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The Portland State Campus Public Safety Office has made arrests in several criminal cases that occurred during spring quarter. One of the cases was a sexual assault that occurred on June 8 at 3:40 p.m. CPSO and the Portland Police Bureau responded to a report that a female student was followed from the transit mall into Neuberger Hall by an unknown suspect, who entered the elevator with the victim and then sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to strike the suspect, causing him to flee, and the victim was not physically injured. Detective Matt Horton, hired in January 2013 to be the lead investigator on sexual assault cases for CPSO, was called out to the campus to respond when the case was first reported on June 8. He then worked the case through the weekend until around 6:30 a.m. the following Monday. “With the energy we put into [investigating] this at the beginning of the case, we were able to facilitate the arrest of the suspect within 36 hours of the initial report,” Horton said.
“We had great cooperation from the transit police and were able to get images of the suspect right away,” CPSO Chief Phil Zerzan said. The suspect, described as a white male approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall with a medium build and green eyes who was well groomed with a shiny bald head, was identified as Nate Justin Wheeler, a 40-year-old male from Northwest Portland. On June 11, at 3:40 a.m., CPSO and PPB contacted Wheeler at his residence while executing a search warrant and subsequently arrested him. Wheeler was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and is currently lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. This is the first Measure 11 crime CPSO has worked since hiring Horton, Zerzan said. “There were limitations and bumps along the road, but the way this case progressed is a model [of ] how these investigations should occur,” he said. Part of that model is putting the victim in contact with advocacy resources on campus as soon as possible, which is one of the first things Horton did.
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Summit attracts faces from PSU and the community throughout the United States; it was on display during the summit’s first panel, which served as a social-innovation pitch-fest. During the event, five young entrepreneurs each gave three-minute pitch presentations to a board of investors. The board included Onder and Portland State’s Angela Jackson, who oversees the PSU Business Accelerator and directs the Portland Seed Fund, an investment company that seeks to fund startup, “seed-stage” companies throughout Oregon. After the presentations, audience members used their cellphones to vote for their favorite project, with the winner receiving a $1,000 grant and legal and startup counsel. The pitches came from a wide array of organizations. Sarah Deluca’s ReWear seeks to recycle fabrics and materials from discarded and outgrown clothes into new outfits affordable for underprivileged families (a practice known as “upcycling”). Flagto!, another
company at the summit, helps businesses in developing economies by incorporating them into a GPS-enabled white pages-type directory on the Internet. After each pitch presentation, the entrepreneurs were questioned by the panel of investors. Some questions emphasized the need for a business plan, while others directly addressed the practices of the presenters. One of these exchanges was with Andy Kim of Pacific Green Development, a startup that looks to offset the carbon footprint of the construction industry by using “hempcrete,” a carbon-negative concrete alternative. “It all sounds great to me,” Onder said to Kim, “but I want to know why you are sourcing your material from Canada and not the U.S.?” Kim described the difficulty of obtaining the material in the U.S. and its fledgling status as a feasible building product. The winner of the pitchfest was Consano.org, a
“From the beginning of the case, the victim was connected to advocacy resources [on campus],” Horton said. “It’s part of our protocol with these cases that victim advocates automatically get called out to respond,” Zerzan said. Another arrest was made in the case of a male subject who indecently exposed himself on campus. The suspect would speak to students and faculty to get them to come closer to him, then drop his pants and touch his penis. He had a very unique tattoo of a black square on his pelvis and was identified as 41-yearold Peter Hart Henderson after being arrested in Beaverton for similar crimes. Horton was taking at least two charges of felony public indecency on Henderson to the Multnomah County district attorney on Tuesday, June 18. “One of our victims confirmed Henderson’s identity when looking at a six-photo lineup,” Horton said. “And due to [Henderson having] prior convictions of public indecency, he will be charged at a felony level.” CPSO also made an arrest in the many cases of laptop theft that occurred over spring quarter.
medical-industry crowd funding organization set up by Molly Lindquist after she survived breast cancer and realized her two daughters would go through life with a one-in-three chance of getting the disease. The summit continued with a series of overlapping panels that featured local entrepreneurs as well as faces from the SBA such as Jeanne Enders, the SBA’s associate dean for undergraduate programs, and Christina Williams, the communications director for PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions. One panel focused on PSU Provost Sona Andrews’ “ReThink PSU” program, which sought open entries from students and staff that address problems and create innovative ideas around higher education and the growth of the university. The entries were diverse, and included everything from mobile learning resources to an open textbookpublishing program at PSU to help reduce rising textbook costs for students. “Clearly we have a vested interest in creating an entrepreneurial environment within academia,” Andrews said. “But we also can’t forget
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Nate Wheeler, 40, was arrested June 11 on charges of sexual assault.
CPSO arrested Joshua Frank Farrell, a 26-year-old Portland resident, on multiple charges related to the thefts of laptop computers from students studying in Millar Library. The timely warning posted on CPSO’s website stated Farrell was known to CPSO officers and had been previously excluded from Portland State. He was identified as a suspect in at least three separate thefts of laptop computers from the library on May 3, May 11 and June 5. According to the timely warning, on June 6 at 8:33 p.m., Officer Jon Buck observed Farrell on campus and, after a short foot
pursuit, arrested Farrell on multiple charges, including first-degree theft, two counts of second-degree theft, three counts of second-degree trespass, and second-degree burglary. In Farrell’s backpack at the time of his arrest was a laptop computer that had just been stolen from a student at the library. An arrest was also made in one of the burglary cases at the Broadway Residence Hall. On May 4 at 12:30 a.m., a female resident and her two friends confronted a male subject leaving the resident’s room as they were about to enter. A resident of Broadway has been arrested for that burglary.
Portland State’s administration last week officially cancelled 79 summer courses as part of an ongoing effort to reduce costs amid continuing budget pains faced by the university. While course cancellations are nothing new and usually stem from low demand, 26 of the 79 classes to get the axe this summer had 10 or more students on their rosters, with several having more than 30. Those cancelled courses with the highest enrollment were “Fundamental Biology,” “Introduction to Genetics” and “International Monetary Theory,” with 43, 39 and 33 students enrolled, respectively. According to Scott Gallagher,
PSU’s director of communications, these cancellations will save the university $658,000. “The amount of money we would have generated by leaving those classes open would have been $396,180,” Gallagher said. “So we’re looking at [canceling] 79 courses out of thousands that we’re still offering during summer.” The savings, according to Gallagher, were not enough on their own to justify the cancellations. “This is a very difficult task that we approached very carefully,” Gallagher said, adding that the university is “still absorbing budget cuts from the previous [funding] biennium.” Those cuts, he said, force the university to be as efficient as possible. This has come to mean running fewer classes with more students in them rather than offering more courses that are less full. “There’s a science
and an art to it,” he said. The same could be said about the deliberation behind this summer’s cancellations. Gallagher said that courses were chosen based on what kind of impact their cancellation would have, adding that the summer courses that were dropped will be offered again during the regular academic year. The relationships between courses and the various series were also examined, Gallagher said. The administration is “looking at that across the entire university,” he added. “In a perfect world we’d love to have smaller classes and offer them throughout the year and not be concerned with enrollment and size,” Gallagher said. “But we have to be as efficient as possible. “This is the unfortunate result of ongoing disinvestment from the state,” he said. “That’s the world we live in now.”
Every week, the Vanguard interviews members of the Portland State community in the Park Blocks and asks them a timely question. Austin Maggs Vanguard Staff
This week’s question:
“Will you return to school for summer term? Why or why not?” Chelsey Johnson, 22, a junior communications major, won’t return for school this summer because he is focusing on his job in PSU’s game room and getting settled into a new apartment. “I want to take a little time off this summer and just get settled into the new place I moved to and relax a bit. It’s been hectic,” Johnson said.`
Victoria Aguirra, 27, a graduate education and leadership policy student, will return to school this summer to focus on her work in the Postsecondary Adult Continuing Education program. She hopes this will land her a job in student affairs. “I’ve been a resident assistant for the last year and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with college students,” Aguirra said.
Dani Ransom, 20, a junior film major, won’t return for school this summer because she is working as a residential assistant. She is also saving money to pay for her tuition in the fall. “I’m just an RA over the summer…I’m saving up to pay for school in the fall. I don’t get financial aid, so it’s one of those [situations],” Ransom said. miles sanguinetti/VANGUARD STAFf
Eric Dawson, president of Peace First, gives his keynote speech at Friday’s event.
to actually be entrepreneurial in what we do in higher education,” she added. The sentiment found plenty of agreement that day. “Younger and older people are the answer, not the problem,” said Mark Holloway, the executive director of Social
Venture Partners Portland, as he looked over the eagerfaced, all-ages crowd. “And we have that on display today. Who better has the insight and experience into organizing and leading change? And who else has the passion and energy to enact it?”
Payton Rhodes, 20, a sophomore international development major, will return to school this summer to gain residency. Rhodes will go to school part-time while working as a barista. She has been in Portland for two years and comes from Colorado. “You have to prove to the state that you’re here for a purpose other than trying to gain in-state tuition,” Rhodes said. “You have to have 20 hours of an outside job, so I’ve just been working and going to school.”
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Foster and staff praise work environment Foster said that he is excited for the staff members to get into full swing, and feels that they are all well-qualified for their positions. He also said that the office atmosphere is fantastic
and that everybody is friendly. “They know what they’re doing,” he said. “I’m so excited to work with them. I’m excited to give them goals and see them make significant headway.
“I feel like we have a great opportunity for everyone to learn and grow, and use the skills they have to make something real for the students here at PSU,” he added.
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Last-minute funding could reduce planned increases Team. Their recommendation? An increase of 4.5 percent for resident undergraduates, with an additional one percent increase for undergraduates from out-of-state. In a letter to the Board outlining these recommendations, Monica Rimai, PSU’s vice president of finance and administration, noted that “entering into budget planning for fiscal year 2013-2014 PSU was facing an approximately $30 million deficit.” While similar increase recommendations from other Oregon universities were among those approved by the vote on Friday, Saunders said that the atmosphere surrounding the Board’s decision-making process was hardly cheerful,
especially in light of testimony from students who would be forced to make decisions between paying for tuition and meeting their other obligations. “I guess sadness and frustration would be a good way to describe it,” she said. “Those who voted yes voted with a lot of consternation.” Saunders likened the situation to being stuck “between a rock and a hard place.” “The only way to ensure that students have a quality education and ensure that they get through on time is those tuition increases,” she said. “If we freeze tuition now, that sends a signal to the Legislature that we’re okay. And we’re not okay.”
Despite the realities faced by PSU and the larger OUS system, there remains the possibility that these increases could still be reduced before the start of the next academic year. “There could be last-minute additional funding to higher education to reduce those tuition amounts,” Saunders said. This scenario relies on both on state legislative action as well as the money being available at the end of this year’s legislative session. “It would take $50 million to freeze resident undergraduate tuition,” at current levels, Saunders said. According to the press release announcing the Board’s vote, the Board “voted that, should additional funding be provided by the legislature, that tuition increases should be reduced accordingly.”
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It’s like riding a bike The proposed new tax on bicycle sales No Brakes Easton Snow
committee from the City Club of Portland has proposed there should be a 4 percent tax on all new bicycle sales within the city. I know that you, reader, are either gasping in shock or laughing, and maybe even applying an ice pack to your head to relieve the mildly irritating headache this absurdity causes. The City Club claims that the taxes will go to pay for bicycle safety, but nothing will go to the crumbling infrastructure, including the enormous potholes and lack of pavement restoration on bike thoroughfares. Instead, the City Club believes we need more bicycle counters like the one on the Hawthorne Bridge. I say, if you want to count bicycles, go stand somewhere in the city and count them. I refuse to pay for your curiosities. Not only would this tax discourage people from spending money on new bikes within the city, which is the main reason Portland still has mom and pop bike stores, it shames the bike city philosophy as a whole. Bikes are a sustainable form of transportation—unlike public transit, unlike electric cars and unlike Portland’s Prius army. We either raise the tax on cars (the real culprits behind the necessitation for infrastructure updates and care) or there will be a longer list of
names on the resulting petition than any lawmaker would be willing to count. You know what, City Club of Portland? I say you propose a tax on new running shoes, or
Not only would this tax discourage people from spending money on new bikes within the city, which is the main reason Portland still has mom and pop bike stores, it shames the bike city philosophy as a whole.
maybe skateboards. We really need new infrastructure for both of those. We Portlanders are in dire need of more educational programs about how safe it is to ride a bike in Portland. In all seriousness, we should install some stroller counters to make sure that we can keep track of how many strollers
are crossing the Hawthorne Bridge. Wait, scratch that, City Club of Portland; let us propose a tax on new strollers and new rollerblades. Actually, everything that rolls (but won’t for much longer, if the taxes don’t even pay for infrastructure upkeep). Let’s go ahead with it, promote the buying of recycled bikes and parts, help yuppie, elitist bike-porn addicts slow their roll and discourage smallbusiness growth. This is exactly the kind of tax we’re looking for. Taxing healthy behavior is the politician’s final frontier. There has been every sin tax imaginable slapped upon cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking, among many other unhealthy acts, so why not go after those we can’t quite milk enough out of? Let’s go ahead and tax new exercise clothing while we’re at it, or add a sin tax to food with too many calories. Coming from a city where you have to have a bachelor’s degree to work in a coffee shop, I find it hard to believe that a tax this utterly misdirected made it up the totem pole to those who have the power to influence public opinion. This seems as though it’s more of a tax for greenie sustainability bragging rights for Portland than a seriously beneficial public service. Go ahead, impose taxes on the forward-thinking. Let’s corporatize until we’re yellow in the eyes. And for all of you who are interested, let us please start a bike-counting club. Sounds like a real fruitful use of time.
or the last two years, I’ve been really lucky in terms of friendships. When I first moved to Portland, I was lucky enough to run into a really amazing young woman who also happens to be an engineering major. She and I are now best friends and share a cute little apartment in Southeast Portland. Sentimental feelings aside, what I’m getting at here is her area of study, engineering; environmental engineering, if you want to get really specific. As we’ve both taken multiple courses in women’s studies and sociology, we’ve become increasingly aware that the gender enrollment statistics in environmental engineering are quite a bit staggered toward the male side. We’re not the only ones who have noticed this. Recently, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton told CNN that she believes she’s found the solution to the lack of interest American girls seem to have in the math, science and technology departments of high schools and colleges. Clinton said that in order to cultivate interest in these areas of study, “We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers.” She believes that if girls are exposed to more positive female figures and role models at a younger age through the lens of the media, female interest in these fields will grow. “They’re seeing boys who start Facebook or Google,” she said. “They’re not seeing girls.” Sadly, Clinton is kind of right. Despite various studies showing that female interest in these areas is growing, enrollment rates are still despairingly low in most cases. When I was younger, I
really wanted to be an astronaut, but some distant family member told me that girls never become astronauts. Now I’m 20 some years older and, hopefully, a little bit wiser, and I know better than that. However, when you’re young and not-so-privy to the information a high school or college student has, it’s hard to imagine yourself as something you hardly ever see portrayed in the mass media. Despite all the progress we’ve made (imagine hearing this with the most sarcastic, side-eyeing voice possible), female-identifying individuals are continuously underrepresented in film and television in not only scientific roles but in leadership positions as well. When I think about strong female leads, I think about Sigourney Weaver’s character in the Alien films, and Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde franchise. These two characters, despite their vast differences, are strong, and they stand up to the opposition and the patriarchal-based oppression they face to achieve their individual goals. While Elle became a fiercely independent lawyer, Weaver’s Ellen Ripley represented a particular type of character who stayed courageous even in the face of absolute terror and isolation. Anyway, these two great femme icons aside, there really aren’t many films these days that show femaleidentified characters taking on science-y roles. A few years ago, physicist Sidney Perkowitz wrote a piece that originally set out to list scientifically accurate films. After reviewing multiple sources, statistics and films, Perkowitz noticed a familiar trend in how female scientists were portrayed in films in comparison to their male counterparts.
Using a study by the University of Vienna as a springboard, Perkowitz stated that in a list of 60 films only 11 contained female scientists. Those statistics are somewhat dated, however, and a more recent study showed that of 74 contemporary films, 23 portrayed female scientists. IMDb identified 84 women scientists in 382 films containing scientists. That means that 22 percent of the science-based films in IMDb’s archives feature women as scientist characters. Though that’s a pretty great statistic, it doesn’t tell us whether these female scientists were lead roles. In a still very male-centered world, this is an important factor. Especially if Chelsea Clinton thinks we’re in danger of already low enrollment rates in science and technology dropping further. According to the National Science Board, women make up only 25 percent of the science and engineering workforce, 28 percent of science and engineering university faculty and 8 percent of full professors in the sciences. These are sad statistics. I live with an engineer and she’s one of the most hardworking, passionate people I’ve come into contact with since starting college. While I have met some of her fellow femme engineers through her, I agree with Clinton that it would be nice to see some leading science ladies out there. Right now, Clinton’s family foundation is supporting a campaign that produced the film Girl Rising. The film centers heavily on the dire need for support of girls’ education. The only real solution, at least in my opinion, is for Hollywood et al. to start producing more femme-centric films that feature female leads who are not only smart and savvy but have a particularly female touch as well. Let’s make Ripley proud.
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Russia’s shame New legislation bans homosexual ‘propaganda’ and reminds us of the bubble we live in Ms. Fudge’s Sweet Nothings Stephanie Fudge-Bernard
n a baffling move of backwardness, Russia’s Lower Parliament has decided to back the ban of the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,” which is basically a pleasant way of saying that the government can start punishing its citizens for the mention of homosexuality. Russia’s State Duma voted unanimously, 436 to 0, to pass the bill that, if it is approved by the Upper House and President Vladimir Putin, will make giving information about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals to minors punishable by fines and even jail time. This appalling decision came shortly after Russia also decided to ban gay pride parades in the capital for the next 100 years. That’s not an exaggeration. Russia literally has banned them until the year 2112. This outrageous edict has made even waving a rainbow flag forbidden. Despite being ludicrous, the local authorities have actually upheld these decisions and arrested two women just for unfurling their colorful flag. Another 45 demonstrators and protestors were taken on the same day. All of these basic rights that members of our society can use to express themselves are quite likely going to be denied soon to the Russian public. Whether it’s an LGBT demonstration, a speech in defense of gay rights, or, god forbid, the idea that homosexual couples are equal to heterosexual couples, those basic liberties will be illegal in Russia. As a pampered American thriving in the cushy liberal college environment we have here at Portland State, it’s hard
for me to swallow those words. Illegal to tell your children that homosexuals are equals? Not allowed to throw LGBT parades? Arrested for whipping out a flag? Somehow, there is a disconnect in my brain that cannot fathom such a situation, and I’m guessing many others from our school would feel the same. Perhaps this atrocious movement in Russia was fueled by the recent legislation in France, who on May 18 of this year passed a bill that made gay
This appalling decision came shortly after Russia also decided to ban gay pride parades in the capital for the next 100 years. That’s not an exaggeration. Russia literally has banned them until the year 2112
marriage legal. Despite an estimated 150,000 people marching in Paris to protest the legalization of “marriage for all,” protestors remained surprisingly peaceful, though their presence highlights the difficulties of achieving equality even in moments of victory. I can only guess what would happen in our own country if
someone tried to take away so many freedoms from us. I imagine that even some very conservative individuals or Americans against same-sex marriage would still be horrified if we suddenly started fining people for talking about homosexuality or throwing them in prison for waving a flag. Those who actually do support equal rights for all would probably have a conniption fit if such liberties were denied to us. There would be mass protests and angry citizens all over the place. We’re ’Muricans, after all, and we take our freedoms more seriously than pretty much anything else. Still, Oregon and the majority of states in the U.S. have yet to legalize gay marriage. Being upset with Russia for some of its asinine policies might be appropriate but a bit premature and hypocritical on our part. The little liberal bubble we live in has given me enough selfrighteousness to be outraged, but are we really so far past a similar point? We don’t struggle with a life where the mention of homosexuality is outlawed, or where raising children to understand the concept of same-sex couples is punishable by law, but we do live in a state that robs some citizens of their fundamental rights. Whether you agree or disagree with same-sex marriage is irrelevant; individuals get to make decisions for their personal lives that shouldn’t have anything to do with what other people think, because it’s just that—personal. But the basic human rights and liberties that every American is entitled to are more than personal the basic human rights and liberties that every American is entitled to, and hopefully our outrage at Russia’s injustice will help to fuel our own fight for equality here at home.
he 2013 NBA Championships are over, and we will have to wait another year for oversized and overpaid players to lift the trophy in triumph once again. Don’t get me wrong, I love basketball—I just liked it better when it was more about the skill of the players than their egos. But that’s another story. Looking back over this series, what stayed with me was not so much the frenzy of the final game but the image of an 11-year-old boy singing the national anthem before Game 3. A former contestant on America’s Got Talent, Sebastien de la Cruz showed off his amazing pipes by singing a song that most professional singers are terrified to perform. Yet, as his voice rang loud and clear across the stadium, an almost instant volley of tweets made something else abundantly clear. Most of the tweets are too offensive to repeat, but suffice it to say that the sight of de la Cruz dressed in his black-andwhite, Spurs-themed mariachi attire brought out people’s true colors. Questions like, “What’s up with this little Mexican kid singin’ the anthem?” and “There’s a little Mexican kid singing the national anthem. What has the world come to?” lit up the Twittersphere. What has the world come to? This disgusting display of racism aimed at an 11-year-old boy takes our country’s discussion of immigration to a whole different level. As our Congress teeters on the edge of passing legislation that has
languished in the wake of partisan politics for years, its members need to stop, listen to de la Cruz and take a line or two from his book.
Most of the tweets are too offensive to repeat, but suffice it to say that the sight of de la Cruz dressed in his black-and-white, Spurs-themed mariachi attire brought out people’s true colors.
His response to the vicious words, in an interview with local network KENS 5, was simply: “With the racist remarks, it was just people—how they were raised. My father and my mama told me you should never judge people by how they look.” We need a lot more parents like his. This display of unabashed bigotry reveals the increasingly ugly face of the immigration debate. When children are attacked, we see how low we’ve sunk. It doesn’t really matter that de la Cruz was born in San Antonio or that his father served in the U.S Navy—although people felt the need to
mention that in his defense— what matters is that the color of his skin and the clothes he wore discounted him instantly as an American. Something has to give. We are a country of immigrants; our land was founded and built by immigrants. During World War II, we found it very convenient to bus over thousands of immigrants to take on the role of saving our agricultural industry. However, when immigration becomes inconvenient, we close our doors—along with our minds, our hearts and our souls. Our country needs to send a message loud and clear, and it needs to happen now. A message that erases the language of the past and rewrites it with one that embraces every expression of American identity. I am proud to live in a state where, finally, undocumented students who’ve lived and studied in Oregon like the rest of us can pay in-state tuition for college instead of the astronomical non-resident rates. The tuition equity bill that Gov. Kitzhaber signed into law earlier this year is one step, albeit a small one, toward acknowledging the rights of young people who are caught in the middle of a bitter national argument. Congress needs to come back from the archaic past it’s mired in, stop taking cues from the tweets of ignorant bigots and start leading our nation toward progress, sustainability and equity. People like de la Cruz and millions of others of every color and background will be part of rebuilding this country and are, in fact, critical to its success. It’s about time we treated them that way.
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50,000 words, 31 days, 1 book Jessica Miller Vanguard Staff
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one for camping. I don’t see the draw of spending days at a time outside without access to running water or the wonder that is indoor plumbing, getting bitten by a whole host of insects with incredibly scary-sounding Latin names and generally stepping down a few rungs on the progress ladder. It’s just not my cup of tea (except for the s’mores). However, I am going to camp this year for the first time since I was 14; but I’m going from the comfort of my back porch and Adirondack chair. NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month, began in July 1999 in San Francisco: 21 friends decided that they wanted to see if it was possible to write a novel in a month. So, they collected junk food provisions and sat in the glow of their laptop screens for 30 days, furiously keying one word after another as the novels rolled out before them. On August 1, they looked back at their stories, most of which were aimless, neither terrible nor great. But the process was fun, and thus NaNoWriMo was born. Now, every Nov. 1, millions sit down at their keyboards to try to crank out a viable 50,000word novel in 30 days. Some do it because they, like the founders, want to see if they have the endurance, persistence and tenacity to finish. For others, it’s a way to jumpstart the first draft of a book that’s been in the back of their heads forever. Most fail to hit that 50,000-word mark, but few regret trying and there have been several successes. Several New York Times bestsellers were created during NaNoWriMo: Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The
Night Circus and Hugh Howey’s Wool. Camp NaNoWriMo, an offshoot of NaNoWriMo, starts July 1 at midnight. Over the course of a month I will write a brand-new, 50,000-word book. I’ve never tried NaNoWriMo before; I decided that attempting to write a novel during November while in school (undergrad or graduate) was not a good idea. The question that most people ask me is why in the world I would voluntary try to write 1,600 words daily for 31 days. I’ve written a manuscript before, and it took me at least a year to hit the 50,000-word mark (the manuscript ended up being nearly 85,000 words). But, like those brave souls before me, I want to see if I can do it. So, this summer, I’ve got enough time available to at least attempt to meet my daily quota. In order to help with the stress, I’ve been planning it out as much as I can in advance, and will do so until June 30 at midnight, when the marathon begins. So what goes into planning a novel? Everything. I have to figure out who my characters are, what purpose they serve and how will they interact with other characters to ensure the plot makes sense and moves forward at an engaging clip and in a logical fashion. These are all things that go into traditional planning. Usually I let these things occur naturally, and that process can take anywhere from a week to three months. For camp, I’m accelerating that process to less than a month. The best part is that I have a writer roommate who is also attending camp, so I have a built-in support system. The number-one tip I have for others who want to attend the camp: Find a buddy. If you’re going to make yourself write an entire novel in a month, you’ll need someone to bring you junk food and to reassure you that you do not suck/are not a talentless hack/are not crazy and that everything is going to be OK. My second piece of advice is to research.
A learning adventure across the pond Elisha Feliciano Vanguard Staff
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Even fantasy and science fiction writers need to research their topics, not only to sound realistic but also to achieve a realism that helps attach the reader to whatever world is being created. George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, based most of the series’ feudal system, food and language on the systems in place in Great Britain in the seventh, eight and ninth centuries. For my part, I’ve been burying my nose in Pacific Northwest Native American and Celtic and Irish mythology, violinist jobs and music composition and terminology, Oregon Coast geography and seal and seal lion behavior. Using Lit Lift, an online novel-planning site, I can keep track of all my characters, major and minor, including their appearances, mannerisms, hobbies and occupations. I can also keep notes of the settings I’m using, as well as any major items or tools that will appear in the novel. My third and last piece of advice is to write.
As author Neil Gaiman said, “Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.” There’s only so much you can plan and ponder; there comes a time when you need to sit down and write the words out. Writing is not for everyone. Some people want to spend their summers outside, getting a tan, being social and going camping. But, then again, you could join me in attempting to write a novel in 31 days. I’ll be chronicling my adventures here and via Twitter at Jessica Miller @Coffeejunkie14.
Tips on writing and Camp NaNoWriMo information can be found at: campnanowrimo.org/en nanowrimo.org/en litlift.com mentalfloss.com/article/50759/11-gaiman-quotes-writing
A lovely nightmare Exploring the works of Portland’s Casstronaut Tamara Alazri Vanguard Staff
Cassie Meder, an artist working under the name Casstronaut, is a 22-year-old self-taught filmmaker whose dark and ethereal works represent an underlying distortion of religion, psychology and philosophy. In her films, she encapsulates cinematic storytelling with a dark, demonic approach that breaks away from traditional moviemaking. She describes the style of her films as a cross between confrontational and haunting. Meder began experimenting with film at the age of 15 when her dad purchased a video camera for her. She explored a multitude of creative avenues as a youth, and turned to film as a way to communicate and connect. “I used film to entertain myself and communicate—to make up for my lack of friends. I was able to say what I needed to say without sitting down with someone,” Meder said. Meder is a bit of a one-man show, handling the writing, directing and editing of her films, which, for one person, can be an enormous amount of work. Each of her films is approximately five minutes long, requiring extensive planning and taking weeks, sometimes even months, of preparation. “I sort of do it all. I like to do all the planning, from scriptwriting to directing to editing,” Meder said. Tollis Peccata is one of her favorite projects to date. The short, conceptual film is both obscure and romantic, and depicts a young girl in an Oregon forest. The short seems to mix religious
themes as the girl discovers she’s covered in a dewy, black bloodstain that slowly molds into a cross. “It’s a very blatant and confronting film that I shot on a very nasty day during winter a couple years ago,” Meder said. “Many of my films tie back to religious elements, but they’re not necessarily about Christianity.” She does a lot of the work solo, but collaboration is also common in her work. She worked with Portland costume and bridal designer Holly Stadler on Secrets, a 2012 fashion documentary, which she edited. In typical Casstronaut style, music played a vital role in the themes of the video. Meder aims to outdo herself with her unique style and music selection. “I generally look for something that fits the mood and will also coincide with how I edit it. I have a composer in Sweden who helps me out from time to time as well,” Meder said. Currently, Meder is collaborating with Portland-based photographer Kindra Nikole, describing the project as one of the more challenging she’s worked on. Both combine their photography and film expertise to create a unique means of storytelling. The project began with a series of photographs by Nikole that Meder created a film around. There have been complications along the way. Meder explained that time and distance ended up creating several problems during the collaborative filming process. “With the distance between us nearing three hours, along with my constant traveling up and down the West Coast, it made it difficult for us to make time to travel to one another. When we did make the time, everything that could possibly go wrong during our shoot happened at least twice. We probably shot each scene three different times as a result
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lana Nymon stars in Cassie Meder’s short film, Tollis Peccata.
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of multiple complications,” Meder said. “It worked out for the best, and the film ended up being this kind of abstract interpretation of the constant battles artists have to face.” Living and working in Portland, Meder has embedded herself in the city’s art community. It only makes sense that the artist and the city have had an impact on each other. “I’m very thankful that I started out here in Portland. Everyone is so excited about
creating. It’s a very contagious bug,” Meder said. “I can’t say that the physical city of Portland directly influences my work, but I can say that I’ve taken advantage of the great community and the attitude here.” Meder has become an inspiration to many young, aspiring filmmakers, proving you don’t need a lot of money to create something beautiful just as long as you have perseverance and a unique vision.
From Portland, Oregon, to Cambridge, England. From Portland State to the University of Cambridge. From a Northwest summer to an English summer. What will I find? First, let’s examine how this trip is even possible. I became aware of the opportunity via PSU’s online study abroad portal. I have always wanted to go to England and attend a historical and prestigious school such as Cambridge. I endeavored to look into this further after hearing about a friend who was able to go on a European tour through the university he attends. The extensive process included the typical application documents, references, essays, meetings and so on. That began in February of this year. From there, I met with my study abroad adviser for final verifications. Then, there was the wait to be approved by a second study abroad adviser. After that, I had to be accepted by Cambridge itself. So I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, on March 21, I received the phone call. I had been accepted to study abroad at the University of Cambridge in England! Literary editor, writer and public speaker: these are the trades I’ve recently been involved in. I am majoring in communication with a minor in writing, though my true academic pursuit is creative writing. My goal is to paint a window to the world using words. This world is the canvas and humanity is the masterpiece, and that is what I write about. The courses I will be taking while abroad are “Supervision in Creative Writing,” “Film and Theater Journalism” and “Literary London.” The first of these allows for one-on-one instruction in writing from a Cambridge faculty member who is also an established writer. This opportunity to experience England, attend the university and work with the Cambridge faculty is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I look forward to sharing with you the experience of fulfilling a dream. Now, I leave behind Portland: a city of weird architecture, strange people (who are proud of that fact) and multiple avenues for artistic expression. Portland is a city abuzz with creativity and creative energy. There are those who walk through the streets dancing to the music thrumming through their headsets or simply roaring in their own minds. Diversity is a part of the city’s culture, and there are people here from all over the world, from many different walks of life and diverse preferences and beliefs and arts. As in any city, depth is found in the people who roam it. I look forward to finding the differences between Portland’s culture and that of England. I fly out tonight at 6 p.m. I am ready for this. Cambridge. Who would have thought? I invite you to join me on this journey through the series of articles that I will be writing. Learn with me about the culture that England offers: the food, the dress, the environment and the people. I invite you to explore with me the diversity of our world as I travel to another side of it. Fare thee well, Portland, I’ll see you soon. We’ll keep in touch.
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The hole truth A tourist-free guide to Portland doughnuts Blake Hickman Vanguard Staff
There are two simple truths that some Portlanders seem too scared to admit: 1. Portlandia isn’t funny, and 2. Voodoo Doughnuts might be the worst place in the city to get doughnuts. We’ve all seen it. You’re walking up Burnside and a long line of tourists (from far-off locales like Camas and Lake Oswego) are waiting for subpar doughnuts like it’s the premiere of The Phantom Menace. The truth is, when you look behind the veneer of phallic shapes and stale cereal the doughnuts themselves just aren’t that great. Barely above grocery-store quality. Granted, the Eastside location (1501 NE Davis St.) is open late and is usually free of tourists. Still, there are many more Portland doughnut slingers worth your attention and hard-earned cash.
1. Coco Donuts
(709 SW 17th Ave., 814 SW Sixth Ave., 2735 NE Broadway) Coco Donuts has quietly built an empire of adorable doughnut shops with solid doughnuts, great coffee and friendly service. The Staples: With the doughnuts divided into raised and cake categories, it’s easy to find old favorites. The maple bars are excellent, probably the best in the city. Cake doughnuts, like crowns, are delicious, but more substantial crafts such as buttermilk bars can be a bit dry.
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honey-and-sea-salt. The key to Pip’s success is freshness, as doughnuts are made only after they’re ordered. Pip’s mini doughnuts are light and airy with just the perfect amount of crunch. The Unique: They serve a Nutella cream doughnut after 4 p.m. that looks heavenly.
4. Donuts Plus The Unique: The namesake Cocoa Donut is manna from heaven for the chocolate lover. Coco’s take on the apple fritter is a traditional knotted dough creation with a more subtle hint of apple than its competitors.
2. Sesame Donuts (6990 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.) Sesame Donuts is a purveyor of doughnuts at their most decadent. The Staples: If stuffed doughnuts are your thing, then make ye way to Sesame Donuts. Bavarian cream, Boston cream, coconut cream, vanilla cream and various kinds of jelly doughnuts are on offer. Sesame also has an excellent bear claw. The Unique: Doughnut ice cream sundaes. Yes, really. Imagine a warmed apple fritter topped with vanilla ice cream. Patrons are able to select a sundae from a list of suggested options or dream up their own creation.
3. Pip’s Original (4759 NE Fremont St.) This quaint doughnut shop nestled in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood captured my heart and taught me how to love doughnuts again. The Staples: Pip’s Original only has two kinds of raised mini doughnuts stocked regularly, a solid cinnamon-sugar and a divine
Grilled shrimp salad
(13500 NW Cornell Rd.) The Kim family has been making some of the best doughnuts available in the Portland area at Donuts Plus since 1992, and it shows. The Staples: Donuts Plus is simply unparalleled in this category, with classic apple fritters as big as your head and chewy, doughy maple bars. One glance at their slogan, “We know our P’s and Q’s about donuts from A to Z,” says it all. The Unique: The blueberry crown has whole pieces of blueberry and a delicate fruit flavor.
5. Blue Star Donuts (1237 SW Washington St.) The only shop on this list to have their pastry chef listed on the door, Blue Star serves up gourmet doughnuts in the heart of downtown. The Staples: Blue Star only serves doughnuts in exotic varieties, so those looking for a simple, old-fashioned crown will leave empty handed (and need to live a little). I was sad to see their fried chicken/doughnut combo had been discontinued, but I enjoyed my visit nonetheless. The Unique: A simply incredible array of flavor pairings. The coconut-cheesecake doughnut I tried came at the end of a long day of doughnut sampling, and it still managed to knock my socks off. This is in addition to more regular flavors like dulce de leche, blueberry bourbon basil and Valrhona Chocolate Crunch.
Ingredients 2 cups orzo pasta 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails removed 1 shallot, minced 4 green onions, chopped 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 1/2 English cucumber, chopped 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar Kosher salt Fresh ground peppercorns
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The perfect side dish for a summer potluck Kat Audick Vanguard Staff
Summer has finally returned, with potluck parties and backyard gatherings in tow. Time to flex your culinary muscles and break out some delicious dishes to help the good cheer thrive. Bring this succulent grilled shrimp dish to your next get-together and thrill your friends with its bright and savory flavors. If you’re headed to a barbecue, prep the salad beforehand and toss in the grilled shrimp fresh
off the rack once you’re at the party. If you don’t have access to a grill, simply saute shrimp with olive oil and garlic for about 3 minutes, until cooked through. Make this dish vegetarian by replacing grilled shrimp with juicy grilled yellow bell pepper. Fresh dill gives this salad a unique kick, but the herb isn’t for everyone. If you’re not a fan of dill, replace with 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves. If you’re making this dish beforehand, leave out the feta cheese and toss it in just before serving to prevent the crumbled pieces from disintegrating. This recipe is also delightful with chopped grilled chicken breast.
Instructions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add
orzo pasta and cook to package directions, stirring occasionally. Drain cooked pasta and toss in a medium bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent sticking. Mince garlic and toss with shrimp and 2 tablespoons of olive oil until thoroughly coated. Grill shrimp over medium heat about 1 1/2 minutes per side until opaque and cooked through. Remove shrimp from grill and allow to settle for 1 minute, then coarsely chop. Chop shallot, green onion, celery, dill, parsley and cucumber and toss with cooked orzo. Add grilled shrimp, feta, garbanzos, lemon zest and juice and red wine vinegar, and toss until combined. Season with salt, fresh pepper and additional olive oil to desired flavor. Garnish with parsley leaves, and serve warm or chilled.
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Crime Blotter for June 12–23 Stephanie Tshappat Vanguard Staff
June 12 Exclusion Montgomery Residence Hall
Sergeant Michael Anderson and Officer Chris Fischer contacted nonstudent Edward Panice going through a dumpster. Panice was issued an exclusion. Theft Millar Library, second floor computer lab
At 1:55 p.m., Officer Brian Rominger took a theft report from a student who stated his backpack was stolen between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. when he left it unattended. The victim located his backpack in the men’s restroom on the fourth floor but miscellaneous items were missing. Exclusion University Center Building, second floor student lounge
Officer David Baker received a report of a suspicious male sleeping in the area at 10:49 p.m. Baker contacted nonstudent David Scafidi and issued him an exclusion. June 13 Theft Cramer Hall, south side
Officer Brenton Chose received a report from a student whose bike was stolen between 4:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 14 Arrest Smith Memorial Student Union, first floor
At 6:16 p.m., Officer Baker contacted nonstudent Joseph Turner, who had a current exclusion. Turner was cited in lieu of arrest for criminal trespass II. June 15 Theft Park Blocks
Sergeant Robert McLeary took a report of a purse stolen during the Farmers Market from vendor Santina Telio at 11:37 a.m.
Ondine Residence Hall
At 1:56 a.m., officers Peter Ward, Schuurmans and Fischer contacted and excluded nonstudent Bryn Matthew Cumberland, the guest of a resident, when Cumberland refused to leave following an argument with the resident he was visiting.
Smith Memorial Student Union, loading bay
Honors Building, north side
Neuberger Hall/Smith Memorial Student Union
Officers Rominger and Shawn McKenzie contacted nonstudents Adnan Mohammad and Jacquelyn Anderberg for having open containers of alcohol at 10:28 a.m. Mohammad and Anderberg were issued exclusions.
Officer Jon Buck took a report from nonstudent Corey Stewart at 5:31 p.m., who said his bike and two locks were stolen from the bike stable on June 18 between 2 and 6 p.m.
June 21 Exclusion
Engineering Building, west side
At 12:20 p.m., officers Rominger and McKenzie contacted nonstudent Alan Zeigler, who had a current exclusion and was digging through a trash receptacle. Zeigler was cited in lieu of arrest for criminal trespass II.
Cramer Hall, fourth floor south alcove
June 17 Exclusion
Southwest Fourth Avenue and Hall Street
Officer Nichola Higbee took a report from a student who said her room was entered between 12:45 and 12:53 p.m. and her laptop, phone, wallet with her PSU ID and backpack were taken.
Officer McKenzie contacted nonstudent Jonothan Edwards at 9 a.m. for being in possession of found property and drug paraphernalia. Edwards was issued an exclusion.
Parking Structure 3
Blumel Residence Hall
At 7:37 p.m., officers Buck and Baker observed nonstudent Daniel Bittle exit the west entry/exit of Parking Structure 3. Bittle had a current exclusion and was cited for criminal trespass II.
At 9:27 a.m., officers Gregory Marks and Rominger took a report of a bike theft from a student who locked a bike on the bike rack at 1 p.m. on June 16 and returned at 8:45 a.m. on June 17 to find the bike gone. Unauthorized entry into motor vehicle/theft Parking Structure 1
Officer Rominger took a report from a student who stated her car was broken into between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The key lock on the driver’s-side door was punched out and multiple electronics and miscellaneous items were taken. June 18 Marijuana violation Stratford Residence Hall
Broadway Housing Building, north side
Marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia were seized from a student’s room by Officer Schuurmans at 10:46 p.m.
June 16 Exclusion
At 8:04 a.m., Officer Gary Smeltzer contacted nonstudent Mitchell McNamara, who was sleeping or passed out. McNamara was issued an exclusion. Montgomery Residence Hall
Officers Denae Murphy, Fischer, Jared Schuurmans and Chose received a report at 9:58 p.m. of two people dumpster diving. Officers contacted nonstudents Austin McGee and Courtney Robinson-Ellis, who both had current exclusions. McGee was arrested for criminal trespass II and Robinson-Ellis was arrested for criminal trespass II and attempted possession of a controlled substance.
At 5:26 p.m., officers Baker and Buck contacted nonstudents Shawna Derosier and Richard Nielson for trespassing. Derosier was arrested on an outstanding warrant and attempted unlawful possession of heroin.
June 22 Arrest
Officer Fischer arrested nonstudent Rives Robertson on two outstanding warrants at 7:09 p.m. June 23 Arrest Parking Structure 3, southwest corner
At 8:31 a.m., officers Rominger and Marks contacted nonstudent Todd J. Williams, who was sleeping in the area. Williams was arrested for criminal trespass II and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center. Criminal Mischief Smith Memorial Student Union
June 19 Theft
Sgt. Anderson located damaged and unsecured doors at 7:59 p.m.
University Place Hotel
Officer Murphy took a report of a coffeemaker being stolen from the housekeeping closet on the third floor by an unknown female subject.
Ondine Residence Hall
Officer Fischer contacted and excluded nonstudents Andrea Even and Michael Volta for sleeping in the hallway.
Class profile: ‘Personal Finance’ Gwen Shaw Vanguard Staff
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Each term, the School of Business Administration offers two or more sections of “Personal Finance,” a class currently taught by Brenda Eichelberger, instructor of management at Portland State. The class is open to any PSU student, and is even available to take as pass/no pass. There are no prerequisites for the class and it counts as a business elective for the majors that require it. Eichelberger believes that every student should take “Personal Finance,” and addressed concerns about the large number of students going into debt to get an education. “[Is education] a good investment? What kind of rate? How long will it take to pay that back?” Eichelberger asked. “I personally feel that it is an excellent investment,
and I feel that if you…complete your degree you’re going to get a better job over time—but you’ll have to extend your horizon over five years.” To look at the long-term timeline, Eichelberger has her class go to deathclock.com and livingto100.com to determine their life expectancy, and then track every penny that they spend for a month. “It is surprising how little we know about how much we spend, and even how much we make,” Eichelberger said. She has students project how much they will make and spend at the beginning of the month and then compare that with what they actually do. This allows students to see the “mystery spending,” as Eichelberger calls it, and ultimately try to turn that into mindful spending. The class has five main learning objectives: the
planning process, managing money, protecting oneself with insurance, managing investments, and retirement and estate planning. The term culminates with each student creating a financial plan, for which they put together a detailed plan that includes various worksheets, resumes, budgets and other key financial pieces created in class. This past spring term, one student wrote in his final project that his financial plan had always been similar to salmon. He explained that the fish know exactly where to go to spawn and never think about what they’re doing. “This is the best way to describe what my financial plan had been before this class. It became instinctual. I was battling the currents, swimming upstream. I worked hard to live. I only thought about the
next week—never the next year. And it wasn’t until I started the class that I ever thought about any future financial goals,” Eichelberger read from his paper. Eichelberger said she often hears from past students thanking her for what they learned in the class. Even when students thought they were doing well with their finances, the class taught them basic information that remains useful throughout life. Eichelberger also pointed out that many people in our society think talking about money is a bad thing, but that college actually provides a great opportunity to open the conversation and get people actively thinking about it. It also enables people to look at the big picture—at financial problems around the world—and what can be changed.
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Ride. The event is free, but donations will be taken and an ice cream social will follow at the Q Center on Mississippi Avenue. FREE
Portland Longshore History Tour
rehearsal, an onstage prompter, fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction. Come to Washington Park to experience a performance of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors that you will not soon forget. FREE
6:30–8:30 p.m. Skidmore Fountain SW First Avenue and Ankeny Street
USS Improvise—The Next Generation: The Musical!
If you want to learn more about the history of Portland and enjoy a beautiful bike tour at the same time, the Portland Longshore History Tour is the perfect event for you. Join fellow bike enthusiasts and history nerds for this unique Pedalpalooza event. For more information, visit shift2bikes.org. FREE
8 p.m. Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave.
Free Admission at Portland Art Museum 5–8 p.m. Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave.
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Enjoy Shakespeare the way you would have when it was new at the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival. Start off with a performance of The Comedy of Errors on June 29 at 2 p.m. in Washington Park.
Wednesday, June 26
Chinese Perceptions on Chinese Economic Development 6–7 p.m. Smith Memorial Student Union, room 294 1825 SW Broadway
Professor Xiangdong Chen of Beihang University in Beijing, China, offers a lecture on Chinese economic development and explains the contributing factors from the role of Foreign Direct Investment in China and the unique situation of the Chinese international balance of payment to the rising purchasing FREE power of the RMB.
OMSI Pedals Science: Outdoor School for Adults 5 p.m. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 1945 SE Water Ave.
Join OMSI and Pedalpalooza for an adult Outdoor School experience in the middle of downtown Portland. Bring your bike and meet in the parking just north of the museum around 5 p.m. to take off on a 10 mile loop around the city before returning to a very special OMSI After Dark experience, where you can learn to build your own survival shelter and other outdoor skills. 21+
Wednesday Night Swing 7:30 p.m. Bossanova Ballroom
Wednesday nights at the Bossanova Ballroom are taken over by the Portland Lindy Society, a nonprofit group that teaches people how to dance. Admission for the evening is $7 and it opens with a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. then moves on to open dance from 8:30–11:30 p.m. to conclude the night.
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Movies in the Parks Kick-Off 6:30 p.m. Peninsula Park 700 N Rosa Parks Way
June 27 is the kick-off date for Movies in the Parks, an event that lasts through the summer and spans various parks across Portland. The first movie to be shown will be Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Movies begin at dusk and beforehand you can enjoy live local music and free popcorn. All ages are welcome. FREE
Friday, June 28
Portland Historic Races 9 a.m. Portland International Raceway 1940 N Victory Blvd.
Classic car enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Portland International Raceway for the 2013 Portland Historic Races, where more than 250 historic race cars as well as more than 700 collector cars will be on display. Fans will have the chance to see these cars up close and meet with race industry legends. Admission ranges from $5–35 and discount tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting portlandhistorics.com/ tickets1.html.
Gayest Day of the Year Ride 2 p.m. Oregon Park NE Hoyt Street and 29th Avenue
The Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center invites bicyclists of all ages and orientations to join them at Oregon Park for a bike decorating party where you can learn about LGBTQ resources in and around Portland and jazz up your bike for the Gayest Day of the Year
On the fourth Friday of every month the Portland Art Museum offers free admission between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. For more information on the museum and what you can see displayed there, visit portlandartmuseum.org. FREE
Saturday, June 29
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors 2 p.m. Washington Park 400 SW Kingston Ave.
This festival is dedicated to bringing a style of performance to Portland that follows the same performance techniques used in Shakespeare’s own time, which means limited
Every Wednesday evening East Burn offers live Irish music and whiskey. There is no cover charge to enter the bar and guests will only be asked to pay for the price of their drinks. 21+
Hungover Brunch 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Swift Lounge 1932 NE Broadway
If you have had a rough weekend, Swift Lounge has the cure with a specialized menu designed for rejuvenation every Saturday and Sunday. The only cost is the price of food. 21+
7 p.m. East Burn 1800 E Burnside
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The Unscriptables, a local improvisational comedy group, invite you come see their “pay what you want” performance, where they will be improvising an entire Star Trekthemed musical, complete with full costumes and props. Each performance is different due to the nature of improv comedy, and you will be in for a truly unique experience when attending this show. For more information, visit theunscriptables.com.
Sunday, June 30
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Kawhi Leonard catches the inbounds pass with 20 seconds remaining in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and is fouled. He’s 21 years old and in his second season as a professional. The rangy swingman out of San Diego State has found a home with the San Antonio Spurs, coming into his own on a team that knows just what to do with his particular skill set. The Spurs have won four championships since Tim Duncan arrived in 1997; they have done so partly because Duncan is on the roster and mostly because head coach Gregg Popovich has spent the last 15 years collecting pieces like Leonard and figuring out exactly how they fit together to offer the best possible chance at success. Leonard is a versatile slasher and streaky long-range threat, with quick hands and tremendous defensive instincts. He has been a starter throughout the playoffs and has become a reliable scoring option for the Spurs, developing his inside-outside game on the fly to fill whatever role his team needs most on its way to the franchise’s first trip to the championship round since 2007. Leonard has been tasked in the finals with guarding LeBron James—the best player
Lebron james and the Miami Heat were pushed to the brink of elimination by a balanced San Antonio squad, coming through with a win in a legendary Game 6 and then closing out the championship at home on Thursday. of the last two decades—a service that he has performed capably and without reservation. His team is ahead three games to two over the defending champs and has a two-point lead on Miami’s home court when he is swatted by Mike Miller and sent to the line for a pair of free throws.
A four-point lead would all but seal the championship for San Antonio, finishing off one of the more remarkable upsets in recent finals history, an upset that seemed less like an upset as the series went on and one that could not have happened without Leonard. He settles in, breathes
deeply, exhales, taking his time, bending his knees, rocking in place, staying loose as he sizes up his first attempt. He finally lets the shot go and it looks good right up until the point when it rattles out of the rim to a howl of approval from the crowd at American Airlines Arena.
If Leonard’s internal organs have begun to liquefy he doesn’t show it. He just stares straight ahead like always, giving nothing away, glances around at his teammates, receives the ball for his second attempt and takes less time thinking before he sinks it. Spurs by three, but that’s as
close as they would get. What happened next was the rest of what was immediately (and rightly) identified as one of the greatest games ever played in the NBA—LeBron’s missed three, Chris Bosh’s offensive rebound, Ray Allen’s three from the corner that looked good all the way through and stayed that way. Overtime. Spurs by one. Heat by one. Heat by three. Game. The series wasn’t decided yet, but it sure felt like it was. The Spurs went back to the arena two days later, and they led Game 7 for stretches, and they had their chances, and their shooters went cold, and the turnovers piled up, and LeBron remembered that he was LeBron, and the Heat won their second straight NBA title 95-88. It was a fitting end to Miami’s season, one in which they reeled off a 27-game winning streak and finished with the NBA’s best record, one in which LeBron posted a stat line for the ages to become the most sensible unanimous MVP pick in history for anyone not writing for The Boston Globe. The Heat got the title they were supposed to get, and LeBron came through when Miami needed him, and the better team won. Simple—unless, of course, you watched it, because the better team also lost. It’s rare, but it happens now and then. It happened this year. Hell of a show.
Thorns battle to a draw on the road LeBlanc’s 7-save effort salvages a point for Portland Alex Moore Vanguard Staff
On Saturday night, the Portland Thorns traveled to New Jersey to take on Sky Blue FC. There was plenty on the line as the two squads came into the game tied for first place in the National Women’s Soccer League standings. Portland and Sky Blue FC have spent stretches of this season battling it out for that top spot, and each team was looking to break the deadlock at Yurcak Field. They’ll have to wait a bit longer, however, after a scoreless draw left the rivals exactly where they started. Although the Thorns couldn’t put together a win on the road, they came away from the game feeling as though they stole one from Sky Blue FC. Portland’s defense worked hard to stamp down numerous scoring chances for the home
team, but the Thorns were unable to take advantage of their own opportunities. “I think we were lucky to get out of the game with a point,” head coach Cindy Parlow Cone said. “Sky Blue is an outstanding team and showed it tonight.” Portland would not have gotten that point without an
“They’re a good team. They’re so organized defensively it’s hard to break them down.” Karina LeBlanc, Thorns goalkeeper
inspired performance from goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who had a season-high seven saves, including several big stops down the stretch. She faced a frenzied attack by Sky Blue FC in the closing minutes. “I just wanted that [final] whistle to come a little quicker,” LeBlanc said after the game. “Obviously, they’re at
home and want to push for the win. Once we got in that overtime when they had a lot of pressure I realized ‘Just hold up the ball and get a point.’ I don’t think we’ve played our best game against Sky Blue, but you have to give them credit. “They’re a good team,” she continued. “They’re so organized defensively it’s hard to break them down…But we have one more game against them this season. That’s the time we have to try to figure it out.” That last matchup with Sky Blue FC will come just over a month from now as the Thorns are scheduled to host their toughest competitor on July 31 in a game that could prove to be crucial in the final push toward first place. In the meantime, Portland will try to extend their unbeaten streak to four games as they take on FC Kansas City at Shawnee Mission District Stadium on Sunday. They’ll get some help from the home crowd after that, with five of their next six games scheduled at Jeld-Wen Field.
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Karina Leblanc, right, saved the day for Portland, holding her ground against an aggressive attack by Sky Blue FC.
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Timbers tame Rapids to earn share of 1st place Portland extends franchisebest unbeaten streak to 15 games Matt Deems Vanguard Staff
The Portland Timbers took to the pitch on Sunday for their second meeting with the Colorado Rapids this season. After a 2-2 draw back on March 30 in Colorado, the Timbers got a chance to better that result with their home fans behind them at Jeld-Wen Field. Portland was riding a 14-game unbeaten streak and coming off a draw with the back-to-back MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy. That result lifted the Timbers into a tie for the second spot in the Western Conference, but the team was clearly hungry for more as they took down the Rapids 3-0 and made it 15 unbeaten in a row to move into a tie with Real Salt Lake for first place overall in the MLS standings. As anticipated, the Timbers Army greeted the Rapids to the turf with a shower of boos and chants. Portland midfielder Rodney Wallace jumped back
into the starting lineup after returning from international duty with the Costa Rican national team and defender Ryan Miller got his third start of the season, playing in place of the injured Michael Harrington. Just 45 seconds into regulation, the Rapids went on the attack, sending Timbers goalie Donovan Ricketts diving to the turf to thwart an attempt on goal. Colorado launched a second shot at Ricketts 20 seconds later that required another quick reaction, setting the tone for the game in the early going. Both attempts were just wide of the right goal post, but the Timbers were put on notice that the Rapids had come with the intention of spoiling Portland’s march up the standings. The Timbers regrouped from the onslaught in the opening minutes to break through against a motivated Colorado squad in the 12th minute. Portland opened up the scoring when Will Johnson took the restart ball and passed it to Wallace, who booted a cross into the Rapid box that hit Frederic Piquionne in stride, and Piquionne took advantage of the opening with a header
over the top of Colorado goalie Clinton Irwin. It was the 100th goal in franchise history and Piquionne’s first in MLS play. Portland continued to work for opportunities against the Rapids defense, and their efforts were rewarded with a goal by Will Johnson on the counterattack in the 45th minute. “It was a great little ball from Rodney,” Johnson said. “He saw me—I was making a late run from midfield. I figured he would slide it at my feet. I just chipped it up in the air and volleyed it with the left. You don’t know if you’re capable of something like that until you try it.” The second half was a back-and-forth battle until the Timbers’ control of possession finally paid off. At the 84th mark, midfielder Ben Zemanski drove into the middle of the Rapids’ box and then tapped the ball over to Wallace, who hit a cross that was finished by Ryan Johnson to seal the game for Portland. Wallace notched his third assist of the match on the score, tying him for second in the MLS. With the team now sitting at the top of the standings alongside Real Salt Lake, head coach
A split decision at the end of a boxing match is among the most controversial outcomes in any sport. Unlike an overtime period in basketball or a tennis match that comes down to a tiebreaker in the last set— adaptations that allow a contest to stretch beyond the finish line in order to determine a clear winner—there is no extra time in boxing. When the final bell rings out, a victor must be crowned, no matter how close the bout happened to be up to that point. It certainly doesn’t help that the decision is determined by a panel of judges who, in the absence of a knockout, are left to consider a wide range of dangerously abstract criteria like command of the ring, sharpness of the punches and general aggression when forming their assessments. It is a system that has been widely criticized throughout the years as questions of bias and corruption inevitably arise whenever an unpopular decision is handed down. And,
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Rodney wallace assisted on all three Timber’s goals on Sunday as Portland rolled to a victory on the road. Caleb Porter was quick to put the accomplishment in perspective. “That was a very professional performance today,” Porter said. “Obviously, we’re pleased to be…where we are, with 30 points at the top of the table. But we’re only halfway through. It feels great but, as I told the guys, we have a long way to go. And what’s scary about this team is we’re just scratching the surface.”
“Now, I think it gets even tougher,” Will Johnson said. “No more flying under the radar. We’re going to get everybody’s best now.” The Timbers move on to play FC Dallas in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup at FC Dallas Stadium tonight, followed by an international friendly against Club Atletico Monarcas Morelia at JeldWen Field on July 3.
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adrien broner, left, faced a tough challenge against Paulie Malignaggi but turned in a convincing performance in his welterweight debut.
Cincinnati showman claims title in welterweight debut unfortunately, results like these aren’t especially uncommon—Timothy Bradley’s highly controversial split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao last June, a decision considered by many to be one of the worst in boxing history, immediately comes to mind. Every now and then, however, an exceptionally close fight can still produce a consensus winner, and Saturday’s highly entertaining welterweight championship bout between rising star Adrien Broner and resurgent titleist Paulie Malignaggi went into the books relatively free of controversy. At just 23 years old, Broner came into the match looking to make his mark on a third weight class, having already won titles at junior lightweight and lightweight on the way to a 26-0 record. He is viewed by many in the boxing community as the heir apparent to another undefeated champion—the legendary (and legendarily brash) Floyd Mayweather. Like Floyd, Broner’s talent has translated well to heavier weight classes. And, like Floyd, Broner has
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a predilection for trash talk that sometimes threatens to overshadow his virtuosity in the ring. Broner moved up two weight classes for the opportunity to square off against Malignaggi, the Brooklyn native who was fighting in his own backyard at the Barclays Center, and the bout was expected to be an excellent test for both fighters. It more than lived up to the hype. The Cincinnati phenom faced a tough task against the slick and speedy Malignaggi, but his confidence was never in doubt. Though he threw about 300 fewer punches than his opponent, Broner spent most of the fight advancing on the older Malignaggi, connecting with an array of well-timed jabs and combinations and wasting
no opportunity to taunt the WBA champ. After 12 gritty and grueling rounds, Broner was declared the winner on the split, with scores of 117-111 and 115-113 going in his favor, while one judge scored it 115-113 for Malignaggi. Broner concluded his post-fight interview in a fashion that spectators have come to expect of him, declaring, “I came into town, and I got his belt and his girl.” It will be interesting to see where Broner goes from here. Though he turned in an impressive performance and was the better fighter according to two out of three judges and the majority of the audience, Broner’s display was not nearly as dominant as expected against an opponent who is known for his durability, exceptional
footwork and finesse, but who is also a comparatively weak puncher. Broner was able to throw sparingly because the punches that landed—a stellar 47 percent overall—were powerful and damaging, and he didn’t have to worry as much about the power coming back at him. In the end, however, the newly crowned welterweight titleist got what he came for: his 27th win in a challenging transition fight against a seasoned pro. Broner appears to be well on his way to the level of acclaim that he is already convinced he deserves. He’ll need to continue to improve against quality opposition but, for now, his argument is a solid one. After all, a split decision victory counts just as much as any other.
MLS U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals
@ Timbers @ FC Dallas FC Dallas Stadium 6 p.m. Forecast: high of 96 degrees, sunny
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@ Thorns @ FC Kansas City Shawnee Mission District Stadium 1:10 p.m. Forecast: high of 80 degrees, mostly sunny