Food for thought: AS gives appetizers for actions

A sea of students cover the courtyards of the campus. Red canopies and several tables full of colorful supplies and student resources fill the quad. Striking posters drive the attention of many. Behind the tables, the members of the student government stand and welcome passersby. A long line of students wait to receive food and snacks as a welcome gift. Welcome Week was an occasion hosted by Associate Students at Pasadena City College (ASPCC) from Feb. 18 to 20. The prime event took place at …

Artist sews memories and culture into her tapestries

On exhibition at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts are tapestries by embroidery artist Trudie Strobel that depict memories of Holocaust survival with elements of Jewish history and culture through finely stitched narration and threaded imagery. The exhibition “Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry” features detailed and intricate embroidery of Jewish life, history and culture from times near forgotten in our contemporary age. The 17 individual works are created with threaded technique showing dimensions and colors. At the beginning attendees are introduced to pictorial scenes …

Chinese government attempts to suppress coronavirus and its coverage

Imagine being in your 80s, enjoying your retirement with a grand-class cruise ship. You get off with a souvenir, the notorious COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This souvenir, like many others, was made in China. The Chinese government was warned about this new disease, and all they did was cover the disease up until it got spread to other countries. Coronavirus cases have multiplied in great numbers in both Japan and South Korea now, with South Korea being second only to China for cases …

Student workers starve as UC employees make over $500,000 annually

The housing market in Santa Cruz is known to be one of the least affordable in the country. UCSC graduate student workers in the area have long struggled with financial burdens as a result of this issue. It’s ridiculous to think that despite the extensive labor they’ve contributed to the universities, such as research, teaching, and grading, they still struggle to pay for their daily needs. Current UCSC graduate student workers live in the terror of insufficient wages due to expensive rents, and the school …

Trump the liar emboldened after acquittal

After months of denial during his impeachment hearing, President Donald Trump, now invigorated after the vindication of his impeachment, has publicly admitted to sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine in order to achieve political gain, a complete unethical reversal from his stance in Nov. 2019. Trump’s contradiction was publicized on Feb. 11 during an interview on Roadkill with podcast with host and journalist Geraldo Rivera. According to Tom Porter of Business Insider, just eight days after his impeachment acquittal, Trump contradicted a key principle …

Chicana advocates for those affected by incarceration

As a young child who has been affected by the incarceration system, PCC student Jasmin Lopez found her passion of helping those in similar situations through school involvement. Being in many different programs and clubs that reach out to people affected by prison impaction gave her the opportunity to learn how to support and give back to her community. Lopez grew up in a single parent household. Having her father incarcerated for her entire life and a brother who was wrongly convicted has shaped her …

Galleries display ethereal sculptures and Mesoamerican artwork

The gravity defying metal sculptures by artist Jacci Den Hartog show art and sculpture fans the beauty of different landscape and rock formations in tall dark figures or even smaller pieces full of color. Across from Hartog’s work in the V Gallery, paintings and drawings show Latinx culture in Mesoamerican life by artists Abel Alejandre and Eloy Torrez and present the struggles of aging as a male and the significance behind machismo. Jacci Den Hartog has been showcasing her art in Southern California since 1991 …