Members of the PSU student union speak against the arming of campus police during a recent demonstration in downtown Portland. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

An alumna against arming officers

Dear Board of Trustees and President Wim Wiewel, I am writing today to protest against the arming of Portland State…
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Looking good in the long run

In the beginning, before your new significant other comes over, you prepare. You look your absolute best every time you…
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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…
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Illustration by Stephanie Szabo

Accessing your professors

On a campus of roughly 30,000 students, it’s easy to feel lost among the vast number of people seeking higher…
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Illustration by Nate Corrado

Feminist literature holds up

My comrades on my journey toward gender equality pose the question, “What is your favorite piece of feminist literature?” I…
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The Smith Memorial Student Union's fourth floor offers one of the only gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Restroom equality

When you find yourself barreling down the corridors of Portland State with an irritated bladder full of spent coffee, looking…
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Photo by Jeoffry Ray

Group projects and the introvert

“Yay, another group project!” said no introvert ever. It’s nearing the end of the term, which means students are knee-deep…
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Red flag warnings

Recently, I was walking through campus, and I overheard two young women discussing a third friend, and how that friend…
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Navigating the academic maze

It was a typically cold, dark and wet Oregon winter night when I ran into my old college buddy Jim…
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Students consult laptops and electronic devices during a lecture in Sydney, Australia. Courtesy of Sailor Coruscant via Flickr through Creative Commons

The fall of the classroom

A couple years ago, I was taking an English class that focused on the topic of debt. The class was…
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Midterm lethargy

I, like many Americans, watched my phone as voting results came in around 8 p.m. on Nov. 4. I did my…
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