ChatGPT: The beginning of the end of creativity

The new A.I. chatbot ChatGPT has taken the technophile world by storm. However, this new technology poses a great threat of deception to both students and institutions.  ChatGPT was launched to the public by the artificial intelligence company OpenAI this past November. Since then, we’ve seen how far we’ve come in terms of technological advances. We have also seen how quickly students have used these programs to enable laziness instead of as an educational tool. Users can give the bot all kinds of prompts, even …

$60 million U-Building on track to open doors in fall 2024

The U-building project on the Eastside of the PCC main campus for a fall 2024 opening after delayed state funding, supply chain issues, the pandemic and debates over the design pushed its opening by over two years.  As of early 2023 the project is about 25% complete and is on schedule with a substantial completion date of April 3rd, 2024. Meaning that all labor on the project has ceased for 60 days by that date. The first U-building was found to have seismic issues in …

Parenting and struggling students find help through new centers

Alongside the new semester, PCC opened up the Lancer Care Basic Needs Center and the Family Resource Center to bring aid to those who need it. The Lancer Care Basic Needs Center is where students may go to receive resources to meet their basic needs such as housing, food, etc. Specifically, students are offered emergency aid, social services support, health care aid, childcare & afterschool programs, healthcare, clothing, financial assistance, employment, housing, and a food pantry. All resources in the Lancer Care Center are free …