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Illustration by Lauren Chapluk

Subpar advice for the holidays

A mega dose of Subpar Advice to help get you through the bumps of winter break life. I do hope you’ll miss me because I’ll miss you dearly while I’m…
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The PSU Orchestra. Courtesy of Ken Selden

PSU Orchestra ‘Remix’ features David Bowie

How does one erase months of classroom-induced stress? By basking in the wondrous reverberations of the Portland State Orchestra, performing downtown on Dec. 7 and 8 at the Mission Theater….
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Winter break event listings

Need something to do when you finally get bored from a lack of homework? Here are some ideas to keep you from going stir crazy! See you at the start…
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Daniel Vega, a music major at PSU, was arrested at an anti-Trump protest in November. Matthew Andrews/PSU Vanguard

PSU student among those arrested at recent anti-Trump protests

Two weeks in and it’s already ancient news that 120 people, including several Portland State students, were arrested during a demonstration in downtown Portland on Nov. 12. The myriad of…
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Illustration by Terra DeHart

Tripping on Drumpf

Wanting to Resist writes: For those of us opposed to a Trump presidency, and for those of us who fear important Supreme Court cases will be overturned and that the…
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Events for the week of Nov. 30–Dec. 4

FEATURED EVENT Holiday Ale Festival Pioneer Courthouse Square 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Nov. 30–Dec. 4 Fee: $35 (advanced or at door), VIP Packages available 21+ For 21 years, this outdoor celebration…
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Enter the Vanguard’s Holiday Coloring Contest! Win prizes!

This week’s print issue features a coloring page on the back cover. Pick up an issue around campus or print it from this post. Color in the winter scene for…
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Broadside of the Declaration of Independence, reproduced by John Binns with color portraits and state seals in 1819. Courtesy of Mark Family Collection

Reeling in the present, revisiting the past

As the country continues to reel from the results of the presidential election, some have been inspired to reacquaint themselves with America’s founding documents. Fortunately for Portlanders, the Oregon Historical…
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Illustration by Shannon Kidd

Students write and record podcasts with KBOO radio

In Catherine McNeur’s HST 411/511 course Public History Lab: Podcasts and History, students are recording their own podcasts. The title of their project? “This Week, Back Then.” The idea for…
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Ethan Sperry conducts the PSU Chamber Choir. Matthew Andrews/PSU Vanguard

Choral concert spotlights PSU’s female composers

It has often been difficult for women to be accepted as musicians, especially as composers. Who knows what women like Clara Schumann and Ruth Crawford might have accomplished if they…
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Events for the week of Nov. 23–27

FEATURED EVENT The Portland Ballet Lincoln Hall Theater (LH175) Fee: $5–35 The Portland Ballet has teamed up with the Portland State Orchestra to present The Enchanted Toyshop over Thanksgiving weekend….
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