Courtesy of John Rojas

To pay or not to pay

Loan companies, regardless of the type—no-interest, small-scale loan programs like Afterpay and Affirm—are still sharks. Credit cards and small-scale loans are nothing new. Afterpay and Affirm, however, are newer, friendlier…

Houselessness on the rise

Portland is a booming city with the job market and population on the rise. Despite this, the state of houselessness in Portland is one of the most visible issues in…

Abortion is not political

Abortion is not a political issue. It is not something to be discussed, banned, voted on or debated by politicians. What we choose to do with our bodies is not…

Tech goliaths

Facebook and Apple, among other tech giants, are monopolizing the market without consumers even noticing. This silent and dangerous takeover threatens the growth of new and small businesses. Monopolies within…

The yeehaw agenda is Black

Country music may be dominated by white people, but it was created by and for the Black community. This particular genre of music is filled with white musicians who make…

Big corporations aren’t your friends

The rise of social media has changed the way corporations interact with their customers. Though they may brand themselves as relatable individuals that “get you” and bank off “shit-posting,” they…

The earth is not flat

Is earth’s shape a matter of opinion or science? It’s science, the earth is most definitely round. It’s a circle. A sphere if you will. Members of the Flat Earth…

Sustainable isn’t accessible

Sustainable living is an idealistic lifestyle that is not attainable or inclusive for the average person. The money and time the lifestyle requires is not something that most possess and…