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Portland Opera performers sing at First Thursdays in the Ecotrust parking lot. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

School of Architecture serves community with mobile opera

Ordering food from a truck may be old hat for many Portlanders. Now, thanks to a collaboration between the Portland Opera and Portland State’s Center for Public Interest Design, you…
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Courtesy of Quique through Pixabay

Horoscopes for week 7/26-8/1

Leo (July 24–Aug. 22) This is a very special time of year for you, I think (I’m not an astrologist). I don’t really know what I’m talking about, Leo, but…
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Illustration by Terra DeHart

POV Dance challenges perspectives on movement and space

This week, POV Dance will open its newest, architecturally inspired performance “In My Own Space” at the Body Mechanics studio in Southeast Portland. Based on an athletic style of modern…
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Joan Brown, the author of Spitfire Red, a novella featuring a young, inexperienced woman faced with severe life challenges and the consequences of dangerous choices during the Great Recession of the 2000s. Courtesy of Joan Brown

Perseverance pays for aspiring student author

Ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu famously said, “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” One Portland State English major is proving the axiom true with her tenacious pursuit of success as…
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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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