Forward Genoveva Añonma will begin playing for the Portland Thorns in May, 2015. Courtesy of through Creative Commons

Portland Thorns’ season kicks off with season opener

In the 2013 inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League, the Portland Thorns finished the regular season with a (11–6–5, 38 pts) record to finish tied for first. Led…
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Bikram Yoga champion Esak Garcia during the 2009 Canadian Hatha Yoga Championship. Courtesy of Ron Sombilon Photography through Creative Commons via Flickr

Fundamental forms of Yoga

Yoga is a practice that dates back to over 10,000 years ago, and the earliest evidence indicates that, at the very least, people were practicing the sukhasana seated yoga position.…
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PSU LoL Spring Tournament: Round 1, fight!

Starting off our first round coverage of the spring League of Legends tournament, we will be looking at the first two games out of the four played. This first round of…
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Kansas Jayhawks fans during a 2008 March Madness match. Courtesy of Douglas LeMoine through Creative Commons

Stop being lazy, sports fans!

Every time collegiate athletes enter the primetime of their respective seasons, someone makes the argument that they should be paid. Every time. Throw in some numbers about how much money colleges, corporate…
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Protesters cheer around a burning car during the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, BC. Courtesy of David Elop through Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons

Heckles & Rants: Quiet the riots

You know what really grinds my gears? What happens after wins (or losses) of championship games in all sports at all levels. No, I am not talking about the losing…
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The Timbers Army lifts their flag after a goal in a 2009 game. Public Domain

2015 Timbers season: Q & A with William Conwell

The Portland Timbers are a team coming off a tough 2014 MLS campaign that saw them miss out on the playoffs by a single point. After a season where they…
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Contestants climb the rock wall of Voiron, France during the 2007 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes championship. Courtesy of Romary through Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons

Climbers rock out in the Rose City

Climbers came from Idaho, Washington and various parts of Oregon On the weekend of April 11–12, to compete against one another at the 2015 Rose City Rock Rodeo. The two-day competition took place…
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Visiting yogi Rachel Brathen instructs a class of Portlanders at the Crystal Ballroom. Jason Susim/PSU Vanguard

The Happiness Tour featuring Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock or aggressively opposed to social media platforms such as Instagram, you have probably seen or heard of Yoga Girl. With over 1 million…
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The Portland State HipHop Alliance during Make your Mark in July, 2014. From left to right: Hector Martinez, Bradley Cumez, BaoNgoc Pham, Vanndy Ouk and Gabriela Guerra. Courtesy of Mo/Portland State HipHop Alliance

PSU Hip Hop Alliance

Thirty years ago, hip hop was still a counterculture movement. Today it’s mainstream. We’ve all heard hip hop. iTunes top tracks include songs from Flo Rida, Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj,…
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The Mariners hope to bring postseason baseball back to the NW

From the Timbers Army to the 12th man, nobody brings the noise like the Pacific Northwest. And when it comes to our beloved baseball, the region only has one baseball…
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The Winter Hawks in a 2014 match against the Victoria Royals. Courtesy of Charles Kremanek through Creative Commons via Flickr

My first time: Winterhawks

I’ve been wanting to go to a hockey game for a while. I’ve never really watched hockey, for even as I write this, I can hear my father in my…
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