Bikers, walkers bolster business

Non-car-users spend more money than drivers at Portland businesses, PSU’s Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium found in a report last month.

What kids don’t want from Santa

A handy guide to what not to buy kids for christmas

For those of you who need to buy gifts for nieces, nephews, significantly younger siblings or the children of friends, the holidays can be a very difficult time for shopping. Even parents can be at a loss. Every child is different, but there are certain toys that no child wants—period. Take our word for it. Here’s some help for steering clear of this year’s least popular kids’ gifts.

Take it from tea

America is a nation of coffee drinkers, but tea lovers need not feel left out in the tea-friendly city of Portland. Here are some of the best tea spots in town. Behind the Museum Cafe 1229 SW 10th Ave. For a tea shop that’s very close to campus, try the Behind the Museum Cafe. Since it specializes in Japanese teas and foods, sencha (green tea) is a good starting selection for first-timers. The tea served at the cafe is pretty affordable: A 12-ounce cup of tea starts at $2.50, while a whole pot starts at $3.50. The cafe also offers matcha (finely powdered green tea) along with manju (traditional Japanese sweet tea) that is served in the ryurei style of tea ceremony, for $5.50, every day except Tuesday.

Wiewel’s message to SFC: no new fees

SFC distributes $14 million in student fees

On Friday, Portland State President Wim Wiewel delivered a message to the Associated Students of Portland State University’s student fee committee in person: Do not raise student fees, no matter how tempting or necessary it may seem.

ASPSU feeds hungry students

Food drive donations needed to stock pantry shelves

A food drive benefiting the Associated Students of Portland State University’s Student Pantry will be held through Nov. 12 in collaboration with ASPSU and the University Studies program. The pantry, located in Smith Memorial Student Union, room 325, is open to all students—no questions asked.

ASPSU registers 7,000 student voters this year

Falls short of getting 4,000 students to register during fall term

Oregon’s college students have registered to vote in record numbers this year.

Close to 51,000 college students registered, a new record for Oregon.

Election countdown

ASPSU continues to reach for its goal of 4,000 registered student voters

Walking around campus, they seem to be everywhere.

Wherever you look, someone is standing in the Park Blocks with a clipboard in hand.

Hot off the presses

Per Henningsgaard appointed director of Ooligan Press and graduate publishing program

After a long search, Portland State’s publishing program has found a new leader.

Making memories and rocking out

Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls has a long history with Portland State

Students of Portland State’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program are helping change young girls’ lives—by teaching them the art of rocking out.

No diploma, no financial aid

Aid no longer offered to students without a high school diploma or equivalent

Starting this month, new college students without a high school diploma, GED or completed home schooling will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid.