Less sex on the big screen is the least of our libido problems

Share: With the last two years seeing the releases of “Poor Things,” “Saltburn,” and “Challengers,” it feels as if Hollywood has never been hornier; however, it’s quite the contrary, according to recent data showing movies are depicting less sex than ever, reflecting a wider-ranging issue among youth. Since 2012, there’s been a steady decline in sexual content being depicted in the top grossing-movies released, with Stephen Follows, a media data analyst, reporting in his research, “Using the same method of looking for signals from ratings …

Dynamic Duo: Two players, one unstoppable force!!

Share: In a season defined by being undefeated, the 2024 badminton team will be remembered for working relentlessly and playing hard in every match. Two players in particular sustained their victories through outstanding performances in their triumphs that led them to their state championship on May 10.  In her final year of high school, No. 1 player Rhea Zou took up badminton after being introduced to the game by a friend who played on the varsity team. Inspired by competitive games, she started learning from …

Lancers’ badminton season comes to an honorable end

Share: The Lancer’s badminton season came to an end this Thursday as they fell short to City College of San Francisco after an intense match by a final score of 12-7.  Entering the state championship, both PCC and the City College of San Francisco were undefeated with 12-0 records, meaning this game would make or break both teams’ season records. After having a momentous season, PCC was ready for the championship win and continued to fight throughout their matches, but were defeated. Starting with singles, PCC …

PCC alum Reyna Grande writes her way through imposter syndrome

Share: Students and faculty members quickly piled into the Writing Success Center (WSC) in support of PCC alum turned published author Reyna Grande’s panel. They were handed a box of catered food from Stonefire Grill, a notecard to jot down questions to ask the guest speaker and were given the opportunity to purchase one of Grande’s books for $15.  The WSC was a packed house as PCC’s Puente club spotlighted Grande in a discussion-based event on May 7. Grande shared stories reflecting on her journey …

Gunna focuses and refines his skills on ‘One of Wun’

Share: Gunna has always excelled in his own lane of gliding over smooth melodic beats and he unveils his worth again on his newest project ‘One of Wun.’ Filled with songs that will quickly climb the ranks on playlists, this album gives listeners plenty of opportunities to improve their auxiliary credibility when picking songs to impress their crew.  No time is wasted as the album starts with a confident and potent baseline on “collage” giving Gunna the space to effortlessly slide on the beat. He …

Culture week cookin’: Try an Italian professor’s veggie meatballs

Share: As part of International Week at PCC, Italian professor Laura Godio prepared two different recipes for her students, a classic Italian meatball dish and a zucchini-based “meatball” inspired by her vegetarian students. International Week aims to expand students’ knowledge of foreign cultures and to celebrate the arts of different nations. “I enjoy doing this for my students,” Godio said, referencing the meatball dishes she crafts for her students, “It helps them better understand vocabulary when they’re participating in something physical like cooking. My students …

Movie studios are tripping over themselves to devour each other

Share: In what feels like a never-ending contest of shameless corporate gluttony, talks of a potential acquisition of Paramount Global by Sony Pictures and U.S.-based asset management firm Apollo Global Management have thankfully died down, at least for the time being. However,  Sony isn’t the first company to proposition Paramount this past year and it sure as hell won’t be the last.  Following their own surprising merger, Warner Bros. Discovery—despite taking on massive amounts of debt from the previous leadership, plummeting stock prices that typically …

How to slayyyy transferring this Fall

Share: As June approaches, many PCC students are preparing to transfer to a four-year university in the fall. Whether students are living locally or moving across the country, this is a new and potentially anxious time for many.  Amidst the excitement for change, transfer anxiety is a common companion. One of the best ways to help combat these worries is having a good community. From friends, family, or even teachers and counselors, there is a vast amount of resources and people available to help and …

Through rain or shine, ‘It’s Always Sunny’ never pulls its punches

Share: As “Always Sunny” reaches its 19th anniversary this coming August, one has to wonder how the show whose first episode sees Charlie Day accidentally, but openly using racial slurs has survived for so long. For those not in the cult of Sunny, it’s definitely a head scratcher, but for fans of the series, it’s not much of a thought at all, as the show time and time again proves it knows its audience and knows how to both offend and keep them entertained.  I …