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Queer Quarters

Lewis & Clark students push for "gender-blind" dorms.

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When Ryan DeLaune's roommate moved out of his dorm at Lewis & Clark College, a 19-year-old female student moved in.A Penthouse dream come true? More like a nightmare ended.DeLaune is gay, which co ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 Mari Brookshire

Bed-Hopping at Reed

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Reed College, which prides itself on putting the "liberal" back in liberal arts, tends to draw a pretty green-leaning student body. But the college's expansion plans could soon test its reputation as ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 Mari Brookshire

Name That Peacenik

City reviewing policy of jailing mum marchers.

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After shelling out $3,500 to an anti-war protester, the City of Portland is preparing to review its practice of tossing demonstrators in jail for minor infractions.Over the past year--one marked by a ...   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2003 Mari Brookshire

Hired Pen

Confessions of a failed signature gatherer.

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Last Tuesday, anti-tax activists turned in 147,340 signatures to election officials in Salem.Four of them were mine.Well, they weren't my signatures, but I was responsible for them. Earlier this fall, ...   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 Mari Brookshire

Book Talks Shelved

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Despite a raucous Wednesday-morning walkout and a silent Saturday-night vigil, Powell's employees insist they're happy with their jobs--they just want to make sure they stay happy. Their pursuit o ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Mari Brookshire

Cops and Shooters

Health workers say Portland police are hassling junkies

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Oregon lawmakers legalized needle-exchange programs 14 years ago--but health workers say Portland cops still haven't gotten the message.Last year, drug users in the Rose City swapped more than 600 ...   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Mari Brookshire

PDX Contemp HSTRY 101

For the class of '07, there was no life before McMenamins.

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Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College and Reed College all opened their doors this month to a fresh crop of young scholars. How young is young these days? At Lewis & Clark, acco ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Mari Brookshire
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