Stumbling the information highway

I consistently ask myself, “What am I even using Facebook for?” Despite the multitude of websites, communities and news outlets that are available at my...

Everyone loves an unhappy ending

Maybe it’s the ominous vibe this January has given off, or it’s because I recently re-watched Fury Road, but I’ve been thinking a lot about...

Construction on campus: Will it ever end?

If you live on campus, you have likely been awoken by the sounds of construction. The constant pounding of jackhammers and grating of backhoes...

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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The Second Amendment vs potential grizzlies

These past few weeks have been busy for those of us working in the media. We have inaugurated a brand-new president, there have been executive orders and Twitter rants, nominations, protests, shadowy figures on the National Security Council, nominations, intrigue. We have brought back into...
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Green Zebra goes to college

Q: What do you get when you cross a New Seasons with a 7-Eleven? Hint: it’s not organic Slurpees. Those who said "Green Zebra Grocery"...

Turn on. Tune in. Drop out?

Online learning has become more prevalent among students of various degrees nationwide. Portland State offers an assortment of online degrees while also requiring many students to...

Classic movies and free popcorn

From bowling alleys and pool halls to bars and beauty salons, Portland State’s campus is home to several recreational amenities. Among these, unknown to...