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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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Carmina Ortiz looks to be more than just a double threat

Carmina Ortiz may only be 18 but she is dominating the local sports world, playing both badminton and volleyball as she excels for the Lancers while harboring aspirations to become a special education teacher.

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Two arts beat as one

Twins Krystal “Tree” Herrera and Karen Joyce Herrera are PCC students with a twin purpose: to make art a key to their communication with the world.

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What is the role of social media after an earthquake?

Whether it’s for the attention or to cope with the situation, the use of social media during an event like an earthquake something used by students and professionals to learn about an earthquake. Continue reading

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