Portland State's emergency blue-light phones are among several additions to ensure safety for students, staff, and faculty. Photo by Jeoffry Ray

University seeks input on campus safety

Portland State is hosting a safety forum on Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. in the Ballroom of Smith Memorial Student…
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Crime Blotter September 15–28

September 16 Exclusion Research Greenhouse Officer Brian Rominger and Officer David Troppe contacted non-student Michael Patty for drinking in public…
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Medical Assistant X-Ray Specialist Jon Leon is one of many SHAC healthcare professionals available for students taking five or more credit hours. Photo illustration by Christian Profeta

Affordable Care Act brings changes and alternatives to student health insurance

As the Portland State health insurance waiver deadline approaches on Oct. 12, many students are busy comparing their health insurance…
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Illustration Elise Furlan/PSU Vanguard

Freikörperkultur with Oregonian hippies

My girlfriend Minna and I spent three full, fantastic days at the Oregon Country Fair this summer. If you have…
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A macro portrait of Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. president, as featured on the twenty-dollar bill. Photo courtesy of sh4rp_i through Creative Commons

The truth about $20

Generally, ethnic cleansing is not a term we Americans associate with famous and important figures that have been immortalized by…
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Tiffani Thiessen (portraying Kelly Kapowski) and Elizabeth Berkley (portraying Jessie Spano), two of three leading women in NBC's early-nineties television show, Saved by the Bell. Program still courtesy of NBC Productions.

Sexism by the bell

Remember Labor Day? I’m sure your camping trips and barbecues were great and all, but some of us were more…
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Bougatsa is a custard-based Greek pastry, and one of the many treats prepared for visitors during the Portland Greek Festival. Photo courtesy of avlxyz through Creative Commons, via Wikimedia Commons.

Portland Greek Festival to cap off summer with delectable fare

The beautiful island of Kefalonia lies off the Greek mainland, a green and white jewel set in the waters of…
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Zachary Gough (seated left of center), from Portland State's Art and Social Practice program, joins a gathering of artists, arts professionals, nonprofit leaders and the public for TBA's Art and Social Change: All-Day Symposium roundtable. Photo by William Elder

PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival draws Portland communities together

Theaters, pop-up art galleries and public spaces suddenly became the staging grounds for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based…
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Anna Magruder, at her studio located at the Portland Storage Building in Southeast Portland. Magruder is one of 26 artists set to display at Glyph Cafe's Entitled exhibition. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Entitled art show to ask: What’s in a name?

Twenty-six Portland artists will be exhibiting and selling 52 visual art pieces for Entitled, a group art show hosted at…
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Photo by Drew Martig/PSU Vanguard Archives

Former vikings continue successful runs

It’s not often a college basketball player decides to take up another sport, let alone enter the NFL the following…
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Middle blocker Sarah Liva makes a play at the net. Photo by Devin Courtright

Viking volleyball struggles away from home

While playing 13 of their first 14 games away from home, the Portland State volleyball team has struggled to win games.…
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Caitlin Plese makes a save against Weber State. Photo by Steven Brenner/PSU Athletics

PSU Soccer moves on to conference schedule

After games against ranked powers in No. 10 Texas Tech and No. 21 California, Portland State’s soccer team’s out-of-conference schedule…
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