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A Night of Strindberg runs until May 28. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

‘A Night of Strindberg’ tackles masculinity and gender relationships

Starting with August Strindberg’s 1889 one act play The Stronger, and featuring Per Olov Enquist’s 1975 The Night of the Tribades, the Portland State School of Theater + Film’s A…
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Portland State University grad student Arianna Warner receiving temporary tattoos by Hawthorn Ink tattoo artists, Aubrey Hight, left, and Kimber Teatro. Courtesy of the Portland Tribune

Ink Visible explores crossroads of disability and tattoo culture

Ink Visible is more than just a graduate project for Arianna Warner; it’s also a personal endeavor to illuminate invisible disabilities through tattoo culture. Warner is pursuing a Master of…
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Totally legit horoscopes for the week of May 23-29

Aries (March 21–April 19) The spring rain might be dampening your mood, but hang in there, focus and own those finals. When the sun’s finally back, leave that cave behind…
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Emily Lewis and her exhibit, Beetle Song. Thomas Spoelhof/PSU Vanguard

Beetle Song: MFA candidate Emily Lewis fuses trauma and art

What happens when the trauma that can accompany growing up in a small town—gossip mongering, alcoholism, corporal punishment—manifests through multidisciplinary artistic expression? Portland State Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary…
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Institute for Sustainable  Solutions has acquired Bee City USA certification. Courtesy of Portland State Student Sustainability Center

Sustainability students acquire Bee City USA certification

This month, Portland State officially became the 10th certified Bee Campus USA institution in the country since the initiative launched last year. The new apiary, which consists of two beehives…
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The Portland State jazz ensemble plays May 23 in Lincoln Performance Hall. Thomas Spoelhof/PSU Vanguard

Jazz ensemble to play Lincoln Performance Hall

Never has there been a truer form of free musical expression than jazz. Musicians work together to perform a song’s prescribed structure, its form, building tension through harmonic dissonance and…
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Last years Lu'au event hosted by the The Pacific Islanders Club. Courtesy of The Pacific Islanders Club

Pacific Islanders Club welcomes all to 14th annual Lu’au

Voyage through the Hawaiian islands in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Pacific Islanders Club has organized its annual Lu’au event for all Portland State students to enjoy…
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Members of the Portland Cello Project. Courtesy of Tarina Westlund through Portland Cello Project Press Page

Portland Cello Project plays to packed house at the Old Church

If you’ve never experienced a live virtuoso cello concert, you’ve never known the warm sorrow and deep satisfaction the instrument evokes with its range and emotive resonance. Portland Cello Project,…
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Event listings for May 11-15

Featured Event NW Animation Fest! Portland Venues: Hollywood Theater, The Magnolia Fee: $60 (all festival pass) If you really need a reason to come and play in the animation sandbox,…
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Horoscopes for the week of 5/8

From Mystic J; Permanent resident of Room 1313, Hollywood Tower Hotel. Aries (March 21–April 19) You cannot avoid modernity. Though you look to the past for answers and the future…
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Students campaign for neuroscience studies

Our every thought and emotion resides within the brain, encompassing the sum of our intellectual capabilities, yet there is still much to learn about this complex organ. The Campaign for…
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