Silent night

People of all ages and types packed Portland State’s Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom Thursday night for the second annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, hosted by PSU’s Queer Resource Center. The event, which consisted of a candlelight vigil, several speakers and a performance by performer Scott Turner Schofield, was held in remembrance of Rita Hester, who was murdered in San Francisco as a casualty of anti-transgender prejudice.

Students learn to relax with music, meditation

Why do you listen to music? Does it make you happy, calm or exhilarated? For most people, music brings feelings of pleasure, deep emotion, calmness and concentration. However, Portland State’s new Mindfulness Through Music program proves that music can actually help with your homework, too.