How Do Students Spur Change? Pt 2

By Dom Belcastro|June 5, 2018

So you found a worthy organization, community group, or problem in your neighborhood in need of your time and energy. You know what PHB, NA, EPAP, and other messes of capital letters mean. You spent countless hours griping with others

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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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TEDx Comes to PCC

By Jake Edgar|May 22, 2018

TEDx is an independently organized TED event, and this years theme was “Collective Genius.” Largely organized by Mohamad Karim, the Director of Student Programs at Cascade Campus’ Branch of the ASPCC. It was an event that was filmed, streamed, and

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The Portland Marathon

By Katie San Roman|May 22, 2018

If you didn’t know, the Portland marathon has ended after 47 years. After an investigation by the Oregon Justice Department found that now ex board member and race director, Lester Smith, was fined $856,000 for receiving hundreds of thousands of

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The Clothesline Project

By Katie San Roman|May 22, 2018

  *WARNING: * The Clothesline Project is a display of shirts with messages and illustrations designed by survivors of sexual, domestic, and/or gender based violence, or by a loved one of someone who has been victimized. Last April, in acknowledgement

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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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Oregon Primaries Provide Hope

By Dom Belcastro|May 22, 2018

The relationship between people and politics in the US continues to warp as public figures expose their own corruption and depravity. At the same time, survivors, like the Parkland students and the women of Tarana Burke’s #metoo movement, organize against

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How Do Students Spur Change? PT 1

By Dom Belcastro|May 22, 2018

“What am I going to do with my life?”   Students of all ages and credit levels often ask this while they pursue a degree. The process of secondary education, in a perfect world, would definitively answer this question and

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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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Volunteer! (With the Red Cross)

By Ben Dahl|May 6, 2018

“The Red Cross is, in technical terms, a quasi-governmental agency. In people terms, the government funds us, we allocate the money where we need it, within certain guidelines, and volunteers make us function.” Hope said when I asked for some

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Humans of PCC, an Interview with Mark Easby

By Jake Edgar|May 6, 2018

  Can you give us a brief background? I was brought up thirty miles from Stratford upon Avon. Lived in London for many years where I worked in music and later in marketing. I came to America in 1989 for

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