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Donivine Stewart dunking over a Bobcats player. Courtesy of Steve Brenner

Vikings pull away in second-half in against MSU

The Vikings and the Bobcats clashed in their second Big Sky match-up on Thursday. Both teams had just come off recent losses and sought to avoid a losing streak. It…
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Amy Coplen unites the GEU troops as they prepare to march to President Wiewel's office. Ellie Bradley/PSU Vanguard

Graduate students march toward union formation

PSU graduate students are exercising their right to unionize: no longer will graduate employees be sequestered by mountains of term papers or remote research laboratories. A group of graduate students…
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OSA supporters observe as the student senate votes on the organization's fate.  Jeffory Ray/PSU Vanguard

Student government tensions exposed amid OSA scrap.

Tensions mounted at a recent meeting of the Associated Students of Portland State Senate as proponents and skeptics jostled over a recent recommendation to defund a statewide organizing group. The…
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Nestlé’s proposal in the Cascade Locks

Since moving to Portland five years ago, I’ve spent every summer hiking beautiful mountains, playing in the mud and rain, and swimming in the many natural lakes and rivers. It’s…
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Florida, the death penalty, and human dignity

As of Jan. 12, The United States Supreme Court declared Florida’s death penalty system to be unconstitutional. This ruling came during the trial of Timothy Hurst, who was convicted of…
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Oregon: the best place to be a woman

Women deserve control over their bodies and reproductive choices without laws imposing on them. For as long as I have been able to comprehend politics, I have heard the debate…
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Grant Bywaters with his new book. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

PSU’s own takes publishing by (red) storm

Portland State student Grant Bywaters published his first mystery novel, The Red Storm, in December of 2015 and was the winner of the Minotaur Books Private Eye Novel Competition, put…
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Bengal cat at the 11th International Cat Show. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

Cats in Your Community

The New Culture Club, a not-for-profit volunteer cat club affiliated with the International Cat Association, hosted the International Cat Show for the 11th year at the Holiday Inn conference center…
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The Cheerful Tortoise on SW 6th Avenue. Roosevelt Sowka/PSU Vanguard

Editor pick of the week: Where to study

It’s the worst time of the term: midterms. At least with finals, as soon as you finish you are on break! With midterms, you get to study all week and…
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Confrontation scene in The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai. Courtesy of Minh Ngo.

Kabuki slashes onto PSU stage

The Center for Japanese studies and The School of Theater & Film have kicked off the winter term with a gong. With three lectures—including a film—and eight live productions of…
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Consexual activity

A man from North Yorkshire is now required to give 24 hours notice to officials before engaging in any type of sexual contact with a woman. Last year, the man…
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Illustration of Yasutaro Koide. Shannon Kidd/PSU Vanguard

Guinness World Record’s oldest man dies at 112

It’s not often we hear of someone living to see 100 years—let alone a decade more. Yasutaro Koide, a Japanese man did that just that—passing away Jan. 19 at the…
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ARTS & CULTURE

Grant Bywaters with his new book. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

PSU’s own takes publishing by (red) storm

Portland State student Grant Bywaters published his first mystery novel, The Red Storm, in December of 2015 and was the winner of the Minotaur Books Private Eye Novel Competition, put…
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INTERNATIONAL

Confrontation scene in The Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai. Courtesy of Minh Ngo.

Kabuki slashes onto PSU stage

The Center for Japanese studies and The School of Theater & Film have kicked off the winter term with a gong. With three lectures—including a film—and eight live productions of…
Read More