How does one perfect the art of improvisation? As Commercial Music Studies Director Dan Cole demonstrated with his students at Saturday’s jazz concert, simply take the lead of jazz legends and play with heart.
Athletes use music as inspiration
Many athletes in all sports at all levels use music to get themselves ready for training and games, and those at PCC are no different. Many of them use music to prepare for various sporting events during the year.
Students adapt to new life in America through soccer
Students Khaled Ghara, Madellyn Pineda and Rimar West all have something in common. They are all from different parts of the world and play soccer for PCC.
Star volleyball player has soft side
If you happen to journey into the GM building and see a statuesque young woman with a scarf delicately clipped back onto her head making everyone roar with laughter, you are looking at PCC volleyball player Aliyyah Abdullah. Some may describe her as a goofball, but others know that Abdullah does have a shy side.
Softball team hopes for fresh start
The chatter was non-stop on the field at Robinson Park, the new home of PCC softball. “It’s a lot easier,” said returning outfielder Maycee Murphy about the new turf outfield compared to Brookside Park’s difficult grass field. “The ball comes a lot faster and there are no sudden hops on us anymore.
Women’s basketball comes in third in Desert Tourney
After starting its season with a tournament championship and an early South Coast Conference win against Long Beach City College, the PCC women’s basketball team settled for a third place finish in Thanksgiving weekend’s Desert Tournament.
TSA security measures: Invasive, but necessary
Would you prefer to be voluntarily sexually assaulted or forcibly the victim of a terrorist attack? As awful as it sounds, if you plan on traveling soon, these thoughts will likely cross your mind.Living in a post-9/11 America, we’ve grown accustomed to paranoia regarding air travel.
Concerns over cuts aired at meeting
Administrators attempted to allay the fears of 700 classes being cut for the Spring semester at an open meeting on Tuesday.
Board scheduled to OK bid on building
After months of delay, approval on a contractor to begin construction on the new Center for the Arts building was scheduled to be decided by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
EDITORIAL: New add policy a good start
The days of rushing classrooms for last-minute adds and paper-from-a-hat lotteries may soon come to an end. Starting spring of 2011, PCC has put into effect a new policy that won’t charge students who are placed on a much longer waiting list.This timing of this new policy couldn’t be any better.