By: Sara Kirkpatrick Have you ever met someone and thought, “I would just love to be friends with this person?” However, before you could articulate “hello,” the fear of awkwardness and rejection stopped you. Even extroverts, such as myself, from time to time find it uncomfortable when having to initiate conversations with fellow classmates, and fall victim to the above line of thinking. This is … Continue reading Let’s be friends
By: Sharon Nellist One of my favorite things about Portland State University is how we are incredibly diverse. I have had the opportunity to meet so many new people from all sorts of backgrounds. I have been exposed to various cultures by those interactions right in my PSU backyard. January 18 was no different than my past experience with diversity, except in one major way. … Continue reading Living the Dream
By: Sharon Nellist I admire and sympathize at the same time with those who take more than the recommended full-time classes and are involved in every other school organization and club in hopes to save a bit of money and graduate sooner than expected. Because I once was that student – and it is certainly not for everyone. Perhaps it is that I am a … Continue reading Slow ride, Take it easy
By: Kadie Kobielusz It takes just one guy…to ruin everything. I know this is a bold statement, but this is how I’ve been feeling. You wonder why you don’t see much PDA with bi or lesbian women. Well, this is why. It was Valentine’s Day, and I took this girl I really care about out to the movies. We decided tonight would be the night … Continue reading I’m No Different than Other Women
Community is something we all yearn for. Community supports our dreams, our loves, the things we care for. Are you finding yourself lost in the crowd? Being a part of such a huge school, it is easy to isolate yourself and go day by day with the same routine. We need people. We need relationships. We need community. It’s hard because sometimes community doesn’t seek … Continue reading | Community |
Life changes quite a bit when you go through college. It is exhilarating to experience new things, but along with these new things, you have to let go of what used to be.
I have realized I’m no longer friends or connected with most of my high school friends. I will always remember hearing at my high school graduation that you will stay acquainted with only 15 percent or less of your friends after you enter college, or “real-life.” I just remember how ridiculous that sounded. Was I really going to lose 85 percent of the friends I grew up with? I could not wrap my mind around that.
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