Lying in Wait: Linn County’s “No Rights to Homosexuals Code” removed after 20 years

Michaela Martin felt shock when she stumbled across a Linn County code entitled “No Rights to Homosexuals” on the county’s website in November 2016. “When I first read it I didn’t know that it was unenforceable. I was terrified,” said Martin. Adopted in June of 1993, Linn County Code Chapter 270 “No Rights to Homosexuals” … More Lying in Wait: Linn County’s “No Rights to Homosexuals Code” removed after 20 years

“Existence is Resistance”: OSU Drag Show brings LGBTQIA+ community together to celebrate, express, and crown the new Beaver Royalty

The LaSells Stewart Center bubbled to its brim with an uproarious, thousand-person crowd as OSU’s Rainbow Continuum hosted the Spring Drag Show 2017 on Saturday, April 29. A bi-annual event, the show draws performers, students and community members together in a safe space created for total self-expression, breaking down gender-binaries and celebrating each other’s existences … More “Existence is Resistance”: OSU Drag Show brings LGBTQIA+ community together to celebrate, express, and crown the new Beaver Royalty

Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story

Kevin Yusif Peña Aceves thought he belonged in his hometown of Albany, Ore. Growing up, he enjoyed life as an American, playing high school sports, teasing his three younger brothers, and hanging out with his friends. He expected to earn a driver’s license, find a job, graduate high school and head to college with the rest of his classmates.
But when Peña turned 16, his once-planned future dissolved. … More Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story

Just Shy of Perfection

TACOMA, Wash. — Linn-Benton’s volleyball team led an unexpected season. LBCC remained undefeated through both the pre- and regular seasons, entering the Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Championships with 39 straight wins, intent on taking home a title. On Nov. 20, they took on the Lower Columbia Community College’s Red Devils for the 2016 championship title … More Just Shy of Perfection

LBCC’s Degree Debacle

After a 15 month wait, the last student left behind during the AAS Graphic Design degree termination of 2015 will finally complete degree in visual communications:

Events of spring 2015 left LBCC’s graphic design students wondering if the school had their best interests at heart.

On April 15, the 22 students enrolled in the program were informed that the degree they’d worked towards for two years did not actually exist. … More LBCC’s Degree Debacle

The Global Mayan

Reclaiming a Heritage in the Wake of Westernization:

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala — a bustling community of indigenous Mayans and global transplants.

Cobbled streets wind upwards from the shores of Lake Atitlan. Buildings are stacked haphazardly against the steep hillside of the looming volcano San Pedro. … More The Global Mayan