5 Tips For Living It Up in a Tiny Living Space

By Claire Golden If you live in downtown Portland, you probably know the struggle: Housing is so expensive around here that a lot of us are crammed into a tiny living space. Lots of college students live in a dorm room, which is not exactly known for its spaciousness. In my own case, my fiancé and I share one small attic room, with my office … Continue reading 5 Tips For Living It Up in a Tiny Living Space

Five Common Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

by Claire Golden You belong at PSU no matter what your educational background is, traditionally-schooled and homeschooled students alike. I’m a proud homeschool graduate, and today I’d like to share five common misconceptions that I have encountered through the years. (Plus, a picture of me with one of my classmates.) Misconception #1: Homeschoolers are smarter than other students.  Nope, just because somebody is homeschooled doesn’t … Continue reading Five Common Misconceptions About Homeschoolers

Computer science students get real-world experience

PSU’s CAT program teaches all facets of IT infrastructure in a professional environment The CAT (Computer Action Team) is a hands-on, IT training program for student volunteers. PSU’s University Communications spoke to the CAT’s Department Manager, Brittaney Califf, and Communications Student, Brian Koehler to find out more about the opportunities CAT provides for students. Interview edited for clarity and length. Q: What does the CAT … Continue reading Computer science students get real-world experience

Finding your place in computer science

How a Portland State student group makes the major more welcoming for all If you’re a current or prospective computer science student, you may have heard of We in Computer Science, more commonly known as WiCS, one of PSU’s student-led computer science groups. But do you know much about the group’s goals or what it offers for CS students? WiCS’s 2020-2021 president, Alejandro Castaneda, weighs in … Continue reading Finding your place in computer science

Portland State student-led company aims to make homeownership more achievable

Buying a home is the quintessential American Dream. Couch is the evolution of a simple idea to make homeownership more achievable for partners or groups of individuals. The idea for Couch was developed by MBA students Jesse Harding and Jacob Taddy, evolving from Taddy’s MBA Pioneering Innovation team in 2018. Together, they created Couch, a business that makes it easier for people to invest in … Continue reading Portland State student-led company aims to make homeownership more achievable

Portland State student starts company that makes GMO-free, sustainable sandwich cookies

Looking for a sweet treat? Look no further than Woppa! alfajores. Created by four founders, Woppa! is a business that creates GMO-free alfajores sandwich cookies that come in a variety of flavors. One of the four founders of Woppa! is innovator and student-entrepreneur German Ochoa. Ochoa is a senior at Portland State University majoring in Global Supply Chain Management. Ochoa’s business model is focused on … Continue reading Portland State student starts company that makes GMO-free, sustainable sandwich cookies