Author Archives: Kim Rinehart

What Can OrgSync Do for You?

By Kim Rinehart|May 15, 2017

Some of you may have heard of orgsync via your MyPCC email account lately, here’s some information to shine on that subject to get you to better know what exactly is orgsync. What is OrgSync? OrgSync is an online platform

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By Kim Rinehart|April 4, 2017

Comic!

By Kim Rinehart|March 2, 2017

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PCC Remembers Japanese-American Internment 75 Years Ago

By Kim Rinehart|March 2, 2017

On February 21, PCC marked the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 – an act, born of hatred and fear, that sent more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II. Including a camp here in Portland, Oregon.

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College Guidelines for Snow Make-Up Days.

By Kim Rinehart|February 9, 2017

After having a snow week and a holiday, some of us are starting to feel the pressure of the homework load in our classes here at PCC.  If you’re lucky, your professor will drop assignments and quizzes, but otherwise do

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I.T.T. to P.C.C?

By Kim Rinehart|November 17, 2016

The ITT Technical Institute, an infamous national for-profit chain of colleges, closed abruptly on September 6, 2016. This included the two Oregon campuses that were authorized to offer associate and bachelor’s degrees by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission or HECC.

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Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

By Kim Rinehart|November 4, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit a chocolate factory in Portland on a typical rainy evening. As I entered the storefront and factory, I couldn’t help but notice a strange machine sorting the cacao nibs from its shells right by

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Blue Ribbon Night at the Oregon Ballet Theatre

By Kim Rinehart|October 17, 2016

The Oregon Ballet Theatre is introducing its new “Blue Ribbon Society” which is essentially enjoying the ballet with Pabst beer on most Thursday night showings.  Their group tickets start at $15 if you have six people which is quite affordable.

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Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for Students

By Kim Rinehart|October 11, 2016

PCC has announced that all students must take a mandatory Sexual Harassment training by October 31.  This is to comply with various federal laws, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Clery Act. On a beautiful Thursday afternoon,

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College events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Kim Rinehart|October 11, 2016

The SE Women’s Resource Center is excited to kick off this new academic year with a great lineup of events in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Relationship violence is a significant issue that affects the academic success, health and

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Lead Testing Begins

By Kim Rinehart|September 26, 2016

The recent scandal concerning the elevated levels of lead in the drinking water of many Portland Public Schools naturally raised questions about lead levels in PCC’s water. According to Statesman Journal, there was controversy surrounding the testing methods of the

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