The fragility of a 7,000 pound bull

In a press release dated Wednesday, April 12, the artist of Wall Street’s Charging Bull, Arturo Di Modica, announced his intention to file suit against...

A message to ASPSU hopefuls and the students who vote for...

Year after year, the Vanguard emphasizes the Associated Students of Portland State University elections and the work ASPSU does throughout the year following the...

The internet, the government and the generation gap

During the first week of April, the U.S. president signed a piece of legislation eliminating rules that require internet service providers to receive your...

Cannabis close to campus

If you’re 21 or over, a weed enthusiast, and new to the area of Portland State—whether as a student, faculty, or resident—chances are you’re...

Change that never came

I sat with four other Portland peers on election night and watched as they cried and gasped in awe over what they were witnessing....

New Planned Parenthood videos encourage young people to talk about STDs

By Guest Columnist, Jesse Turner Everyone deserves a sex life that is safe and healthy, as well as pleasurable and fun. Open and honest communication about each...

Adopt, don’t shop

About 2,000 to 3,000 puppies and kittens are born every hour, and according to an estimation by the American Society for the Prevention of...

The EPA is filling with swampwater (and that affects us all)

The United States Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 17, 2017. The decision was 52–46...

The potential of our grizzlies

Several weeks ago I wrote a piece examining Betsy DeVos’ now famous “potential grizzlies” comment, in conjunction with Congress passing a new bill to...

Interviews on internships: getting an experiential education

Internships have been a point of emphasis in this column: Real-world experience is absolutely vital to starting a career off on the right foot. Inspired...

“Bee” aware for the sake of the bees

When I was a child I was terrified of bees. I never wanted to get stung, and whenever they were near me I would...

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Arts & Culture

Corey Harper’s Homecoming Show Feels Like a House Party

Being at Mississippi Studios this Wednesday night in May is like exploring a parallel universe of what life would have been like if I...

Opinion

Vandalism or artistic volition: drawing the line at graffiti

More accessible and less restrictive than oil paints and canvas, graffiti allows artists to express themselves outside of traditional art practice in an arguably...