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Vikings pull away in second-half in against MSU

The Vikings and the Bobcats clashed in their second Big Sky matchup on Thursday. Both teams had just come off recent losses and sought to avoid a losing streak. It…
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Amy Coplen unites the GEU troops as they prepare to march to President Wiewel's office. Ellie Bradley/PSU Vanguard

Graduate students march toward union formation

PSU graduate students are exercising their right to unionize: no longer will graduate employees be sequestered by mountains of term papers or remote research laboratories. A group of graduate students…
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OSA supporters observe as the student senate votes on the organization's fate.  Jeffory Ray/PSU Vanguard

Student government tensions exposed amid OSA scrap.

Tensions mounted at a recent meeting of the Associated Students of Portland State Senate as proponents and skeptics jostled over a recent recommendation to defund a statewide organizing group. The…
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President Wim Wiewel at January press conference discussing the proposed tuition tax. Anh Duc Do/PSU Vanguard

Proposed payroll tax seeks tuition relief for PSU students

You can’t spend the same dollar twice. Portland State President Wim Wiewel pondered this conundrum while discussing a proposed tuition tax he hopes will reduce the cost of attendance for…
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Students gathered in Dec. for a Speak Out to engage the Portland State community on challenges faced by students of color on campus. Courtesy of Melika Belhaj

Student Speak-Out wins faculty support

Student activists are finding support from faculty members while focusing on social climate issues for underrepresented communities and students of color at Portland State . Activists have called on the…
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Despite press release claim of high lead levels, Cramer’s drinking water is safe, say campus officials

A recent press release from the Associated Students of Portland State University indicated unsafe levels of lead in Cramer Hall drinking water. The university has confirmed that drinking water in…
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NEW Leadership Oregon training in June 2014. Courtesy of Mariana Lindsay/PSU Center for Women's Leadership

Elect Her program aims to build women’s leadership skills

The Portland State Center for Woman’s Leadership will host Elect Her on February 9, a program that trains college women to run for student government and political office. Elect Her…
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Scholarship scramble

Procrastinators, be warned: this is your last week to make a lunge for free money. Portland State opens its scholarship process every October, during which students can apply online for…
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AJ Schlatter blocks a University of Montana player in a 2015 game. Photo by Troy Wayrynen Courtesy of GoViks.com

Vikings community mourns the passing of AJ Schlatter

Editor’s UPDATE Jan. 22, 2016, 7:30 PM: The Portland State Stott Center will host a celebration of the life of AJ Schlatter on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. According…
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Panelists listen as an off-screen audience member speaks on her perceptions of campus safety. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

ASPSU safety forum focuses on armed police

A recent student-hosted campus safety forum trenched into continued debate about last year’s move to introduce a sworn, armed police force to Portland State. Hosted by the Associated Students of…
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“We’d rather err on the side of caution;” timely warning raises questions about campus safety protocol

The Campus Public Safety Office released a campus-wide timely warning on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The issued statement warned of a security threat regarding Asish Nand Sharma, a suspect in a…
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