Poet who goes by Germ performs at Poetic Justice on Nov. 19, 2015 in Cramer Hall. Aleck Woogmaster/PSU Vanguard

Social work class gives voice to social justice poets

Members of the Portland hip hop and poetry communities recently teamed up with students from Portland State for an evening of performance poetry and social justice dialogue. Students Amanda Ferrat,…
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Coaches Malik Roberson (left) and John Ely hail the Vikings during a mid-season game. Steven Young/PSU Vanguard

Vikings take down Eagles, advance to Division I playoffs

The Portland State Vikings trundled into the NCAA playoffs after a 34–31 win against Eastern Washington on Saturday. PSU began the rout in the opening play with a recovery at…
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Syrian refugees sleep at a railway station in Budapest, Hungary, in Sept. 2015. Courtesy of Mstyslav Chernov through Creative Commons

Global refugee crisis

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday to halt President Barack Obama’s plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States by 2016. With 242…
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God's of Egypt

‘Gods of Egypt’ and a majority-white cast

Grand-Palace Brussels, the city's central square. The city of Brussels appeared empty over the weekend, during a security lockdown as authorities searched for Paris attack ringleader, Salah Abdelslam. Public Domain

The manhunt continues

Fearing that Belgium may face the same tragedy as Paris, the city of Brussels has been on lockdown since Friday. Silence haunts the streets as officials hunt for Salah Abdeslam,…
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ASPSU president’s email calls for mass student movement

Associated Students of Portland State University President Dana Ghazi issued a statement to the PSU body Tuesday afternoon calling for student action. The statement, titled “Time for Mass Student Movement,”…
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Down with the sickness

I started writing this article while I was ill on my (death)bed, desperately attempting to drink as much water with lemon, orange juice and tea with honey as I could….
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Crime blotter Nov. 16–22

Nov. 16 Unauthorized Entry of Motor Vehicle, Theft II Parking Structure III Officer Brian Rominger took a report from a student who stated that several hundred dollars of softball equipment…
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Restaurant: Salvador Molly’s

Step inside the eclectic walls of Salvador Molly’s for some tasty treats! The restaurant itself has an atmosphere that would expect you to believe they will charge you $3 for…
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Athletics on the upswing

In the wake of the Portland State Vikings win against Eastern Washington on Saturday, the forward momentum of the university’s athletics department continues to shine. Last week the Vanguard reported…
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McDonald’s all-day breakfast: Another Renaissance for Western civilization?

This week I would like to turn to a topic that promises to have a lasting impact on our cultural landscape and may indeed mark a turning point for Western…
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