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Grant Bywaters with his new book. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

PSU’s own takes publishing by (red) storm

Portland State student Grant Bywaters published his first mystery novel, The Red Storm, in December of 2015 and was the winner of the Minotaur Books Private Eye Novel Competition, put…
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Bengal cat at the 11th International Cat Show. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

Cats in Your Community

The New Culture Club, a not-for-profit volunteer cat club affiliated with the International Cat Association, hosted the International Cat Show for the 11th year at the Holiday Inn conference center…
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The Cheerful Tortoise on SW 6th Avenue. Roosevelt Sowka/PSU Vanguard

Editor pick of the week: Where to study

It’s the worst time of the term: midterms. At least with finals, as soon as you finish you are on break! With midterms, you get to study all week and…
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Event listings for Feb. 10-14

Featured Event 26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films Feb. 5 to March 5 Multiple Venues Free! The website for the Annual Cascade Festival of African films has all the…
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Horoscopes for the Week of Feb. 7

Aries March 21-April 19 Don’t be a passenger in your own life. You have the right and privilege to make choices for yourself. Be your own advocate. Taurus April 20-May…
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Roosevelt Sowka/PSU Vanguard

Being queer in the workforce: Know your rights

The Queer Resource Center concluded their second annual Queer Career Week with the presentation and discussion “Know Your Rights with Student Legal Services,” on Thursday, January 28. Craig Leets, coordinator…
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D.A. Powell. Catherine Johnson/PSU Vanguard

Putting the fun in poetry

On Thursday, January 21, students and poetry-lovers packed into The Little Church in Northeast Portland to hear award-winning poet D.A. Powell read from his works. Powell is the Tin House…
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The Mask You Live In examines often-ignored masculinity issues

Over 150 people attended the screening of The Mask You Live In on Thursday, January 28, at an event sponsored by Reimagine Masculinity and the Student Alliance for Sexual Safety….
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Editor Pick of the Week: ‘Broken’

This book was published in 2007, but I don’t believe that this real-life memoir was given the amount of attention that it deserved nine years ago. Broken, My Story of…
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Sony Pictures/2005

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

5th Avenue Cinema is set to open its digital screenings for winter term this weekend with Zhang Yimou’s 2005 film Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles. Riding Alone for Thousands…
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Music and film promote each other in the annual Reel Music Festival

The Northwest Film Center screened the documentary Seymour: An Introduction on Saturday, January 23, as part of their 33rd annual Reel Music Festival, which showcases many films about musicians, musical…
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