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Kaitlyn Verret and Liela Forbes after learning they've been elected as executives of ASPSU. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU election results are in

Associated Students of Portland State announced their election results today at the Simon Benson House at 12:30 p.m. This year’s student government president will be Leila Forbes and vice president…
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Attendee at a poster making event for Take Back The Night. Audrey Bond/PSU Vanguard

A wake-up call: PSU takes back the night for sexual assault awareness

Portland State Women’s Resource Center is hosting the annual Take Back the Night on April 26, as well as various other events as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. TBTN…
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Annual spring game that was kicked off by the Viking Pavilion groundbreaking event. Beverly Frisk/PSU Vanguard

Vikings celebrate pavilion groundbreaking ahead of spring game

The Portland State Viking Pavilion is now more than a banner and a promise. Groundbreaking and renovation has officially kicked off alongside the football team’s annual spring game. The Vikings…
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Crime blotter: April 16–22

April 16 Criminal Mischief II Blumel Residence Hall At approximately 3:20 a.m. an unknown male knocked on a student’s door and threw a container of “offensive liquid” in the dorm…
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The State of Higher Education: a Conversation with Black Lives Matter panel was part of the School of Social Work's ongoing Culture and Conversation series. Jessica Pollard/PSU Vanguard

The racial environment in higher ed

Last Tuesday, the Portland State School of Social Work created a cultural conversation on race and higher education. Students and community members gathered in Parkway North at the Smith Memorial…
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Courtsey of Portland State Athletics

Vikings to play on in honor of fallen lineman Kyle Smith

Vikings senior offensive lineman and Portland State student Kyle Smith passed away in his off-campus apartment last Wednesday night, leaving the football team reeling from the second loss of a…
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Professors’ union and university admins agree to agree on faculty contracts

After years of failed attempts to hammer out solutions, Portland State and the American Association of University Professors have reached agreement on a new labor contract. This four-year contract, which…
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Trump supporters attempt to muffle a protester's siren. Photo by Andy Ngo//PSU Vanguard

Whistles and sirens dominate second Trump meeting

“Can’t stump the Trump” was the mantra of the day for Portland State Students for Trump as organizers held the group’s second meeting. At the advice of PSU’s Campus Public…
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A no trespassing sign posted outside of the   Residence Hall Community Garden. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Future uncertain for university green spaces

Due to Portland State’s community garden closure this year, student residents who applied for garden plots for the 2015–16 school year have yet to get their hands dirty, and may…
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Courtesy of PSU Athletics

Vikings offensive lineman Kyle Smith dies suddenly

Offensive lineman and senior Kyle Smith of the Portland State Vikings football team died Wednesday night in his apartment, according to Goviks.com. Smith’s death is the second Vikings loss this…
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Executive candidates during a recent ASPSU debate. Brad Bourgeois/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU Election Guide 2016

The 2016-17 Associated Students of Portland State is underway, with polls open now through April 27. This year’s election comes on the back of an academic year bogged by disrupted…
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