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Rec Center yoga instructor, Jessica Boyd. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

A candid interview with Jessica Boyd, the zero-bullshit yoga instructor

Vanguard: Do you always teach introductory classes? Jessica Boyd: Beginner friendly? Most of them, yeah. I like making yoga accessible for everybody. I like teaching at a gym and it…
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May 26–June 1

Portland sports Portland Timbers vs. DC United Providence Park Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Saturday, May 30, 6 p.m. Portland Thorns at Washington…
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My, oh my: Top 10 reasons to give up and be a Mariners fan

Dear Professor Sport Ball, I live in a house divided. My father loves the ­Dodgers, my mother loves the ­Athletics, and I am a lonely Mariners fan. From spring training to…
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The renovated Rec Center will feature an expanded floor plan, additional equipment, and upgrades to the personal training program. Renovations are expected to take place throughout the summer. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

Rec Center upgrades should work out

Spring semester is drawing to a close and warm weather is almost upon us. For some of us this means getting out of town, but for the rest of us…
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Vikings cheer competes, prepares for next season

Portland State made it to Daytona. The PSU cheer team had been raising both funds and awareness prior to their April 7 departure date to Daytona Beach, Florida, for the…
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May 19-May 25

Portland sports Portland Timbers at Toronto FC Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m. Portland Thunder at Orlando Predators Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m. Portland Thorns vs Houston Dash Saturday, May 23, 7 p.m. Portland…
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QRC and Campus Rec team up to celebrate Pride

Portland State is halfway through the month of May, designated as its own Pride month. “Pride is celebrated in conjunction with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which occurred on June…
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently faces a four-game suspension, after recent claims that he was likely aware his team played with under-inflated balls during their January AFC Championship victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Courtesy of Andrew Campbell through Creative Commons

Crime and punishment in light of Deflategate

Everybody can’t stop talking about balls. Everybody has balls on the brain. This ball is too heavy. This ball is too light. This ball is just right. Balls. Balls. Balls. That’s…
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Big Sky Champion Jazmin Ratcliff after her 2014 victory in the 100 meter hurtle. Ratcliff cemented her championship this year with her third win straight. Christopher Sohler/Vanguard Archives

The number is three for track and field

Last weekend, the number was three for the Portland State women’s track and field squad. Competing in the Big Sky Conference championships, the women took third place. It was their third…
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May 12-May 18

Men’s/Women’s Track and Field Big Sky Outdoor Championship Roos Field, Cheney, WA Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., May 13–16, all day Portland Twilight Hosted by University of Portland Sun., May 17, all day

Megan Govi at the PSU tennis courts in March, 2012. Drew Martig/Vanguard Archives

Game, set and match with Megan Govi

Megan Govi’s journey to become Portland State Women’s Tennis winningest player began at an early age. Before becoming a standout at PSU, “I started recreationally with my family when I was…
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