Proposed veterans memorial

A memorial in honor of past and present Portland State veterans is in the planning stages. Proposed sites are near Science Building One and the Park Blocks.

Police provocation

  As dusk approached, a group of nearly 200 gathered in the North Park Blocks in protest of recent Portland Police shootings.

Recycling roundup

Known for its recycling, and sustainability in general, Portland State has contributed to keeping the environment clean for decades. In 1969, PSU initiated a “new multi-material recycling service through student services,” according PSU’s Sustainability Web site.

Honoring Portland firefighters

 In the early morning of June 26, 1911, a fire alarm sounded. An oil pump threw a spark that ignited the Union Oil distributing plant on Southeast Salmon Street and Water Avenue.

Vet benefits

Three thousand troops from the Oregon National Guard’s 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team will arrive from Afghanistan this spring. This surge of homebound troops will likely put an increase in the number of veterans attending Oregon University System schools.

Fledgling transgender student group

“I want to let people know there will be a safe place on campus that they can go to, that they are experiencing the same problems, and we can come together and help each other,” sophomore Amaya Taína said with regard to the transgender community at PSU.

Diners turned away

Both Food For Thought Café and Subway in the Smith Memorial Student Union had to turn away students this week who tried to pay for food using money from their meal plans.