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Nestlé’s proposal in the Cascade Locks

Since moving to Portland five years ago, I’ve spent every summer hiking beautiful mountains, playing in the mud and rain, and swimming in the many natural lakes and rivers. It’s…
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Florida, the death penalty, and human dignity

As of Jan. 12, The United States Supreme Court declared Florida’s death penalty system to be unconstitutional. This ruling came during the trial of Timothy Hurst, who was convicted of…
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Oregon: the best place to be a woman

Women deserve control over their bodies and reproductive choices without laws imposing on them. For as long as I have been able to comprehend politics, I have heard the debate…
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Raising the minimum wage won’t help anyone

“Let’s raise the minimum wage! These workers can’t support their families and need a higher wage!” The people chant. They’re right: People can’t support their families. It’s a tragedy that…
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Sexual In-yo-hindus

Sexual In-yo-hindos

Portland State park blocks, January 3rd 2016. Jaime Dunkle/PSU Vanguard

The Great Portland Snow: A look back

Enough time has passed since the inclement weather earlier this month that we can look back and reflect on what exactly happened. The city of Portland was taken by surprise…
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UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Courtesy of user European Parliament through Creative Commons

The existence of climate change

As a freshman in high school, I sat in a room full of quietly working students when someone finally broke the silence, turned to our teacher and asked, “What’s global…
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Elise Furlan/PSU Vanguard

The Dollar Awakens

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will go down in history as one of the biggest movies of all time, having grossed over $1.7 billion since its release last month. As…
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Peter Le/PSU Vanguard

The troubling reality of pet pampering

I’ve lived with cats and dogs my whole life. Having an animal in my home has always been something I’ve truly treasured. No matter how terrible of a day I…
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Smartphone use and your impending mortality

In today’s world, cellphones and personal electronic devices are an integral part of everyday life for many Americans. We use them for everything: from staying connected with loved ones, to…
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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland