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Annual spring game that was kicked off by the Viking Pavilion groundbreaking event. Beverly Frisk/PSU Vanguard

Vikings celebrate pavilion groundbreaking ahead of spring game

The Portland State Viking Pavilion is now more than a banner and a promise. Groundbreaking and renovation has officially kicked off alongside the football team’s annual spring game. The Vikings…
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Crime blotter: April 16–22

April 16 Criminal Mischief II Blumel Residence Hall At approximately 3:20 a.m. an unknown male knocked on a student’s door and threw a container of “offensive liquid” in the dorm…
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The State of Higher Education: a Conversation with Black Lives Matter panel was part of the School of Social Work's ongoing Culture and Conversation series. Jessica Pollard/PSU Vanguard

The racial environment in higher ed

Last Tuesday, the Portland State School of Social Work created a cultural conversation on race and higher education. Students and community members gathered in Parkway North at the Smith Memorial…
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The author takes a selfie while wearing a headscarf at "Hijab Day," an event organized by PSU's Muslim Student Association on April 1, 2016. (Andy Ngo)

The paradox of hijab

Event organizers from San Diego to New York have promoted wear-a-hijab days to express solidarity with Muslim women who said they felt targeted after the San Bernardino attacks last year….
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Dutton Juvenile/2005

Keep ‘Looking for Alaska’ in the library

The American Library Association for Intellectual Freedom released its list of “Most Challenged Books of 2015” after compiling reports from schools and libraries across the country. The list is released…
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The tragic tale of Boaty McBoatface

This week I would like to present a cautionary tale. It is a story of the internet, as a community, and what can happen when one overestimates its dependability and…
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Desert Palm Press/2016

Grad student challenges sci fi conventions in debut novel

Kellie Doherty has always loved science fiction, but she finds many of the tropes and conventions limiting. A second year graduate student in the book publishing program at Portland State,…
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Opera program brings music history to life with ‘Die Fledermaus’

Die Fledermaus, an operetta composed by Johann Strauss, is about a sophisticated masked ball hosted by a Russian prince. The opera is enjoying a run of seven shows (including a…
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Event Listings for April 27-May 1

Featured Event Portland Cello Project The Old Church Friday, April 29 8 p.m. Fee: $20–$40 For nearly a decade now, the PCP (as their fans call them) have been regaling…
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Events from around the world

April 21: Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. authorities following the diesel emissions scandal. Owners have the choice between VW buying back their cars or having their cars fixed, yet…
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The Aso-Ohashi bridge hit by a landslide due to the most recent earthquake. Courtesy of user Hideki Kimura through Wikimedia Commons

Japan quakes: Response from PSU Japanese community

A series of earthquakes continue as a 7.0 magnitude mainshock hit southwest Japan Thursday, April 14, and on Saturday of the same week. According to USA Today, at least 41…
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Infant suffers from microcephaly, a side effect of the Zika virus. Courtesy of user Interesting on the Planet through Youtube

Telemedicine increases infant survival of Zika virus

Pediatric cardiologist Sandra Mattos has developed a medical system that is helping thousands of babies suffering from the Zika epidemic in Brazil. Mattos has increased access to specialized medical care…
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OPINION

The author takes a selfie while wearing a headscarf at "Hijab Day," an event organized by PSU's Muslim Student Association on April 1, 2016. (Andy Ngo)

The paradox of hijab

Event organizers from San Diego to New York have promoted wear-a-hijab days to express solidarity with Muslim women who said they felt targeted after the San Bernardino attacks last year….
Read More

INTERNATIONAL

Events from around the world

April 21: Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. authorities following the diesel emissions scandal. Owners have the choice between VW buying back their cars or having their cars fixed, yet…
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