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The legacy of Kitzhaber

After a long month of speculation, investigations and possible cover-ups, Governor John Kitzhaber has finally resigned. I was born in … Continue reading The legacy of Kitzhaber

The PSU Library, one of few late-night study locations, closes at midnight throughout the academic term. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Portland: We close around 11

If you’re a night owl and you have to share your living space with someone else, then you might be … Continue reading Portland: We close around 11

Kate Brown meets with members of the Oregon National Guard ahead of a 2013 deployment to Afghanistan. Courtesy of the Oregon National Guard through Creative Commons

An open letter to Kate Brown

Dear Kate Brown, I hope this letter finds you well and that you are settling into your new duties as Oregon’s … Continue reading An open letter to Kate Brown

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Attack of the clipboard

Imagine you’re walking through campus. You’ve got your headphones in, you’re keeping to yourself, eyes set forward, just trying to … Continue reading Attack of the clipboard

Photo illustration | Christian Profeta

Reimagining the social science degree

In recent years, majoring in the social sciences has become like the talkative and neurotic boyfriend or girlfriend you’re ashamed … Continue reading Reimagining the social science degree

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Life isn’t fair–let me help

My mom told me many times growing up, in response to my questions and complaints, that “nobody ever said life … Continue reading Life isn’t fair–let me help


Big beer is still beer

Last November, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. from Bend, Oregon, sold to Anheuser-Busch. This January, Elysian Brewing from Seattle, Washington, also … Continue reading Big beer is still beer

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Fusion voting is good for Oregon

This legislative session, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 will be pushing a bill to restore fusion voting … Continue reading Fusion voting is good for Oregon

The 5th Avenue Cinema is one of several  on-campus entertainment options available to the student in need of a break. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Take a break

Midterms done. Finals approaching. Stress levels increasing. This is par for the course when it comes to college life. Just … Continue reading Take a break

A student sign at a recent march advocating a tuition freeze in the Oregon state capitol. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Freeze the tuition!

On Feb. 12, over 500 college students from all over Oregon went to Salem in order to show their support … Continue reading Freeze the tuition!

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Tread lightly with Rate My Professors

It would surprise me if most college students today haven’t haven’t heard of or used RateMyProfessors.com when selecting their classes. … Continue reading Tread lightly with Rate My Professors