On Friday, the local chapter of Amnesty International visited Portland State to present a compilation of video interviews of Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.
Standing up for China’s political prisoners
Supreme Court shoots down gun ban
About 80 million Americans own more than 223 million guns. Of those 80 million, 60 percent of Democrats and only 30 percent of Republicans favor stronger gun ownership laws.
Summer is here. The sunshine is making Portland more beautiful and your friends are at the beach getting an amazing tan and enjoying every relaxing moment they can get, because they just finished three quarters of classes.
Do you know how many calories are in the burger you are eating right now? Would you like to know? Well, some local fast food chains are stepping up to help you keep track of your caloric intake.
The large amount of the people that go to the new Academic Student and Recreation Center at Portland State University make the gym environment an ideal setting to get some exercise, while converting their energy into, well, more energy.
Following the money
Politics and ethics seem to be two concepts most people, sadly, don’t associate with eachother. Though as citizens, it is something we must demand in order to maintain a functional government for the people.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is the latest politician to pass through a pathetic substitution for immigration reform. On April 23, Brewer signed SB 1070 into Arizona State law.
Everybody’s doing it, so tax it!
Hemp is by far one of the most useful plants in the world. It makes paper, fabric, bio-diesel and plastics, among other materials. One acre of hemp can produce three times more paper than an acre of the most paper-producing trees—while according to a Harvard study by Jeffery Miron, Oregon spends $61.5 million enforcing out-of-date cannabis and hemp laws.
The good tax
Do you know where it just got a lot more expensive to buy bottled water, beer, soda, candy and cigarettes? The home of our neighbors just over the river—Washington state.
Dorms and luxury suites
The cost of education grows ever higher these days. But Portland State students living on campus could soon see their housing cost head further skyward.
Just an excuse to break windows
As citizens of this country, we all have the right to a peaceful protest. This is a part of our freedom of speech and our freedom of expression.