Author Archives: Joe Riedl

An Investigation Into Academic Integrity.

Portland Community College’s Academic Integrity Task Force put together a report on the school’s “current practices and values as related to student academic integrity,” which can be found here. The investigation surveyed more than 1400 students and 200 staff members whom answered questions about academia and student integrity. Spewed out was

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No Car. No worries.

I took an Environmental Sustainability class a few terms ago. Our main goal was to make a lifestyle change for the sake of the planet. There was one in particular that really surprised me. A guy named Brett wanted to rely less on fossil-fuels, so he sold his twenty-year-old orange Toyota

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An Interview with Raquel Aponte

The nation of Venezuela is spiraling. In the wake of political and economic woe, thousands of Venezuelans have marched through the streets, taking part in what some are calling the beginning of a new revolution. The protests come amid signs that the state is shifting towards an all-out dictatorship. Venezuela, like

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Feces in the Air

If you’re anything like me (a small-bladdered germaphobe, whose inclination to avoid the common-cold probably comes off as haughty snobbery) then you’re not a fan of public restrooms. Here are a few of my bathroom turn-offs: door handles, pee-filled urinals, floors covered in pubic hair, and of course those god awful,

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Domestic Violence Week at PCC

By: Joe Riedl About a third of all people have or will experience domestic violence in their life. That’s 11,000 PCC students. That’s over 100 million Americans. Domestic Violence Awareness Week starts on Monday, February 27th on the PCC campuses. “The project started about five years ago,” says Deanna Rebardo, an

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In My Home

Portland is in the midst of a housing crisis. We live in one of the most gentrified cities in America, a fact that has prompted newly elected city commissioner Chloe Eudaly to propose an ordinance that would force landlords to pay the moving costs of their tenants after no-cause evictions, sparking

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