A Retail Employees Holiday Survival Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, many students find themselves working in a variety of retail jobs in order to earn extra money. Extended store...

A guide to surviving your family

You love your sister but you’re not sure if her husband has any concept of spatial boundaries, your uncle brought home his new “lady...

Holiday Hoopla Without the Heft

‘Tis the season! Classes are almost over, so that means Thanksgiving feasting and Christmas gorging is just around the corner. Pumpkin treats and Christmas...

A Holden Caulfield Christmas

I hate Christmas. I don’t think it makes me cool or rebellious to have that opinion, and in fact, I always feel awkward sharing...

Local Portland Shops for Gifts

Books Microcosm Publishing 636 S.E. 11th Ave. 503-232‑6666 http://microcosmpublishing.com/ Annie Bloom’s Books 7834 S.W. Capitol Hwy. 503-246‑0053 http://www.annieblooms.com/ Wallace Books 7241 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. 503-235‑7350 https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Wallace-Books/64110272649 Green Hand Bookshop 661 Congress St. 207-253‑6808 http://www.greenhandbooks.blogspot.com/ Fashion Bonnet 1129...

An Atheist’s Guide to the Holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of laughter, good cheer and spending time with your friends and loved ones. However, if...

A Simulacrum in a Pear Tree

“Christmas isn’t about presents,” never sat well with me. Even as a 7-year-old with dreams of PlayStations dancing in my head, I recognized that,...

Advent Conspiracy

Every year you think, “I’m not going to get stressed out about Christmas and buying gifts,” but then the 20th of December hits, and...

Happy Holidays, PSU

Another year gone! November is retiring and December is at our doorsteps. By now we’ve begun to bundle up and don our scarves and sweaters...

Make-Ahead Mason Jar Holiday for Two

Mason jars are the miracle of busy cooks. They’re cheap, easy to clean and can go from freezer to oven and straight to the...

It’s a Wrap!

Wrapping presents is a big part of the holidays, whether people like it or not. For college students, it’s not usually the highest priority...

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Arts & Culture

On-campus events calendar: Oct. 17–23

FEATURED EVENT FILM The Devil Probably (1977) Oct. 20–21, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. 5th Avenue Cinema $4–5 (free w/PSU ID), all ages From the copy: "think La...

ART ‘Caught’ review

Opinion

Forget your identity; transcend your identity

Last year, I took the University Studies sophomore inquiry course, American Identities. On the first day of class, the professor requested that students introduce...