Blotter: Five hit-and-run accidents reported in student parking lots

Monday, March 9: PCC staff reported a student having a panic attack in the second floor of the C Building. Officers arrived but were unable to locate the student. Facilities reported an unknown male on the Z Building roof. Officers were unable to locate the unknown male. Tuesday, March 10: No incidents reported on this date. Wednesday, March 11: A student reported a hit and run in Lot 10. A student vehicle impeded entrance to Lot 5 due to a traffic stop. A student fell …

PCC’s dash to catch up to COVID-19

Pasadena City College has been rushing to keep up with the necessary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic described by the school’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) plan. The ATD Emergency Preparedness Plan was made as a companion document to the college’s Emergency Operations Plan. It was released on March 5. The day before, on March 4, the first death in California related to the virus was confirmed and Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency. The plan identifies five levels, which correspond to the linear progression …

Skip partying and play ‘After Hours’ over The Weeknd

It has been four years since his last album. Finally, The Weeknd released a fresh batch of songs. Although The Weeknd switched up his style in the album, his fans genuinely enjoy “After Hours,” both in the melodic and the lyrical aspect. “Let’s be real, none of us are ready for this masterpiece,” said user JayTooSavy on YouTube. Earlier in his career, The Weeknd made albums that describe his pain, drugs, lust and the nightlife. In his new album, “After Hours,” he’s showing his realization …

Lancer Pantry closes, other campus resources go remote

UPDATE: As of March 28, the Lancer Pantry will be open for one distribution day a week on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting April 3. Note: This was canceled again on April 1. See, here, for more information on accessing gift cards for food. The PCC Lancer Pantry Drive-Thru/Walk-Up was closed on Tuesday following guidance from the Department of Public Health intended to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. PCC is currently working on other ways to provide help to those students who are …

The grotesque on display at annual lowbrow exhibition

By the time one enters La Luz de Jesus gallery, the vibe has been thoroughly set. The gallery itself is located inside a huge, eclectic gift shop called Soap Plant/Wacko — selling kitschy art, vintage toys, taxidermy and occult reference guides. The building’s exterior features an angular, geometric mural with two huge eyes gazing placidly over Hollywood Boulevard. Yet even with that priming, some of the work in the gallery this month may shock guests. There are portraits of monsters rendered in photorealistic detail, their …

After 10 years away, PCC swimmer jumps back in the pool

Swim cap—on. Swimsuit—fitted. Water polo ball—at hand. Goggles—snug. Oh, and don’t forget to keep the swim parka close for those 6 a.m. practices. Ready, set, deep breath, whistle blown—go! Anna Herrin, PCC sophomore water polo and swim team competitor, never imagined how her life back in the water after a 10 year dry spell, would feel as good as it does now. What seemed like a distant dream to return to the poolside became Herrin’s new reality, as the rookie swimmer was given the opportunity …

Being sick in the age of COVID-19

Last week I was sick. Normally, I would never mention this, but ever since COVID-19 came on the scene, a cold isn’t just a cold. The flu isn’t just the flu and a sneeze, if done in public, isn’t just a sneeze. Colds, the flu, and all of their symptoms are compromised health conditions that put you and others at risk for contracting a virus that is the greatest pandemic the modern world has seen, and has caused me more than a little anxiety.

Why our safety comes first before school

As new cases and new deaths from COVID-19 start to rise, people are starting to panic over what will happen if a lockdown occured in California. Since the campus closure, many students worry over how they are going to get their classes done. But where there is a will there is a must, and our health and safety must come first.

Work study students still have a paycheck

Pasadena City College has received permission to pay Federal Work Study (FWS) students who work on campus, even while the campus is closed to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. In addition, 8,000 PCC students will have their Pell Grants and all other financial aid funds available by March 27, according to Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) and More Math and Science (MAS2 ) representatives. Financial Aid payments have also been moved up. According to Alex Boekelheide, special assistant to the superintendent/president, the second wave of …