The Great Recession 10 years later: Where are we now?

We are approaching the anniversary of one of the worst periods in America's economic history, the 2008 great recession. From December 2007 to early 2009, world markets tumbled after the US housing bubble burst.  US homeowners lost over $3.3 trillion in equity and the stock markets worldwide lost over $6.9 trillion in shareholder money. Many [...]

Why Are You Drinking a Succulent?

It’s 6:30 on a Wednesday night and senior Henry Kayser has just finished practice with his tennis partner, Max Diess, he’s tired and longs for his thirst to be quenched. He turns and unzips his backpack, out comes a green tinted bottle, it’s the notorious Alō beverage. Kayser, who was introduced to Alō by his [...]

COUCH TOMATOES EPISODE 7 FT. MS SNOW

Looking like a Tomato? Tully’s Take on Curing a Spring Break Sunburn

First off, it is important to note that sunburning is not a successful method of tanning and is both physically painful and in regards to your health, extremely dangerous. Although the “golden tan” many beachgoers covet can appear when burnt skin peels away, the effects of this sketchy method can be devastating. The Skin Cancer [...]

COUCH TOMATOES EPISODE 3

In todays episode Matt fills out a mascot themed March Madness bracket, we enjoy a cup of tea, listen to some new guest viewers and get some words from our new sponsors.

COUCH TOMATOES EPISODE 2

I’m Hungry and I Have Six Dollars- Tully’s Take on Low Budget Eating

If there are two things Portland aspires to it’s a rising food scene and an ironically hipster population. The pilot episode to our city’s namesake program, “Portlandia”, clearly demonstrates and hyperbolizes the typical Portland dining experience. Within minutes, Protagonist, Fred Armisen, inquires about the origin of the chicken, scrutinizing the details to the longitudinal and [...]

Student’s Opinions on Paying College Athletes

In the past few days, the world of college sports has been shook with news of an FBI report that found emails and phone calls from coaches and agents who made illegal payments to college basketball players to attend specific schools - some of the players were rumored to have received over $100,000 in gifts. [...]

The Future Tastes Like Top Ramen

The closer the breakout from high school to real life approaches the more daunting it seems. We go from  being expected to ask an adult to relieve yourself while in class, to having the immense responsibility of budgeting your finance above the bare subsistence of three Top Ramen meals a day. The leap into adulthood [...]