Forget shareholders, Patagonia makes earth its beneficiary

Capitalism prioritizes growth in capital. By definition, it cares about nothing else. So how are we going to go green in an economy that is beholden to accelerating its exploitation of resources? The answer lies partly in more businesses prioritizing environmental sustainability while also remaining profitable. This may sound optimistic, but if we are to thrive in the future this kind of business needs to become more common. Patagonia is a company that specializes in outdoor recreational clothing. The company’s founder, Yvan Chouinard, is demonstrating …

Legacy of misogyny persists in gaming despite exiling high profile creeps

On the weekend of Sept. 17, G2, a popular esports group, placed second at the summer European League of Legends championship. What would seem like an amazing victory for the participating players would soon be overshadowed by a post from G2 CEO Carlos Rodriguez. In the video Rodriguez is seen celebrating with recently banned content creator Andrew Tate. The post sparked fury across social media, with several Twitter users noting that the notorious misogynist Tate’s presence alienated female players from the industry. Some also noted …

Creating safety in an inherently unsafe space—the skatepark

Every Wednesday night, a group of queer and transgender skaters gather outside of a local skatepark in Glendale. Near handball courts and on flat ground, beginning skaters are allowed a safe space where they can practice balancing on their skateboards, learn to land tricks or meet other queer skaters. This group goes by the name Boos Cruise and describes themselves as “a collective representing queer, BIPOC, non-binary, trans, skaters, and aspiring skaters.” Julian Chavez serves as the community leader of Boos Cruise, and shares that …

Slammed PCC students struggle to find the fun in reading

Required reading dredges up dark thoughts of stress-induced headaches, avoidable all-nighters, and hard-earned grades for PCC students, but leisure reading is something different entirely. Extracurricular reading is an aspiration, a fantasy in which homework, jobs, and every other thing that fills up Google Calendars doesn’t exist, in which anticipated books don’t have to be things that will be finished when “someday” comes, and yet some students are still trying to make it a reality. One of these students is Bridget Perez, a third-year child development …

Blotter: Ice cream vendor disturbed the peace

Monday, September 12 2022 Two transients were escorted off campus. A suspicious person was apprehended in Lot D but he ended up being a student. Tuesday Sep 13, 2022 Vehicle hit and run occurred in Lot 5. A parent reported an unsafe driver who almost hit her daughter. Two transients were escorted off campus. A student reported having difficulty breathing and paramedics were called. Wednesday Sep 14, 2022 An officer reported a burglary after he found a storage bin in Lot D unsecured. Vandalism occurred …

Marauders steal a win against Lancers football

Streamed live on youtube while the sun was setting, the visiting PCC Lancers football team took on the Antelope Valley College Marauders for the first time ever Saturday, September 24. The play-by-play was called by Emery Johnson, fans were able to watch the game live thanks to SoCal College Sports who stream all the home games for AVC football, the camera work and replays gave the game a professional touch. Although the video feed was bad at first due to the sun setting, the game’s …

Lancers conquer Victor Valley in shutout win

PCC’s Men’s Soccer prevailed Friday afternoon in a 90 minute match against Victor Valley College. The winning marks a promising start for the new season with a record of 4-1-2. In a relatively smooth performance, the Lancer’s overtook their opponent winning 5-0. With the assistance of Jordy Aviles, Esai Matchan struck the first goal of the night. “It was hot at first but once the clouds came through, It all got a little better,” said Lancer Robert Acosta. The audience was not substantially large and …

A colonialist legacy and the oxymoron of a monarchy in the modern world

On Sep 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died. At 70 years and 214 days, her rule is the longest in British history. She took the throne at the age of 25 and presided over 32 sovereign states in her lifetime including 15 at the time of her death. She is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 corgis. The world was alerted of the Queen’s passing within minutes. I found out about the Queen’s death via Apple …