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It was time for the proposal. Everyone gathered around and the long-awaited moment finally came. He looked into her eyes, dropped down on one knee and said the four magic words: “Will you marry me?” Then—snap! Photojournalist Victoria Ivie captured the perfect moment when her cousin proposed to his current wife. It is like second nature for Ivie to always have a camera around, ready to shoot. She has always been into photography and everyone around her knows it too.

PCC clubs expected to struggle with remote elections

On April 28, Executive Vice President of Associated Students Christopher Theung released a series of guidelines for remote club elections to members of Inter-Club Council (ICC). These guidelines are intended to help clubs that plan to hold remote elections for the new officers that will be taking over in the fall. The guidelines contain recommendations about conducting an online election from planning to execution, including checklists, things to consider, and resources for voting. An example is also provided at the end of the document as …

PCC postpones commencement ceremony

PCC will be postponing the 2020 commencement ceremony until spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as announced through an email on March 30. The decision was made by PCC’s executive team with the support of the Academic Senate President, Matthew Henes. It follows another recent decision to continue remote instruction for the rest of the spring semester, according to PCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas. The school is still in discussion as to whether the 2020 commencement ceremony will be held together or separate from the …

Blotter: Staff injured walking down ramp

Monday, March 16: A staff was injured walking down a ramp on campus. The staff was transported to the health center for assistance. Tuesday, March 17: No incidents reported on this date. Wednesday, March 18: An officer contacted a subject who was observed taking food items from Lancers Pass without paying. The subject was escorted off campus. Lancers Pass didn’t wish to prosecute the subject. A staff member reported a female transient roaming around the piazza. The transient was escorted off campus. Transients were escorted …

Students face tough transition to online learning

During the first week of campus closure, computer science student Richard Sequeira was facing difficulty meeting his deadline for an assignment. He was occupied getting groceries to prep for the period of self-isolation, which already took two days of the entire week of school. Some of his professors were not accommodating with deadlines at this period, and he had to explain to them that students, like professors, need time to prepare for self-isolation and remote instruction. What Sequeira experienced, however, is merely one of the …

Artist Taiji Terasaki invites to celebrate heroes at border

There’s a saying that history repeats itself, and those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. As a way to remember history, artist Taiji Terasaki created an art exhibition called “Transcendients: Heroes at Border” to celebrate and remind everyone of the heroes — past and present, well-known and unsung — who’ve created an impact in our lives. Terasaki’s exhibition features heroes in the Japanese American communities, as well as local activists, who continue to fight for democracy and justice. Typically, one might …

Student workers starve as UC employees make over $500,000 annually

The housing market in Santa Cruz is known to be one of the least affordable in the country. UCSC graduate student workers in the area have long struggled with financial burdens as a result of this issue. It’s ridiculous to think that despite the extensive labor they’ve contributed to the universities, such as research, teaching, and grading, they still struggle to pay for their daily needs. Current UCSC graduate student workers live in the terror of insufficient wages due to expensive rents, and the school …