Can the swamp drain itself?

With the revolving door of pundits and figures who are metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot, I have to wonder—can the swamp drain itself? “Drain...

Uncomfortably advanced tech

It’s an afternoon in early April, and I’m reading a story about workers in Sweden implanting microchips into their bodies. The story itself isn’t as...

The internet, the government and the generation gap

During the first week of April, the U.S. president signed a piece of legislation eliminating rules that require internet service providers to receive your...

Was the denied tuition increase a victory?

At a recent meeting, the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission denied the proposed 9 percent tuition increase approved by Portland State’s Board of Trustees in...

Dress to impress: thoughts after visiting the Career Fair

The Career Fair took place April 24 to May 4, for which the Portland State School of Business Administration and the office of Advising and Career...

Our tuition just went up by 9 percent: Could we have...

Portland State’s Board of Trustees just voted to increase in-state tuition by nine percent. Across the state tuition is rising. University of Oregon boosted its...

Satisfy your wanderlust

It’s the beginning of the year and chances are you’re already itching for new adventures and a change of scenery. But then again, you’re...

Teamwork: finding a role and winning as a group

Teamwork is one of the most important soft skills in the working world. Those who cannot work productively with others will not find as many...

Are you feeling entrepreneurial?

Previous articles in this column have focused on how to score a better-than-average job after graduation. However, what if you don’t want to work...

Communication and context: seeing the whole picture

How often have you been involved in a conversation that you either did not understand at all, had no place participating in or did...

Taking online courses can benefit you

Online classes are not that terrible. I remember being worried about taking an online course for the first time in college: My academic advisor...

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Trumpcare: Are we any better off with this new plan?

The House of Representatives passed Trumpcare, or the American Health Care Act, on May 4. While the bill still has to make it through the Senate before going into effect, the prospect of AHCA passing is terrifying. “Obamacare  was based on a one-size-fits-all approach...
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Third stabbing victim in MAX hate crime identified as PSU student,...

The third victim in yesterday’s stabbing incident at the Hollywood Transit Center has been identified as Portland State music student Micah David-Cole Fletcher, age...
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Inverted aquarium from PSU engineering team demos at The Wet Spot

Drawn from inspiration seen on a YouTube video, Portland Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Development Engineer Tom Bennett—with the aid of civil engineering...

HECC reverses course, approves tuition increase

In an 8–0 vote, the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved an 8.37 percent increase in tuition for Portland State that would see full-time...