After mass shootings, students ‘insecure’ about campus safety

In a culture obsessed with violence, from video games to movies, the sound of gunshots are dishearteningly familiar to both children and adults. The normalization of gun violence and mass shootings perpetuate this cultural marker that is very specific to the United States. Every time one of these tragedies happen, the last one as recently as this week in a small Northern California town, an echo of thoughts and prayers cloud the conversation, making gun reform virtually impossible to even conceptually be discussed.

Comedians must hold peers accountable for sexual misconduct

It’s been a couple of weeks since the New York Times published an explosive article that detailed five accounts of sexual misconduct against renowned comedian Louis C.K. Despite the horrific tales, other male comedians such as Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers have taken small jabs when it’s come to criticizing their fellow comedic friends. When Colbert brought up Louis C.K. in his opening monologue, he did so with a delicate and rehearsed explanation—it was less of a criticism and …

Police Blotter: Student asked to buy steroids and give out Lancerpoint ID

Monday, November 27 A staff member on campus reported a suspicious black male was pushing an office chair from south of the U building, but they were unable to locate the person upon arrival. A male who was inside of the mirror pools was approached by a campus cadet officer and told to leave campus. An officer took a report from a student whose car was involved in a hit and run in Lot 5 level 5. An officer removed a disruptive student in R-317. …

‘Coco’ brings real Mexican culture to the big screen

Pixar’s 19th feature animated film “Coco” hit cinemas late October in Mexico and audience reactions were outstandingly positive. It quickly became the #1 film in the country because of its beautiful representation of Mexican heritage, and it was very much needed specially during the current political climate in which President Donald Trump targets Mexicans as being rapists and drug dealers. Now that it has debuted in the United States this past Wednesday, I could understand why this Disney Pixar masterpiece, directed by Lee Unkrich and …

Cafe De Leche: Instagram-worthy coffee isn’t worth the price

Do people really care about the taste of coffee at their local hipster coffee shop, or do they want instagrammable aesthetics? Well, Café de Leche located in Altadena is definitely only worthy for your instagram posts. Entering the coffee shop the overpowering smell of their jalapeño cheese bagel consumed my nose, and I’m not quite sure how I liked that. I resumed to observe the small space, appreciating the tranquil blue walls and lounge area; you’ll feel as if you’ve walked into a friend’s living …

Smoke-free campus? 6,000 butts prove otherwise

PCC Health and Wellness and student volunteers joined in the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout by participating in a campus cigarette butt clean-up. In January 2014, PCC implemented a smoke-free policy. This banned all forms of smoking on campus grounds. However, in only two hours, volunteers collected a staggering 6,000 cigarettes, illustrating that student smoking is still an issue. Student Ivy Liang heard about the volunteer event through Scholars Club. “I participated because I felt it was meaningful,” said Liang. “I am surprised …

Be afraid: Artificial intelligence threatens to ‘destroy humans’

When I think of robots, I think of “I, Robot,” a film Will Smith starred in that was based on robots living and acting like citizens to help keep humans safe. Sophia is a robot that was created and has recently been named a citizen of Saudi Arabia and all I can think of is how incredibly mind blowing it is that we have come to accept a non-breathing product as almost human like.

Police Blotter: Student makes criminal threats in the library

Monday, November 20 Campus police responded to a domestic incident in the library. A report was taken but there was no arrest. Police responded to a student making criminal threats in the library. A report was taken but no one was arrested. Staff reported possible vandalism near the conference center in the quad. Tuesday, November 21 Staff reported a female student possibly intoxicated in L-104. Campus police conducted a safety check in the Rosemead Center. Police went out to the CA building for patrol. Officers …