Month: December 2016

Tom DeLonge: No, Really… Aliens Exist

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Throughout the entirety of this presidential campaign Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has been a reoccurring topic. Clinton was found using a private email account during her time as secretary of state. Concerns were raised about whether she revealed classified information in these emails. The most recent WikiLeaks release contained over 5,000 of Clinton campaign chairman […]

New Documentary Explores the Future of Seeds

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“Seed: The Untold Story,” directed and produced by Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, planted itself at the Hollywood Theater this October to spark discussion over an apparently dwindling and very important resource: seeds. According to the film, 94 percent of seed varieties humans across the globe once cultivated have disappeared over the course of the […]

Getting Ready for the Nintendo Switch

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Announced October 20 2016 with an expected March 2017 release, the Switch––a hybrid home and portable gaming console––is Nintendo’s seventh major video game console release. The console itself is not unlike a tablet in its design. The physical interface of the unit is sleek and uncluttered, consisting primarily of one large widescreen display. Two included […]

Camp Here Tonight: Recent Littman Gallery Piece Sheds Light on Houselessness

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Wynde Dyer, a local artist and a Portland State University alumni returned to campus for the first time in eight years for an art exhibit in PSU’s Littman Gallery. “This show was not supposed to be this show”, Dyer said, sitting in the little plastic chair of the coffee shop, bright engaging eyes focused as […]

Protest Coverage – Saturday November 12, 2016.

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At 5 p.m. in Pioneer Square on Nov. 12, 2016, things appeared to be business-as-usual. People waited for the MAX, shoppers carrying bags hurried about, and a flower vendor played the soundtrack to the musical, “Hamilton,” while cleaning up around her cart. The only thing unusual was an apparent show-of-force by Portland Police Bureau; several […]

Standoff at Standing Rock

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  The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has made national headlines in their ongoing defense of native lands at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They’re fighting to protect their reservation from the nearby construction of the Bakken, or Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , currently being developed by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), which was […]

Portlanders Mobilize Following Election Results

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In the month since businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump became president-elect of the United States, thousands across the United States have protested the nomination. From San Francisco to New York, cities are adopting sanctuary policies to protect undocumented people from the threat of deportation posed by a Trump administration. Protesters in Portland have […]