Congressman Schiff promotes $3 trillion ‘HEROES Act’ at virtual town hall

PCC student leaders had the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with Rep. Adam Schiff at a virtual town hall last week. Rep. Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District which includes Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood, Sunland-Tujunga, and parts of Pasadena, including PCC. On Friday, May 15, the congressman met with President/Superintendent Erika Endrijonas and members of Associated Students on Facebook Live to discuss how the global pandemic is impacting students at PCC and what Congress is doing about …

3 ways to keep your pooch peppy during quarantine

Have you noticed your dog giving sad puppy eyes more than normal? As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, frustration may start to settle in for many including our four-legged friends. One way to combat their weariness is to keep them busy, happy and healthy. Here are three simple steps that can help keep your dogs occupied during quarantine. Step 1: It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. Lately you may have noticed that your dog is overwhelmed with boredom. One way to …

Soccer star’s journey to University of Saint Katherine

It had been 14 years in which Erica Perez had been blazing her way through soccer fields. 14 years of soccer being her reason to wake up, to pick up a ball, to practice drills for hours. 14 years of experiencing pre-game jitters instantly switching to game mode once the whistle blows. 14 years of soccer being a core source of her happiness, until one day, the story was no longer about soccer.

Flyovers: Common sense flies out the window

On May 15, the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds honored health care workers, first responders and essential employees by conducting flyovers over Los Angeles and San Diego. The flyovers were part of Operation America Strong, a collaborative effort announced by President Donald Trump to display solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though they should be appreciated as a positive effort to raise the country’s morale amidst such a challenging time, they unknowingly encouraged irresponsible behavior that threatened public safety. Concerns were raised about …

Retiring the speedo: PCC swimmer moves on to UCLA

Michael Humphrey is from Pasadena, California, and has been swimming his whole life. He participated in swim clubs growing up and as a young adult he joined the men’s swimming and diving team at Pasadena City College. The last swim meet at PCC was in March against Chaffey. Lancers won with the score of 194-49 and Humphrey gained three wins: the 1000 yard freestyle (10:25.49), the 100 yard butterfly (56.11), and the 200 yard individual medley (2:09.33).

Witness talent at LA Phil’s Virtual Open Mic Night

Music runs through the streets of Los Angeles and what better way to connect with other talented individuals than through LA Philharmonic’s Virtual Open Mic Night. It has proved to be a super chill way to experience how people express themselves through the art of music. LA Phil’s Virtual Open Mic Night started their first zoom session this month on May 7, and is being held every Thursday. It is a one hour zoom session where each person gets up to six minutes of performance …

COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Pasadena nursing homes

When it comes to Covid-19, Pasadena would appear to be extremely negligent. How else would you explain the disparity in the number of Covid-19 attributed deaths in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Pasadena with those of other cities across the nation? The gap is a big one. At the time of this writing, 65 of the 71 or 92% of all covid related deaths in Pasadena were either residents or employees of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In contrast, Nationally, the number …

Quarantine comfort cookies TikTok style

As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the unforeseeable future, finding ways to pass time isn’t always simple. Sure, bouncing between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds isn’t a bad excuse to pass time under the circumstances of being in a global pandemic, but how about switching up media content comfort to kitchen creativity? The world of TikTok food accounts can help with just that, as well as the creation of these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. TikTok has now become the …