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,...
The Stigma Surrounding the Use of School Resources

The Stigma Surrounding the Use of School Resources

Woodstock Laundromat, a business partnered with Laundry Love to provide services for people in need. It is one of several resources available to Franklin students that many may not know about. Photo by Elliot Silva.  Health and food insecurity have always been...
2022: Oregon Experiences Slight Relief From Wildfires

2022: Oregon Experiences Slight Relief From Wildfires

A small wildfire in a densely forested area. Dense fuel can cause a fire to spread very quickly, so firefighters clear large amounts of brush in high risk areas. Photo by Landon Parenteau on Unsplash The unusual presence of smoke and poor air quality in Portland this...
A Comprehensive Guide to the FAFSA for Seniors

A Comprehensive Guide to the FAFSA for Seniors

An image of money raining down on a college building. The FAFSA provides financial aid to college students every year. Illustration by Alyson Sutherland Applying for college can be daunting on its own, and even if accepted, students have trouble affording it....