Author Archives: Juan Lacayo

Juan Lacayo

About Juan Lacayo

Storytelling is the province of which I am a denizen. Within this realm, in a busy part of town where many pass by and few enter, audiences can find me spinning yarns, weaving tapestries, and stitching together the fabrics of everyday reality. Sometimes those cloths are used for shelter and security, other times they are meant to dazzle and delight those who don them, still other times they are meant for their practical uses in life. However, they are always crafted to specification. Cut to form. Stitched to fit. Carefully considered for the form the fabrics will hug so that each form will glide effortlessly and gracefully, as one. The important thing for those who peruse my collections to remember is that many cuts will fit and complement your form, while others will seem tailored for another figure. You may feel uncomfortable, out of place, yet incongruously drawn to the form that could fill that space. It might be thoughtful consideration of the threads binding together the whole; or how the piece traces the curves a form, leaving room for only a breath of excitement; or possibly the revelation of unconsidered possibilities that coax you into my shop. Whatever your inspiration, know that through these doors lie awesome possibilities that, once beheld, cannot be unseen and should not be forgotten.

Library: Reading is Sexy

By Juan Lacayo|October 9, 2018

The library is no longer only for pocket protector-wearing poindexters pursuing periodicals from days past. Books are officially cool (again) and the librarians at PCC are here to help you find your A-game in Information Literacy. Students seeking more effective

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The Rules of Engagement

By Juan Lacayo|June 5, 2018

According to ORS 341.290 (4), PCC (and any other public college or university) has the legal right and obligation to “control use of and access to the grounds, buildings, books, equipment and other property of the district.” To this end,

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Institutional Slut Shaming

By Juan Lacayo|June 4, 2018

With the passing of recent federal legislation – [Allow States and Victims to] Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA) – a once lucrative profession that was steadily becoming safer and more legitimized through

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Stand Tall, If You Hate Hate *** OPINION

By Juan Lacayo|May 22, 2018

Recent years have seen action by marginalized groups taking a stand against injustice, be it: racism, xenophobia, harassment, corruption, etc. Across a multitude of issues, if people feel they are being wronged because of who they are, other groups of

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Uncle Tom’s Senator

By Juan Lacayo|May 22, 2018

According to the Oregon Voters’ Pamphlet, John Verbeek believes that the Declaration of Independence along with the Constitution was “decisive progress on the fair way of individual political rights under limited government.” He isn’t wrong about that notion, though his

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Humans of PCC – Artist Spotlight: Belle Miranda

By Juan Lacayo|May 22, 2018

Belle Miranda aka BelleM has been busy honing her craft and expanding her skills in the PCC Multimedia program. She became seriously interested in art about 6 years ago, despite nurturing a passion for art since she could remember, when

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Fancy Shoestring Allows PCC to Walk the Broadband Walk

By Juan Lacayo|April 24, 2018

Portland City Council and PCC have partnered to tackle the issue of community broadband. Telecom and engineering researchers have discovered a new low-cost, high tech solution to make high-speed internet available to all communities regardless of their population density or

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PCC Ratchets Up Student Transportation Costs

By Juan Lacayo|April 24, 2018

The influx of bicycle commuters has had a profoundly negative impact on the financial stability of several PCC campuses including: Cascade campus and Southeast campus, as well as the CLIMB, downtown, and Metro Workforce centers. Parking enforcement employees have swept

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Red and Black is Back

By Juan Lacayo|April 24, 2018

Three years after closing for business, the Red and Black Café will reopen this year with a May Day potluck. Fans of the Red and Black Café should know that the new location and its actual first day of business

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APB: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By Juan Lacayo|March 21, 2018

A midday panel discussion about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women was in the Cascade Student Union on March 7. Speakers included Marita Growing Thunder representing Save Our Sisters: #MMIW Awareness; Luhui Whitebear, doctoral student of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Feminist Amish Reject Patriarchy, Satire From Juan Lacayo

By Juan Lacayo|March 11, 2018

Feminist Amish Reject Patriarchy   An uncommon sight occurred in the hamlet of Treadwell, PA last month, when a group of three young Amish women were spotted window shopping on the boardwalk of the newly gentrified Lovall District. Passersby noticed

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Student Signatures Collected for Anti-immigrant Ballot Initiative

By Juan Lacayo|February 26, 2018

Student Signatures Collected for Anti-immigrant Ballot Initiative Juan Lacayo Petitioners from an organization identified as “Ballot Access” on a PCC Space Use Application and User Agreement form collected student and faculty signatures at PCC Sylvania on January 23. They allegedly

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PCC Holds DACA Panel, Commits to Sanctuary Status

By Juan Lacayo|February 11, 2018

PCC Holds DACA Panel, Commits to Sanctuary Status Juan Lacayo A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) panel discussion in room 122 of Terrell Hall on Cascade campus offered resource information for DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, including information on

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Bridging the Gap

By Juan Lacayo|January 25, 2018

    Bridging the Gap Juan Lacayo Why do we need a student-led newspaper like The Bridge at PCC? This is a specific question that has roots in a more fundamental question: why do we need journalism? The Fourth Estate,

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The Bridge to Nowhere

By Juan Lacayo|January 25, 2018

The Bridge to Nowhere Juan Lacayo The Bridge was set to solicit articles from students and staff, which the campus editors would edit for accuracy and grammar before posting them to the website. Complications arose with the immediate resignation of

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