Recent Stories

The Springwater Corridor Trail in the Portland Metropolitan area spans 21 miles, and has housed upwards of 3,000 people experiencing homelessness at one time. In 2016, Portland State University (PSU) student and activist Lynn Hager was going through the trail handing out period kits, and was…

When I made the official decision to go vegan, it didn’t come as a complete surprise to most of the people who knew me, since I had been a vegetarian for nearly 10 years. My dad, sister, and some other close friends made fun of me and cracked jokes related to vegan stereotypes— one being tha…

When Trevor Lan heard about an upcoming school performance, he prepared by practicing in front of his TV at home a few weeks before the event took place. Performances would happen on a weekly and monthly basis at Tze Wen Elementary School in Taiwan, with students volunteering to entertain th…

With traditional architecture tucked in between skyscrapers that towered above my head and thousands of motorbikes filling the streets with their friendly honks, Ho Chi Minh City seemed to go on forever. The city’s population exceeds that of New York City’s and its 8.7 million grows each day…

It’s an unusually hot February day in Eugene Oregon. Kara Huntermoon wears only a tank top, exposing the yinyang and labyrinth symbols tattooed on either arm as she weaves together willow branches into what she calls a “living fence.” The 37-year-old mother of two is a part-owner at Heart-Cu…

Generations of handmade Native American regalia and decor fill the walls of Crystal Szczepanski’s home on the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde reservation. Among them hangs a Pendleton and leather cradleboard crafted by relatives for Szczepanski after the birth of her daughter, Ravin. A ca…