Rec center secrets

This fall, the new recreation center at Portland State plans to open its doors. Many students anxiously await the debut of … well, it’s uncertain. Rumors have flown about what will actually be in the new rec center.

A city torn

Unless you live under a rock, you have heard the story of Portland Mayor Sam Adams’ affair with Beau Breedlove. And, if you are a Portlander, you have had a reaction of the likely sort—disappointment, disgust, indifference or anger with the mayor or the media.

Paying for prepaid

You’re a college student with little or no credit. Everyone around you has a cell phone, and they do all these cool things: play mp3s, take pictures and make noises that sound like a swinging a light saber.

Alternative New Year’s resolutions

Lose weight. Go to church. Save money. These are all admirable but standard New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not try something new? Why not really challenge yourself? Here are some not-so-everyday resolutions to pledge.

TriMet’s ‘improvements’ are our misfortunes

To be sustainable or not to be sustainable? That seems to be TriMet’s question. On their Web site they state, “We’re making fares easier to read, easier to use!” To me, this translates into, “We’re using a lot more paper and spending a lot of money on installing new fare-machine enhancements!”

Thoughts on the afterglow

It’s just after 8 p.m. The fire in our fireplace has almost gone out, and my eyelids are heavy from hours of watching the election updates on channel 8. And then, a huge picture of Barack Obama appears on the screen: He has won the election! Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States. At first I was in shock–could I really have voted for someone who won?