Wild West PSU opera features lead role for trans singer

Portland State’s acclaimed Opera program presents a tale straight out of the Old West, tracing the true story of Charley Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver in the California Gold Rush who was assigned female at birth and lived life as a man. Created by composer Keith Allegretti and librettist Cecelia Raker, “Good Country” is one of the first contemporary operas with a lead role crafted specifically … Continue reading Wild West PSU opera features lead role for trans singer

We’re thankful for this PSU alum fighting gentrification in Portland

When Randal Wyatt ‘21 sees a need, he tries to fill it. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Randal turned to his community in search of a way to give back. He took inspiration from what he learned while pursuing a degree in Social Science at Portland State to found Taking Ownership PDX. Randal describes Taking Ownership PDX as a community-based, reparations-based organization that … Continue reading We’re thankful for this PSU alum fighting gentrification in Portland

PSU students reflect on working with Indigenous architect and what it was like to set fire to a week’s worth of work

Three Portland State architecture students share their reflections on what they learned and what new perspectives they gained through the experience of working with Indigenous architect Kevin O’Brien. Continue reading PSU students reflect on working with Indigenous architect and what it was like to set fire to a week’s worth of work