Awaiting the Looming Changes in Campus Security

By Chelsea Ware June will bring many things: the end to an arduous spring quarter, warm weather, but most importantly it is when the PSU Board of Trustees will review and vote on an implementation plan for armed security on campus. In December of 2014, the PSU Board of Trustees voted 11 to 2 in favor of having an armed police force on campus and … Continue reading Awaiting the Looming Changes in Campus Security

Confessions of an Urban Gardener

By Olivia Clarke I first ventured into the PSU Community Garden last June, and I’ve been managing the Honors plot ever since. Thus far I’ve harvested strawberries, tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers, among other homegrown goodies. The Community Garden is a great opportunity for PSU residents to make sustainable food choices and build community. However, I’ve encountered some downsides to having a vegetable garden on a … Continue reading Confessions of an Urban Gardener

Embrace the Gray

  By: Chelsea Ware It seems like every day, whether I’m in line for coffee, riding the streetcar or in class, I hear someone complain about the rain. “I’m just so sick of this gloomy weather” or “I wish we would get more sun.” This attitude towards the rain in the Pacific Northwest astounds me! First of all, the abundance of rain we get keeps … Continue reading Embrace the Gray

Real Talk About Internships

By Brooke Horn We’ve heard it before: Internships are a key part of your education. They provide valuable experience, they present networking opportunities, they look good on your resume, they help you transition from academia to the workplace, etc. We get it already. They’re important. What’s lacking in the conversation about internships (at least the ones I’m hearing) is how to really make them work … Continue reading Real Talk About Internships

For the Sake of My Sanity, Please Change the PSU Payment Plan!

By: Chelsea Ware I am an out of state student and PSU has offered me many opportunities and experiences that I wouldn’t have if I went to school back home. I have fallen in love with Oregon and don’t plan on leaving when I graduate. That being said, being an out of state student has also been expensive. While loans and help from family make … Continue reading For the Sake of My Sanity, Please Change the PSU Payment Plan!

Let’s Talk Trash

By Brooke Horn Lauren Singer’s green philosophy is pretty simple: produce as little waste as possible by making smart, sustainable lifestyle choices. As a whole, our society subscribes to the disposable model. We have disposable plastic ware, drink cups, water bottles, napkins, food wrappers, product packaging… the list is seemingly endless. Generating no trash might seem like an impossibility but, as Lauren shows us, we can … Continue reading Let’s Talk Trash