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Ops Fest presents free Shakespeare plays in Portland parks throughout July. Courtesy of Kathleen Kelly

Summer daytrip on the cheap

It’s summertime and the livin’s easy, except you’re a college student and have little to no money to enjoy it. Chin up, campers, because opportunities abound that are free or…
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Horoscopes for the week of 7/19-7/25

Cancer (June 21–July 22) You are hopeless Cancer…hopelessly devoted to your boo thang, Sandra Dee. Your goal for this week is to pull the opposite of an Olivia Newton and…
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Alicia Jo Rabins, a new professor for the Jewish Studies course. Courtesy of Stephanie Rabins

Jewish Studies program launches artistic residency for fall

The Jewish Studies program is launching a new residency that will bring a visiting artist to campus for a full term to teach an undergraduate course. This fall, that position…
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On the set of Milk Men. Courtesy of Jan Haaken

‘Milk Men’ examines Pacific Northwest dairy farming without the caricature

When most of us think about dairy farms, we are often presented with two competing images: the idyllic, peaceful countryside with roaming cows, and the industrial, inhumane operation known as…
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Horoscopes for the week of 7/12

Cancer (June 22–July 22) Clear the clutter out of your life, Cancer. You have a heart of gold. You want to help out your family, friends and community. But first:…
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Retro Hero rehearsal held by PSU.TV.  Jon Raby/PSU Vanguard

PSU.TV announces flagship annual film project ‘Retro Hero’

Until now, much of PSU.TV’s work has consisted of short pieces and concert series. But when they received a generous grant from Mt. Hood Community Media, it seemed a fitting…
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Illustration by Terra DeHart

Portland new wave burlesque celebrates life and identity

Burlesque is not just a hobby; it’s a celebration of life. That’s according to the performers in the new documentary Glitter Tribe by Jon Manning and Julie Livingston about the…
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My Afrika is…students and community celebrate African culture

On Saturday, May 28, hundreds of Portland State students and members of the community gathered in the Smith Memorial Ballroom to celebrate the diversity of African cultures during the 36th…
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Aaron Osborn/PSU Vanguard

Winds of Change

Portland is already seeing an influx of new residents. But how much of this is due to climate change–related concerns, how many more people should the city expect, and is…
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Chamber Music Northwest's Trio of Trios awed concertgoers at Lincoln Hall Performance Center on June 28. Courtesy of Tom Emerson

Fidelity meets freedom as Chamber Music Northwest rocks Lincoln Hall

Mentioning the term “chamber music” among the uninitiated inevitably connotes images of lulling instrumental music heard countless times while waiting in elevators. In reality, chamber music is among the most…
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Terra DeHart/PSU Vanguard

Hairy, engaged and estranged

Hairy Situation writes: I am a 32-year-old owner of a small company with a handful of employees. One of my employees, “Laura,” wears her hair in an extremely tight ponytail…
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