April-19 Southeast Volunteer Community Cleanup

 The Jade District Spring Clean up will remove trash and graffiti from several areas around PCC Southeast Center's neighborhood. Jade District has tied this community clean up effort to...  Read More »

Armed man at Sylvania taken into custody by PPB

Armed man at Sylvania taken into custody by PPB

A report was sent from the Portland Police Department to PCC about an armed man, possibly suicidal, heading to Sylvania Campus. Jacob Rosen, 35, was a student at Sylvania and was armed with...  Read More »

Swan Island, the new PCC Center

Swan Island, the new PCC Center

The PCC Bond has committed $3.6 million for the first phase of development Swan Island Center, to be completed in June of this year.The...  Read More »

Recent News Stories

Join Your PCC Community in Support of Victor Albarran Sanchez!

Victor Albarran Sanchez, the PCC  MEChA Chapter Outreach Coordinator is facing deportation. He is currently...  Read More »

Sylvania Interim President Named

As you know, Sylvania Campus President Dr. Linda Gerber has announced...  Read More »

Life in Prison for killers of PCC Student

Portland, Feb 4, 2014.A judge has found all three of the men tried  for the 2012 murder of...  Read More »

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Letters from Mauritania: Slavery in Mauritania

Letters from Mauritania: Slavery in Mauritania

Dear PCC Students,When we think about slavery what comes to mind is the Trans-Atlantic slavery trade. Captured Africans were transported to the West Indies and America to work in the sugar plantations. There...  Read More »

Letters from Mauritania: The Story of Force-feeding in Mauritania

Letters from Mauritania: The Story of Force-feeding in Mauritania

Dear PCC Students, Mauritania has its own culture that is reflected in its behavior. The practice of force-feeding will be judged and evaluated for the good or the bad. In this letter I will try to...  Read More »

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Letters from America: Considering History and Representation

Letters from America: Considering History and Representation

Dear Students of Nouakchott,I was asked to write for this letter exchange program happening between students from colleges in Nouakchott, Mauritania -West Africa, and students from...  Read More »

Letters from America : The Culture of Family

Letters from America : The Culture of Family

Dear Students of Nouakchott, I am so excited to tell you about my culture and to hopefully learn more about yours. For me, my family is the most important thing in my life.  I happen to have an...  Read More »

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Examining the Secure Communities Program

Examining the Secure Communities Program

The controversy surrounding the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) detainment of PCC student leader Victor...  Read More »

Oregon Corrections officer Bill Wylie visits RC campus to talk about Rehabilitation Programs

Oregon Corrections officer Bill Wylie visits RC campus to talk about Rehabilitation Programs

On March 3rd Lt. Justin Wylie visited one of Rock Creek’s 122 writing classes to talk about rehabilitation programs in Oregon’s corrections system. His very first point was...  Read More »

PCC Restrooms: Have they really changed?

PCC Restrooms: Have they really changed?

It's been a little under a year now since The Bridge ...  Read More »

A Tribute to Our Staff–Why We Couldn’t Have PCC Without Them

I hurry up the brand-new staircase in the Student Commons Building at SE Center and nearly run into a man holding an assortment of cleaning equipment...  Read More »

A Critical Loss of Thought

Few would argue social media has become an important part of society. Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and countless other apps allow for instant gratification...  Read More »

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