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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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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Students Organize for Gun Control

By Dom Belcastro|March 25, 2018

Portland saw students of all ages as well as supportive parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals gather for the “March for Our Lives,” on Saturday morning, March 24.

No Guns for Campus Security. Not Now. Not Ever. OPINION

By Jake Edgar|March 23, 2018

No Guns for Campus Security. Not Now. Not Ever. OPINION – Jake Edgar   The crucial message that we must take from the brave and unendingly inspiring students of Parkland, Florida is this: We can never stop fighting. That being said,

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Valdez Bravo is First Latino on PCC Board of Directors.

By Mark Gonzalez|September 28, 2017

Valdez Bravo recently became the newly elected Board Director for Zone Five of Portland Community College, finishing with 49.8 percent of the vote. Zone Five covers SW Portland and Beaverton. He ran as a “Lifelong Public Servant with PCC Roots”

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The Bridge is Hiring!

By Bridge Staff|April 17, 2017

PCC’s Award-Winning Student Newspaper “The Bridge” is Hiring for the 2017-2018 academic year. The following positions are open to any PCC student taking six or more credit hours per term (Fall, Winter, Spring) and who has a GPA of 2.0

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PCC’s Annual Job Fair Gets Even Bigger

By Mountain.Barber|April 14, 2017

PCC’s 20th annual Job Fair is being held on Cascade Campus on Tuesday, April 25th from 11:00 AM–3:00 PM at the Cascade PEB Gymnasium on North Killingsworth. Last year’s Job Fair had over ninety employers attending, and this year the

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PCC in 3.4 Million Dollar Dispute Over Botched Roof Job

By Emma Meshell|April 5, 2017

Since the failure of the roof of the experimentally-designed Newberg Center, legal action has been taken by Portland Community College against the responsible construction company, which was hired to build the center in 2011. PCC used a 7.8 million dollar

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