You get what you pay for

Oregon is facing a huge budget crisis. The state is $577 million short and Governor Kulongoski has announced that cuts will be made to all state-funded agencies. All these cuts come in light of many Oregonians failing to pay their fair share of taxes.

Operation goes too far

Llewellyn Elementary School in southeast Portland made headlines recently for sending home inappropriate reading material courtesy of the Portland Police Department.

The electric drive

Portland, Salem, Eugene and Corvallis are all part of a new test market for electric vehicles along with Seattle, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Hopefully the tests will go well in these cities and the vehicles will catch on nationwide.

Oregonian oil

The extreme ugly side of offshore drilling has recently reared its head with the April 20 explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon and the subsequent gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 210,000 gallons each day, which may or may not be stopped any time soon.

The right to peaceful Park Blocks

Spring is here and with the slightly less rainy weather, Portland State students might be inclined to take their studying outside. The South Park Blocks, with the green grass, big oaks and elms are a lovely place to spend an afternoon studying—if you can put up with loud angry yelling about Jesus and why your soul needs all of the help it can get.

Organic for everyone

Most college students know that it is cheaper to buy low-quality processed food than it is to buy fresh and healthy food. Some of us might be pinching our pennies while we are in college and planning on eating better once we are done. Unfortunately, many Oregonians aren’t so lucky and their budgets never make it to the next level.

A few bad apples

Road rage, guns and shootings—a number of questionable actions have been carried out recently by certain members of the Portland Police Bureau. As a result, protestors and police haters have been quite outspoken about their disdain for the PPB.

B is the new C

Grades are major sources of stress as well as fulfillment. We spend a lot of time and energy focusing on our grades.

Frappuccinos and firearms

Guns are always a hot topic and have been recently linked with the Pacific Northwest’s favorite hot beverage. Starbucks has unwillingly become involved in a heated debate between a growing open carry movement across the country.