Photo illustration | Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

What I assume when people tell me they don’t like to read

When people tell me they don’t like to read, a small part of me (or perhaps more) thinks they are pretty crazy. How could someone not like to read? As an…
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Photo illustration | Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Oregonian men don’t initiate

Oregonian men, I’m calling you out! As a lady from California, I’m used to aggressive driving and the sun, but also a different attitude from men than what I’ve found…
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Editorial: A letter to readers

Letter to the readers, Last week, an anonymous source slid fliers with Tony Funchess’ mugshot from a 2011 parole violation under the doors of several Student Media organizations and posted…
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Illustration | Courtesy of Sarah Markstaller

Fees, fees and more fees

College in America is expensive, and it’s something every college student learns to deal with. While furthering your education is an investment in your future, it is also important to…
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Democracy for Portland State

Why should you, dear reader, vote? We are about to become acolytes to that almighty shrine of democracy: the ballot box. The polls for the Associated Students of Portland State…
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South Albany High School, the site of a recent fire that destroyed the cafeteria. Zachary Lee Burghart, a veteran diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, was arrested in connection with the blaze. Public Domain

Mental illness in Portland

Two weeks ago, my high school cafeteria, in Albany, Oregon, got burned to the ground by a veteran suffering from a PTSD breakdown. The fire caused tens of thousands of…
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Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015. Prence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act into Indiana law on March 26. Courtesy of Gage Skidmore through Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons

Bad business and good conscience in Indiana

Like many Americans, I had almost forgotten that the state of Indiana was a place that demanded my attention, let alone that it was a place that existed. Sadly, my…
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Helpful Hemp

Helpful hemp

Unnecessary expenses comic

Unnecessary expenses

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Cosplayers are people too

Everyone seems to know when a video game convention comes to town by the way the attendees dress. People who like to dress up as their favorite video game or…
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Professors: Racists need not apply

Years ago, right out of high school, I took several automotive repair classes at my local community college. One particular instructor was notorious for his sexist and racist remarks, and…
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