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Woman bikes across the country to overcome troubled past

On an island in the middle of a lake off the coast of Ireland is a pilgrimage site called St. Patrick’s Purgatory. Catholics journey to this entrance to purgatory where the do not eat, sleep or wear shoes as they search for a deeper meaning and connection to God. Continue reading

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Students and ducks line up at Student Business Services

If you peek inside the Student Business Services you will not only see students lining up to purchase parking permits and bus passes but also an array of rubber ducks lined up along a shelf behind the clerks. Continue reading

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New FA President looks to heal old wounds

Dr. Julie Kiotas will look to improve working relations between the faculty and administration and create an overall better college environment for students as the new President of the Faculty Association. Continue reading

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“Last year was a bad year for grandmas”

As long as there have been classes, there have been students making excuses about why they couldn’t make it to class. Colleges have a surplus of phony excuses, and PCC is no exception. Continue reading

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‘Nomads’: Left without a home

‘Nomads’: Left without a home

Paintings and sculptures dominate many galleries in the art world but “Nomads,” the current exhibit in the Boone Family Art Gallery, focuses on the humble art of printmaking.

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World Cup Shines Spotlight on Growing Popularity of Soccer in the U.S.

The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most watched sporting event. The month-long international tournament draws the attention of hardcore fans and casual fans alike. FIFA estimates that at least one billion people watched the World Cup Final in 2010, … Continue reading

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A hidden artful treasure in the gym

After sitting in storage for more than two years, a 1963 mural of the first Rose Parade painted by Millard Sheets has a new home in the Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. Continue reading

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iPad app enhances learning at PCC

PCC Instructor James Maloney posts a question to his Calculus class using the Su-Kam Intelligent Education System (SKIES) on his iPad. His students post their answers anonymously on electronic cards through the app. Maloney reviews his answer with the class, … Continue reading

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‘Grandma’s Tattoos’: Armenian reflection and remembrance

A 104 year old woman–clutching close her prayer beads for comfort–recalls a night of her early childhood that was filled with rifle fire, where families were attacked, parents murdered, homes looted, and the “good-looking” daughters taken by the “fire and thunder gangs” to “rape them or do whatever they wanted to with them”, while the authorities of the time did nothing. Continue reading

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Sword Fighting 101

Students Learn to Poke Each Other Safely with Fencing“Lunge, recover, retreat, and advance,” yells a group of eager students in the W building. No, there isn’t a war happening on campus. The students are participating in warm-up exercises in one … Continue reading

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