Author Archives: Carla Macedo Diaz

Why be a Drag? When You Can be a Queen or King.

By Carla Macedo Diaz|May 27, 2017

On the night of Tuesday May 23rd, students gathered at the Rock Creek auditorium for the QRC’s (Queer Resource Center) Drag Ball Fundraiser. The fundraiser was to replenish the QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) funds that were spent on the group’s

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Goings On @ Rock Creek (and Beyond)

By Carla Macedo Diaz|May 15, 2017

Writing Conference at Rock Creek On Friday May 19th Rock creek will have its first Groundswell Writing Conference where students  will present their original creative and academic writing on a range of topics, including sexuality and gender, nature and the

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ASPCC Looks into the Future!

By Carla Macedo Diaz|May 1, 2017

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.

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Hidden Camera Found in Rock Creek Bathroom

By Carla Macedo Diaz|April 29, 2017

In October 2016, a student entered a gender neutral restroom and stumbled upon a camera hidden underneath a sink that was pointed in the direction of the toilet. The student reported the camera to campus security and the camera was

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Rock Creek Turns 40!

By Carla Macedo Diaz|April 17, 2017

In honor of Rock Creek’s 40th birthday, the Art Collection Advisory Committee will be selecting 40 pieces from staff, non-faculty and former students to exhibit their work in the Helzer Art Gallery from May 8th to the 15th. Current students

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Talent Expo

By Carla Macedo Diaz|April 14, 2017

The PCC Talent Expo is in need of performers, artists, and project designers! “The Expo promotes a talent show recognizing the performing arts and an academic expo displaying academic projects. This combination event will occur on each campus with 1st

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Everyone Listens When the Good Doctor Speaks

By Carla Macedo Diaz|April 4, 2017

I walked into the Starbucks on Capital and Barbur, there was a group of women all in their sixties or seventies sitting at a table. I ordered my herbal tea and sat at the counter. I watched the women conversing and wondered: Which of

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Everyone Listens When the Good Doctor Speaks

By Carla Macedo Diaz|March 1, 2017

I walked into the Starbucks on Capital and Barbur, there was a group of women all in their 60’s or 70’s sitting at a table. I ordered my herbal tea and sat at the counter. I watched the women conversing

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Cheap and Fun Valentine’s Day Dates

By Carla Macedo Diaz|February 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day can be a really stressful time for students. We want to show our significant others we care about them and love them, buy them flowers, chocolates, tickets to a big game, and much needed massages. But with how

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PCC Declared a “Sanctuary College”

By Carla Macedo Diaz|January 31, 2017

December 20th 2016, a proposal requesting that PCC adopt the term “Sanctuary Campus” was approved and implemented by PCC President Mark Mitsui. PCC is one of six Oregon colleges that have adopted this term in efforts to aid and protect

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Pawnshop

By Carla Macedo Diaz|January 10, 2017

Student Writing : Tales from the Pawn Shop By Carla Macedo-Diaz You know when you’re young, and people are constantly asking you what you want to be when you grow up? Every time I was asked, I always said something

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“Pass Me The Mic” Poetry Slam at Rock Creek.

By Carla Macedo Diaz|November 17, 2016

On Tuesday November 8th, as part of the Rock Creek campus Art Rock Celebration, a poetry slam was held in the common area in Building 3. Many talented students participated and brought forth an array of wonderful and well thought

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Glow Sticks and Dancing, Just a Good Ol’ Thursday Night.

By Carla Macedo Diaz|November 16, 2016

Hips did not lie at the Family Glow In The Dark Dance, on Thursday the 10th! The Women’s Resource Center put on a fun filled event complete with glow sticks, balloons, cotton candy, temporary tattoos, popcorn, and a guest appearance

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I Never Go to Boston (Poetry)

By Carla Macedo Diaz|November 4, 2016

{PING} I’m strewn across my bed, Still wearing work clothes. I pick up my phone. Hello gorgeous. I have the day off on Friday, do you want to hang out? I let out a groan, flipping over on my stomach.

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Women’s Sexuality: An Uproar in Latin America

By Carla Macedo Diaz|November 4, 2016

On October 8th Lucia Perez was abducted outside of her school in Mar De Plata, Argentina. She was drugged, raped, then dropped off at a hospital where she died from internal injuries caused by sexual violence. She was 16 years

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