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Don’t forget to vote

ASPSU elections begin on Monday, May 14. The elections are online and will run for three days: May 14 through May 16.

Any student taking one or more credits is elligible to vote. You cn do so by going online or going to the elections headquarters that are located across from the University market on the first floor of Smith Center.

The headquarters have information about candidates and will have computers for students to use for voting.

Come for food, dance and culture

The Association of African Students at PSU is hosting the 21st Annual African Cultural Night tonight in the Smith Center Ballroom.

Keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Tolerwill speak about the myths and realities of Africa. The will also be free African cuisine, a fashion show of African clothing, a DJ, dancing and more. The event starts at 6:30p.m. and costs $5 for students and $7 for the public.

Mixing salsa and soul

MEChA and the NAACP at PSU will host “Black and Brown Gettin’ Down” in the Smith Center Ballroom on Saturday. The event is meant to build unity within the Latino and African American communities at Portland State.

A rap session to find solutions for bridging the gap will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Salsa dance lessons will run from 9 to 9:40 p.m. A live salsa band will play from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Finally, hip-hop DJ Jeff G, of 95.5 FM, will spin from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Entrance will cost $3 with a student ID and $4 without for those that participate in the rap session. Those entering after 8:30 p.m. will pay $6 with student ID and $8 without.

Take a journey through Tibet

Students for a Free Tibet at PSU will sponsor two events in conjunction with the Dalai Lama’s visit to Portland and the World Peace Conference which will happen on campus Tuesday.