The first amendment to the constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of speech is often a cudgel used to prevent others from criticism of one’s statements; however, no one seems to actually know what it means. Simply put, freedom of speech does not …
Lady Lancers soccer comes back with a sweeping win
On Friday, PCC’s women’s soccer team was unstoppable against ECC Compton’s Tartars, who endured a stinging 9-1 defeat even though the Lancers were down four starting players due to injuries.
Football season ends with Bakersfield loss 51-7
The Lancers ended their 2015 football season at Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium finishing with a 2-8, 0-6 overall score.
A leap for Google is a giant jump for PCC
Standing in a Gettysburg battlefield, you look up. It’s a clear day with a cerulean blue sky, bright clouds and a wide-open field. You look around and you are surrounded, the field lined with a five foot spiked perimeter fence and cannons at the ready. You reach out to touch the cold, black metal, but it’s not there. But you are.
Photography professor Miyo Stevens travels to Cuba
Professor Miyo Stevens recently went on a one-week trip to Cuba where she visited with four fellow artists chosen from a national pool of applicants as part of the Self-Help Graphics printmaking ambassador program, designed to promote peace between countries lacking significant dialogue.
DanceArt troupe brings modern dance to audience
The carpet, carefully covered with black tarps, was the stage. The two rows of chairs, filled with curious library goers, was the audience. Every so often a powerful leap or spin brought the dancers so close that a rush of air could be felt as they moved passed. When the music ended, the five-member troop breathed heavily in exhaustion, but just for a moment—the audience always ended the performance with resounding applause.
Love of the macabre inspired by Bradbury classic
“There must have been a thousand pumpkins on this tree, hung high and on every branch. A thousand smiles. A thousand grimaces. And twice-times-a-thousand glares and winks and blinks and leerings of fresh-cut eyes,” wrote Ray Bradbury in “The Halloween Tree.”
Cross country coach missing in action following altercation
PCC cross country head coach Armand Crespo was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a student in the GM building last month and has been relieved of his coaching duties.
Water Polo finishes with a bang
The women’s water polo team lost to Cerritos on Friday before defeating East LA to finish off the season in 5th place in the South Coast Conference Championship tournament. The Pasadena team proved themselves as worthy competition as they bested their 8th place finish from last season. If the Lancers defeated the Falcons, they would have played Mt. SAC and could have had a chance to get even with the Mounties after losing to them 17-4 a week ago but they came up short in …
Let students’ voices be heard
Freedom of speech is a constitutional right that is increasingly being threatened on college campuses nationwide. Once viewed as open forums, colleges are no longer safe platforms for students to engage in discussions and debates about their opinions and ideas.