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

A night with PSU’s School of Music and Theater

Picture this: an escape from the typical rainy winter evening in downtown Portland, combined with an entertaining and insightful student performance. I found this (and more) in the PSU School of Music and Theater’s performance of Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, a play exploring the adult lives of the “Dick and Jane” characters of our childhoods, with themes of coping with grief, learning … Continue reading A night with PSU’s School of Music and Theater

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PSU alumni produce phenomenal podcasts

With the number of podcasts seeking listeners growing by the day, it can be hard to break through the noise. But two Portland State alums make it look easy. Both Sarah Marshall ‘10, MFA ‘12, MA ‘13 and David Naimon ‘19 MFA were named among the 20 best podcasts of 2021 by Variety. Marshall’s podcast, You’re Wrong About, explores well-known news stories with the help … Continue reading PSU alumni produce phenomenal podcasts