The good, the bad and the seriously unprofessional

Practical advice for writing a good résumé that will actually get you a job
To the typical college student, reaching graduation is like crossing the finish line after a marathon of homework, test-taking and late-night study groups. After all that effort, most of us just want to take a long rest and maybe drink a few margaritas. But what many students don’t realize is that graduating isn’t the end of the line—it’s the beginning of the real world. Entering the real world means finding a job; finding a job means having a top-notch résumé.

A worthwhile experience inside the industry

How internships can open the door to a good career
The population of traditional students in the state of Oregon continues to be dwarfed by that of “non-trad.” Whether the factor is age, enrollment or independence the non-traditional student is the growing majority throughout Oregon universities.

Would you like a beer with that?

Allowing food carts liquor licenses is a bad plan all around
Whether it’s because they appear to be the epitome of the self-owned small businesses or because of their inherent convenience, food carts are generally adored in Portland. There’s just something to be said for the experience of walking down a city block and getting a hot meal from a man in a tin trailer. And with a wide variety of cuisines to choose from, it’s hard to get bored of food carts.

Waiting for rain

PSU’s proposed ‘living’ building is ready to start growing
Portland State may become home to a living building by the end of 2013. All builders are waiting for is the legislature’s approval of $37 million in bonds to breathe life into the project, whose fate will be decided this February.

Locally invested

City feels pressure to invest more of its tax dollars in local credit unions
The people of Portland display a widespread love of all things local. Sometimes, this is the whole reason people come to Portland in the first place.

ACTA: too late to act against?

Global agreement causes worldwide concern

Like SOPA and PIPA before it, ACTA is another ominous acronym clouded in controversy and muddled by mystery. Concerns about whether or not it is a threat to civil liberties and worries about potential negative outcomes of ACTA, as well as confusion over its necessity, leave the agreement open to a lot of scrutiny. The rush to get it passed and the secretive tactics employed to develop ACTA make many question its true intent.

Unsettling statistics in Multnomah County

It’s not east being Latino in the whitest city in the USA
Poverty levels of Latinos in Multnomah County are 77 percent higher than whites. This is just one of many alarming statistics found in the recent report published by the Coalition of Communities of Color and Portland State, The Latino Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile.

Hegemonic politics

Tenure and the ivory tower
Academia is structured to withstand the ever-changing landscape of education and social justice. However, constant rearrangement of this structure tears apart the roles and responsibilities of faculty members. Faculty members play varied roles within the university based on their term position—tenure or short-term—in their departments.

Ditching paper for digital

Students replacing traditional textbooks with affordable, weightless e-textbooks
Students across the country are gradually replacing clunky and expensive texts with their digital counterparts: Kindles, Nooks, iPads and other digital readers.

Books for days

New publishing service gives customers nearly limitless choices
Powell’s Books, Portland’s world-famous independent bookstore, announced that its Burnside location would be launching its own publishing service. This is not just any old publishing service—customers will now be able to submit their book order online and have it printed in-store in minutes.

A game with no rules

What is Iran playing at
It is said that in North Korea, the popular belief is that American aid packages are tribute from the vanquished American empire, eager to appease the Communist Paradise, lest they incur the wrath of the invincible Kim dynasty. Saddam Hussein expressed disdain at the coalition forces assembled against him in the early ’90s Gulf War. To the Iraqi despot, the combined military might of 30 nations aimed at his own demise was the sincerest compliment; a testament to the greatness his nation had achieved.


Arts & Culture

Vikings Snapshot Feb. 11–Feb. 25

Track and Field Sunday, Feb. 11 PSU at UW Indoor Open Alex Cisneros broke the school record in men's 3,000 meters with a finish time of 8:16.45....

On-Campus Calendar: Feb. 20-26


The Cape in catastrophe

Cape Town, South Africa is running out of water. Due to the last three years’ unseasonably dry winters, the coastal city is in the...