Breakin’ the rules, B-boy style

B-boying, also known as “break dancing,” has become a regular thing for some Portland State students who see the dance as a form of artful expression. “What motivates me to…

Get Involved with Drop-In Sports

Love sports? Want something active and fun to do this term during study breaks? Then drop-in sports are definitely for you. PSU’s recreation center is full of fun things to do…

Women’s Rugby Hits Harder

Rugby is a competitive sport known for hard tackling, a fast pace and a lot of bruises. Last year the PSU women’s rugby team was awarded ‘Most Improved’ by the…

Outdoor Program makes its way to Bulo Point

The beautiful Bulo Point crag in Mount Hood National Forest is the destination of the Outdoor Center’s latest day trip, on July 13. The excursion will lead participants through several different styles of climbs. Bulo Point is known as one of the best backcountry climbing crags in the state.

Live and let fly

Ultimate frisbee is one of the newer additions to the PSU Rec Clubs lineup, but it is quickly gaining steam. The game requires endurance and solid hand-eye coordination as teams of seven compete to advance their disk down the field and into the end zone.

Dragon Boat Club

Dragon boat racing got its start around 2,500 years ago, but it is probably still something of a mystery to many on campus. The concept, however, is simple: Long Taiwanese-style boats, typically carrying teams of 22 people (20 rowers lined up in pairs plus one drummer calling out instructions at the front of the boat and one person at the rear to steer it) race to the finish line ahead of the rest of the field

PSU water polo heads to nationals

The Portland State women’s water polo team has had a busy season, and they aren’t finished just yet. After winning the Northwest Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, PSU is off to the National Collegiate Club Championship in Minneapolis this weekend. It’ll be the first time in club history they’ll compete at nationals, but the team has formed a strong bond this year and is ready for the challenge.

At a glance: Alex Morgan

Growing up a multisport athlete, Morgan began playing soccer competitively at the age of 14. Within three years, while in high school, she was called up to the U-17 women’s national team and began attending the University of California, Berkeley, shortly after. She was the team’s leading scorer at Cal, ending her collegiate career third on the school’s all-time list in both goals and points. While at Berkeley she joined the U-20 women’s national team and was a member of the squad that competed at the 2008 U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile, where she scored a game-winning goal against North Korea that was voted best goal of the tournament and second-best goal of the year by FIFA.

PSU Sailing

The Portland State sailing club is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but one that all PSU students and faculty can be a part of. Sailing offers a rush that few other campus clubs can match, and PSU has formed its own close-knit sailing community.

Multnomah Falls/Wahkeena Falls day hike

This spring, get back out into the elements and experience the natural beauty of the Northwest with a hike led by PSU’s Outdoor Program. The Multnomah Falls/Wahkeena Falls day hike is scheduled for Sunday, April 21, covering five miles through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

‘Climb one. Climb all.’

The PSU Outdoor Program will host a bouldering event at the end of the month, open to beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. The event will take place at the Outdoor Program Climbing Center located on the third floor of the Academic and Student Rec Center, and is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is open to the public and will continue until Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m.