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Zia Laboff (Left), who is the director of the SLC. Roosevelt Sowka/PSU Vanguard

A profile on ASPSU’s Student Life Committee

The Associated Students of Portland State has multiple diverse committees that represent the students of PSU on a number of issues and continuously works with both students and staff to…
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Student Fees Committee reviews budget appeals

According to the Associated Students of Portland State’s website, the Student Fee Committee is “responsible for recommending the allocation of the Student Fee to the ASPSU Student Government, University President,…
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A Board of Trustees meeting In April 2016 about tuition increase. Beverly Frisk/Vanguard Archives

Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 1

On Thursday, Dec. 1 the Portland State Board of Trustees will meet for its quarterly public meeting from 2–5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be…
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President Wim Wiewel (left) during a student media press conference in Spring 2015. Anh Duc Do/Vanguard Archives

Student Fee Committee meets with Wim Wiewel

The Student Fee Committee is likely to request an $18-per-term increase (8.1 percent) to the Student Incidental Fee, which was $221 for the fall term at 12 credits, due to…
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An Aramark employee prepares food for a student in Greens to Go, which is one of the several Aramark restaurants located on campus. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Aramark agrees to new humane animal treatments

Animal rights activist group The Humane League announced on Nov. 3 the success of its campaign to end the abuses of broiler chickens by Aramark and Compass Group. Abuses have…
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Crime blotter Nov. 22–27

Nov. 22 Suspicious person–Trespass Blumel Hall A suspicious male hung out in the lobby for about an hour making awkward conversation and watching news. He also walked around the residence…
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Crime blotter Nov. 14–20

Nov. 14 Theft 2 Art Building A student’s black North Rock Xc6 mountain bike was stolen. Nov. 16 Student conduct Veterans Resource Center A student stated he had been in…
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Lauryn Smith-Freimark/PSU Vanguard

Students take it off to pay it off

Stripper \ˈstri-pər\ noun; 1 : a performer who removes his or her clothing in a sexually exciting way : a dancer who does a striptease You can barely throw a…
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Protesters listening to speakers in the park blocks before the walk out. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

PSU students participate in nationwide college walkout

The various uses and meanings of the word “fuck” are nearly uncountable and usually offensive, but despite its lack of definitive meaning the message it conveys is fairly clear. Chants…
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Portland State President Wim Wiewel at the PSU Student Media press conference on Nov. 4. Jacob Salazar/PSU Vanguard

Wiewel’s declaration of PSU sanctuary campus status

On Nov. 18, Portland State President Wim Wiewel addressed mounting concerns over campus immigration policies by stating that PSU would become a “sanctuary campus.” The full letter can be read…
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Jamon Sin/PSU Vanguard

Rivalry game results in crushing loss against Eastern Washington

Commentary by Myles Boyns The Portland State Vikings football team hosted conference rival Eastern Washington on Friday Nov. 18. PSU entered the field as the clear underdogs against the third-ranked…
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