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Opinion

Illustration by Aaron Osborn

Who’s lying to me now?

If there are two things I’ve been obsessed with for the past couple of months, they’ve included following the news and watching The Walking Dead. While both pastimes are fun…
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Illustration by Lydia Wojack-West

Divide and Automate

As a species, we are poised at the brink of a transformation unlike any before. The ancestor of this coming metamorphosis was not political or philosophical in nature; it did…
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Illustration by Aaron Osborn

Finding hope and safety on our Sanctuary campus

Everything feels different now. I’m not sure how to clearly define it, but everything is most certainly different. Our fundamental values have been shaken enough to cause many of us…
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Stella Crabtree/PSU Vanguard

What the holiday is like for students staying on campus

We’ve almost made it through fall term! By the end of this week, final papers and exams will be finished. Time to head home for annual holiday celebrations. However, not…
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Illustration by Shannon Kidd

Gentrification: friend or foe?

I freaking love Portland. I love the access to amazing theater, diverse music, and a cross-section of arts. I love the availability of everything I could ever want or need….
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Illustration by Terra DeHart

Organize your time or waste it

“Busy people get things done.” According to the preeminent authority on procrastination, Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D. of Canada’s Carleton University, procrastination is an avoidable part of life if students can…
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Illustration by Lydia Wojack-West

2016: The year in review

While perusing my Facebook newsfeed these past few days, taking in the reactions to recent events, one status in particular stood out from rest. It focused on the attention journalists…
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"An Autopsy of Planet Earth" featured in the Nov. 1 issue. Illustration by Terra DeHart

An autopsy of planet Earth: a reply

In an article published by the Vanguard on Oct. 31, 2016, writer John Larson addresses one of the most crucial issues the world is currently facing: climate change. Larson argues…
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Fox/2000

D’oh?

On Nov. 8, America received some incredibly unforeseen news: For the next four years, our country will be run by former reality TV show star, Donald Trump. While half of…
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Illustration by Terra DeHart

Modern Halloween

Halloween is fun. At every age people can enjoy the simple pleasures the October holiday has to offer: Children receive candy, adults can dress up children in cute costumes, and…
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Stella Crabtree/PSU Vanguard

Take better notes, get better grades

It’s about halfway between midterms and finals for students at Portland State. Some students have only just begun to wonder how they are doing in their classes. Maybe a particularly…
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