Illustration by Jordynn Alexander

Bucket list 101

Last spring, I was adjusting my plans so I could graduate at the end of fall term when my advisor … Continue reading Bucket list 101

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New Year’s Eve, international style

If you’re used to sitting in front of the television on New Year’s Eve instead of partying it up, you’ve … Continue reading New Year’s Eve, international style

Photo illustration by Christopher Sohler

SAD to the world

Fall term is nearly over. The trees are losing the last of their leaves, and Portland State is getting ready … Continue reading SAD to the world

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Merry Christmas, me

Most of us have fond memories of holiday gatherings from when we were kids. From trademark family recipes and unique … Continue reading Merry Christmas, me

Members of the anti-harassment organization Hollaback! in a 2013 protest. Photo courtesy of Emily May through Creative Commons

The crisis of catcalls

A few years ago, I was taking a walk around my neighborhood in Southern California. It was early evening, and … Continue reading The crisis of catcalls

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 … Continue reading Keep Portland geeky

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 … Continue reading Geek spots in Portland

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 … Continue reading Portland geek events and meet-ups

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 … Continue reading Fame-inism

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 … Continue reading Sexism by the bell

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 … Continue reading Real talk: Residence life