Jewish Student Union hosts costume party for Purim holiday

On March 3, the Jewish Student Union of Portland State hosted a celebration for the holiday of Purim. Organizers rented the ballroom in Smith Memorial Studnt...

This week around the world Feb. 25–Mar. 3

Feb. 25 Paris, France Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron announced his intent to meet with Angela Merkel in advance of this spring's presidential elections. Macron...

Questions abound after Russian ambassador dies in New York

Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations since 2006, suddenly died of an apparent heart attack on Monday, Feb. 20. He was...

The New Old Colossus: PSU talks immigration

The Portland State Multicultural Center hosted “We Won’t Go Back,” an event exploring immigration policy and advocacy on Feb. 16. Dr. Ronald Mize, associate...

This week around the world Feb. 18–24

Feb. 18 Pyongyang, North Korea China announced the suspension of all coal imports from North Korea over reports that the reclusive nation is continuing its nuclear...

“LOL”: Assassins take out half-brother of North Korean leader

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Monday, Feb. 13....

YouTube star Clara C among performers at Hong Kong culture night

Hong Kong Student Association of Portland State hosted the "HKSA Annual Culture Show" to kick off the lunar new year, the Year of the...

Economists come to terms with climate change

The Institute for Economics and the Environment at Portland State hosted the second presentation in its winter speaker series, “Environment, Economics, and You” on...

Kenyan refugee camp offers beleaguered Somalis refuge

The future of the lives of a quarter million Somali refugees, desperate to escape unfathomable living conditions in a country wrought with war and...

This week around the world Feb. 11–17

Feb. 11 Borno, Nigeria Eight were killed and 50 or more injured in two separate Boko Haram incursions in the region. The first attack was a...

‘Mexico City Rule’ threatens health funding globally

President Donald Trump issued a memorandum reinstating the so-called “Mexico City Rule” on Jan. 23. The memorandum cuts U.S. funding to agencies that offer...

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Film review: ‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’

Sophie and the Rising Sun is a compelling drama featuring a love story between a white woman and a Japanese man in the time of...

Opinion

The potential of our grizzlies

Several weeks ago I wrote a piece examining Betsy DeVos’ now famous “potential grizzlies” comment, in conjunction with Congress passing a new bill to...