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Parley is a commonwealth of academic and creative works that symbolize the excellence and diversity of PPCC's student body.

PPCC Voice
Featured Essays

Folks

Bruce Kooken

This poem won second place in the Parley/SMEAP (Service Members Expressive Arts Project) “Tell Us about Your Service” poetry and visual art contest.

Artist Voices

Nature Serving Man: Man Serving Nature

Jacob Ady

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My inspiration for the piece was how electronics serve man, and man serves nature, and vice-versa. But again, its how we came from nature, and in turn we help nature, like how a tree grows and gives us oxygen, and we prune the branches to make it stronger. It was a shout out, really, of appreciation for the simple things that are taken for granted.

Point/Counter Point

Drops in the Bucket

Suzanne Calvin-Yim

I see a soldier who was brave and strong when others were tearing apart who she was as if it would impact what she offered. Her story is the story of hundreds of soldiers, and countless others who have stories that are different from hers, but are stories nonetheless. Soldiers who joined the military when society still referred to them as “kids.” Soldiers who have left their families, their homes, and their ways of life. Soldiers who marry and forego honeymoons for overseas assignments or miss the births of their first children. Soldiers who hold their two year old children on their laps, then do not see those children again until they are a year or two older. Soldiers who kiss the people they love good bye one last time without really knowing it. Soldiers who are fighting for what I, a civilian, stand for.

Point/Counter Point

Facebook: Do the Ends Justify the Means?

Angela Lenn

Facebook is no doubt changing the way the world communicates, allowing millions to partake in conversation, but this site is not without a dark side. Facebook is the new avenue for profiles committed to promoting “cyber-bullying” and pages like “pro-ANA,” for anorexics seeking information and tools to perpetuate their disorder. In light of the good that Facebook has accomplished, individuals overlook the immoral consequences; an ethical oversight that will have an impact on future generations who hope to use the site to shape a closer knit society.

PPCC Voice
Featured Essays

Folks

Bruce Kooken

This poem won second place in the Parley/SMEAP (Service Members Expressive Arts Project) “Tell Us about Your Service” poetry and visual art contest.

PPCC Voice

It's Not Only a Bruise

Luis Trabucco

No, it’s not only a bruise, It’s more than that. Barbarity found his victim in my face. Choking the words and violating my being. It is the denial of my right and the humiliation of my condition.

Happenings

Parley 2015

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