Author Archives: Mountain.Barber

Summer Pell Returns

Usually the government doing something that affects students is news to dread, but for once there’s some good news on that front. On Monday, May 8, Congress passed a piece of bipartisan legislation to refund the summer Pell Grant Program starting with the 2017-2018 school year. This means

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Dual-Enrollment Advice for PCC Students

Most students attending PCC for a four-year degree prefer to transfer entirely away to their new school, but sometimes circumstances call for students to dual-enroll at PCC and another school, like myself. It’s definitely more difficult than attending a single school, but there are often excellent reasons to

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Scientist Profiles

Here are three of the scientists that attended the Portland March for Science. These are just a few of the many scientists I spoke to there, who also included geologists, physicists, various social scientists, and more. Amelia Nestler, PhD. Doctor Nestler attended the event as a representative of

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PCC’s Language Exchange Program

The Language Exchange Program is a program to help students improve their language skills through mutual assistance. Students are paired up with other students to help both learn new languages. When students sign up for the program, they enter their native and fluent languages and any languages they’re

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Mountain’s Book Recommendations

The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of the World’s Greatest Invention, by Alexander Munro The first thing that occurs in a conversation about this book is an immediate argument about whether paper is actually the most important invention in the history of the world. “What about fire?” “We

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