Dealing with stigma of HIV positive

It is estimated that more than 1.2 million people in the United States and a total of 36.7 million people worldwide are living with...

V-Day stands for victory, valentine and vagina

Midterms should be over by the time you read this. Unfortunately, as I write this midterms are still in full swing. It is for...

Stumbling the information highway

I consistently ask myself, “What am I even using Facebook for?” Despite the multitude of websites, communities and news outlets that are available at my...

‘Some men just want to watch the world burn’

A lot has happened in the past two weeks. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States, followed by...

Are pickup lines still used?

Jamon Sin/PSU Vanguard Do you ever wonder if pick up lines are still a thing? Do they even work? I took a couple hours and walked...

Subpar advice: Let’s talk about sex

His Closed Eyes writes: I was very lucky to find a new guy very close to Valentine's Day, and I thought for a kick I'd...

Satisfy your wanderlust

It’s the beginning of the year and chances are you’re already itching for new adventures and a change of scenery. But then again, you’re...

Black history is not confined to just one month

The Revolution will not be televised  by Gil Scott Heron You will not be able to stay home, Brother. You will not be able to plug in,...

Everyone loves an unhappy ending

Maybe it’s the ominous vibe this January has given off, or it’s because I recently re-watched Fury Road, but I’ve been thinking a lot about...

Vanguard seeking kinksters for the annual Love and Sex Guide

The Vanguard is currently polling as many kinky Portlanders as possible in regard to...sex... for our annual Love and Sex Guide! With some help, we created an...

WTF is a bear

Bears are a thing in the queer community. They're hairy dudes. Usually beards, often bellies, sometimes they smoke cigars and drink beer. Sometimes they...

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Arts & Culture

W.E.B. Du Bois The Song of the Smoke: Black History...

The Song of the Smoke by W.E.B. Du Bois I am the Smoke King I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry; I...

Green Zebra goes to college

Opinion

The Second Amendment vs potential grizzlies

These past few weeks have been busy for those of us working in the media. We have inaugurated a brand-new president, there have been executive...