Ask Jessandra: Carin’ Karen

Dear Jessandra, One of my best friends is polyamorous. She has one partner who is super sweet and nice to her all the time and...

Ask Jessandra

Dear Jessandra, Modern society is too complex. I want to be a responsible and engaged citizen, but I don’t feel like I’ll ever understand enough...

Ask Jessandra

Dear Jessandra, I know I should quit smoking cigarettes, but I don’t actually want to. How can I convince myself and others that my vice...

How to make friends with a professor

Pick a class to pay attention in. Obviously you’re supposed to pay attention in all your classes, and you totally should. But let’s be honest:...

The total newcomer’s guide to Portland

So, you’ve just moved out to the City of Roses and you’re wondering how to get settled here. I first moved to Portland from...

So you enrolled at a commuter campus

Commuting to campus is a fact of life for many Portland State students. I commute to campus from Washington state at least three times...

DIY window garden in five steps

Growing a flourishing garden comes with many benefits and rewards, but not everyone has a yard to make this a reality. There are many...

Hangover begone!

I’m sure most of you reading this are college students, and sometimes you like to dabble in a little casual (or not so casual)...

Your degree does not define you

Hello, everyone! This week, I'd like to take some time to reflect. I've been at Portland State for almost three years now, and I...

Comparison is an artist’s drug of choice

It’s easy to joke about artists taking drugs, but there’s only one drug that all artists truly take: the act of comparison. Obviously, comparison is...

Too noisy at this birthday brunch

Oh, the Noise writes: So I've finally moved into my first apartment with a new friend from classes, and I'm having a kind of sensitive...

News

Arts & Culture

Ooligan Press welcomes new director

In fall 2018, Portland State's Dr. Rachel Noorda will step into the role of director of publishing for Ooligan Press, taking over from interim...

Opinion

The divide between art and science

Educational funding in this country has always come with a narrative: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) is in crisis, and that’s what we hear...