Chris Rock’s bad joke gives Will Smith a bad attitude

Comedian Chris Rock was one of the announcers for this year’s Oscars awards ceremony, it was expected that he would make a few jokes, though one of his jokes fell flat when he made fun of Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, which incited Will Smith to impulsively slap Rock. Which shouldn’t come from a public figure that is supposed to be a role model to many. “Jada, I love you, GI Jane 2 can’t wait to see ya”, Chris Rock joked. Jada has a condition …

Living in California costs more than the Golden State has to offer

California’s gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and diverse population are almost enough to mask the ridiculous cost of basic living essentials. Since the golden state’s founding in 1850, people from all across the country and beyond have made their way to the coast looking for that ideal Angeleno lifestyle. Although living in California has countless perks, it comes at a price that many can’t afford to pay. The cost of living continues to grow exponentially by the year. Families who have lived in California for generations …

Goodbye Rosemead, hello Arcadia: PCC to purchase new satellite campus

  Pasadena City College is negotiating for a new satellite campus in Arcadia to purchase a potential $16,400,000 property to replace PCC’s Rosemead facility and possibly include a Culinary Arts class and a dance studio. PCC has its eyes on the property at 325 N Santa Anita Avenue Building A & B, Arcadia, CA 91006, including 400 Rolyn Place, Arcadia, CA 91006, which will account for three buildings in total and will take up 1.71 acres of land or 38,000 square feet. “If negotiations follow through, …

Luis Cervantes, advisor of Safe Zone Coalition and adjunct counselor, dies at 31

Luis Cervantes, advisor for the Safe Zone Coalition and adjunct counselor for non-credit division students, died on Mar. 14 at only 31 years old. “His smile and style lit up the room,” a statement sent out by the Safe Zone Coalition said. “…Luis was authentic. He was kind, generous, loyal, funny, smart, compassionate, self-aware, resourceful, collaborative and above all, stylish.” Cervantes joined PCC and the Safe Zone Coalition in 2015. He also worked on programs in basic graphic design, family home care, medical front office …

Lancers trot into first place with walk-off homer

After a four-inning tie score, PCC’s Lancers came out victorious over East Los Angeles College Huskies for first place in the South Coast Conference when catcher Matt Rice cracked a walk-off home run over the center-field wall, bringing the score 2-1. Rice met his exuberant teammates at home plate while being doused with 8 oz water bottles. “I was confident on deck, and it was my first-time at-bat of the game, and when I connected, I just knew it. I watched it go right over …

Art Heart Fashion Week springs back after quarantine

Fashion week is back, with models and designers excited to showcase their work on the runway. Earlier this week LA Fashion Week, presented by Art Heart Fashion, began its 18th season fashion week at The Majestic Downtown with its iconic high ceilings and chandelier venue. Many people had high hopes for one of LA’s longest-running fashion weeks, and they were exceeded. Fashion shows are the final product of a collection, with months or years of work presented in one hour.Many of these events had been …

Pot program fails to provide equity for POC

The California Cannabis Equity program is turning out to be a headache for the state, its applicants, and it is proving to be not so equitable for the very people who are the targeted beneficiaries. On November 9th, 2016 Proposition 64 legalized specified and personal use and cultivation of Marijuana for adults at least 21 years of age. It also reduced criminal penalties for specified marijuana related offenses for adults and juveniles; and authorizes resentencing or dismissal and sealing of prior, eligible marijuana-related convictions. The …