Examining the Impacts of Systemic Abuse in the NWSL

Examining the Impacts of Systemic Abuse in the NWSL

Change needs to be made to protect NWSL players. Coaches and executives need to be held accountable. Illustration by Hannah Nellen. TW: Mentions of sexual assault and abuse On Monday, Oct 3, after a yearlong investigation into the National Women’s Soccer League...
Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

Varsity athlete Stella Holt Dupey making a layup in a game against the Roosevelt Rough Riders. Women’s Basketball is one of the returning winter sports this year. Photo by Darby Winter Photos Franklin’s Fall Sports season just ended, consisting of Cross Country,...
Could the WNBA Come to Portland?

Could the WNBA Come to Portland?

The Moda Center, where the Portland Trail Blazers play, at night. The last WNBA team in Portland, the Fire, played in this arena, which was then named the Rose Garden, from 2000 to 2002. Photo by Chris Pletsch On Sep. 22, 2022, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter...
The Glorification of America’s Evil

The Glorification of America’s Evil

Dahmer, Bundy and Gacy, all standing before a large crowd. The image is representing their fandom on social media. Illustration by Everette Cogswell. Hearing about serial killers is always a dark and frightening thing to the average person. Usually, it can be asked...
The Revival of Belltower Coffee

The Revival of Belltower Coffee

The entrance to Favela Brazilian Café, housed in the Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church. Its historic location makes this coffee shop unique. Photo by Donovan Selfridge. Every major city and town has its fair share of coffee shops, and Portland is no exception. Most of the...
The Chambers of the Gods:  Portland City Council

The Chambers of the Gods:  Portland City Council

The city council chambers at the end of an afternoon session. Council member Mingus Mapps is pictured in the right-middle sitting at the council desk. Photo by Max Emrich  The Portland City Council meeting is our local answer to the Roman Forum. Concerned citizens of...
Get on Board with DIY Skate Parks

Get on Board with DIY Skate Parks

A sign hanging at Creston Park that reads, “Welcome to Creston DIY.” Creston DIY is a local community built skatepark located in the Creston tennis courts. Photo by Ada Hallstrom.  Tucked away past a playground and across from a pool, Creston Park hosts a hidden gem,...