It’s time for a democratic university

Starting fall 2018 on a Portland State tuition statement near you: five percent tuition spikes. This amounts to $369 per year for in-state full...

America the neutral?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new law on April 10 to take effect January 2019 prohibiting state government agencies from contracting with internet...

Take back your body

Individuality and embracing self-expression are important parts of being fulfilled, but when we are governed by society’s expectations and scrutiny, do we really have...

Millennial Scapegoating

“Two-thirds of American millennials surveyed in a recent poll cannot identify what Auschwitz is,” stated an article published by The Washington Post on April...

What we mean when we say gun control

We live with the knowledge that a person can walk into a school or any public place with a military-grade weapon purchased legally and...

All-Gender Restrooms Are Our Right

Submitted by Patricia Komoda, a Portland State University student majoring in history, with a concentration in public history, and Judaic Studies. Komada also volunteers...

Electronic music is still music

“Well, that’s not real music,” my friend would say as he switched out of my deadmau5 playlist on Spotify to put on some classic...

Sustainability in the fashion industry

Many things are wrong with the fashion industry. Trends go as fast as they come, pressuring us to buy the next best thing which...

The way we frame mental illness matters

The debates surrounding causes of mental illness and how to treat it have gone on for decades. How we discuss these issues matters. Mental...

Supporting introverts in the classroom

Much of the current curriculum in the classroom seems to be geared toward extroverts. It can be challenging for introverts to share during class...

Challenging the insta-poet community

Poetry is—and has always been—a performance art, but the amount of substandard poetry being performed might be bogging the community down more than raising...

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Arts & Culture

Colonialism weekend at 5th Ave.

If you’re looking for an easy summer blockbuster to help you beat the heat, maybe avoid the 5th Avenue Cinema this weekend. This week’s...

Opinion

‘I really do care, don’t you?’

America has a long-standing history of oppression, violence and injustice, but in all of the chaos, there are nonprofits, organizations and people willing to...