Bias or bullshit: a spotter’s guide

Fake news, fake news, fake news. We hear the phrase thrown around everywhere from the president of the United States to your Aunt Becky...

Is your makeup actually cruelty-free?

The practice of animal testing consists of conducting experiments for commercial products on animals to ensure they’re safe for human consumption or use. Companies...

Sorry, not sorry

The other day I found myself apologizing to someone for standing in the grocery aisle looking at some food I wanted to buy. Earlier...

Coming to terms with the trope

It’s likely you’ve heard or read the word trope recently, perhaps in the midst of some post-film discussion or while perusing movie reviews. It’s...

Defying stereotypes: a more accurate look at the modern college student

As college students and millennials, we are all too familiar with social criticism. We are constantly being categorized in a negative light, condemned as...

Protect your pup this summer

The weather in Portland finally turned. The sun has started peeking through the gray clouds, the rain drizzles a little less often and activities...

Caution: media bias

Regardless of your world views, media and news bias are highly discussed in today’s political world. Seeing obviously biased information in the media causes...

Trump era constrains sex ed with regressive aims

While Trump’s budget for the U.S. government highlights immigration policies and education cuts, the budget’s increase of funding for abstinence education in public schools...

Stay involved over the summer

The Portland State campus during the summer always feel so strange to me. You’ve decided to stick around but see it become more and...

Vandalism or artistic volition: drawing the line at graffiti

More accessible and less restrictive than oil paints and canvas, graffiti allows artists to express themselves outside traditional art practice in an arguably rebellious...

The environment should not be a partisan issue

Again? Again. Against reason, America keeps trying to move backwards. There’s a lot to unpack out of Donald Trump’s decision to back out of the...

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Arts & Culture

I’m melting, I’m melting, I’m melting for you

There’s a bounty of wonderful things that a student can get from the free Harvest Share and Food Pantry here on campus. But what...

The best of the booths

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The best of the booths

The smell of fresh baked bread. The sound of bubbling espresso and dark roast coffee. The sight of bundles of colorful flowers. These few...