Tag: Portland

Native Dancer/Jessica Pollard
Campus News Social Justice

May Day in Portland: A Recap

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 […]

“Art of the Brick” at OMSI
Arts & Culture

“Art of the Brick” at OMSI

“Art of the Brick” has been heralded by CNN as one of the world’s “must see exhibitions”. Admittedly, this seems a bit ostentatious—how impressive can a series of LEGO models really be? If a series of plastic bricks strategically stuck together can evoke sorrow, laughter, admiration, and a deep reflection […]

Protest Coverage – Saturday November 12, 2016.
Social Justice

Protest Coverage – Saturday November 12, 2016.

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 […]

Standoff at Standing Rock
Politics Social Justice

Standoff at Standing Rock

  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 […]

Get Off the Damn Sidewalk
Commentary

Get Off the Damn Sidewalk

An Open Letter to Biketown and Anyone Who has Almost Run Me Over with a Bike Listen up, all bike commuters, riders, and cruisers. Maybe you came to Portland because you heard it was the most Bike-Friendly City in America —a title that has since been stolen from us by […]