As the members of the Popular Music Board at Portland State, we endorse Patrick Beisell and Johnnie Ozimkowski for ASPSU president and vice president.
PMB Members Endorse Beisell/Ozimkowski
As the members of the Popular Music Board at Portland State, we endorse Patrick Beisell and Johnnie Ozimkowski for ASPSU president and vice president. Our organization has worked with Patrick to produce events on campus and our experience working with him has been both positive and productive. Patrick has demonstrated to us that he cares about the campus and specifically our organization. He supported us in our effort to obtain SFC funding for new sound equipment, equipment that we, in turn, use to provide free sound services to other student groups on campus. We feel that with Patrick and Johnnie at the ASPSU helm, the Popular Music Board and other student organizations will thrive under their leadership and vision. Additionally, we feel that future collaborations with Patrick and Johnnie will produce better events for PSU students, helping us reach more students with our services. The PMB urges students to vote for Patrick Beisell and Johnnie Ozimkowski.
Monica Garcia, Mary Jane Dunne, Aaron Zinder and Clare Margason
Slander of UNST
I was forwarded a recent letter that was posted in the Vanguard regarding University Studies. It was the normal slanderous crap you’d expect from a part-time PSU student who got Ds in high school and has no greater hobby than goggling at his mentor’s mammory [sic] glands. I can assure you this is the same type of person that views school as a chore and has no idea how lucky we are to be able to choose any path of learning we like and follow through with it.
As far as University Studies is concerned, yes it has flaws. Of course it does. It is a far different approach than most schools take to teaching basic college skills. I cannot possibly comprehend how it is viewed as a ‘product’ designed to be sold. I still have no idea what the reject from that letter was talking about. I still use ideas from my first term in FRINQ in certain papers, and thought the curriculum was certainly on par with a writing course that it was designed to replace. It is also a good way to get a broader education while still learning basic problem solving skills. If you can’t recognize the value in that, than go to U of O and blow all your parents’ money on weed and a degree in philosophy. Or join the droves of business-sheep who get to enjoy a job at a local grocer when they get out of college.
I personally <3 PSU, it's been good to me over the years and I am confident that the value of the education I get here is far superior than most other colleges. Just because I don't enjoy a class, doesn't mean I have to attempt to wipe it from the curriculum.