It’s Not a Sprint, It’s the Portland Marathon

By Katie San Roman|December 4, 2018

If you haven’t been following the Portland marathon, let me catch you up. In 2014, there were so many EMS incidents during the actual race, that no ambulances were available in the entire Multnomah County system. In 2016, the marathon

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Campaign to Can The Coke Contract Gains Momentum

By Joe Culhane|December 4, 2018

Students at Portland Community College have been working to ban the sale of single use plastic containers across the district. PCC currently has a 10-year pouring rights contract with Coca-Cola and it expires in September of 2019. The students see

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Men of Color Leadership Program

By Delia Torres-Enciso|December 4, 2018

About 5 years ago, PCC found that its male-student of color population had a lower success rate when compared to the rest of the student body. As a result the Men of Color leadership program was instilled to improve recruitment,

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Space Matter at PCC

By Delia Torres-Enciso|December 4, 2018

This last July, while most of us enjoyed summer break away from PCC, a cohort of 12 students analyzed Sylvania campus to further work on the Space Matters project. Space Matters is a collective effort to understand and interpret the

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The Skanner News Heart of Northeast Portland

By Rory Elliott|December 4, 2018

The Skanner News has been a fixture of Northeast Portland since 1975, when Bobbie Doré Foster and Bernie Foster founded the news group to provide advocacy for the predominantly black neighborhoods of North and Northeast Portland; where it has been

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Sovereignty: Past, Present and Future

By Rory Elliott|December 4, 2018

About a dozen people sat in rows of chairs facing the front of room as “Sovereignty: Past, Present and Future” was set to begin. Organized by PCC’s Native Nations Club and hosted inside of Room 202 in Cascade Campus’ Student

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PCC, Sustain Me! Podcast & The Bridge

By Joe Culhane|December 4, 2018

Over the summer of 2018 at Portland Community College, a podcast was in its development stage. Spawned by a desire to provide a different platform for storytelling and driven by a passion for sustainability and social justice, PCC, Sustain Me!

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PCC’s Alternative Break : Waves of Change

By Katie San Roman|December 4, 2018

PCC Student Life and Leadership Programs give students the opportunity to travel outside of Oregon on an alternative break between terms. This winter break, 15 PCC student volunteers will build homes in Kaua’i with Habitat for Humanity. These student volunteers

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A Spectacular Production: PCC’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Katie San Roman|November 21, 2018

We’ve all read or seen some version of Shakespeare’s plays, so what can a company do to keep an audience engaged? Sylvania’s Theatre Department seems to have the answer. First off, the set was made entirely by students: the background

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Implicit Bias and Unequal EMS Services

By Delia Torres-Enciso|November 21, 2018

During the last leg of training, PCC students at Cascade campus sat in on a presentation about racial disparities in treatment by EMS providers on Friday November 16th at the Cascade Public Safety Education Building. The presentation was given by

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Yes to Yes Yes Books!

By Rory Elliott|November 20, 2018

If you have never heard of Yes Yes books, you are missing out on something magical. Portland’s very own Yes Yes books is a powerhouse of experimental art, fiction and poetry that is breaking the barriers in and outside of

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Technology Fee Increase

By Juan Lacayo|November 20, 2018

PCC students are facing another fee increase for the upcoming 2019-21 biennium. The Technology Fee covers what are known as “student facing” expenses incurred by the college that include Online Learning resources, Student Support services, accessibility technology and services, and

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Panthers Women’s Soccer Spotlight

By Katie San Roman|November 20, 2018

Women’s soccer ended their season as the third ranked team in the South Region. Many students come to PCC to play soccer at a higher level, sharpen their soccer skills, and gain recognition by playing for the championship-level Panthers. With

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