By: Anchitta Noowong Tuesday, April 2nd was Equal Pay Day in the United States. Equal Pay Day was launched by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 to shine a light on pay disparity between men and women. In honor of Equal Pay Day, I brought in 3 different women with 3 different backgrounds to share their stories. Is the gender pay gap fact or … Continue reading Gender Pay Gap: Myth or Reality?
By Anchitta Noowong With the spotlight being on Dr. Ford and Kavanaugh case and the current president who openly bragged about touching and kissing others without their consent, this short film is made to express the seriousness and reality of the issue. I went out on the streets of Portland as well as social media asking women to share their experiences. ‘Not Yours‘ is a … Continue reading Not Yours
By: Anna Sobczyk Liberalism is a disease—a shirt design that wouldn’t turn heads in my small hometown in Idaho. I was raised in a conservative community of 950 people and my graduating class was 15. When I decided to go to college in Portland, I effectively jumped from one political bubble to another. This division between urban and rural ideologies hit home during an Honors … Continue reading Bursting The Political Bubble
By: Sharon Jackson With the dawn of warmer weather and foliage, comes exceptionally friendly people and their clipboards. I cannot count on one hand how many times I have been asked, “Are you registered to vote?” on the way to Portland State. In fact, while waiting for the Max train at Pioneer Square the other morning, I heard that very question faintly in my ear; … Continue reading Adult Size Peer Pressure
Confession time: It’s campaign season, and I am stressing. And guys, it’s not even the results I’m worried about (well, OK, not only the results). My first election as a registered voter was in 2008, my freshman year of college. I caucused in my home state, Hawaii, and was totally excited to experience a big election on a college campus — until I met my … Continue reading Election Year Anxiety