Portland State tackles homelessness with POD Initiative

Portland State University is no stranger to innovative, community-driven design. The School of Architecture's Center for Public Interest Design works toward serving the underserved:...

Tree smashes into SMSU during snow storm

Watch the video of snowfall on the PSU campus. Martin Pantoja/PSU Vanguard On the night of Tuesday, Jan. 10, the city of Portland  was hit...

MLK Day of Service 2017: CANCELLED

UPDATE 1/13/17 11:05 a.m.: According to a tweet sent by Oregon Campus Compact, the 8th annual MLK Day of Service has been cancelled due to...

Arts & Culture 2016 year in review

If there’s something we all can agree on, it’s that 2016 was one hell of a tumultuous year. But all is not lost; apathy...

This week around the world Dec. 15-22

Dec. 15 South China Sea A Chinese naval vessel picked up an underwater drone operated by the United States leading to a diplomatic standoff and speculation...

South Korea’s leadership crisis leads to uncertain future

If current U.S. presidential politics are considered a clown show, then the recent events surrounding the scandal-ridden administration of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye...

PSU begins ‘Four Years Free’ program to help students pay for...

In October, Portland State announced its new “Four Years Free” program, allowing Oregon residents who meet certain requirements to attend PSU tuition free after...

Board of Trustees discusses campus safety, food insecurity and mental health

Portland State Board of Trustees met to discuss the state of the university on Dec. 1. During the three-plus hour meeting student government, faculty,...

Snowfall shuts down campus during finals

On Thursday, Dec. 8, snowfall and ice forced Portland State to close at 2 p.m. for the day during finals. PSU's alert system was...

This week around the world Dec. 6–12

Dec. 7 Philippines Philippine President Duterte found himself again in the spotlight after a spirited defense of several police officers suspected of killing a mayor with...

Two students robbed at gunpoint on campus Sunday and Monday evenings

Portland State's Office of Campus Public Safety released the following statement at 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 6: "Two incidents of students robbed at gunpoint on...

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Film review: ‘Sophie and the Rising Sun’

Sophie and the Rising Sun is a compelling drama featuring a love story between a white woman and a Japanese man in the time of...

Opinion

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...