Arts & Culture

Electronic Frontier Foundation legislative analyst Mark Jaycox speaks on electronics and surveillance law. Jaycox was one of several speakers hosted at the Cascadia Cypherpunk Convergence at PSU on April 11. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Cypherpunk event tackles the new, tangled digital age

The university hosted the Cascadia Cypherpunk Convergence on Saturday, April 11 in and around the Smith Memorial Student Union to teach and discuss cryptography and other technology-related issues. The event…
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An untitled floor drawing by Meril Wallace, a graduate artist from University of Oregon. The work was on display in the Neuberger Hall Autzen Gallery  as part of group show consisting of graduate students from Portland State and the University of Oregon. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

19 Human Artists exhibit brings grad work to galleries

The opening reception for 19 Human Artists was held on the evening of April 9 in the Autzen Gallery. 19 Human artists is a collaboration between Portland State and the University…
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Global Rhythms IV sings music of the world

“One thing that is true about human beings—it doesn’t matter what time period or where on the Earth—every civilization that we know of has gotten together to sing,” said Ethan…
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Horoscopes for the week of May 24

Aries March 21-April 19 I’m not shocked no one wanted to take you to see Pitch Perfect 2, Aries. We both know in our heart of hearts that you really…
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Graphic tee content, viewer discretion advised

Graphic t-shirts have the power to reduce your appearance to that of a 14-year-old in a matter of seconds. You know the kind of tee I’m talking about. The ones…
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You want the toast? You can’t handle the toast!

Breakfast, brunch or brinner, if you don’t at least have French toast for any of these meals then you’re obviously doing something wrong with your life. So here’s my take…
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‘Crow Hollow’ is the fashionable nostalgia of literature

When I was a teenager, I went through a brief phase where I was obsessed with the 1960s. I read, watched, wore and listened to anything to do with that…
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Charles Gray will finish his 27-year stint with the Portland State jazz program with the concluding Spring Term. The School of Music will celebrate his retirement with a performance by the PSU Jazz Ensemble on June 1. Chavelin Gonzalez/PSU Vanguard

Music as the medium for education

Charley Gray’s career has been anything but uneventful. He created the jazz studies program at Portland State and co-invented the Portland Jazz Orchestra. Although the University of North Texas graduate…
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The Portland State Chamber Choir received a standing ovation for their last program of the year at Naito Memorial Fountain. The program included the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Little Match Girl Passion" by David Lang. The audience was encouraged to donate their blankets to New Avenues for Youth, a non-profit assisting at-risk and homeless youth in Portland. Stephanie Yao Long (The Oregonian/OregonLive)

Chamber choir puts on ‘Little Match Girl’ rendition

The Portland State Chamber Choir finished their performance season with the Little Match Girl Passion on May 17 and 19 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in SE Portland. The chamber…
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A.P. Herbert is the master satirist you never knew

1950s England. The Russian War is over. The Soviets have been destroyed by their own incompetency. Satellite countries have risen up and destroyed the sickle and hammer with help from…
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The interior of PSU's book of hours. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Bound in history

Pass by the elevators in the Branford Price Millar Library and you might notice a curious array of ancient texts and the tools used to create them. Nestled discreetly among…
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