OSA dealt ultimatum: vote yes or lose funds

The Oregon Student Association has lost access to Portland State money next year until it agrees to a proposal that would drastically alter the organization, the Student Fee Committee told OSA Thursday. The proposal would give greater power to Oregon’s largest universities–including PSU–and diminish smaller schools’ power within the organization. The proposal, which was drafted last week by PSU student body President Rudy Soto and his senior policy adviser Ryan Klute, would add a new board to OSA. Klute is also OSA vice-chair.

Hops decline causes fear over future cost of beer

“Shit man. That sucks,” Cheerful Tortoise regular Jamie Gladden utters while staring at the pint of beer in front of her early Sunday evening. The 21-year-old environmental studies major has just been delivered some bad news: Within the next few months her standard pints may cost her much more, thanks to a hops shortage affecting breweries all over the world.