Elves: the good, the bad and the ugly

Now, and long before the worlds as we know them... elves have existed. We know this is true because of the Claus Gang in the...

Turkey? We don’t need no stinking turkey!

It’s that time of year again—time to gather with your family, then realize why you only see these people a few times a year....

Weirdest campus crime reports of 2016

Every week the Vanguard reports the Campus Public Safety Office’s daily crime log, and sometimes these reports can be a little absurd. They give...

I’m dreaming of a dank Christmas

“How high am I going to be after consuming this?” I asked my friend, who was already prepping for the next recipe. “Well, I...

The cheery queer’s guide to surviving family gatherings

More and more, the holiday season isn't about celebration—it's about survival. Whether you observe Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus, there's always enough anxiety during this...

Yule love winter solstice

The first weeks of December are a dark time, and not just because of final exams. For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere,...

Portland State Vanguard’s 2016 Holiday Event Guide

The season festivities are here! Portland has an abundance of events happening to cater to everyone’s holiday needs. From cider tasting to Cinnamon Bear...

Pets in sweats 3.0

It’s that time of year again—the time when I, Editor-in-Chief of the Vanguard, exploit my pets for my own and hopefully your enjoyment. Meet...

Holiday traditions all around campus

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with finals around the corner, we decided to spread some holiday cheer by asking a...

Top 5 people to dodge at the family holiday party

Ah, yes, the time of year has come for that annual holiday party! But no matter how good the food is, it doesn’t make...

Making it: a gift giving guide for broke students

The holiday season is here, and for college students this means there is a looming threat of spending money on something other than books,...

News

Arts & Culture

Kat Blaque’s keynote testimonial on self-actualization

Intellectuals are annoying. They’re convinced of their superiority, obsessed with academic form and constantly convincing you of their importance. Kat Blaque is not an...

‘Hunger’ for truth

Opinion

Emotional labor’s presence in platonic relationships

When talking about emotional labor, articles frequently describe women’s romantic emotional labor in a relationship. This is a real and prevalent problem, and there...