Viking Voices

Viking Voices is an open platform, rolling submission opinion column open to all Portland State students, faculty and staff.

Submissions are voluntary, unpaid and not guaranteed to be published. All submissions reviewed and selected by Vanguard Opinion Editor.

To be considered, email submissions of 600 words or less to [email protected] Include name, major and/or PSU affiliation.

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...

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...

Dogs remind us to be hooman

Viking Voices guest submission: Missy Hannen, Portland State student and Portland State Vanguard Copy Chief It began with a game: Dogspotting. You spot a dog, you...

Dear Portland

Viking Voices guest submission: Myles Boyns, recent Portland State graduate Dear Portland, I may be writing this letter a few months early, or possibly even a few...

I upgraded and felt nothing: Viking Voices

  Viking Voices guest submission: Jonathan Pauly, Portland State student   In the decade since the iPhone was first introduced, we’ve become accustomed to carrying around supercomputers...

End social injustice with Momentum Alliance: tomorrow’s leaders

   Viking Voices guest submission: Basma Ismail, Portland State student studying Conflict Resolution.   Now that hate crimes are on the rise, minorities suffer the most. Although they have...

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind...

Submitted by Camilo Abreu, Portland State Student & International Socialist Organization member   Recently a Portland State Vanguard article "Socialism: You say you want a revolution" posed a...

ASPSU democratic process can’t be representative without student engagement

Submitted by Roosevelt Sowka, PSU Student and Associated Students of Portland State Senator First, I would like to thank Anna Williams and Portland State Vanguard for...

A response to ‘Afros, sombreros, and racial stereotypes? Hell no!’

There are just some things in this article that I can't help but disagree with. I'll point them out, and I'd truly be interested...

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Shadow of Demons: from Africa to Afru Gallery

In a nondescript industrial building in Buckman, demons, flesh-eating beasts and frightening human faces cover the walls, painted in vibrant colors on canvases made...

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Opinion

#WontBeErased

The discrimination administration has struck again, this time targeting transgender and LGBTQ+ rights. A memo leaked by The New York Times reported the Trump administration...