Blowing disturbances across campus

People at Portland State have begun to question the necessity of leaf blowers. This is evidenced by a Facebook group called the Anti-Leaf Blower Association, a growing number of people who find leaf blowers to be noisy and an unwarranted source of pollution.

Portland’s haute cupcakes

Cupcakes are all the rage right now, and with good reason. Luscious, frosting-smothered personal cakes are sure to make people smile, and Portland has several excellent cupcake bakeries ready to help you with your craving. After sampling a few of Portland’s finest, I discovered that there is no bad cupcake and that each bakery has its own strengths from which to choose.

Online SALP training boosts turnout

Student Activities and Leadership Programs, which supports student organizations and community connections at Portland State, has moved their mandatory training for leaders of student organizations online.

Portland experiences vaccine shortage

Production of the H1N1 vaccine is behind schedule, but more doses will be coming in the following weeks, according Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multnomah County currently has no doses of the vaccine available.

The Antarctic comes to Portland State

Portland State’s chapter of Net Impact, an international organization for people interested in business and sustainability, along with the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, is hosting Darcy Winslow for a presentation on climate change.

ASPSU learns sustainability

Associated Students of Portland State’s new outreach and fundraising coordinator, junior Tasha Triplett, found herself in need of a new university when the school she attended in San Francisco shut down due to a lack of funding. Ultimately, she made the choice to come to Portland and stepped into her position with ASPSU.