The Sound Grenade explodes at PSU

You are walking from Smith to your car on a cold winter’s night. Portland rain has covered the streets as the clouds overhead make...

Professor’s film makes festival circuit debut

Matt McCormick, a film professor at Portland State, has a few decades of filmmaking under his belt. His works have ranged from the feature...

YouTube star Clara C among performers at Hong Kong culture night

Hong Kong Student Association of Portland State hosted the "HKSA Annual Culture Show" to kick off the lunar new year, the Year of the...

Professor presents on how conservative big money made climate change controversial

About 40 people gathered in Smith Memorial Student Union on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to hear Dr. Riley E. Dunlap, regents professor of sociology at Oklahoma...

Pan-African Commons hosts workshop on pan-African unity

Watch some of the highlights from the pan-Africanism workshop. Nicolas Lee/PSU Vanguard Portland State students were invited to attend the "Pan-Africanism Vision Board Workshop," presented...

Are pickup lines still used?

Jamon Sin/PSU Vanguard Do you ever wonder if pick up lines are still a thing? Do they even work? I took a couple hours and walked...

After weather-related delays, ‘Party in the Ballroom’ parties on

Student Activities and Leadership hosted "Party in the Ballroom" to promote involvement in student activities, leadership and organizations on Feb. 9. Held in the...

Classical Chinese concert brings ‘Jasmine Blossoms’ to PSU

The Confucius Institute at Portland State University hosted a concert featuring the yanquin, a Chinese dulcimer, in Lincoln Hall on Sunday, Feb. 5. "Jasmine Blossoms...

‘New campus thought police’: Freethinkers of PSU present dialogue on free...

Amid tensions of the recent election cycle and questionable actions of the new United States president, a welling consensus emerges that the substantive engagement...

PSU students join thousands of demonstrators at #J20 protest

About 90 people, mostly Portland State students, gathered at the Park Blocks for a campus-wide walkout at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. According to flyers placed...

‘Traitors’: the minorities who support Donald Trump

As the state-by-state election results showed Hillary Clinton trailing behind Donald Trump on the evening of Nov. 8, 2016, CNN contributor Van Jones called...

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Film review: ‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’

Sophie and the Rising Sun is a compelling drama featuring a love story between a white woman and a Japanese man in the time of...

Opinion

The potential of our grizzlies

Several weeks ago I wrote a piece examining Betsy DeVos’ now famous “potential grizzlies” comment, in conjunction with Congress passing a new bill to...