Lancers volleyball knocked out of regionals by Grossmont in thriller

In an incredibly close game filled with skill and intensity, PCC lost to Grossmont in a 3-2 match last Tuesday. Losing this match kicked the Lancers out of the Southern California Regionals final. The team proved to be an efficient and hardworking team, and ultimately lost to Grossmont by only 4 points in the final set. “We were very predictable and kind of did the same thing over and over with the same result and didn’t make a change,” coach Mike Terrill said. “But, I’m …

‘Coexisting with the Cougars’ webinar advises humans on adapting to wildlife

Southern California harbors refuge for nearly 10 million people, yet we must not forget about the countless animal species who consider it their home too. California Cougars are a majestic breed of mountain lion that has made their home in the California foothills for centuries. They continue to dwell amongst us and coexist despite the occupation of their territory. Unfortunately there are times when coexisting does not guarantee a harmonious liaison and there have been reports of unpleasant encounters between the two. A non-profit organization …

‘She Said’: An inspirational film on the story that spurred the #MeToo movement

A single tweet by actor Rose McGowan from 2016, and an article nine months later, written by two New York Times writers, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse would launch a gigantic movement, changing the world forever. This story would be recounted in a book written by the pair, and would inform the movie “She Said,” released on November 18, 2022. In the movie the journalist, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey were played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan. The …

‘Glass Onion’ peels back layers in another Rian Johnson whodunnit

After a sweeping box office success in 2019, Rian Johnson was off to the races to produce a sequel to “Knives Out” and after three years, a switch in distributors, and a pandemic, it finally arrived. Ditching the New England estate and familial setting, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” moves detective Benoit Blanc to a Grecian island owned by tech billionaire Miles Bron. The film follows a fantastic ensemble cast, so-called “disruptors” who are portrayed by the likes of Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella, …

PCC’s Veterans Resource Center helps Veterans reintegrate

Nestled away against the backdrop of campus lies a little gem of an office, the Veterans Resource Center, which offers servicemen and women an array of services as well as providing essential connections to various community resources. For the heroes returning home, there are often a myriad of challenges involved in reintegrating into civilian life, and PCC’s very own department is there to lend a helping hand and support these heroes in achieving their educational endeavors. There are many service men and women aspiring to …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson puts ego into cosmic perspective

On a cold fall night in Pasadena, the audience inside the Ambassador Auditorium was engrossed within the concepts of the cosmic perspective. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson strolled across the stage with a candor that felt more like a sit-down with a friend, rather than a lecture on science and its importance with how we function in basically…everything. The cosmic perspective is a method that is intended to knock down our egos and as Neil puts it, “feel more deeply connected to this world.” Using the …

Young voters matter now more than ever

Historically, the voting effort has been led by the oldest generation. The retired or 65+ generation has more time to research candidates, and don’t have to rearrange their entire schedule to make sure they can go to the polls. This isn’t just the generation that has historically voted, this is also the generation that has long held the power in the U.S. government. As of last year, baby boomers made up 53% of the House and 68% of the Senate, while the silent generation made …

PCC displays pride and unity with LGBTQ+ community in latest event

A celebratory pride flag-inspired balloon arch welcomed LGBTQ+ students and allies on the North Patio by the Center of the Arts. The event was co-sponsored by Pasadena City College’s Cross Cultural Center, PCC QUEST Center and Queer Alliance. Jordyn Orozco, the coordinator of PCC’s Cross Cultural Center, used to be a PCC student. After attending PCC for a while, Orozco became a member of Queer Alliance, PCC’s club for LGBTQ+ students and allies. “I got involved in Queer Alliance and then all of a sudden …