For many in our community, the holidays are not a festive time of year but a period of deep anxiety and distress. Thankfully, there are many resources for those people in need of a little help this season. But with the higher demand during these frigid winter months, many of the organizations that provide essential services to the disadvantaged become overwhelmed. These organizations rely on the time and effort of volunteers and can always use an extra helping hand.
In the Portland State Kickboxing Club, students bring an assortment of martial arts disciplines together as they build confidence and learn self-defense. The group focuses mainly on muay thai and boxing but also works in aspects of capoeira, tae kwon do, kung fu and krav maga.
This month will be a busy one for the Outdoor Program at Portland State. The agenda in the coming weeks includes whitewater kayaking, a Columbia Gorge day hike, a service trip to Opal Creek, a three-day rock climbing seminar and a weekend camping trip at Silver Falls. It’s a tremendous opportunity for students and community members alike to enjoy the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest at an affordable rate.
The Portland State crew heads out onto the water as the sun rises over downtown Portland. The team practices at least four days a week, rain or shine. They are currently getting ready for upcoming events at Oaks Park and the Portland Boathouse.
Yoga is an activity that can center your entire day. Whether you are interested in an intense strength session or a long, relaxing session, the Academic and Student Rec Center has you covered. Many different styles of yoga are offered there, from a variety of certified instructors who are passionate about yoga and its contribution to a person’s well-being.
Portland State has implemented a series of women-only Group X classes this fall at the Academic and Student Rec Center. This comes as a result of high demand from students in prior terms. The new classes supplement the regularly scheduled classes, adding some extra options for women who would like to participate.
The Outdoor Program here at Portland State is one way for urban dwellers to get out of the city and experience the wonderful wilderness of the Northwest. With activities for any skill level, the Outdoor Program allows PSU students to escape into nature.
Kristin Henno placed 10th in the WSU Cougar Cup this week, finishing the tournament six over par 220 and leading to her being named the Big Sky Conference golfer of the week. Overall, the Vikings placed 7th out of 14 teams. Britney Yada tied for 16th and A Ram Choi for 40th.
The woman’s golf team started the season off by placing 12th overall at the Oregon State Invitational at Trysting Tree Golf Club this month. Leading the team was A Ram Choi with five under par, placing 12th overall. Kristen Henno and Britney Yada followed her. Henno tied for 41st and Yada for 50th.