A home for Jewish students

Greater Portland Hillel offers activities and programs for Jewish students across the region and its executive director, Hannah Sherman, recently won a national award for her work. We took the opportunity to catch up with Hannah to talk about what’s coming up for Greater Portland Hillel and why it matters when celebrities speak up about antisemitism. First, Please tell us about the national award you … Continue reading A home for Jewish students

Film grad challenges gendered fashion in multimedia exhibition

If you could design an outfit that expresses your true self, setting aside fashion trends, gender-based expectations and worries about what’s considered “flattering,” what would you create? Would you go for sparkles and sequins, rich colors, fine tailoring or flowing fabrics? Would you design something that allows you to celebrate the distinctive, unique person you are?  Over the past year, thanks to Garrett Recker, a … Continue reading Film grad challenges gendered fashion in multimedia exhibition

Student Loan Repayment for Dummies

For many college students (including myself) the relief of paused payments is short lived, and the cancellation of student debt entirely is wanted. The future of student loans and cancellation is unsure and leaders appear to be indecisive. Will we have to go back to paying our debt eventually, will at least $50,000 of our debt be canceled, or will it be canceled altogether … who knows? Continue reading Student Loan Repayment for Dummies

‘We’ve got your back, Earth’ — PSU

We like to say that at Portland State, Earth Day is every day. PSU was a pioneer of sustainability and it is a key part of our identity and culture. Centering the needs of the earth and its inhabitants, thinking about the needs of future generations and being smart with the resources we have access to — this is just the way we do things here. Continue reading ‘We’ve got your back, Earth’ — PSU