The world’s nicest man

You wouldn’t expect the World’s Nicest Man to turn up at an obscure literary event. At the Portland Book Festival, on the other hand, an internationally known figure such as…

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is a holiday celebrated by several religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. According to Vinod Sake, president of Portland State’s Indian Student…

Is Portland ready?

As winter looms, it’s hard to forget the infamous Portland Snowpocalypse of 2016, when on Dec.16 a snowstorm hit the Portland metro area overnight, producing three inches by morning. People…

Village of Hope: continuing to keep hope alive

Months after the eviction of the houseless community known as Village of Hope in February 2018, village organizers continue to support those unhoused. At a mini-storage facility located on Northeast…

Obstacles to studying abroad

With a majority of Portland State’s student population relying on financial aid—72 percent as of fall 2017 according to PSU—studying abroad may not always be feasible. While PSU frequently sponsors…