Walk through PSU’s Walk of Heroines to celebrate these and more women leaders

This Women’s History Month, take a stroll through Portland State’s Walk of the Heroines and celebrate some of the African American women activists and community leaders who left their mark in our city: The interviews were conducted by Portland State University public history students in 2010. In winter 2015, with professor Dr. Patricia Schechter, a second cohort of students reviewed the recordings and transcripts of … Continue reading Walk through PSU’s Walk of Heroines to celebrate these and more women leaders

Portland State’s 20 bright spots in 2020

No matter how you choose to describe it, 2020 has been a year like no other. But it hasn’t been ALL bad. Though the threat of COVID-19, urgency around racial equity and a strife-filled political climate have dominated our thoughts and lives, it wasn’t hard to find inspiring PSU stories that will give you all the feels. Continue reading Portland State’s 20 bright spots in 2020

Why I ‘Sailed through the Stars’

  By Kellie Doherty Graduate school is busy and stressful. But don’t get me wrong, I love my book publishing program. I’ll be sad to leave next month, but sometimes I just have to do something else. PSU has no shortage of cool events for students, and last Saturday was no exception. I decided to go to the Pacific Islander’s Club 14th Annual Lu’au called “Sailing … Continue reading Why I ‘Sailed through the Stars’

Tabling: It’s Awkward for Everyone

By Kellie Doherty We all know that tabling is an awkward college life experience. People standing behind a highly decorated table, silently willing students over by expression alone. Passersby quickening their pace or looking the opposite direction just so they don’t have to deal with it. Let’s face it, it’s awkward for everyone involved. And, having recently finished a tabling session myself, I’d like to … Continue reading Tabling: It’s Awkward for Everyone

A guide to Portland’s Best Halloween Haunts

By: Chelsea Ware Cooler weather, crisp leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes are a few of the reasons that fall is great. But in my humble opinion, Halloween is what makes fall the finest season of the year. I mean really… who can say no to dressing up in an awesome costume and gorging oneself on candy? In honor of the greatest holiday ever and all … Continue reading A guide to Portland’s Best Halloween Haunts

Putting the Pub Back in Publishing

By Kellie Doherty Every year the second-year graduate students of the book publishing program join the new students (we call them “little fish”) at a local bar. Last year it was at Cheerful Tortoise and this year, Rogue. Not all the little fish go, of course, but the ones who do get to meet the second years and mingle with their incoming class. It’s a … Continue reading Putting the Pub Back in Publishing