Gamers crowded around drinks and joysticks at the Retro Gaming Expo after party, hosted at Ground Kontrol. Photo by Jacob Ashley

Keep Portland geeky

What makes Portland a haven for geeks? You could probably ask a dozen people and get a dozen very different…
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The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, located on the Southeast Portland Waterfront. Photo courtesy of M.O. Stevens through

Geek spots in Portland

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 1945 S.E. Water Ave. Universally known as OMSI, this massive, hands-on museum can trace…
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Players gather for a Magic: The Gathering tournament at Southeast Portland's Guardian Games. Photo by Christian Profeta

Portland geek events and meet-ups

Meet-ups Portland Area Bronies Do you believe that friendship is magic? You’ll feel right at home among the Portland…
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Actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador Emma Watson joins UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN headquarters on Sept 19. Photo courtesy of UN Women through Creative Commons


By now pretty much everyone has either listened to or heard about Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality at the…
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Tiffani Thiessen (portraying Kelly Kapowski) and Elizabeth Berkley (portraying Jessie Spano), two of three leading women in NBC's early-nineties television show, Saved by the Bell. Program still courtesy of NBC Productions.

Sexism by the bell

Remember Labor Day? I’m sure your camping trips and barbecues were great and all, but some of us were more…
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The Broadway Building is probably your best bet for modern, non-freshman housing. Photo by Miles Sanguinetti

Real talk: Residence life

So you’ve signed up to live on the Portland State campus, and you’re asking yourself, “Is this going to be…
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Disney's Maleficent is one of several newer films to present a female perspective. ©Walt Disney Motion Pictures (2014)

The XX box office

Probably my favorite film I’ve seen so far in 2014 is John Carney’s Begin Again, a tiny film about an…
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PSU's School of Business Administration building will begin a $60 million expansion project in January 2014. Photo by William Elder

Majoring in money

Every time I find myself waiting for the MAX trains at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Montgomery Street, I look across…
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Illustration by: Angela Rawson

Generation bump watch

With her curvy figure and presumably large cup size, Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks has already been a target of…
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Photo by: Corinna Scott

Trigger this

Comedian Louis CK once said, “Offending people is a necessary and healthy act. Every time you say something that’s offensive…
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White-tailed deer hunted in Accomack, Virginia, with an Olympic Arms AR15. Creative Commons Attributions to Matthew O'Brien

Hunting: The dark side

Most of us are carnivores (well, omnivores hopefully) who consume meat that has been processed in factories. In Eric Schlosser’s…
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