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...

The EPA is filling with swampwater (and that affects us all)

The United States Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 17, 2017. The decision was 52–46...

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...

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...

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...

Divide and Automate

As a species, we are poised at the brink of a transformation unlike any before. The ancestor of this coming metamorphosis was not political...

Organize your time or waste it

“Busy people get things done.” According to the preeminent authority on procrastination, Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D. of Canada’s Carleton University, procrastination is an avoidable...

Take better notes, get better grades

It’s about halfway between midterms and finals for students at Portland State. Some students have only just begun to wonder how they are doing...

Learn how to handle credit cards before they handle you

In a paper titled, “Money Attitudes, Credit Card Use, and Compulsive Buying among American College Students,” James Roberts and Eli Jones write that American...

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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 sinister as it sounds—Sweden’s work environments aren’t making implanting these chips mandatory. Rather, the workers at Sweden’s Epicenter voluntarily allow...
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On-Campus Events Calendar: April 25-May 1

Featured Event CONFERENCE Queer Students of Color: Decolonizing Queerness April 28–30 Smith Memorial Student Union $10–$25, all ages The seventh annual Queer Students of Color conference centers around the role...

Off-campus events calendar: April 25–May 1

Featured Event POP Betty Who, Vérité Friday, April 28, 8 p.m. Wonder Ballroom $16–199, all ages The Australian hipster pop star comes to Portland in support of her new release, The...

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...