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“Vegans are just Mainstream, We Prefer to be Punk”

“Vegans are just Mainstream, We Prefer to be Punk”

There’s a new vegan stereotype in town and Food Fight Grocery is trying to change that. This week I got the chance to speak with Emiko Badillo,  a co-founder of a small vegan store in SE Portland. The original purpose of our interview was to talk about increased amount of access to vegan food in […]

Fun Flu Facts and Fallacies

Fun Flu Facts and Fallacies

National Influenza Vaccination Week was from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12. However, getting your flu vaccination is not confined to this one week. In fact, the peak season for the flu has only just begun, and it doesn’t end until February. The flu can even hang around in the United States until May. Considering this, […]

George Lucas and the Future of “Star Wars”

George Lucas and the Future of “Star Wars”

As one of the biggest pop-culture phenomenons since its conception in 1977, “Star Wars” and its most devout followers have been building up excitement throughout 2015, as the seventh entry, “The Force Awakens,” in one of the most impactful space opera film series’, releases in theaters on Dec. 18. Star Wars has been both a […]

Santa Has been Bought and Sold

Santa Has been Bought and Sold

It is all too easy to get wrapped up in the presents, gift-making, seasonal treats, and jingles pervading American holiday culture, especially as we enter the heart of the season itself. However, consumption and profiteering have overtaken the holidays, and thus it is duly important to consider what has happened to these traditions some of […]

The Trend of Mindfulness at Catlin Gabel and Across American Media

The Trend of Mindfulness at Catlin Gabel and Across American Media

Mindfulness, a level of constant awareness and open attention to one’s self and surroundings, has become a staple of stress relief in Catlin Gabel’s curriculum. Last spring, students spent the first half of a day in numerous workshops ranging from meditation, to listening to relaxing music from various parts of the world.  This was not […]

Oregon Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays Program

Oregon Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays Program

On Dec. 1, the Oregon Humane Society (OHS) began their annual “Home for Holidays” event. The specific goal is to have all the dogs, cats, and small animals that arrived at the OHS on Dec. 1. adopted by Dec. 31. The Oregon Humane Society is a no-kill shelter with a 98 percent save rate, whose […]

Why Sex Education Can Be Sexist

Why Sex Education Can Be Sexist

For many teens, sex education provides necessary information for making safe decisions, while helping them understand their own bodies and sexuality. However, for others it can have adverse effects that can lead them towards unhealthy decisions, low self-esteem, and warped ideals of sexual relationships. In America, only 22 states require sex education of any kind […]

The Staycation Plan, Winter Break Edition

The Staycation Plan, Winter Break Edition

For all you students and teachers who are worried you lack exciting adventures this winter, don’t fret, here is a guide to some Portland winter fun.   If you are a mildly energetic winter-breaker, the Portland-metro area’s first open-air ice skating rink will open on Dec. 18. The rink will be part of the Winter […]

Too Many Cars, Too Little Time

Too Many Cars, Too Little Time

Portland drivers and their passengers have a new primary excuse for being late: traffic. In response to the growing traffic problem, Portland students have resorted to blaming their late arrivals on dawdling siblings, doctors appointments, and having overslept; and workers occasionally improvise stories of fashion indecision, car failure, and bad hair days. However, for the […]

How a Goat Stole the Series

How a Goat Stole the Series

On Sunday Nov. 1, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets four games to one, winning the 111th World Series title. Yet, the only thing more exciting than a World Series win, is a World Series loss. This may be surprising, but consistency, whether with wins or losses, has proven to create extremely […]