New student trustee voted in for the upcoming year

Pasadena City College’s special student trustee election last week yielded Zeinab Raad as the new student voice and symbolic student vote on the Board of Trustees. While the four students contesting for the position ran on similar platforms, such as proper representation of the student body and removing barriers to equity regarding education, Raad won with 47 percent of the vote. “Working with the new board is going to be exciting because I feel so much passion from every individual and knowing their vigor is …

Dual Enrollment Classes ‘Paused’ until Fall ‘18 while alternatives are being offered

There seems to be a slight misunderstanding about whether or not the dual enrollment program has been suspended this fall because of a dispute between PCC and Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). From the finger-pointing on one end, and the shields up on the other end, the KPCC story, titled, “Pasadena City College program suspended over who’s teaching it” – sounds alone like there was a mud-slinging fight between two close-knit families under one roof with an unsure idea on how this will get resolved.

Say ‘peekaboo’ to video game nostalgia

A new art gallery featuring collectibles and nostalgic items from the 20th century has popped up in Old Pasadena called the Peekaboo Gallery. Their first exhibition on display is called “25¢ a Play: The Art of the Videocade” and it’s filled with rare arcade cabinets and pinball machines in great condition from the ‘70s and ‘80s. If you’re a fan of ‘70s and ‘80s games or just want to appreciate the art of the craft, this is the place to go. And it’s free to …

Hereditary fails as a horror film

Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” opened on Friday, June 8, 2018, and was immediately met with complimentary reviews from numerous outlets, bolstering its advertisements proclaiming it as the scariest film of the year, or in ages, or some other ostensibly impressive amount of time. However, despite several promising elements, the film as a whole is an utter failure as a horror movie. From the cliches to the tonal mistakes to the thoughtless visual style, horrendous pacing, and almost consummate lack of scares, the film falls far too …

Courier Chat: Homeboy Scholars and Editors-In-Chief

In this week’s longer than usual Courier Chat, Sam talks with Laura Electa Hayes about the Homeboy Scholars program at PCC and what it does for the community. Later, Rob talks to current Editor-in-Chief Amber Lipsey and next year’s Editor-in-Chief Mandie Montes and their plans for next year. Homeboy Scholars: Email: homeboyscholarspcc@gmail.com Instagram: @homeboyscholars Facebook: Homeboy Scholars Mandie’s Jane the Virgin story Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email …