Real Cost of Tuition

By Spencher Bengoetxea|February 14, 2017

By, Spencer Bengoetxea I am a student here at PCC that transferred from Oregon State University where I spent $22,000 to learn what my major would be. When first moving to University I had an idea that I would study

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But Seriously, Now What?

By Jake Edgar|February 13, 2017

With growing concern stirring the general public and student body, I wanted to address a few hands on methods that individuals can affect change in their communities. Donate to Charities that you believe in. For obvious reasons there are a

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Beyond Trump and Clinton

By Emma Meshell|October 17, 2016

The 2016 election is without a doubt one of the most divisive topics of conversation in any circle today. Embitterment and discrepancy are raging not only between Political parties, but within them. Liberal and Conservative voters alike find their choices

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Response to the Whiteness History Month Letter

By Bridge Staff|September 25, 2016

In this issue of The Bridge is a letter from Jessica Johnson and 16 other employees of Portland Community College. The letter, written in June, is critical of the newspaper’s coverage of last April’s “Whiteness History Month” (WHM). We are

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“Inside Higher Ed” on Campus Newspapers

By Bridge Staff|April 14, 2016

Matt Reed, who writes a column called “Confessions of a Community College Dean” for Inside Higher Ed recently devoted his space to the role of Campus Radio Stations and Newspapers.  We offer his column below, with permission. Campus Radio Stations

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Why I Support Whiteness History Month by Kelli Fritsche

By Bridge Staff|March 20, 2016

I can understand why some people are confused by the name and context around Whiteness History Month. However, the fact that there has been such a negative uproar towards the event only reinforced my absolute support of the ideas and

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Allison Gross: Why I support “Whiteness History Month”

By Bridge Staff|March 20, 2016

What strikes me most about recent articles and posts that rally against Whiteness History Month is the tone of the language being used. These people sound so angry. When I share these angry responses with friends, family, students and colleagues

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Whiteness History Month: Better PCC than CNN

By Kevin Moore|March 1, 2016

By Kevin Moore The backlash and controversy we have seen since PCC announced plans to host Whiteness History Month are no surprise to anyone engaged in public debates over racism and race issues. No one finds these topics easy. Everyone

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The “Whiteness” Name Reveals a Major Problem

By John Gieber|January 28, 2016

In a recent FDC meeting at Cascade Campus I expressed my belief that the use of the term “Whiteness” is in direct conflict with the goal of the very project it titles. I am 100% supportive of the intent of

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