Faculty vs. students: Student government blasts remote learning decision

While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …

Michael Myers still slays with old horror clichés

Despite the new Michael Myers film killing it at the box office with $50.4 million this past weekend, the terror harkens to classic played out horror cliches. Halloween Kills opened last Friday in theaters and on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. Myers comes in swinging, his knife that is and once again defeats all those who come up against him. The film asks for us to dangle in suspended belief quite often, especially when the masked madman defeats a slew of firemen with axes, countless guns, …

Hollywood crew strike spotlights toxic work conditions

Hollywood has long worked under the golden rule in entertainment, the show must go on but at the expense of who and how many? The entertainment industry projects an image that is glitz and glamour but in reality it’s more in line with blood, sweat and tears. The hard work of the many people who comprise the crew for film and television have long been abused under the golden rule but now they are fighting to get rid of it in IATSE solidarity. Social media …

After nearly a decade, U building finally being replaced

Construction for the Sarafian Building, otherwise known as the U Building is underway. The Natural Science and Health division has been displaced for 9 years, when the U building was considered unsafe and classes were relocated to the Science Village. “In 2012 the college received notice that the building was structurally unsound and at risk of collapse during an earthquake. It was red-tagged and had been [uninhabitable] ever since,” Alex Boekelheide, the special assistant to the superintendent/president said. The building construction will be financed by …

PCC students appalled by Texas abortion ban

PCC students reacted with outrage at a new Texas abortion ban prohibits medical professionals from performing an abortion at six weeks when the supposed fetal heartbeat can be detected. “I am definitely pro-choice. I think all women deserve the right to have control on what to do with their body. If the right of abortion were taken away from us, it’s scary because we are then out of control of ourselves,” freshman Annalisa Moreno said. The new law uses the term fetal heartbeat as a …

How to get books, supplies and a free ride courtesy of PCC

  PCC is giving students 150 dollars credit towards Bookstore purchases this fall semester, as well as an advance of 400 dollars for Pell Grant recipients. The 150 dollar credit began on Aug. 16 and Dr. Erika Endrijonas, the superintendent and president of PCC said in an email sent to all students that all students, credit or non-credit will have the opportunity to utilize the money.

‘Cruella’: A fashionable force of villainy

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson vamp the screen in a female empowering tale of one of Disney’s most famous villains, Cruella De Vil. Directed by Craig Gillespie “Cruella” was released May 28th in theaters as well as Disney+ with premiere access. Immediately we get a glimpse of a young Cruella, whose name is actually Estella, the alternate personality known as Cruella is established as a side of Estella who just wants to rebel against conformity in style as well as attitude, which doesn’t bode well …

The end is near for COVID restrictions at PCC

As California’s COVID cases continue to drop, the anticipation to reopen is finally in sight, even for PCC. PCC is making moves to begin to attain normalcy by reopening the Shatford Library as a study space. Yet the library services will still be unavailable as stated on their website. “Gatherings, including class sessions, labs, meetings, performances, competitions, and other activities, will have capacity restrictions as directed by local public health agencies,” stated the PCC COVID task force. Dr. Erika Endrijonas, the superintendent president stated that …