Street-level Education

Professor Boykoff’s Politics of Homelessness Course immerses students in the pressing realities of homelessness in Portland through both travel and classroom materials.  The distance between Forest Grove and Portland is approximately 25 miles. Students attending colleges and universities have heard … Continued

See You At The Kiln

Wood-fired pottery is introduced to Pacific Fire crackles, and its warmth escapes, offering protection from Oregon’s frigid late autumn air. Several people gather around, holding cups of tea or coffee, and keep watch over the dancing flames.     However, this isn’t … Continued

“Among Us” Characters Taped to Spirit Bench for Incredibly Online Reasons

A slew of paper notes with “Among Us” characters printed on them was removed from the Spirit Bench in late September, an act of protest later determined to be because this particular phrase was removed by moderators of Pacific University’s official instant messaging service Discord, Boxercord.

Let’s talk about…Trauma responses

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Let’s start with exploring what trauma is. The term trauma describes a variety of highly stressful, scary, or impactful experiences, which can be either a single event or series of events. For example, trauma can include incidents such as the … Continued