Not qualified? Get an internship.

 by Molly MacGilbert Here we are, students at Portland State, in the city of bridges and roses and sportswear companies. We’re all in a pretty good position for internships—being in college gives us an excuse to get some work experience in a field we’re not actually that qualified for (yet). When I was a junior at PSU, I interned with local nonprofit Literary Arts for … Continue reading Not qualified? Get an internship.

My voice counts

 by Qin “Summer” Xia What’s SHAB? It’s the abbreviation of Student Health Advisory Board, where students are able to work directly with and advise Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) staff on policies, student issues, budgeting, insurance, and outreach. Why do I bring this up? For most international students in a new environment, our priorities to survive include figuring out where to buy food, … Continue reading My voice counts

I’m Real, But I’m Not Sure You Are

  By: Beth Manney A couple years ago, during one of my late-night Internet quests to find a video of a flying lawnmower that suited my needs, I stumbled upon the theory of solipsism, the philosophical idea that “only one’s own mind is sure to exist.” In an existential nutshell, how can you be sure anything else other than you is real? I’ve been pondering what … Continue reading I’m Real, But I’m Not Sure You Are

Why I ‘Sailed through the Stars’

  By Kellie Doherty Graduate school is busy and stressful. But don’t get me wrong, I love my book publishing program. I’ll be sad to leave next month, but sometimes I just have to do something else. PSU has no shortage of cool events for students, and last Saturday was no exception. I decided to go to the Pacific Islander’s Club 14th Annual Lu’au called “Sailing … Continue reading Why I ‘Sailed through the Stars’

Why I’m Annoyed by the Alumni Countdown

 By Kellie Doherty There is a sign on the alumni building on campus that went up on March 5 declaring “100 Days Until You Are An Alumni.” It’s been steadily counting down since then. I get it. It’s supposed to portray the happiness and excitement of graduation. It’s supposed to get the students pumped about being alumni of this fabulous university. It’s supposed to be … Continue reading Why I’m Annoyed by the Alumni Countdown

How Technology Has Improved My Fitness Habits

 Photos and Post by: James Wilson Being a full-time student on top of working and maintaining a connection with family and friends is already hard enough. Adding the right time to get any bit of a workout or any form of physical activity adds just another layer. Technology for me has already made that first part way easier. We all are connected to devices nearly … Continue reading How Technology Has Improved My Fitness Habits