Bombs and guns fired outside. People fear going out to the streets, even for something as simple as getting food. There was a chance they could get killed in an instant. Najla Almammari, pregnant with her 3rd child, her husband Mokhtar, and their two other children sought refuge in the livin…

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…

Soon after graduating in 2016, Keqing Sun felt stuck. Her applied psychology degree from Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology seemed useless. In Chinese society, a career as a counselor psychologist isn’t easily attained because the topic of mental health, and treating it, is so…