Aiy-yu-kwee’ (Hello) Nek Now (My name is) Brook Thompson; I am from the Yurok and Karuk tribe from northern California. I am a Civil Engineering major at Portland State, and for the last 15 years I’ve been going back and forth between Portland (where my mother and university are) and Klamath, California, where my father […]
I’ve been building my bucket list from the day I was born. Learn to ride my bike with no training wheels, take my first road trip. Maybe it’s because my story starts small—the same small town in Western North Carolina, the same small school from pre-school to graduation—but I’ve always itched and ached for wider […]
Returning home after studying abroad is often the hardest part: how do you leave a place you’ve just started to feel is home? Kit shares some of the ways she’s kept her experience alive since coming home.