Student trustee candidates advocate for equity and diverse representation

Share: In a forum Tuesday afternoon in the quad, candidates for student trustee explained their qualifications, motivations for running and how they will advocate for students’ interests if elected. The student trustee serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and PCC’s Associated Students. At Board of Trustees meetings, they represent the student body, holding the power to make and second motions, participate in discussion and have an advisory vote. The Student Trustee also sits on the Associated Students executive board in an advisory …

Election upset: Incumbent trustee Selvidge loses seat

Share: In a close election yesterday, Trustee Ross Selvidge lost his seat on the PCC Board of Trustees to opponent Sandra Chen Lau. Since 2013, Selvidge has represented the Area 1 district which includes the city of La Canada Flintridge, west Pasadena and west Altadena. Lau was elected to a 4-year term on the Board with 59.05 percent of votes. Selvidge received 40.95 percent of votes. Winning by a margin of 1621, Lau received 5290 votes while Selvidge received 3669 votes. Selvidge initially announced his …

Meghan Markle and the illusion of progress

Share: Millions tuned in to view the highly anticipated royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The lavish celebration involved the typical anachronisms of ornate hats, sexist media scrutiny of the bride’s appearance and propagandist glorification of the monarchy—all made possible through wasted government money and an unspoken history of imperialism. Follow:

Barbie is exploiting Frida Kahlo’s legacy

Share: Her portrait adorns socks, purses, T-shirts, jewelry and even a distasteful tequila line. Now, the latest tarnish on the legacy of Frida Kahlo comes in the form of a Barbie doll. Last week, Mattel released the controversial new doll bearing the late artist’s name and likeness as part of their “Inspiring Women” collection. Setting aside the claims from Kahlo’s family that the corporation doesn’t have the rights to use her image, the Frida doll does not represent the woman Kahlo was or the values …

‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t prevent the next mass shooting

Share: At a mere 20 years old, I’ve already lived through the nation’s five deadliest mass shootings in modern history. Two of which, Las Vegas and Texas, only occurred within the last few months. Seeing instances of gun violence splashed across the pages of newspapers has become a constant fixture throughout my life and the lives of Americans everywhere. Follow: