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Cleantech Challenge semifinalists advance to develop prototypes

The semifinalists for the Third Annual 2015 Portland State Cleantech Challenge have been announced. These semifinalists are each given $2,500 to fund a prototype over the summer, along with mentorship…
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A-pot-calypse Now!

Oregonians voted in November 2014 to legalize recreational marijuana, and the time has come for the Grim Reefer to slink out of the shadows and into the light. Recreational weed in…
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Crime Blotter June 20-June 27

June 20 Warrant Arrest Smith Memorial Student Union An anonymous caller complained about a woman on the first floor of SMSU at about 5:17 p.m. Officer Brian Rominger and Sergeant…
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Time for a tune-up

The stress of finals week has taken its toll on the student body at Portland State. Now with summer in the air, it’s time to start thinking about physical tune-ups.…
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Divest PSU organizer Elyse Cogburn addresses a gathered crowd about divestment in the PSU Park Blocks. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Closing the pipeline

Divestment is a word floating around many institutions as a potential strategy for combating fossil fuel production and the resulting environmental impacts. The City of Portland and Multnomah County have…
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Crime Blotter June 1-June 19

June 1 Warrant Arrest Park Blocks A previously excluded individual was stumbling drunk through the park. Officers Denae Murphy and David Baker found the individual had three outstanding warrants for…
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Associated Students of PSU President Dana Ghazi and Vice President David Martinez plea their case for a delay in the vote to implement armed campus safety officers at a recent Board of Trustee meeting. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU President and Vice President respond to Implementation Plan

Following the Portland State Board of Trustees’ June 11 vote to approve the University Public Safety Department Management and Implementation Plan, Associated Students of PSU President Dana Ghazi and Vice…
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Campus security chief Philip Zerzan addresses PSU trustees ahead of a vote to implement a sworn campus police force. After July 1, the Campus Safety force will include four sworn officers. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

PSU Board of Trustees approves armed officers Implementation Plan

After two years of dialogue, planning, debate and protest, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the University Public Safety Department Management and Implementation Plan, which will guide the introduction…
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Hold the vote

Recently elected and appointed members of Associated Students of Portland State University released a press release this week requesting that the PSU Board of Trustees postpone a vote scheduled for…
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Recently elected student government President Dana Ghazi (right) and Vice President David Martinez at a June senate meeting.  Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU appoints new positions at first meeting

The Associated Students of Portland State University held its first senate meeting with its newly elected leadership on June 1 to introduce members, appoint new positions and announce future events.…
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Portland Stress University

College students often experience high levels of stress which, for many students, can be new and overwhelming. Stress is especially high during final exams. Portland State’s finals week begins on…
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