To be up front, I do not live in what many would consider a nice neighborhood. There is a large crime problem, many of my neighbors are unhoused, and we are all low- to no-income people. Unfortunately, because of the rampant amount of people suffering from mental illnesses and addiction, we are stuck in a somewhat vicious cycle. That said, I love where I live. … Continue reading A Furry Surprise
June was a big month in my household. The Clinton Street Cabaret’s Rocky Horror performance, something I have been involved with since I was eighteen, began again. My roommate finally got her gender confirmation surgery. I added a sweet new partner to my polycule. I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree and the first year of my master’s under my belt. My partner finally changed … Continue reading A Wild June
by JP “Johnny” Campbell Now that Oregon has relaxed their COVID restrictions, students will return to the PSU campus this fall for the first time in a year. I’m both incredibly excited and incredibly nervous. I haven’t been in a physical classroom in a long time! I completed both my last year of undergrad and my first year of grad school in front of a … Continue reading A Return to Campus
by Beth Royston Anyone that knew me while I was attending high school in California would be shocked if they saw me voluntarily leaving my house during the summertime. In my defense, when it’s super hot almost all year long, one can get rather tired of that weather. I’ve never liked the heat, but living in Portland has definitely changed my perspective. I am always … Continue reading A Sunshine-Filled Summer
By Claire Golden This is my last post for PSU Chronicles, and I’m going to miss being a blogger here. But since I’m not a student anymore, I couldn’t stay around forever. My life has changed so much since I started at PSU. I’ve been diagnosed with and treated for OCD, had my gallbladder removed, made some friends, lost other friends, came out as bi, … Continue reading 23 Things I’ve Learned in 23 Years
by Beth Royston I love receiving packages in the mail. Even if I know what it is, it’s still exciting, though never quite the same as a mystery piece of mail. In the pandemic especially, sometimes I’ll turn to a little retail therapy, but that doesn’t quite scratch the itch of a package arriving where I’m not entirely sure of the contents. I’ve tried a … Continue reading Subscription Services!
By Claire Golden If you live in downtown Portland, you probably know the struggle: Housing is so expensive around here that a lot of us are crammed into a tiny living space. Lots of college students live in a dorm room, which is not exactly known for its spaciousness. In my own case, my fiancé and I share one small attic room, with my office … Continue reading 5 Tips For Living It Up in a Tiny Living Space