Opinion

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The fear in my heart

Let’s get this out in the open right away. For years, I have suffered with anxiety and depression. It’s been…
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Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler brought Measure 86, also known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative, to the State legislature. Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Treasury

Measure 86: An investment for the future

The issue of funding higher education is on the forefront of most university students’ minds. Initiatives such as Pay It…
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Illustration by Rachael Bentz

Advice from a teacher

Thursday. Day four of the first week of fall term. My first week at Portland State. As I sit in…
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The Cashier at Neuberger Hall. Photo by Christopher Sohler

PSU or P$U?

This is my fifth year at Portland State and hopefully my last, at least for my undergraduate career. For the…
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Illustration by Brendan Mulligan

Armed PSU Police? No thanks.

The current issue before the Board of Trustees regarding whether or not to arm our campus security makes me a…
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Illustration by Brendan Mulligan

Have them, don’t use them

With gun violence in schools and in public places becoming a more pressing concern, many governing bodies have enacted policies…
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Photo illustration by Christopher Sohler

Talk the talk

Small talk is the bane of an introvert’s existence for more reasons than you’d expect. First, we’re thinkers, which is…
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Former student trustee, Pamela Campos-Palma. Photo by Corinna Scott/PSU Vanguard Archives

Letter to the editor: Student Trustee Pamela Campos-Palma

My first few weeks at Portland State were challenging. I was still trying to find the way from my Chican@/Latin@…
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Conrad Crespin/PSU Vanguard

Major-free media

A degree in journalism never crossed my mind when I was starting my college education at Portland State. Communication studies…
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Pirates Cove strip club, a landmark and mainstay on Sandy Blvd. Photo by Christopher Sohler

Stripped in Eugene

This summer I went to a bachelor party. I’d never been to one, and I was unsure of what to…
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Introverts are in good company

You’ve probably read the lists trending online, but here’s one more. Signs you’re an introvert: 1. You cancel plans. A lot.…
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