Five berry fields to frolic in this Spring

Share: Before Los Angeles was known for being the home of Hollywood and famous celebrities, it was home to many farmers and their produce. Now most of our farms are found in the IE and towards Ventura, giving many Angelenos an opportunity to take advantage of the locally sourced fruits and vegetables at their local farmer’s markets throughout the year.  While we’re blessed with fresh local produce year-round, few people actually experience getting to harvest their food themselves, not knowing it’s an experience they can …

PCC club collaborates with Huntington Hospital to combat rising fentanyl deaths

Share: As fentanyl overdose deaths continue to rise throughout the country, Pasadena has begun to feel the effects of this drug epidemic as the city’s death rate more than triples in four years.  Recently some of Huntington Hospital’s staff were invited by PCC’s Caduceus Club to teach a seminar to PCC students and staff on how to properly administer Naloxone in the case of an opioid overdose.  The Caduceus Club offers volunteer options, peer mentoring, and education support to students interested in becoming a part …

PCC’s Associated Students seeks candidates for upcoming election

Share: The student governing body, the Associated Students of Pasadena City College (ASPCC), is currently accepting applications from students who intend to run in the upcoming election that will select the members of ASPCC’s Executive Board for the 2024-2025 school year.  “Personally [ASPCC] has been one of my most valuable experiences at PCC,” Yurika Espinosa, current Vice President of Communications on the Executive Board said. “There’s also a stigma of people not wanting to run because they feel they aren’t qualified, but I genuinely believe …

‘Musical Postcards From The East And West’ showcases the best music has to offer

Share: Audience chatter echoes throughout the Sexton Auditorium. Members of The Pasadena City College Community Orchestra are all seated as they prepare to perform the last half of their concert aptly titled “Musical Postcards From The East And West”, a program that celebrates symphonies from different cultures, and different walks of life. Their instruments shriek as they check to make sure their instruments are in tune. The conductor Henry Shin walks on stage and introduces himself to signal their start, announcing their next symphony: “Piece …

The ‘Big Three’ beef is heating up and Drake just won round one

Share: The first round of the ‘Big Three’ beef has concluded and in a span of one month, we got three albums, two diss tracks (kind of), and one participant turned casualty. Coming into the fight there was a wide consensus that Drake for some reason was at the bottom of the pole, but after this preliminary round, it’s time to throw that list away and actually get it right this time. What reignited the Cold War feud into the fiery onslaught it is now …

Crawl out of your vault and go check out ‘Fallout’

Share: Amazon’s live-action adaptation television series “Fallout,” doesn’t fail to impress new viewers or old fans with its faithful rendition of the post-apocalyptic video game series. The show satisfies what one should expect from Fallout: nuclear wastelands, cynical humor, jazzy music, ominous mutants, and bloody violence. Premiering on Prime Video with 8 episodes for its first season, “Fallout” doesn’t directly adapt from any of the existing games but rather expands on them as a chronological continuance of the series. Starring Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, and …

Survey deadline extended as PCC awaits final decision in Superintendent search

Share: The presidential search forums at Pasadena City College (PCC) on Wednesday featured the final four candidates, Interim Superintendent-President Jose Gomez, Lena Tran, Thuy Thi Nguyen and Carlos Cortez where they got to pitch themselves to the community in events punctuated by low turnout and minimal participation, spurring the search firm to extend the deadline for providing feedback an additional week.  However, an email announcing the extension was only sent to PCC faculty and staff and has yet to be sent to PCC students’ inboxes …

Foundation Director leaves PCC, heads for Santa Barbara City College

Share: Bobbi Abram, the Executive Director of the Pasadena City College Foundation, is retiring from her position after 12 years and will be joining the Santa Barbara City College Foundation as their new chief executive officer starting at the beginning of May.  The retirement coincides with the foundation going through its own internal transitions, as former PCC Trustee Hoyt Hilsman is expected to be elected by the foundation board as president in the coming months, according to Abram in an interview in mid-March. The position …

PCC takes steps for opioid education and advocacy

Share: As of January 2023, all California public colleges are required through the Opioid Safety Act to provide education on preventing and providing treatment for opioid overdoses.  Colleges must inform all students on these preventative measures through an orientation. PCC has started this process off with giving training presentations to students and classrooms upon request.  Along with preventative education, opioid overdose reversal medication, such as naloxone or Narcan, must be available to distribute to students. Colleges will be able to provide federally approved dosages through …

Embrace individuality, don’t get trapped in fashion trends

Share: Every season has its fashion trends and with new ones always on the rise, many regular consumers will come following with haste. Trends are always a safe and easy choice for those who may be just getting into fashion.  The important thing to think about here however is, are consumers buying into the trends because they like the items? Or are they just buying these items because they’re popular? For example, on social media, people have been saying things such as “What are we …