America the empire

While the British Empire is permanently in the background of Western imperialism, the United States has never admitted to such a legacy. This is...

Veganizing the Fourth!

A whole day of burgers on the grill, red white and blue dairy delight and friends and family assuming you can only eat salad...

Fireworks aren’t a blast for everyone

Pets, as one might expect, are terrified of anything that makes such a loud noise. Maybe you think it’s cute while they freak out;...

The divide between art and science

Educational funding in this country has always come with a narrative: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) is in crisis, and that’s what we hear...

Unpaid internships: the good, the bad, the networking, the exploitation

We’re graduating, and it’s time to face an important question: What’s next? As much as we might want to pirouette from campus straight into...

It’s okay not to graduate

A few days from now, thousands of Portland State students will walk across the stage at the Moda Center, but there will also always...

Where to Defect After Graduation

Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country bordering Germany and separated from Norway by the Skagerrak Strait. It is a half-hour train ride from Sweden, making...

Should you go to Grad school?

Well, the answer is a good news, bad news situation. The bad news: Probably not. The good news: That’s probably okay. If you’re still...

A crowdsourced list of literature for the new alum

With graduation looming around the corner, many Portland State grads will find themselves with extra down time. Not to worry, though! C.J. has you...

Things to take advantage of while you’re still a student

If you’re graduating this term, chances are you’re counting down the days until you don your cap and gown, burn (or preferably recycle) your...

Debt do’s and don’ts

The time has come. After years of bettering yourself academically, you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Basking in...

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Immigration reshapes what it means to be American

In its more than 240 years of existence, the United States has seen near-constant evolution of the average American. According to U.S. Census data,...

Opinion

‘I really do care, don’t you?’

America has a long-standing history of oppression, violence and injustice, but in all of the chaos, there are nonprofits, organizations and people willing to...