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Portland State students attending classes this September can expect to pay a $230 student health fee, up $40 from last year’s amount. The fee goes toward a basic insurance plan with a maximum of $7,500 in coverage per accident and gives students access to the university’s Student Health and Counseling Center (SHAC). The $40 increase is the result of rising costs required to insure the approximately 28,000 students attending PSU, according to SHAC director Dana Tasson. At the same time that students assigned to SHAC’s basic plan will pay more, voluntary members of the supplemental insurance plan— which provides an additional
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t a July 19 rally, Portland State President Wim Wiewel aligned with the U.S. Student Association and several other university presidents and chancellors to meet
with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and advocate for the Pell Grant. As of press time, the D.C. office of Rep. Earl Blumeneur (D-Ore) confirmed that the unnumbered debt-reduction bill drafted in the Senate by majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) is expected to pass Monday night through Congress, putting $17 billion toward Pell Grants over the next two years. However, Pell Grants are under fire and are just one
program in the hot seat: the debate in Washington surrounding the debt ceiling has divided party lines on many issues, from defense spending to entitlements. Leaders of many programs are unsure where the axe will fall. Eight and a half million undergraduates nationally received federal Pell Grants last year, many from families with incomes under $30,000 a year. At PSU, more than 8,600 students rely on financial aid to enroll.
Many of the ralliers in Washington hailed from universities with high Hispanic and African—American populations communities likely to be hit hard by a blow to Pell funds, said Wiewel. Victor Sanchez, a recent graduate of the University of California–Santa Cruz and the vice president of the U.S. Student Association, told lawmakers what Pell Grants mean to minority students. “For many it’s the beacon of hope; it’s what we have to
Using tubes, rafts, kayaks and other human-powered vessels, a crowd sallied across the Willamette River last Sunday, July 31 in the first ever Big Float. The crossing was hosted by nonprofit Willamette Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to the restoration of this once-clean body of water. Registration—$5—was open to all ages.
Government conference coming this fall
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The 2nd annual International Conference on Government Performance, Management and Leadership: Toward Sustainable Solutions will be held at Portland State this Oct. 1–2. The first conference happened two years ago at Lanzhou University in China, according to Ron Tammen, the director of the Urban and Public Affairs department in the School of Government. People from all over the world came to the conference with the goal of examining ideas of SEE CONFERENCE ON PAGE 3
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stay in school, it’s what we have to keep us going and it’s what we have to make sure we reach that end goal,” said Sanchez. But many House freshmen liken Pell Grants to welfare. Rep. Denny Rehberg (RMont) told Blog Talk Radio this April, “So you can go to college on Pell Grants—maybe I should not be telling anybody this because it’s turning out to be the welfare of the
Nearly 2,000 participants “took out” from the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge in celebration of the river and its future while the last day of the Oregon Brewers Festival proceeded across the way at Waterfront Park. The Big Float after-party included food carts, exhibits, live music and a beer garden.
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Tom Potiowsky announces return to PSU Oregon economist and PSU leader will leave state post this September and resume campus career Vanguard staff
Oregon state economist Tom Potiowsky has decided to resign mid-September and return to Portland State, where he’ll serve as the chair of the department of economics and director of the Northwest In-
stitute of Applied Economics. Potiowsky’s 2007–11 term was preceded by his initial term as state economist from 1999 to 2006 when he was on leave from his job at PSU as economics chair. Between 2006 and his second term,
he served at PSU again for fifteen months. “I’m excited by how I’ve seen changes at Portland State occur and also the prospects of a newly formed applied-economics research center,” Potiowsky said when he announced his decision last Wednesday, July 27. “It’s kind of getting back to my home base.” He added that he expects he’ll continue to be involved in the state’s economy through the advising function of the Northwest Institute.
Tom Potiowsky Governor Kitzhaber issued a statement shortly after Potiowsky’s announcement.
“We appreciate Tom’s years of service. We will miss him,” he said. “Tom brought exceptional expertise, integrity and authority to his job, which has been particularly valuable in navigating our state’s recovery.” Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services will begin the process of searching for Potiowski’s this August. Oregon Education Association senior economist Mark McMullen will serve as the interim state economist when Potiowsky leaves Sept. 15. ■
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Nicole Babnick, a Portland State graduate and a junior at Barry University School of Law, is skeptical as to whether her education will be worth the cost. “Yes, law schools make a lot of money on students,” Babnick said. “They also provide students with a valuable graduate degree. The problem is that the degree isn’t worth as much as it used to be worth, but students are still paying the higher tuition.” Legal degrees have steadily become more expensive since 1988, rising four times faster than college tuition, according to statistics released in early 2010 by The National Center for Education Statistics. At the same time, law school admissions have also risen 19 percent in the last 10 years, according to the Law School Admissions Council. The law profession showed a 2.7 percent unemployment rate in 2010, with median salaries sitting at $68,500 nine months after employee graduation. But Babnick says these statistics are flawed. “The income listed in usu-
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ally the mean or average, which helps hide the fact that the median graduate is earning much less. This is because the few high-earning graduates’ incomes serve as outliers and raise the mean income to a level that most students are simply not earning.” Tuition at Babnick’s program, Barry School of Law, has been raised by $9,030. Babnick receives a 75 percent scholarship from Barry Law for being in the top 10 percent of her class— a lucky and unusual spot. “Being in the top 10 percent or even top 5 percent of the law school class is only available to a small number of students,” Babnick said. “Thus, the real cost of law school rises dramatically when average law–school students lose their scholarships after first year grades come out.” New York Law School (NYLS), ranked No. 135 by U.S. News, charges $46,460 annually for tuition—$1,000 more than Harvard Law School. Class sizes at NYLS also increased between 2000 and 2009 by 30 percent. “Can class size be increased without damaging quality?” asked Richard Masatar, dean at NYLS since 2000, in a 1996 Florida Law Review article. “Can class size be increased without assurances that jobs will be available for the increased number of graduates?
Can class size be increased without also providing more staff, faculty, books and service? Increase class size? No!” Masatar, who’s decided to step down as dean this upcoming academic year of 2011– 2012, has openly criticized the business model of law schools. “We should shut the damn place down,” Masatar said in a 2009 conference of the Association of Law Schools, referring to programs that are centered around profit mentalities instead of student achievement. PSU senior Josh Tabak has been considering the law profession since he was 18. “I was still living in California, and during this time, Proposition 8 was occurring,” said Tabak. Proposition 8 was a California ballot proposal and constitutional amendment eliminating the right of same-sex couples to marry. It passed in November of 2008. “I was very involved in pvrotests, and law school seemed like a way for me to combat it beyond holding a sign with a clever slogan.” Tabak ideally wants to attend a prestigious law school that’s affordable at the same time. He said he’ll likely pay for tuition via loans and family help. According to Forbes magazine, the average law graduate is $100,000 in debt. “Piling law-school debt on
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Adams won’t run for re-election Portland Mayor Sam Adams announced early Friday in a PortlandOnline.com blog post that he won’t be seeking a second term as mayor. The post was titled “Portland’s future—and mine.” Adams discussed his mayoral accomplishments, including the employment of 2,000 people through the city’s first Economic Development Strategy, and said he reached his decision during a one-week ”staycation.” “I believe for me to win reelection as mayor, I would need to fundraise and campaign fulltime,” Adams wrote. “I have come to the conclusion that I have a choice: move this agenda forward, or campaign.” Adams underlined his commitment to his goals over his next 17 months in office.
“Each day—supported by my partner, Peter, and my family—I wake up feeling blessed to have the opportunity to serve as your mayor. It is, without a doubt, the best job in the world.”
Library laptops for rent The pilot phase of PSU Millar Library’s laptop-rental project is fully in effect this summer. Ten laptops are available for an initial period of three hours without renewal. Students can’t leave the building with the laptops. “There’s a real lack of computer-lab space on the campus and an increasing need,” said Michael Bowman, interim assistant university librarian. “We only have limited space and funds. This is a way for us to provide the ability for people to get online in a cost-efficient matter.” In September, 10 more laptops will be added to the supply. The program is based on a similar model launched at OSU, Bowman said.
ASPSU hosts open house today Today ASPSU will be hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. in their offices.
The open house is open to all students, but specifically for students who wish to become more involved with student government. The open house will include a number of activities including painting the windows of the office, a walk through of campus resources, and a number of “talk-back” sessions where students can have their questions answered by staff members. Donovan Powell, ASPSU publications director, expects the accusations of theft and misspending laid out in some recently printed fliers to come up in the “talk-back sessions.” The fliers, found in Vanguard news shelves around campus, include the newly copyrighted ASPSU seal and claim to be written by staff members. The fliers claim that ASPSU has been taking money from student fee money. In response to the claims, ASPSU has posted a breakdown of the student fee committee budget and spending on their website—showing that in reality ASPSU receives only about 1 percent of the total budget. Powell said that this year ASPSU plans to hold open houses every two to three weeks during the year to keep interested students involved.
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Following long term plans: Senior Josh Tabak wanted to attend law school since he was 18. top of undergraduate loans is a dangerous situation. Even with income-based repayment, these loans will follow students for the rest of their lives,” Babnick said. “This means that any and all student loans taken out must be repaid in full, a scary prospect when legal jobs are scarce and yielding lower salaries.” Robert Lockwood, Criminology and Criminal Justice professor at PSU, plans on coteaching a new hybrid class in the fall of 2011 with PSU graduate student Kimberly Kaiser. The class, Critical Skills for Legal Studies, will be geared toward pre-law students planning to attend law school. Lockwood recommended that students make a “knowing, voluntary and intelligent choice”—a favor-
ite phrase of his—whether to attend law school. He said that public messages aren’t telling prospective law students the true financial risks of law school. “It’s not so much whether there’s law jobs available. There are,” Lockwood said. “But the myth that law degrees are Willy Wonka golden tickets is a myth that needs to be discarded. Now, in a tight market, you need to focus on activities that enhance your job prospects…internships make a huge difference.” Lockwood said that the legal profession has taken an employment hit since 2008, but he believes that motivated students retain opportunities. ■
Global SlutWalk debuts in Oregon
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All genders in all kinds of outfits gathered at Portland's Terry Schrunk Plaza and marched last Sunday, July 31. The event was Oregon's first SlutWalk, a movement that began in Toronto after a police officer told women to stop dressing provocatively.
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National enrollment increase combines with recession to create more need for Pell Grants 21st century,” he said. “You can go to school, collect your Pell Grants, get food stamps, low-income energy assistance, Section 8 housing, and all of a sudden we find ourselves subsidizing people that don’t have to graduate from college.” The current maximum output for Pell Grants is $5,500, and according to Wiewel, reducing that cap is just one of the ways Republicans might cut funding. “Officials are looking to cut $11 billion in the Pell Grant budget. Cutting out summer Pell Grants, that’s done,” Wiewel said. “Now they’re talking about various options like reducing the maximum output, powering the maximum income and reducing the numbers of semesters and quarters to get Pell funding.” In a letter published by The Oregonian, Wiewel stated that many Congress members believe cuts can be offset by state aid, a move he sees as shortsighted. “Unlike the federal government, which can run a deficit, states cannot. Virtually every state in this country has seen its revenues decline or be stagnant while their expenses go up,” Wiewel told the Vanguard. “The idea that
“If we can’t educate people, we have the risk that the younger generation is less educated than the older generation—we are now, for the first time, faced with that prospect.”
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states can find new money or provide more financial aid for students—that is just passing the buck, quite frankly.” Pell Grants don’t cover college tuition in full, and the national increase in college enrollment coupled with a stillactive recession has created a rise in Pell Grant numbers. In the past ten years, the number of Pell Grants awarded has grown from 7.5 to 32 million. Senator Jeff Merkley (DOre) has been lending his support along with Wiewel to advocacy efforts. “Trying to fix our budget problems by cutting Pell Grants is like trying to reduce
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Mayor Sam Adams will likely attend the conference, Tammen said “performance management and leadership” in governments internationally. Essentially, this theme means taking a look at how governments can be more efficient in creating new and better ways to measure accomplishments, Tammen said. In October, the conference theme will be just slightly different. The two-day event will address performance management and sustainable leadership—appropriately, given the greenness of Portland. “All countries have governments, and all want to improve the capabilities of their governments to provide resources to their people,” Tammen said. “We used to call it ‘benchmarking government programs’ in Oregon. Many of these Chinese and Japanese government programs have come to us to advise them how to do this.” Tammen said that his office expects 100 to 150 people to attend the event. Seventy-five of the attendees will likely be international scholars, predominantly from Asian countries including China, Japan and Vietnam. Tammen made the point that the U.S. idea of a “bottomup” society run by a central government acting on the needs of local governments is new to most of the world. Most countries worldwide
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feature a “central government which gives orders to local governments,” Tammen said. These countries are “recognizing they have to be bottom up as well,” because if the local people and governments don’t support a program, it won’t be effective.” In addition to looking at the power structure of government, the conference will also examine how to make government more efficient. Doug Morgan, professor and director of the Executive Leadership Institute, explained the need for efficient government from the perspective of a hypothetical financialaid student: “Let’s say you’re a student and have financial aid,” Morgan said. “Instead of using a debit card, you have to go down to the counter of the financial aid office to manage your aid.” He also added that simply looking at the advances in banking is a great example of what the scholars at the conference are trying to promote within governments around the world. When governmental systems are efficient, resources can be used more effectively and more people ultimately benefit from programs, according to Morgan. “The changing role of government and leadership are
Leader and ally PSU President Wim Wiewel said Pell Grants are a long-term economic investment. health-care costs by not paying for immunizations,” he said. “Education is essential to the success of our children and the success of our broader economy. We need to increase the opportunity for our students to attend college or trade schools, not destroy that opportunity.” Leaders advocating for Pell Grants, including Wiewel, see programs like Pell as a crucial investment in the long-term growth of the economy. “It’s an issue of economic development,” Wiewel said. “If we can’t educate people, we have the risk that the younger
generation is less educated than the older generation— we are now, for the first time, faced with that prospect. I absolutely believe that education is both key to economic prosperity and to social justice and equality.” Debt-reduction talks in D.C. have resulted in the creation of a bi-partisan committee that will determine end-of-year spending cuts. If an agreement can’t be reached, a “trigger” will automatically enact cuts across the board, with roughly 50 percent taken from defense funds. ■
This September, a group of PSU students will head to Turrialba, Costa Rica, to engage in a service-learning capstone. They’ll perform social work while learning about Costa Rican culture and studying Spanish. The students took courses throughout this spring and summer to prepare for the trip, meeting with each other to discuss the history of Costa Rica and current events. “This summer, they are continuing with some self-paced preparation, including reading articles, practicing Spanish and corresponding with their service sites,” said Jenna Padbury, the professor who leads the class. Students will have their choice of service locations and activities, from playing with children at Hogar Infantil—a public orphanage—to teaching English to elementary or highschool students. They also can choose to work on organic
farms in order to learn about sustainable farming practices. Owen Dailey, the founder of an international elementary school, started the capstone course after many years of experience as a school principal. Dailey was himself raised in Costa Rica. Dailey says that he’s “passionate about how people learn and discerning what types of organization encourage people to their very best,” his impetus for starting the course. The trip will be a learning experience for the PSU students and a social benefit for the people in Costa Rica, according to participants. Course objectives include increasing students’ understanding of another culture, exploring the ethics of tourism and elements of international development and enhancing students’ appreciation of diversity “through travel and service in a cross-cultural setting.” “This is a culminating capstone course,” said Padbury, “so its purpose is to bring students from across the university together for a shared community-based learning experience.” Students will leave Sept. 11 and return Sept. 17. ■
Coordinating international attentance Phil Kiesling is the director of the PSU Center for Public Service and the lead planner behind October's International Conference.
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a result of transformations that are occurring across the globe,” Morgan said. “Government is being rethought.” The question is “which of these [innovations] can be transferred from one country to another,” Tammen said. “Governments for the last ten years have been rethinking the relationship between the central, local and intermediate level of government. More and more responsibility is being put along on governments, but not necessarily the resources to meet the needs of the citizens.” Phil Keisling, the main coordinator of the conference
and the director of the Center for Public Service in the School of Government and Urban and Public Affairs, said that the event aims to answer the over-arching question of “how do you make government perform better in a sustainable way?” “I think this is a really big step forward at PSU and the Hatfield school toward being a center for research innovation and the measuring of performance that leads to sustainable solutions,” Keisling said. Keisling explained that because conferences like October’s event tend to be large
and involved, there’ll be three or four simultaneous “tracks” of panels and paper presentations taking place over the course of two days. Additionally, because of the large number of international scholars attending the conference, many of the tracks will include simultaneous translations. A few days prior to the conference, PSU is hosting a symposium in tribute to the distinguished career of Morgan, Tammen said. The symposium, a preview of the main conference, will feature various scholars presenting papers that relate to
Morgan’s research. Morgan and Bruce Gilley, assistant professor in the Political Science department, will be teaching a class surrounding the conference, Tammen continued. Students will study the ideas being brought to the conference beforehand, attend the conference and then continue studying the ideas presented there. Additionally, Tammen said that both PSU President Wim Wiewel and Mayor Sam Adams are playing a part in the conference—possibly welcoming and addressing the attending scholars. ■
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Manning up about contraception New male birth control could level the field KALI SIMMONS For years, women have been given the responsibility of taking their birth control. Currently, all forms of birth control, except condoms or vasectomies, are designed for female use only. Forms of male birth control have been discussed and developed, but many are still undergoing testing due to the potential side effects of hormone-based solutions. Now, a doctor in India has developed a new form of birth control for men. The method has been used on humans, but is still considered experimental. The procedure is known as Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance (RISUG). The procedure starts out like a normal vasectomy, but instead of cutting, the doctor injects a polymer into the vas deferens, which causes the sperm that travel through the tube to be chemically altered, rendering them unable to impregnate a woman. If approved, the results could be revolutionary. The procedure is effective for up to 10 years, and it is completely reversible, with no hormonal injections required. Not only would it eliminate the need for vasectomies, which are a considerably more compli-
cated surgical procedure, but it would also allow men to take responsibility when it comes to reproductive decisions. Currently, 28 percent of women who use contraceptives use the pill, according to research by the Guttmacher Institute (GI). This is closely followed by the 27 percent who have used the permanent method of tubal ligation, rendering them completely infertile. “Of the 2.9 million teenage women who use contraceptives, 54 percent—more than 1.5 million women—rely on the pill,” states the GI’s website. The politics of birth control have always been skewed. Margaret Sanger, the controversial figure who began what we now know as Planned Parenthood, envisioned a “magic pill” that could prevent pregnancy for women all the way back in 1912. When the “pill” was introduced to women in 1954 in a series of clinical trials, the side effects were mostly unknown. During the testing phase, women were told that instead of taking a contraceptive, they were undergoing tests to help them conceive. The pill was also taken to Puerto Rico and given to women who were considered “poor and uneducated.” Three women died during this testing period, yet no investigation was made into their deaths. Progestin, a hormone which is still used in birth control today, had not been extensively researched. Es-
trogen was also added to the birth control pills. The amounts of hormones used in the pills were hundreds of times the doses used in today’s contraceptives. Unbeknownst to scientists then, estrogen, when taken for extended periods, can cause cancer. Additionally, there were many reports of blood clots, some of which turned out deadly, as well as a spectrum of other unpleasant side effects that many women on the pill today still face. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently added estrogen to its list of known cancer-causing agents. Estrogen increases the risk of
some types of cancers when taken consistently, putting women who are on birth control at risk. Other side effects of hormonal birth control methods include weight gain, mood swings, loss of sex drive, spotting, vomiting and nausea, breast tenderness, pain, headaches, changes in appetite and depression. It appears that the side effects can be very unpleasant, but a woman who chooses to use birth control is forced to deal with them. This new non-hormonal method would not only eliminate the risks women face when taking birth control, it would also equalize the gender politics at play. Currently,
if a woman wants to use a highly effective birth control method like the pill (which is reported to be over 90 percent effective), she must choose to submit herself to a plethora of side-effects. If men were allowed to make the choice to become responsible for birth control, not only would they be relieving women of these symptoms, but would also bear some of the burden. Those who are on the birth control pill know the stress of having to remember every single day to take their pill at the correct time. Those who use methods like Depo-Provera know the pain of having to be injected with hormones every
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three months. Those on the patch worry about whether or not it will remain fastened to their skin for the correct amount of time. This new form of birth control, if proven to be safe and effective, will hopefully reach U.S. shores within the next decade. Not only will it create equal ground for men and women when it comes to contraceptives, it will also create an environment where women won’t feel forced to subject themselves to hormones or surgery in order to feel protected against pregnancy. All of this stress has been placed on women. It’s time that the birth control burden was equally shared. ■
ELIZABETH BOMMARITO On May 24, American Indian family Johnny and Lisa Bonta, with their daughter and sonin-law, were attacked by neoNazi racist skinheads at a gas station in Fernley, Nevada. Johnny Bonta, a Paiute from the Reno Sparks Indian Colony, was pumping gas when he was confronted by a group of skinheads who immediately became aggressive with Bonta. Bonta tried to avoid the situation and got back into his car with his family and drove off. Bonta and his family were followed by the group, including one Jacob Cassell, who Bonta's son-in-law Shane Murray recognized as a former classmate and the son of the former Lynn County Sheriff Jim Cassell. The neo-Nazis had a baseball bat, crowbar and knives with which they attacked
Bonta and Murray. They also threatened that they knew where they lived and would rape their daughter, Alyssa. At one point Cassell told the family, amidst racial epithets, that when the police arrived, they would be the ones taken to jail, because of who his father was. And that is exactly what happened. Lisa Bonta, who avoided the worst of it, found out that her husband had been taken directly to jail, where he was denied medical attention. He was told that he would need to get “his Indian doctor,” if he wanted help. When a doctor from their community did come to the jail, he was denied access to Bonta. The whole ordeal has turned into a nightmare for the family, who says they have lost everything, including their home, since the attack. Four other families have discussed being harassed by neo-Nazis in the area to the Bonta's. Further FBI investigation is underway about the incident. For some, it is hard to believe that modern day fascism still exists. Many of us associate Nazism with something
An expression of one of the world’s most ancient cultures Joe Mantecon Vanguard staff
Next weekend, Portland State students will have the opportunity to experience some of the more vibrant aspects of modern Iranian culture. The 12tj annual Portland Iranian festival will be exhibiting the various forms of cuisine, music, dance, and games which lend the Iranian culture such depth. This is wonderful. Appreciation for the contributions of other cultures—especially in these politically tumultuous times—is essential to the growth of an integrated community. This sort of exposure is invaluable. The great Greek historian Herodotus, in his seminal work "Histories," wrote numerous times regarding what he found to be the peculiar yet fascinating customs of the
Persian Empire. A number of details of Persian culture (the apparent cultural taboo against spitting, for one) engaged his interest so thoroughly that, it seems, he believed it imperative that future generations remember them as well. Of course, what Herodotus wrote about the Persian culture has little pertinence to the Persia of today. The Achaemenid Empire with which he dealt was certainly not Islamic, nor would Islam enter into existence for another thousand years following his death. Though the majority of Herodotus’s writings on Persia are now apocryphal, the principle behind his views is relatively unchanged. Then, as now, Persia (Iran) was something of an enigma. In the days of Herodotus, the Persian Empire encompassed an immense swathe of the known world—some 45 to 50 percent of the global population at that point in history. Persia (hereafter referred to as Iran) no longer represents
the world beyond the Western one. It can, however, represent the world of Islam beyond the Western one. From a religious standpoint, Iran is unique in that it is a predominantly Shia Islam country, a major cultural rift that has separated the Iranian peoples from the rest of the Middle East since the time of the Safavids. Iran is also ethnically distinct amongst the Islamic countries of the Middle East, in that it is predominantly Turko-Persian, rather than Arab. This difference is reflected in everything from language to cuisine, to art and architecture. Indeed, to reference the two interchangeably is to incite offense on both sides. Historically, Iran has remained separate from the Arab Islamic world for longer than it has been connected. Arabization, though attempted, failed to leave a lasting impact on Iranian territories. Even as early as the ninth century, the Arab influence there had begun to subside.
Iran has been effectively an independent political entity since the time of the Mongols (1200s), and arguably several centuries earlier. The cultural evolution that followed along this divergent path is centuries in the making. It is my hope that the annual Portland Iranian Festival reflects a broader movement toward genuine cultural interest and acceptance (apart from mere “tolerance”) in new-millennial America. Such a movement is long overdue. Imagine, for example, the thought of Iran and the Iranian people conjuring up images of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, one of history’s greatest poets, rather than images of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Or perhaps images of the intricate, delicately rendered miniature paintings that grace the pages of the muraqqa calligraphy books, rather than a nefarious uranium-enrichment program. A great deal of good can come from such cultural outreach events, especially in the case of cultures and peoples
which, out of simple unfortunate circumstance, face an undeserved amount of hostility in the modern world. There is indeed hope for the future, as these efforts reveal. The greatest hope, though, is that this is merely the
first step. The 12th annual Portland Iranian Festival will take place Saturday, August 6, in the South Park Blocks from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Andisheh Center at 971-400-8268. ■
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Preparations for the 12th Annual Iranian Festival face a small setback.
A Formidable Program Millar Library’s new program beats out concerns illustration by susannah beckett
Hatred in our own backyards Fascism and white supremacy rear their heads out west
that died out after World War II. The truth is much more grim, and in fact modern day white supremacists groups comprise a startling percentage of domestic terrorist organizations worldwide, nationally and locally. For example, there are 11 organizations operating in Oregon under the ideology of neo-Nazi, racist skinhead, or white nationalism according to Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization that protects civil rights of marginalized people. Rose City Antifascists, a Portland group which educates and does investigation into neo-fascist activity, published in their literature, “Portland History in Review: A Hundred Little Hitlers,” that “from 1988 through 1993 Portland, Oregon was a center, if not the center of racist skinhead organizing in the United States.” More recent Northwest incidents include an attempted bombing of a MLK Day parade in Spokane, Wash., by a member of the National Alliance, Nazi graffiti at Portland's Irvington school, a member of
the National Socialist Party speaking at Clark College, and various musical tours that have included bands with a specific message of hate. How these organizations are able to operate and get away with existing is somewhat simple on the surface. From white nationalist political parties like the National Socialists to the way that racist skinheads create a youth subculture of music and fashion to spread their despicable agenda, modern day fascists find perfectly legal routes, protected by free speech and free enterprise, to protect their privilege. None of this seems to detract however from the fact that these organizations are nothing less than one of the most violent, menacing problems of our time. Whether you choose to look at the issue locally or globally, modern day fascism has bedfellows in high places and low ones, but the results are all the same: deadly. The failure of the state and the police to deal with neoNazi activity has resulted in some of the worst hate crimes known. Forty-nine percent of the hate crimes reported in the
United States are racially motivated, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This of course only represents the number of attacks that are reported, and cannot speak for the countless people harassed and victimized by racists in our state and country. Leniency on the part of the law to deal with this matter has resulted in anti-fascist activists to take matters into their own hands. This has sadly resulted in much bloodshed, including the deaths of two Russian anti-fascists, one from Prague, two from Nevada, and the shooting of antiracist skinhead Luke Querner in Portland, all since 2005. In the case of Lisa and Johnny Bonta and their family, some feel that in light of police involvement in the crime that the FBI might not be the best equipped to handle the situation, and worry about a conflict of interest. Jeremiah Bartlett, 22, a business major and Native American student group member at Portland State, thinks the Bureau of Indian Affairs also needs to be included in the process of investigating the attack.
“Law enforcement can be lenient toward each other,” Bartlett said. “The police have been hard on African Americans and the Irish before and throughout the course of American history, law enforcement has had a bias against minority groups.” Many wonder what can we do about neo-fascism if the police wont protect people from it. Education and teaching our children and ourselves is one of the best ways to purge the ignorance that fuels racism. We have to understand the socio-economic factors that contribute to the festering of racism in our communities and give racists the space to spread their agenda. Rose City Antifascist publishes up to date information on local activity, tools and resources on their website. Bartlett knows that, “If we as a society are going to go on and continue to prosper we need to go beyond the color of our skin and other differences to reach a common goal. That common goal is survival. We have to survive.” ■
JANIEVE SCHNABEL When people think of libraries, what comes to mind? Books? Journals? Dust and shelves and tables? How about laptop computers? Portland State’s Millar Library announced last month the availability of a new laptop checkout program for its students. Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like. A student can, like with any reference material, check out a laptop for use in the library, free of charge. The laptops are available for non-renewable checkout for
up to three hours at a time and are equipped with everything a student might need. Naturally, there have been concerns about the feasibility of such a program. However, it seems safe to say that these concerns are more or less covered in the design of the program itself. For example, many students are worried about the cost of the program. Student fees are already quite high, and with tuition increasing seemingly every term the question of where these funds are going is on everyone's minds. The laptop checkout program, however, is not taking up a huge amount of these fees. Outside of the costs of the laptops themselves—10 now, with 10 more to follow in fall term— the maintenance fees are rela-
tively low. It works out to less than a dollar per student. Another concern is that laptops are easily stolen. And with the volume of students who use PSU's computer resources, this is a valid concern. But the laptops are equipped with security strips like those on books that will alert library staff when one passes through the gates of the library. At this point, a library security student can retrieve it. And as the laptops themselves are checked out to individual students, it is easy to determine who is at fault for the loss of one. Concern over damage or destruction of these resources has also been voiced. It is potentially the most pressing question on many minds. But this circles back to the checkout procedure: Damage
done to the computers can be traced back to whomever was responsible, and as such the person in question can be charged for the repair or replacement. Still, concerns are concerns. And why move forward with the program when there are so many question marks and so little experience? The answer is simple: finances. The cost of implementing a laptop checkout program is significantly lower than that of adding more desktop computers to the campus. Outlets and ports would need to be installed, computers bought, space allotted and maintenance made available for new desktops. Laptops, however, can be used anywhere in the library. The biggest cost is acquisition.
They do not require constant connection to a power source and can access the student drives, printers and Internet wirelessly. Minimal maintenance is required for the laptops themselves, and late fees from returns will likely pay for this if necessary. Aside from acquisition fees this is a very affordable investment. The program was developed as a means of making technology available to all students on campus, according to Michael Bowmen, Interim Assistant University Librarian for Public Services. “There's a real lack of computer lab space on the campus and an increasing need,” he said. “We have limited space and funds. This is a way for us to provide the ability for people to get online in a cost-efficient manner.”
Portland State University isn’t the first college in Oregon to offer laptops for rental at the library. Both Oregon State University and Eastern Oregon University have been offering the service for some time. In fact, the PSU model was based off of OSU’s. Thus far, no schools offering this service have had trouble with theft, damage or destruction. In fact, the program is looked upon favorably at all universities utilizing it. This program is a great addition to the PSU library. Like those at OSU and many other schools in the U.S., the students and the library can really only benefit from such a program. ■
Viking Voice: Portland State was recently named the fifth most “hipster” university in America by the Huffington Post. Here are a few reactions about the designation from PSU students and staff: JANIEVE SCHNABEL/VANGUARD STAFF
Michael Zemel, biology sophomore: “Well, frankly, I’m surprised they’ve even heard of us.”
Joel Madrigal, environmental science junior: “I would argue, why isn’t it the first? I’d like to know what four other schools are supposed to be more hipster than us.”
Erica Scott, administrative assistant: “I actually think it’s pretty accurate. You kind of have to dig it. It’s a pretty urban college. If it puts us on the map, that’s a pretty good thing—for whatever the reason.”
ARTS & CULTURE • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • VANGUARD
VANGUARD • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • ARTS & CULTURE
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Bye-bye Paris, hello Rome!
Iorio earns its title as Best of Portland
Closing thoughts on Paris and crazy drivers in Rome in Nicholas Kula’s continuing European adventures
cozy and unpretentious. I immediately appreciated the decorators sense of humor, as right behind my table hung an oil painting of two refrigerators wandering the Italian countryside.
Portlands Best Chef Chris Thompson prepares handmade ravioli.
Kat Audick Vanguard staff
It is only on sporadic occasions that a single mouthful will make me react with a fullon face of foodie pleasure. One bite that can cause my eyes to roll back, shoulders to arch and an actual auditory reflex of “Mmmm.” I can honestly say, without question, that every dish ordered at Iorio created just such a reaction. Hearing the words “best restaurant” generally piques interest, but not without a heaping serving of skepticism on the side. Many factors come into play when comparing the cuisine of one restaurant against another. It’s even more intriguing when the decision is left up to an entire city of eaters instead of a select group of critics. So when Portland Citysearch chose Iorio as the best restaurant of 2010, I decided it was time to see what the hype was all about. From the outside, Iorio Italian restaurant is just a small window front, tucked in next to a comedy club and a bike shop along Hawthorne Boulevard. The dining area is warm,
Chef Thompson offers 10 percent off to customers with a PSU student ID
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Paris: in closing The handmade ravioli of the day was unbelievably good. The thick and tender raviolis, filled with an inspired concoction of smoked salmon, kale, caramelized onions and ricotta, were topped with a rosy tomato and cream sauce and surrounded by some sweet pesto oil. Never in my life have I experienced Italian food so full of surprising flavors. It really takes an imaginative palate to combine the smoky salmon with the sweet tang of onions and earthy kale, all brought together by creamy ricotta that can only be described as heavenly. Another notable choice is the slow roasted pork shoulder, braised in Madeira wine, served on top of a triangle of polenta and a variety of vegetables. The shredded pork was rich, hearty, succulent and practically melted in my
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mouth. Iorio’s dedication to using local organic produce and sustainable meats is evident in every fresh and lively plate. Mingling with the pork was a medley of savory green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, carrots and kale. It’s an entrée that practically incorporates the flavors of a complete farm, all delicately balanced and delicious. I did my best to save room and end the evening with a slice of chocolate mousse cake. It was moist, luscious, just the right amount of sweet,
and a decadent finale to one of the best meals I’ve had in Portland. It has been all too often that I shy away from dining out on Italian food, usually disappointed by dishes that are heavy, bland and predictable. Iorio has offered a reawakening, making me realize there are chefs such as Chris Thompson out there who carefully craft each of their menu items to absolute culinary perfection. As odd as it may be to point out a seemingly obvious trait,
the wait staff was attentive, personable and extremely knowledgeable about all of the marvelous food at Iorio—they were just the right amount of helpful. As a generous promotion, so that all of PSU can enjoy Iorio, Chef Thompson offers 10 percent off to customers with a PSU student ID. Iorio deserves nothing less than the highest stamp of approval, and I personally hope that as many Portlanders as possible get to experience their truly extraordinary food. ■
Iorio 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Open daily from 5 to 9 p.m. Show your PSU student ID and get 10 percent off
I reckon they ain’t from around these here parts Cowboys and Aliens lands on planet awesome
Mount up! Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig form an unlikely alliance in Cowboys and Aliens.
Richard D. Oxley Vanguard staff
Don’t you hate it when you wake up in the middle of nowhere, half naked and unable to remember exactly how you got there? There are many who would argue this is a sign of a really good night out and a great story to tell. But for Jake Lonergan, the story is just beginning. Not only doesn’t he remember where he is, he also can’t recall who he is or where he came from. To make matters worse, he’s bleeding and has some rather fancy jewelry weighing down his wrist that won’t come off. Oh, and he’s surrounded by three men pointing guns at him. As it turns out, that’s not too much of a problem for Jake after all. Cowboys and Aliens opens up by grabbing the audience’s attention with a mystery and it doesn’t let go until the very end. Stocked with an all-star cast and directed by Jon Favreau, it jumps from scene-to-scene without skip-
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ping a beat. There is always something interesting happening, and in turn, keeping you entertained. The film topped out the weekend box office tying sales with The Smurfs at $36.2 million and knocking Captain America out of first place. Apparently, all the western genre needed to revitalize it for a wide audience was aliens. But don’t be too fooled. This movie
is a western, boasting all the classic elements of the western world that audiences have loved watching on the big screen for decades. Over the course of the film Jake will encounter frontier towns, sheriffs, stagecoach robbers, Apache tribes and, of course, aliens. The aliens in the film are certainly out-of-this-world. They skirt the lines between scary and unique and just
being way too weird. They appear like six-limbed frogs armed with shark teeth that certainly can bring the scary when the scene demands it. Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the film is how good the acting is—particularly from Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. The gimmick of the film could have carried it to success alone, but Craig takes the character of Jake Lonergan
to an unexpected depth—especially for a tough and rigid outlaw. Harrison Ford also nails it as Woodrow Dolarhyde—aka Mr. Moneybags of the town. As odd as it sounds, I felt as if Ford put forth one of his best performances in recent time. While a film such as this stands to be ruined by attempting to stretch its premise into a sequel, you don’t want to say goodbye to these char-
acters as the credits roll. You wonder what happens next. As expected, there are a few moments of painfully cliché dialogue. So bad in fact that one has to wonder how such moments passed through each script writer, a director, editors, and so forth. I found myself hiding my eyes from the screen upon hearing it as if that could help. And then there are also a few overly dramatic and cheesy scenes that can be equally as difficult to digest—and yet I couldn’t look away. But hang in there. In the end, beyond any objections, viewers must ask themselves what the purpose of this film is and why they are watching it. Wouldn’t it be cool if cowboys fought aliens? The answer is yes. It is very cool. The film is simply fun and a damn good time. There is no need to over think it. Cowboys and Aliens manages to bring westerns to a broad audience that is likely to be pleased. ■
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After spending 19 days in Paris sharing a twin bed with my girlfriend, I have to say I’m glad to be out of there. The streets, although lovely, are entirely too cramped and clogged with tourists. Yes, I was among the masses, but I wasn’t part of the shove-everyone-out-of-the-way club. Even though I was in the 11th arrondissement (Parisian neighborhood), which is not a touristy district, the streets were overflowing with them. It seemed as if 75 percent of the people surrounding me spoke a language other than French. There are so many tourists, in fact, that Japanese doctors discovered a very real psychological episode that is triggered when Paris doesn’t live up to Japanese tourists’ standards. It’s called “Paris Syndrome;” go ahead and look it up. That said, it seemed that the surprisingly polite French people’s collective patience
was wearing thin about this time, and I can only imagine that it does so every summer. Paris seems very much a “mom city,” because nearly every attraction is something my mom would just love. Among these is the Palais Garnier, the central Parisian opera house and easily the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen, and Versailles, a place where my mother can envision her longstanding fantasy of living in absolute decadence. I do believe that I will visit Paris again someday—and more well equipped. Guides always tell you that most places speak English to a degree. While this is somewhat true, even knowing basic French phrases would help a great deal. All in all, Paris is—let’s say it together—a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Roma: first impressions I’ve been here for 12 hours. Insofar, I can offer the following insight: The architecture
Nicholas’ guide to low cost airlines …Or, how not to get around in Europe
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Paris: The kind of city mom would love. is breathtaking and much more grandiose than Paris’ offerings. Cobblestones are the local pavement of choice and they display little if any lineage.
Roman drivers are without a doubt the craziest drivers I’ve ever encountered. I begin the rest of my Roman journey today, and will report back! ■
Science in 3D Medical art invades the 3D Center for Art and Photography Kali Simmons Vanguard staff
This month, NW Portland’s 3D Center for Art and Photography introduced a new exhibit in their museum. Celebrating humanity and science, the works of Wayne Heim showcase in full 3D the microscopic and internal wonders of the human body. Heim himself is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and majored in Medical Illustration. While specializing in orthopedics, Heim has also studied surgery and various pathways of the medical field, which adds a sense of expertise and ultra-realism to his works. Works by Heim can be found in museums, textbooks and advertisements. Medical Illustration has existed for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Both early Arabic and medieval literature contain extensive illustrations of the human body.
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Wonders of the human body: A museum visitor uses Heim's 3D box to view a medical image. Technological developments have improved the quality of this art significantly, with images becoming more interactive and realistic. Pieces by Heim that stand out are the works “Playing Doctor,” which depicts a surgeon who is prepping for surgery, “Remodeling,” which
shows growth on tissue, and “Getting a Leg Up,” which achieves a morbidly abstract feel by creating a pinwheel design out of illustrations of human legs. While not for the faint of heart, his work conveys not only a hope to educate, but a hope to assist in the under-
standing of the human condition. While mortality plays a part in Heim’s work due to the subject matter, both doctors and medical advances play a part in the pieces, creating an underlying essence of hope. The techniques used in 3D imagery have greatly advanced since the art form’s inception.
Most low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair, Wizzair and others, offer cheap fares in Europe to unsuspecting travelers who think they’re going to shave a few Euros from vacation costs. And while that’s all well and good, remember these things: Low-cost carriers rarely operate out of the city you’re technically flying from. For example, you may book a flight out of Paris, but the airport is actually in Beauvais, France, which is 80 kilometers north. You will need to take a bus to Beauvais which adds €15 to your trip, not counting whatever taxi you take to get to the stop itself, which is right on the outskirts of Paris proper. These carriers will cut costs wherever they can, including fuel. They have insane weight restrictions on your baggage—if it’s over 15 kilograms, you will pay €20 per extra kilo. Clothes and such really add up too, and ladies, remem-
The first stereoscope was invented by Charles Wheatstone in 1838. Wheatstone used the device to show that humans have binocular vision meaning that images are perceived by both eyes at once. Since the first introduction of stereoscopic photography, the science behind the art has greatly advanced. The newest form of 3D, which is being reintroduced into many popular films, is the result of decades of research. Many remember the days of the red and cyan glasses at the movie theater. After years of technological developments, what used to be called complementary color anaglyphs have evolved to allow for more color and image enhancement. Two projectors are required for this method, as one displays images specifically for the left eye while the other displays images for the right eye. The current pervasive method of “RealD” that is now used in most theaters uses circular polarization. This allows for images to have more accurate colors, while also reducing the required amount of projectors for the film to one. The works by Heim are made 3D using a specially designed viewing box. His actual prints appear two-dimensional before being seen through the specialized device.
ber to go easy on the shoes. Luckily, most airports offer tables where you can dump out and re-Tetris your baggage to make correct weight. Strangely, you’re allowed 10 kg in your carryon, so arrive early to reorganize if you don’t happen to have a scale in your hotel. In France taxis don’t run on Sundays unless you reserve them the day before. Because of this simple oversight, I had to walk an hour to the airport with all my luggage. Seating on these flights is first come, first served. You really need to be on top of check-in times and any further lines you may encounter if you’re traveling with a group. All that aside, on my flight to Rome, the plane was packed full of Italian people rather than tourists. The flight attendants were cracking jokes the entire time, passenger heckling included. Low-cost airlines are inconvenient but very authentic. If that’s what you’re after, check your patience at the door and give them a shot.
Josh Young, a volunteer at the 3D Center for Art and Photography, explains the phenomenon: “The box viewer allows for the left eye only to see the left picture and the right eye to only see the right picture.” Two identical stereographic images are displayed side by side. They are placed approximately the same distance apart as human eyes, “which averages to be two-and-a-half to three inches,” says Young. All of the current and past methods of 3D photography and cinematography can be viewed and explained indepth at the museum. The gallery features a movie theater, gift shop and art store affering an array of film clips viewable through various platforms. Popular film clips include works by amateur cinematographers and experts alike. ■
3D Medical Illustrations by Wayne Heim Open now through August 28 3D Center for Art and Photography 1928 NW Lovejoy St. Open Thursday to Saturday 6–9 p.m., and Sunday 1–5 p.m. $5 for visitors 15 and older
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VANGUARD • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • ARTS & CULTURE
BrewFest a success: Lock, stock and barrel Northwest’s best brewers show off craft beers for crowds Rian Evans Vanguard staff
Over the past 24 Julys, Portland has been home to the Oregon Brewers Festival. The four-day event is an unparalleled gathering of craft brewers and beer lovers, which this year featured 86 handcrafted beers produced from 84 different breweries. Portland, of course, is an ideal location for the festival. The Portland metro area is home to 53 breweries, while Oregon is the largest market
when it comes to craft beers. Who needs good weather when you have good beer? Spending time at the festival on Saturday would probably best be described by the old idiom: packed like sardines. I made the mistake of stopping by at 4 p.m., which, as one might expect, is during peak hours. The line of eager beer enthusiasts stretched for at least three blocks down Naito Parkway from the Oak Street entrance. Inside were thousands of beer-drinking patrons. Walking several feet seemed to take an eternity, and beer-tasting lines put the checkout lane at the downtown Safeway to shame. Sunday offered a pretty de-
cent crowd—moving around was a lot easier. The moral of the story: show up early. The smell of deep fried treats filled the air, as the perimeter the festival was lined with at least two dozen tents housing various tasty eats. Other tents housed merchandise booths and a few businesses. There was also a “root-beer garden” tent for children and designated drivers. Musical entertainment was provided by an old man playing “Under The Sea” from The Little Mermaid on a steel drum. I casually walked around the premises for half an hour taking it all in before I asked myself, “Wait, why the hell am I not drinking yet?” ■
Notable beers of this year's Oregon Brewers festival
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Get beered Enthusiasts packed in the brewfest like sardines in a can.
The Portland Zine Symposium brings selfpublishing to the masses KaLI SIMMONS Vanguard staff
Berried Alive! by Old Market Pub and Brewery This cleverly named boysenberry beer has a pretty average alcohol content at 5.5 percent ABV, but it drank like a light beer. It was fruity, a little tart and maybe just a tad overcarbonated. Not too shabby at all though. Fans of cherry wheat beers or McMenamin's Ruby Ale will like this one. It was probably the most refreshing beer I had and went perfect with the hot summer day.
Black and Red by Dogfish Head Brewery A stout with raspberry and mint flavors. Also the heaviest hitter at a 10.5 percent ABV. The combination of flavors sounded promising on paper, but my hopes were crushed upon my first taste of this brew. The mint seemed out of place to me and I instantly thought of Listerine. The fleeting moments of raspberry and stout were enjoyable, but not worth the suffering that the overpowering mint inflicted. A disappointing offering from one of the best breweries around. Only recommended for the bravest and most experimental of drinkers.
Pike Monk's Tripel Belgium by Pike Brewing Co. After the Black and Red, this Belgian-style beer was just what I needed. Classic and extremely smooth, despite a 9 percent ABV. The strangest thing about this beer is that it wasn't anything particularly special or fancy. Rather, it just tasted great and felt right. The Triple Belgium doesn’t excessively try to impress and just lets you enjoy. It would make a good anytime beer.
The Globe of Portland Something is rockin’ in the state of Belmont Kat Audick Vanguard staff
Every neighborhood has its local hangout, and Belmont is no exception. While other neighborhoods may have to settle for a kitsch or seedy bar with the usual homely yet familiar surroundings, Belmont has been blessed with the Globe. It's a bar, restaurant, lounge, music venue and art gallery all rolled up into a quirky little building just a half-block east from Belmont Street and 20th Avenue. What appears from the outside to be a hole-in-thewall bar with a petite patio actually opens inward into
a unique and versatile space that houses an ever-rotating collection of extraordinary art, along with some equally awesome musical and spoken word artists. Open until midnight nearly every day of the week and 11 p.m. on Sundays, the Globe offers up a harmonious place for friends to gather for a drink or delectable meal and relax in the playful surroundings. Whether you choose to dine inside, outdoors or cozy right up to the bar, the charming staff will be there to help you with all your dining needs. Their menu may seem modest, but each and every item is tantalizing to the taste buds and offers up some unrivaled flavors. Not to mention they have one of the best happyhour menus in existence with
very generous portions of cheap eats that are rich in taste and never skimp on quality. I believe it's only fair to warn you, the pizza at the Globe is seriously addictive. Each choice is as scrumptious as the next and exceptionally handcrafted. They have thin, crispy crusts and are decked with a menagerie of mouthwatering ingredients, that when combined, would make even the pickiest pizza connoisseur weak in the knees. The Maiale pizza has a smooth cream base topped with slow roasted pork belly, succulent ham, caramelized onions, bleu cheese and sliced pears. It's luscious and tasty, and a dish over which even Shakespeare himself would have been completely lost for words. Their vegetarian options
Zines are small-scale publications that are made up of original texts or images. The topics can range from fan fiction to politics, but at the core of the movement is a strong sense of self-expression. They can be found in some bookstores as well as online. They are often free or sold for little cost. ■
Get out your paper, pens and printing presses, because on August 6 and 7, you can bring your personal publications to the Portland Zine Symposium. The goal of the event is to bring together “the little guys” in order to share tips and mingle with the best and brightest ’zine makers in the city. The symposium will feature workshops, panels and discussions. There are opportunities to purchase tables at the event to display work. The event is considered “a conference and ’zine social exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture,” according to the event's website. Workshops will cover topics ranging from art production techniques to explanations of ’zine culture.
Zine scene Powells Books offers its own ‘zine selection.
are equally amazing, like the Arrostito pizza, which houses roasted red peppers, wild mushrooms, plump roasted garlic, red onions, all melted together with soft chevre cheese. Cooks Aubrey Cruz and Jay Davis aren't messing around when it comes to creating some dangerously delicious pizzas. Of course, their sandwiches are nothing to glance over
either. The Globe's BBLAT comprises sweet and savory marinated and roasted beets, thick bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado piled between fresh multigrain bread, served with chips and, get this, watermelon salad! It makes up a wild circus of textures and tastes that will leave you satisfied and a little love struck. While you uncontrollably stuff your face, you can wash
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The Globe's current art installation.
Portland Zine Symposium Refuge 116 SE Yamhill Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free pdxzines.com
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it all down with a local brew, glass of wine or one of their signature cocktails. It is a bar, after all, and they always have a tasteful selection of beers on tap alongside their seasonal mixed drink menu. Though the food and drink alone easily turns brand new patrons into loyal customers, the ambiance is enticing in itself. The Globe showcases a slew of local musicians every night of the week that provide a groovy atmosphere to drink and dine over. Their staff, both down to earth and delightful, are always there to assist in your difficult decisions of what glorious grub you should choose to eat while you imbibe. It's simply a perfect place to kick back and take in the tunes while surrounded by some marvelous art. True, it's not the only local hangout that Belmont has to offer, but once you've had their food and mingled with their friendly crew, it might as well be. ■
$45,000 in coverage—face an additional $142 this 2011–12 school year. PSU student LeAnna Nash says that the fee increase will burden her wallet. The 23-year-old lives on financial aid and recently moved in with her parents to save money. “I’m already in debt, so any increase in overall cost to attend PSU—that will come out of my pocket one day,” Nash said. According to SHAC data, the revised basic and supplemental fees represent a gradual increase over the years necessary to insure student health at the state’s largest university. The mandatory $230 fee is two-fold, covering the basic student-insurance plan and SHAC’s annual operating cost. Since the school year of 2006–07, the basic fee has increased by $74. Tasson said his office expected this increase by insurer Aetna Student Health, a division of Aetna, Inc., given last year’s revenue loss at SHAC. “The simple answer is that students are using more in benefits than they are paying in premium,” Tasson said. “The insurer lost out on the deal, so they have to increase the rate.” Tasson estimated that Aetna now pays about $110 in benefits to every $90 paid by students. The target payout for most insurance companies in order to make a profit is about 80 percent of every dollar collected, according to Tasson. SHAC’s supplemental plan has been even more of a long-term loss than the basic plan to Aetna. PSU students under age 24 pay an additional $614 per term, $756 as of this fall, to receive supplemental insurance, gaining $45,000 in accident coverage. Given the low number of students enrolling in the supplemental insurance plan— between 90 and 110 students signed up in 2010–11—Aetna stands to lose the most on the supplemental plan.
Alison Burke, a student in speech and hearing sciences, said she’ll probably opt out of the supplemental plan this year. Burke attends classes full-time and feels lucky to have full insurance coverage through her parents. Many of her friends, she said, rely on SHAC healthcare. “That’s a big increase in the supplemental-insurance fee,” Burke said. “For someone who couldn’t get insurance through their job or parents—I can see how it would be a burden for them.” Nash said she finds the supplemental fee to be “excessive” on the part of PSU. She hits the gym three times a week, she said, and watches what she eats; she’s never spent a night at the hospital. “Since I can’t afford insurance, I’m taking preventive steps,” Nash said. “I would go broke if I have to go to the emergency room, god forbid.” “The folks who purchase the supplemental plan are the ones who know that they are going to use it,” Tasson said. “If we have all of them claiming benefits, the insurer is going to lose money.”
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Health and academia: PSU student Salas Looidor waits to check in at SHAC.
A mandatory health fee is assessed to all students who are taking five or more credit hours. The fee goes to pay for the basic student insurance and SHAC operations. The chart below illustrates how much basic insurance cost alone has gone up between 2006 and last year.
Since the 2006–07 school year, the supplemental insurance plan has been operating at a loss ratio of more than 100 percent. In 2009–10, the ratio was 148 percent. While the cost of insuring students rises, SHAC’s operating costs are also increasing. Last year, SHAC collected $100 per student in fees, which goes toward paying employee benefits and the university in
even see a doctor when I’m sick?” asked the 23-yearold social work student. “The basic PSU insurance plan is all I have right now,” Spears said. “The supplemental plan is too much; I’ll just take my chances.” ■
the form of a tax. That amount will now increase to $111. PSU graduate student Datriona Spears said SHAC should boast more staff, given how much students pay. Spears recalled times when she came down with sudden illnesses and was unable to book next-day appointments at SHAC. “What’s the point of paying that much and I can’t
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The rates of supplemental insurance vary according to age. At left is the comparison of 2010–11 and 2011–12.
ETC • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • VANGUARD
VANGUARD • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • SPORTS
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MLS all-stars fall flat in 4-0 rout
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Stephen Lisle Vanguard staff
This week proved to be quite a humbling experience for the best of Major League Soccer. The all-star representative team faced a more-than-worthy competitor in Manchester United, the defending Barclays English Premiere League champions. Manchester United strolled to a 4-0 victory over the MLS all-stars, even with big names like Wayne Rooney, Ji-Sung Park and Dimitar Berbatov getting rest for most of the second half. The loss was an obvious disappointment to the sellout 26,760-person crowd in the New York Red Bulls arena, but there was still plenty of action to enjoy. MLS all-star coach Hans Backe was proud of his side’s overall performance and felt there was still credit deserved for a team that struggled throughout. “Even if you lose 4-0, I can say I’m quite pleased with the performance,” Backe said in a press statement after the match. “The first half was a very, very even half.” The MLS side came out of the gates hungry, with Colorado’s Omar Cummings getting a breakaway run in the fifth minute of play and L.A Galaxy star and former Manchester United player David Beckham getting a clear shot on frame only two minutes later. The effort was there for the MLS side, but the cohesiveness was not. Manchester United was able to take a 2-0 lead into the half and no mercy was shown in the final 45 minutes of play.
It was not until the 62nd minute that Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury was able to take the pitch, with a 3-0 Manchester United lead already built up. Jewsbury didn’t try anything too flashy on the pitch, but instead focused on creating opportunities for others, something he’s done well for the Timbers this season. Soon after checking into the match, Jewsbury found Nick LaBrocca in the box with a quality cross, however LaBrocca’s chance at preventing an MLS shutout flew high and over the crossbar. Jewsbury had another chance at being a difference maker in the 86th minute on a free-kick opportunity from 20 yards out, but the shot was not in familiar form for the Timbers captain as the kick went low, deflecting harmlessly off another player and out of bounds. The MLS would get one final chance to thrill the crowd in the closing moments, as Beckham bent a free kick around the wall in the 89th minute that just missed getting inside the goalpost. “I think the football is getting better,” Rooney said of the MLS in statement to ESPN, also adding that the game was competitive despite the final score. While Jewsbury and his MLS teammates weren’t able to fill up the stat sheet on this particular night, the players did find time to soak in the honor and celebrate the AllStar week by helping fans and others throughout the soccer community. “The activities we had, in terms of the ‘MLS Works,’ helping with the playground, to meeting [New York] Mayor Bloomberg and to cap it all off by playing Man U, was something I will never forget,” Jewsbury said in an interview on Oregonlive.com. “It was an honor to be a part of it all.” ■
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Getting Down: Junior setter Dominika Kristinkova digs out a ball last season. The Vikings begin the regular season Aug. 26 versus Nicholls state.
Viking volleyball announces 2011 schedule Portland State faces a challenging season ahead in the Big Sky Ryan Borde Courtesy of Goviks.com
Matches against two Pac-12 Conference teams and three preseason road tournaments highlight the 2011 Portland State volleyball schedule that was released on Tuesday by Head Coach Michael Seemann. The Vikings are coming off their second NCAA tournament appearance in three years, and they swept the Big Sky Conference regular season and tournament titles last fall for the first time in school history. They lose four seniors to graduation, including league MVP Whitney Phillips, but do welcome back first team AllBig Sky setter Garyn Schlatter. Portland State’s 2011 schedule appears daunting as they play 21 of 30 matches away from the Stott Center, take on perennial national power Washington and travel to take on an Oregon program that has reached the NCAAs
four of the past five years. “We are very excited about our fall schedule in that it will provide some great opportunities for growth and some significant competition,” said Seemann, who is 89-34 in four seasons at the helm of the program. “Most of our pre-Big Sky schedule will take place on the road this year and we believe that while it will be challenging up front for a young class, it will pay off for us near the Big Sky halfway point when we are well into conference play. It remains a huge challenge to get road wins in this conference and without a few veterans on the floor we will need to get very comfortable competing in adversarial environments.” The Vikings will be a young squad next season as just three starters and seven letterwinners return. Seemann has signed six prep standouts to join the team this fall and they will be challenged right away. Portland State opens the
season with a non-counting exhibition match against its Alumni on Aug. 20 at home. They officially start the year at the UTEP Tournament, Aug. 26–27, playing four matches. This will be the first time the Vikings have played four matches at a season-opening tourney since also playing four contests at the Sea Sun Tournament hosted by Maine in 2004. “The opening weekend is perfect for us in that we will get to play four matches right out of the gate. We know we have a lot of questions to answer early this fall and I think the UTEP tournament will provide a great opportunity to allow some of the pieces to come together,” said Seemann. The Vikings will also play three matches at the Northwest Challenge, which will be hosted by Gonzaga, Sept. 2–3, and three matches at a tournament hosted by New Mexico, Aug. 9–10. It will be at the Northwest Challenge that they will take on Washington, who
has made the NCAA tournament nine straight years. Other non-league matches include hosting SeattleU on Aug. 31 in the home opener, traveling to take on Oregon on Sept. 6 and cross-town rival Portland on Sept. 13, and playing at SeattleU on Nov. 10. PSU opens its 16-match league schedule on Sept. 16, hosting Idaho State. The Vikings will also host the 2011 Big Sky Conference tourney, Nov. 25-26, by virtue of winning last year’s regular season crown. Fall camp opens on Aug. 6 and Seemann, who is the reigning Big Sky Coach of the Year, says every practice leading up to the UTEP Tournament will be critical for his young squad. “There are some exciting matches on our schedule and we will be challenged, especially with the match against Washington and playing at Oregon. We are going to be young so we will need to make every practice count after we get here in early August.” ■
Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, at 3 p.m. Fifth Avenue Cinema Credited to Hooper, but every inch a Spielberg film, this is a barnstorming ghost story, set in one of the small suburban houses Spielberg knows and loves, where the family canary is called Tweety and the kids read Captain America comics and eat at the Pizza Hut. Gradually this impossibly safe world is (in a truly ingenious plot development) invaded by something inside the family television. Soon the plot takes off into a delirious fight with demonic forces suggestive of nothing so much as a Walt Disney horror movie; and although the sub-religious gobbledygook is hard to take, it is consistently redeemed by its creator's dazzling sense of craft. For this one, Spielberg has even contrived a structural surprise which leaves the audience spinning like one of his house's haunted rooms, and arguably matches the open-
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August First Friday and Open Studios 6 to 10 p.m. 900 NE 81st Ave Every first Friday Milepost 5 welcomes the public into its buildings for Resident Artists' Open Studios, Gallery Exhibition Opening Receptions and more. Three floors and 80 plus artists exhibit and sell their work in the hallways and out of studio spaces throughout the building. Multiple art galleries, both building-sponsored and commercial space, debut this monthly shows. Expect impromptu music performances, theater happenings, sound experiences, and other delights as visitors wander throughout the art studios, galleries, retail shops, courtyards and the restaurant and performance space E.A.T.
2011 Summer Honor Day Graduation Ceremony 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Native American Student and Community Center
The Native American Student Support Services Program and Diversity & Multicultural Student Support Services invites you along with PSU faculty and staff to join in recognizing the 2011 graduating Native American/Alaskan Native students. Includes: light dinner, keynote speaker, emcee, Native American drummers and singers, and special recognition for our graduates. Free of charge and open to the public.
Saturday 12th Annual Portland Iranian Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. South Park Blocks. Portland State students will have the opportunity to experience some of the more vibrant aspects of modern Iranian culture. The annual Portland Iranian festival, the 12th of its kind, will be exhibiting the various forms of cuisine, music, dance, games and more which lend the Iranian culture such depth.
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VANGUARD • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 • SPORTS
Timbers settle for a draw in Toronto
RECENT RESULTS Friday, JULY 22
Late Toronto rally robs Portland of much needed road victory
Tampa Bay Rays (55-50, 31-25 away) 8 Seattle Mariners (44-61, 25-28 home) 0 Top performer: B. Zobrist (TB) – 2-5 AB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR
Saturday, JULY 23
Stephen Lisle Vanguard staff
The Timbers once again showed the characteristics a young and inexperienced team. Despite taking a 1-0 lead into halftime and holding a 2-0 advantage in the 71st minute of play, Portland was still forced to settle for a 2-2 draw. The Timbers have had problems all season closing out matches, as a late two-goal rally by Toronto put Portland atop the list in MLS for goals conceded (10) in the final 15 minutes of play. Portland’s struggles are somewhat expected as an expansion franchise, but with a first-half lead and a greatlooking start to Saturday’s match, most fans left Jeld-Wen Field devastated by the final result. Timbers head coach John Spencer was not afraid to address the issues in a post-game press conference. “I think anybody that was paying to watch the game tonight would’ve said at times we looked a quality team,” Spencer said. “But the game lasts for 90 minutes and we’ve been struggling to do that this year—play for 90 minutes.” The Timbers (6-10-4, 22pts) certainly did show flashes of impressive play on Saturday night, but will need to make sure and close out any remaining games if a trip to the playoffs is still in the books for the team’s inaugural MLS season. Both Portland and Toronto (3-11-10, 19pts) came into this weekend with major changes to their starting lineups and overall rosters. Toronto went through a complete player overhaul, adding and trading frantically in an attempt to rise out of last place in the Eastern Conference standings. The changes paid off on this particular night as both of the Toronto goals came from two of the new faces on the roster, forwards Peri Marosevic and Danny Koeverman. The Timbers recently added Mike Chabala and Lovel Palmer to the team in a trade with Houston, placing Chabala in the starting rotation at defender. In total, four new starters were announced for Portland before the game and early on the changes seemed to work as the Timbers opened with more energy and confidence than typically seen in previous outings. Play heated up in the 22nd minute after a near goal by Toronto forward Joao Plata turned into an opportunity upfield for Portland. The shot deflected off the Timbers goal-
Portland Timbers (6-10-4, 22 pts) At Toronto FC (3-11-10, 19 pts)
Scoring Summary: POR—Eddie Johnson 1 (Diego Chara 2, Sal Zizzo 1) 23 POR—Jack Jewsbury 6 (penalty kick) 57 TOR—Peri Marosevic 1 (Danny Koevermans 1, Joao Plata 3) 71 TOR—Danny Koevermans 2 (Joao Plata 4) 81
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Ball in Timbers captain Jack Jewsbury blasts a penalty kick attempt into the back of the net. The score is his sixth goal of the year. post and resulted in Sal Zizzo advancing the ball to midfielder Diego Chara, who centered the ball just outside the top of the 18-meter box to forward Eddie Johnson. Johnson took a quick step inside, which appeared to be one step too many at first, but the new starter quickly hammered the ball just inside the left goalpost to give Portland a 1-0 lead. The Timbers continued to dominate play in the first half with Zizzo, Darlington Nagbe and Eddie Johnson all taking shots on frame before the half came to a close. For a majority of the match the Timbers were dangerous offensively, placing 11 of 20 total shots on target. Portland seemed eager to take the lead into the locker rooms and the team’s aggressive attitude didn’t change as the second half began. Only 12 minutes passed before midfielder Diego Chara was dragged to the ground inside Toronto’s box. The penalty kick was not wasted by Portland as captain Jack Jewsbury easily sent the ball into the back of the net, giving the Timbers a 2-0 advantage. In the 71st minute the match would suddenly take a turn as Toronto’s Marosevic was able to punch in a loose ball that had dangerously lingered inside the Timbers box for too long. With the lead cut in half, Toronto took control of the ac-
tion in the final 20 minutes of play, as Timber fans were left biting their nails and waiting for the final whistle to blow. Toronto’s next scoring opportunity came in the 81st minute when Joao Plata lobbed a cross into the Timbers box, perfectly connecting with Koeverman who was able to tap in the goal before Timbers keeper Troy Perkins had time to make the diving stop. The air was immediately sucked out of the
crowd as once again the fans and players were stunned by the shift in momentum in what had seemed to be an easy win in the books for Portland. The 2-0 rally by Toronto only took 11 minutes, and Portland was once again left walking off the field with their heads hanging. Although the Timbers earned a point with the result, leaving with only a draw still felt like a loss for the players and fans alike. While it was an
impressive feat for Portland to put 55 percent of their shots on frame, the team was only able to control possession for 43 percent of the match. The Timbers will have little time to focus and regroup as their next match is already on deck. Portland will host the No. 1 seeded Los Angeles Galaxy tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. at Jeld-Wen Field. The match will be televised on national television on ESPN 2. ■
Tampa Bay Rays (55-51, 31-26 away) 2 Seattle Mariners (45-61, 26-28 home) 3 Top performer: D. Ackley (SEA) – 2-5 AB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR
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Tampa Bay Rays (56-51, 32-26 away) 8 Seattle Mariners (45-62, 26-29 home) 1 Top performer: S. Rodriguez (TB) – 3-4 AB, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR
Today in Sports 1906—Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak 1907—Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington and loses 3-2 to Detroit 1912—18th U.S. Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY 1929—Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of six consecutive games with a HR 1932—Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs 1938—First test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs. Cardinals) 1944—Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts 1959—41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC 1959—SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits first of his 521 HRs 1961 – St. Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto karl kuchs/VANGUARD STAFF
Smooth moves midfield Sal Zizzo shakes and bakes his way past a Toronto defender on Saturday evening
Hope for the postseason? While the Timbers have seen their share of problems in their first season in MLS, there is still hope for the eighth seed in the west as they focus on making a late run at the playoffs. The top five contenders from the Eastern and Western Conferences are able to take a shot at the championship trophy and as of now the Timbers are 11 points (or four wins) out of the fifth spot. The format for the 2011 playoffs will have the top three seeds from each conference sitting out a round, while the lower seeded four teams fight in wildcard games for the final spots in the bracket. Although the playoffs are certainly a long shot for Portland, as they have struggled with keeping leads and closing out games, the team has
shown signs of quality play. Recently, the Timbers play has been up and down. Portland has not won at home since May 16 and have been held winless in nine of their last 10 matches. Major changes have been made to the starting lineup and recent strong play from Darlington Nagbe as well as Eddie Johnson has been a positive sign also. The coaching staff hopes these changes will provide enough of a boost to propel the team on a late push. The Timbers have 14 matches left on their MLS schedule. The regular season concludes for Portland on Oct. 22 when the team plays Real Salt Lake on the road.
1963—30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: AllStars 20, Green Bay 17 1964—Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 1967—New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77 1968—35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917) 1970—Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals 1973—George Brett gets his first hit 1981—Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 1982—Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season 1987—25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1) 1987—Chris Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am 1987—Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets six hits in one baseball game 1987—Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
Published on Aug 2, 2011