacks.  You can easily distract her with the word 'puppy'. She currently owns a 5 foot tall giraffe named Booker T. Washington and a sheep-shaped chair named the Death Dealer, which are loved by all except her roommate, who is suspicious of their origins at the Bins. She wants to help you, if that's what you need.  I would break up any extra night owl granola bars into pieces and teach the squirrels on campus to eat from my hand, follow me around and attack on command (only if someone were threatening our community!).

Stella Ziegler


I'm a senior anthropology major from Cupertino, California. When I'm not thesising, I love to act in shows with the Reed theatre department, go rock climbing, consume popular media, and bake cookies. My favorite thing to do with granola bars is to affix them to the wall as part of an edible mural installation.

Nicole Thompson


I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but feel much more at home in Portland. I might be a sociology major. I love reading (especially books by Terry Pratchett) and video games. I also enjoy exercising, and I try to go on hikes whenever the weather is permitting. If you don't eat your granola bar right away, you can stockpile it for the zombie apocalypse! You can never be too prepared.

Will Holdhusen


I'm a sophomore Physics major from Whitefish, Montana.  In my expansive volumes of spare time, I run and do music things and have all the fun.  I find granola bars to be quite dull and generally give them very little thought.

Cadio Flint

Cadio photoI'm a Psychology major from San Francisco, CA. My favorite things include writing, playing guitar and going for runs.  I'm also a big fan of 90s hip hop. Go WuTang.