The Last Word

  by Molly MacGilbert I’m graduating next month. Just typing those words feels hard to believe. My college career did not follow a linear path; I attended four different colleges in three different time zones, with a year off in the middle during which I worked at a bagel shop and partied too much. I’ve learned so much in the past five years—and I didn’t … Continue reading The Last Word

An Ode to the Deviants

 By Naomi Kolb I posted a picture of my graduation from community college on Instagram almost exactly two years ago to the day. The caption for my photo read, “official graduate of @inverhills with my associate of arts in gender and women’s studies. @portlandstate I’m coming for you next!” It wasn’t particularly unusual that I transferred to PSU from a community college, but what makes … Continue reading An Ode to the Deviants

I need a job!

 By Qin Xia It’s job hunting season, yes, the most difficult season of the year, especially when you choose education as a career and you are an international student. Schools always hire new teachers in June and July for the next school year. So from May to June, it’s teacher job hunting time. And as an international student, following graduation, there will be one-year for … Continue reading I need a job!

An “Honor”able Legacy

 By Naomi Kolb Every time that I see the Simon Benson House in the park blocks I’m reminded that graduation draws closer with each passing day. Today the sign on the building reads “53 days until you are alumni,” and that number will only continue to dwindle until the day comes that we don our caps and gowns. Amidst all of the other chaos of … Continue reading An “Honor”able Legacy