Mayor prioritizes school funding

Adequate school funding was one of the major themes of Mayor Charlie Hales’ State of the City address on Friday afternoon. The speech, held at the Governor Hotel, was followed by a question-and-answer period where citizens were able to ask Hales questions about everything from how he planned to promote citizen involvement to ways he would address the homeless problem.

PSU Cleantech Challenge aims to inspire a greener environment

Have you dreamed of starting an innovative, environmentally friendly business? With the Portland State Cleantech Challenge, you can do just that. The challenge is offering $50,000 in cash prizes for students who come up with an idea that will benefit the environment.

Events open doors for service, activism

As Cesar Chavez Week came to a close, students were left feeling inspired to get more involved in the community. During a series of informative events, attendees were able to learn about Cesar Chavez and how he inspired change regarding civil rights and farmworker issues.

La Casa Latina hosts first Cesar Chavez Week

This week, students had the opportunity to celebrate labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez during a series of events. The week kicked off with a workshop on Chavez titled “His Life, His Work” and an afternoon celebrating his birthday.

Students launch their own businesses

One of many problems students face after graduation is finding a job.What if there were a way you could start building a business while you’re still in school, creating a job that could begin before you even graduate? The Portland State Entrepreneurship Club is achieving just that.

In the mood for love

Nothing screams pressure like planning a “romantic date” for you and your significant other. Here are the top five romantic havens and date spots for sweeping your partner off his or her feet.

Novelty restaurants

Face it: You’re in a food rut. If you’re really going to throw down $9.99 for a meal—on a college-student budget, no less—why not go somewhere with some pizzazz? Here is a list of five of the best novelty restaurants in Portland, where you can have not only great food but also a memorable experience.

Team of PSU graduate students wins national award

A group of Portland State students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, known as Celilo Planning Studio, recently won a national award from the American Planning Association for their work in Cascade Locks, Wash.

Smoke-free challenge introduced at PSU

For nonsmoking students on campus, secondhand smoke can be a serious annoyance, if not a major health issue. Even with the implementation of the Clean Air Corridor, there are plenty of other places on campus where students could be inhaling others’ smoke.

Latinos and hip-hop

Hip-hop is a subculture and music genre that has grown immensely over the last few decades and that contains many cultural influences.

The main focus of “Latinos and Hip-Hop,” a workshop put on by Portland State’s La Casa Latina and MC Jose Gutierrez in Smith Memorial Student Union on Wednesday, was the extensive history of Latinos in hip-hop and their relationship and connection with it.