Blast From The Past!

pcc.edu  recently featured welder Ash Jimenez on the login page, and highlighted her joining a long tradition of women in the trades. On August 30, 1990, this photo by Susan Hereford appeared. The caption read: “Jennice Taylor (left) of Hillsboro and Vi Bryant of Portland work on construction

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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

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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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Blast From The Past!

This 1984 photograph from the Oregonian’s Tom Treick has the caption “Stretching Time-Portland Community College basketball Coach John Lee (with ball) watches as Panther players Donovan McGinnis (Left) and J.R. Benjamin do stretching exercises. Lee is still at PCC, as a part-time Physical Education instructor at the Cascade

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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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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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Blast From The Past!

Student Builds Race Car in Welding Class Henry “Bud” Kinnaman with a midget racer he built with his son Dale in PCC’s welding shops.  According to the caption from this 1968 photo, Kinnaman was always interested in racecars but didn’t know how to build one until he took

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