Author Archives: Leah Bell-Johnson

The Blame Game

In six short years, PCC’s Newberg Center went from being a success story to the center of an epic and expensive debacle. In 2010, PCC began plans for the $7.2 million Newberg Center. A year later the building was opened, earning commendation for its sustainable design and architectural innovation. Four years

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STEM Week at Cascade Campus

Recently Cascade campus played host to a series of workshops, documentary screenings, and presentations that made up STEM Week. STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, makes up a significant portion of the degrees earned at PCC. Due to this high number of STEM-focused majors and a general misrepresentation

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PCC at the Women’s March on Portland

On Saturday January 21st, the streets of downtown Portland were a sea of pink hats and bright, catchy posters as thousands participated in the Women’s March on Portland. The March quickly became one of the biggest ever in the city’s history, drawing around 100,000 participants throughout the five-hour duration of the

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“Adopt a Family” Program Wraps Holiday in Goodwill

Despite all the cheery advertisements and glitter-infested decorations, the holidays aren’t always joy and merriment for all. Financial struggles, family conflicts, and general life pressures can quickly turn the festive season into a stress-ridden, tinsel-topped nightmare. Luckily the friendly folks at the Associated Students of Portland Community College (ASPCC) are happy

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