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Concordia University Can’t Get Away with LGBTQ+ Discrimination

The following Viking Voices was originally written as a Facebook post by Anthony Hudson, Portland State alumnus and has been shared with the author’s...

A look back at Vanguard’s 25 most read stories of 2017

It's been a tumultuous year in general, so it might come as little surprise Portland State Vanguard's most popular stories dealt with a rise in...

Addiction requires treatment, not punishment

It’s no secret Portland has a drug problem. Anyone who rides the MAX regularly or walks around downtown can see the area’s drug problem...

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    All-Gender Restrooms Are Our Right

    Submitted by Patricia Komoda, a Portland State University student majoring in history, with a concentration in public history, and Judaic Studies. Komada also volunteers...

    I am Muslim.

    Submitted by Sofia Nasaret Velasquez, Portland State student I am Muslim. This is very apparent because I wear a piece of cloth around my head...

    Join the Fight for Birth Control

    Submitted by Ty Bennett PSU student This week is National Condom Week, and young people on college campuses across the country are distributing condoms, educating our...

    It’s okay to talk about abortion

    Submitted by Missy Hannen, PSU student and Portland State Vanguard Copy Chief Depression, PTSD, suicidal tendencies, addiction, domestic abuse, death: My traumas are things I can talk...

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      Booty Call Etiquette Guide

      Whether you’re seeking a long-term partner, friend with benefits or booty call, dating and hookup apps have permanently changed the way Americans date. There’s...

      How to Handle the Holidays When You Don’t Believe in God

      I was a Christian for 20 years before I lost my faith in God and spent the next decade-ish reconstructing a new version of...

      The holidays are rough, but you’re not alone

      I’m not ashamed to admit it: I hate the holidays. While my reasons are personal, I believe they’re important to share. If the holidays...

      Ask Jessandra: Anita Newjob

      Dear Jessandra, I have been having a problem at work with one of my coworkers. She is very young and also my superior. She acts...

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