Block Talk

"Oh, gosh. Do I care about student government? Theoretically, yes, but I don’t really have the time to participate as much as I should."
– Jason Mitchell, community studies


"It’s important because it’s our voice – the students’ voice – but I feel like I’m too busy to really care about student government."
– Wes Younie, art major
"Yeah, I do care. I’m a freshman and I want to run for office in a few years, so I’m interested. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m going to go to medical school and I know it looks good to be involved in stuff like student government."
– Summer Smith, pre-med
"I think it’s really important to have a student government that tries to meet the needs of the whole university and not just one part of it. They’re students so they’re getting a student voice into the bureaucracy of Portland State, and that’s important."
– Gerald Bones, architecture
"I feel as though I should. Sometimes it feels as though the student government changes very quickly, so it seems like it would be really hard to get anything done before the next elected officials are in."
– Paige Balter, fine arts major
"Yeah, I care about student government. I feel like they have the potential to give the students a voice, so it should remain in place to represent the students."
– Sarah Dandurand, international studies
"Yes, I care. Mainly in the sense that through my club [snowboarding] I’m involved with the Student Fees Committee, which I know is put in place by the student government. I care because it’s my money they control and they control how much money goes to my club. I was really disappointed with the process this year and I’d like to see it changed."
– Jackson Broshear, economics major