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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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 dual-enroll. A few

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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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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 Campus. Save

Mountain’s Book Recommendations:

The Monkey Wrench Gang, By Edward Abbey Edward Abbey is often referred to as the “Henry David Thoreau of the Desert.” There’s a lot of truth in this comparison, though Edward Abbey was significantly more likely to get in a fight or fart in polite company. Published in 1975, The Monkey

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ASPCC Looks into the Future!

Next month as the term is starting to wrap up, ASPCC will be hosting an end-of-the-year party with a futuristic theme. It will be held at the World Trade Center in Portland from 7:30pm to 11:30pm on Friday, May 12th. The night will feature: faux gambling, photo booth, a dance party

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PCC Soccer Team Hold Tryouts

Did you know Portland Community College currently has men’s and women’s soccer teams? The men’s soccer team will have tryouts on Saturday, April 29 from 3-6pm at the Hillsboro Stadium Soccer Field (turf field). For any athletes who are interested in playing or trying out for the team, they can contact

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Oregon STEM Week Is Coming Up

In honor of Oregon STEM week, PCC Southeast campus is hosting a very exciting event filled with captivating activities for students of all ages. STEM is a statewide movement used to raise awareness, recognize and engage in hands-on activities involving science, technology, engineering and math. PCC believes that engaging students, families,

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International Speakers from East Asia Visit

A great opportunity for those interested in global research is coming to Portland Community College in the form of two international scholars. As part of the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund, which aims to enlighten students and faculty about the research they are conducting, PCC will welcome Wanna Prayukvong and

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