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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Photo illustration courtesy of Tulane University through Creative Commons

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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Actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador Emma Watson joins UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN headquarters on Sept 19. Photo courtesy of UN Women through Creative Commons


By now pretty much everyone has either listened to or heard about Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality at the…
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