Illustration by Conrad Crespin

The slacktivist placebo

Slacktivism. That one word encapsulates so much of what is wrong with people today—especially people around my age. It’s an…
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Illustration Elise Furlan/PSU Vanguard

Freikörperkultur with Oregonian hippies

My girlfriend Minna and I spent three full, fantastic days at the Oregon Country Fair this summer. If you have…
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A macro portrait of Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. president, as featured on the twenty-dollar bill. Photo courtesy of sh4rp_i through Creative Commons

The truth about $20

Generally, ethnic cleansing is not a term we Americans associate with famous and important figures that have been immortalized by…
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Tiffani Thiessen (portraying Kelly Kapowski) and Elizabeth Berkley (portraying Jessie Spano), two of three leading women in NBC's early-nineties television show, Saved by the Bell. Program still courtesy of NBC Productions.

Sexism by the bell

Remember Labor Day? I’m sure your camping trips and barbecues were great and all, but some of us were more…
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Are today's unions doing enough for their members? 
Strikers battle police with clubs and pipes during the 1934 Minneapolis General Drivers and Helpers Union strike. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

State of a union

Unions nationwide were recently dealt a blow when the Supreme Court ruled that state-paid home care workers could not be…
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Clasroom at Cathedral High School in New Ulm, Minn. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

A-plus: Recognizing the Excellence of Teachers

Early on the morning of June 10, I woke up to terrible news. There was a shooting going on at…
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Anonymous signs posted on the sky bridge between Cramer Hall and Smith Memorial Student Union. Photo by William Elder

The Real Struggle

I think tired is a word that accurately sums up how a lot of us college students feel. It’s especially…
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Portland State: Second time is the charm

Fall 2007 is when I made my first attempt to extract a degree from Portland State University. Attending Benson High…
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Photo illustration by Devin Courtright

Portland: The West Coast’s answer to Europe

It is unfortunate that Portland is sandwiched between Seattle and San Francisco. As hard as Portland might try, Portland will…
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Photo illustration by Miles Sanguinetti

Marks of love

“What’s that on your neck?” As we know, some people like it rough, some people just bruise easily, and some people…
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Photo illustration by Christopher Sohler

The Grammar Battle

It’s a bit of a shame that so many people belonging to my generation pay very little attention to grammar,…
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