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Illustration by Terra DeHart

College ends, life begins

The room is dark, subdued, the weak lighting comes only from partially obscured wall sconces. em>La Wally performed by Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez is playing softly from a stereo system tucked…
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Say yes to sex

Despite growing up in Utah, a state structured around the LDS religion, I never held the same conservative values regarding sex and marriage as others in my community. In the…
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Illustration by Shannon Kidd

Lawn maintenance: An American pastime

While going about my business this past weekend, sitting on the porch drinking coffee while admiring the Serengeti that is my front yard, I heard a sound rising over the…
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Courtesy of Gerald Fittipaldi

Get involved and bike to PSU!

Written by Gerald Fittipaldi PSU was recently named a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. Only four other universities in the U.S. have this distinction. As…
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Illustration by Terra Dehart

The hippie generation is now

I grew up listening to my parents talk about “the good ol’ days.” My dad grew up among hippies, and my mom, who was born just shortly after the baby…
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Illustration by Shannon Kidd

George R.R. Martin is not your bitch

Game of Thrones fever is back. The highly popular fantasy TV series premiered its sixth season April 24 on HBO. Unlike previous seasons, season 6 will consist largely of content…
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It’s time to be alone

As another week full of classes, interning and daily errands wraps up, I finally reach the one thing that keeps me going strong: Friday. Friday is a golden opportunity to…
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Illustration by Shannon Kidd

You do you, boo

I hate guilty pleasures. Not the concept itself, but the way we talk about it. The words “guilty” and “pleasure” are straight forward enough, but what I don’t understand is…
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What if Donald Trump was Donna Trump?

This election campaign has already been a nasty one. It has undoubtedly ignited a fire and inspired a revolution among younger generations, but it has also quickly exposed the sexist…
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Audrey Bond/PSU Vanguard

What I learned from Pizza Week

Pizza Week has come and gone, and for a brief moment the city of Portland was graced with a variety of innovative and unusual creations, all roughly categorized as pizza….
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#EverythingsSoWhite

By now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with #OscarsSoWhite, the controversial Twitter hashtag that criticized and highlighted a prominent absence of diversity at film’s most prestigious award show. The hashtag…
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