Year: 2017

Wonder Woman: A Review

Wonder Woman/Trailer Still

Since its announcement, “Wonder Woman” has had a continuous uphill battle ahead of its release. Some viewers see little hope in Warner Brothers’ DC film universe. Viewers of those films are asking themselves, “If “Batman V Superman” and “Suicide Squad” were so bad, why should we give “Wonder Woman” a chance?” Some international audiences hold […]

The Un-Carrie Valley: Is it Okay to Bring Actors Back From the Dead?

Fisher and Cushing/via WikiCommons

This past December, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiered in cinemas around the world. I, like many others, prepared myself for aliens, starships, Stormtroopers, and the anticipated return of Darth Vader to the big screen. What I was not prepared for, however, were two very familiar and unexpected faces which made comebacks in this […]

A Home For Bees at Portland State

Bees?/via Wikimedia

As temperatures finally start to rise and the flowers fully bloom, bees are coming out of hibernation and carrying out their duties in the ecosystem. Bees are one of the hardest working insects in the animal kingdom, they are responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the world’s flowering plants and one-third of the food crops […]

May Day in Portland: A Recap

Native Dancer/Jessica Pollard

Monday May 1, May Day—or International Workers’ Day—kicked off in the Portland Park blocks this year.   Many of the city’s participants gathered in Shemanski Park, and others attended the “Day Without Immigrants” rally outside of Smith Memorial Student Union. The crowd included students and community members, as well as union members from various unions […]

A Profile of Housing Resources in the City of Roses

Tiny Home VIllage/Cory Elia

  Portland has a homeless crisis, especially downtown, due to the limited number of resources available to homeless people. The shelters around town are at maximum capacity. Many people on the streets don’t have easy access to the internet, but one of the first organizations that appears from a Google search of “Housing Resources Portland” […]

The Future of Portland’s Oldest Urban Forest

Park Block Elm Tree/Alex Skousen

Filled with lush grass and empty beer cans, loud religious men wearing sandwich boards and murders of crows, the South Park Blocks is an integral part of any Portland State student’s experience.   The Park Blocks, according to the Oregon History Project, constitute Portland’s first ever green space. They were established in the 1870s and […]

CubeSats Into the Future: Farther, Faster, Smarter

CubeSats

CubeSats—tiny satellites that operate individually, stacked together, or in unison—advance our knowledge and capabilities in space with their increasingly complex components and functions. The first specifications were developed in 1999 by California Polytechnic State University and Stanford University. In 2003, the first CubeSat was deployed into space, and in 2015 more than 120 were deployed. […]