PCC soccer has a ‘born leader’ in freshman midfielder

As a 5-year-old, PCC midfielder Mario Urbina remembered watching one of his favorite soccer teams play in the 2010 World Cup with his family. The Urbinas’, especially his grandfather, would wake up at 6:00 a.m. to watch Honduras, a small country in Central America between Guatemala and El Salvador. On other days, Urbina would find his grandfather watching soccer after he came home from school. This was a special time for both of them because it gave them a chance to connect with each other …

Dia de Los Muertos: Even the dead are going virtual

Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), an annual Mesoamerican holiday that celebrates the dead instead of mourning them, is being added to the list of events and holidays that are going virtual this year because of COVID-19. Although, there will be limited in-person events around LA County to help celebrate the holiday. The holiday takes place every year Nov. 1 and 2 and is normally celebrated with parades, communal feasts and festivals. The tradition originated in Aztec culture and is celebrated throughout …

Winter session removed from 2021-2022 academic calendar

The Pasadena City College board of trustees voted to approve a significant change to the academic calendar, against the wishes of the PCC Faculty Association. During their Oct. 21 meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to eliminate the winter intersession and add a second summer session beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2022 spring semester will begin Jan. 10 and end May 8. The first session of summer 2022 will begin May 12, followed by the second summer session June 27. This alteration of the academic …

Election breakdown: California, what is on your ballot?

The presidential election is the current hot topic, eagerly awaited and dominates the media immensely. The general election will take place on November 3 but the next president isn’t the only thing on the ballot. California voters will determine the outcome of 12 statewide ballot measures that, if approved, will take effect once the election results are finalized in December. The proposition topics vary from property taxes, criminal justice and workplace regulations.