By the lore of the moon

The moon mystifies many with its arcane powers. When roads are full of inept drivers or pets start to act weird, the phrase, “It’s...

10 Cool facts about black cats!

Black Cat Facts & Trivia Egyptian Royalty In ancient Egypt, black cats were considered royalty due to an official deity in the 22nd Dynasty, Bast,...

Why are these costumes sexy? Who cares! Wear them!

Is your costume not sexy enough? Don’t worry! We got you! Here at Portland State Vanguard, our motto is “Whatever, do whatever.” It has served us...

Off-campus events calendar: Oct. 24–30

FEATURED EVENT CONVENTION 15th Annual Kumoricon Oct. 27-29 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Oregon Convention Center $65, all ages Portland's largest anime and nerd culture convention. Expect cosplay, karaoke, fashion shows, art, vendors...

Origins of Halloween in the U.S.

Given current popular belief, modern scholarly theories on the origins of Halloween may be a little surprising. The origins of Halloween as we know...

On-Campus Events Calendar: Oct. 24–30

FEATURED EVENT FILM Dracula (1931) Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall $50–90, all ages Philip Glass joins the Kronos Quartet to perform Glass' 1999 soundtrack live to...

Afros, sombreros, and racial stereotypes? Hell no!

During the last few years, cultural appropriation has jumped into the spotlight as a problematic trend white people don’t seem to want to give...

Things that damn-well shouldn’t be pumpkin spice

As counterculture Portland as you think you want to be, it’s pumpkin-freakin-spice season. Washington Post wrote a great expose on why pumpkin spice became America’s...

The list of Pacific Northwest serial killers you’ve been dying for

Look to your left. Look to your right. Seven out of every million of you beanie-toting Oregonians will be murdered by a serial killer. Terrifying,...

News

Arts & Culture

A crowdsourced list of literature for the new alum

With graduation looming around the corner, many Portland State grads will find themselves with extra down time. Not to worry, though! C.J. has you...

Opinion

The divide between art and science

Educational funding in this country has always come with a narrative: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) is in crisis, and that’s what we hear...