Over the past few weeks news outlets have been flooded with dire reports of brewing conflict between North and South Korea. Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, has threatened South Korea repeatedly as North Korea seemingly prepares for a missile launch. But are South Koreans actually concerned about the threats, or have they grown so used to them that they’ve learned to ignore them?
After a heated debate over deadlines and procedural rules on Friday, Portland State’s student government elections almost didn’t happen this week as scheduled.
The candidates for the Associated Students of Portland State University’s student fee committee gathered Friday to debate in front of a crowd of roughly 20 people. Of the 10 candidates, eight will be elected to serve on the board responsible for allocating $14 million in student fees.
Update, Thursday, April 19 at 4:45 p.m.:
After gathering enough members to meet quorum, the judicial review board voted 2-1 in an emergency meeting to approve the language of the senate’s proposed amendments and allow them to be placed on the ballot. The elections will proceed as planned, with voting starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 22 and continuing through Friday, May 3.
Amendments proposed by Portland State’s student government Senate will not appear on next week’s ballot, Judicial Review Board Chief Justice Aubrey Hoffman said in an email today. At issue is whether the senate submitted the proposed amendments on time and according to the proper procedure.
The Associated Students of Portland State University’s Judicial Review Board met Thursday night and gave the green light to put former ASPSU Vice President Ethan Allen Smith’s new constitution on the ballot next week.
Calling the current PSU student government’s constitution “the kindergarten constitution,” Ethan Allen Smith and the Associated Students of Portland State University senate clashed Wednesday night over requirements to put a new constitution on the ballot at next week’s election.
Candidates running for office in the upcoming Associated Students of Portland State University election gathered Tuesday for an informal meet and greet, where the mood was friendly as candidates mingled with the opposition and engaged in friendly conversation.
On Saturday, more than 600 people waited in a line that stretched from the ballroom on the third floor of Smith Memorial Student Union to the basement-level bowling alley, winding down four flights of stairs. What were they eagerly waiting for? Korea Night. The annual event is put on by Portland State’s Korean Student Association. “It’s our biggest event of the year,” said Jason Kim, a sophomore accounting major and KSA’s president-elect.