This week around the world: Oct. 14–20

Oct. 14 Busan, South Korea The 18th Annual Busan International Film Festival, Asia’s largest film festival, is the first since the revelation that former President...

Globalization Bites: from Saigon with love

The Asian Noodle food cart, one of the earliest food carts on Portland State’s campus, first opened its windows over 11 years ago. The...

Spooky origins: le chat noir

Oh, Halloween. It's that time of year when our spooky friends and neighbors delight in the wondrous Halloween season: bats, pumpkin heads, skeletons, and...

10 Cool facts about black cats!

Black Cat Facts & Trivia Egyptian Royalty In ancient Egypt, black cats were considered royalty due to an official deity in the 22nd Dynasty, Bast,...

Origins of Halloween in the U.S.

Given current popular belief, modern scholarly theories on the origins of Halloween may be a little surprising. The origins of Halloween as we know...

This week around the world: Oct. 7–13

Oct. 7 Russia While other world leaders prepared puppies for the 65th birthday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, nearly 300 people were arrested as thousands...

For three days, all silk roads lead to Portland

International scholars ranging from countries such as Germany, Pakistan and South Korea flew in to Portland to attend the Art & Archaeology of the...

Japanese sit-down comedy: Rakugo returns to PSU

On Oct. 14 and 15, Portland State is hosting a show by popular Japanese Rakugo performer, Hayashiya Hikoichi. Rakugo is a form of Japanese theatrical...

Globalization bites: Cairo by the bowlful

Located between the library and Blackstone Residence Hall is a new food cart pod that just opened at the beginning of Fall Quarter. Inside that...

This day around the world: Oct. 1

Oct. 1 Barcelona, Spain Despite Spanish national police raiding polling locations and pressure from the central government in Madrid, Catalonia went forward with a referendum...

Gilman Scholarship makes the dream of studying abroad reality

For many students, the chance to study abroad seems like a grand opportunity that is financially out of reach. With a little digging into...

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The Rite (and Riot) of Spring

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring caused one of classical music’s most famous, exaggerated scandals. Rite’s debut on May 29, 1913,...

Opinion

Free yourself from the bad news barrage

Media headlines throughout 2017 delivered one dismal news story after the next. In this information age, troubling events bombard us from almost anywhere, and...