Pasadena protesters stand with Black lives

Thousands of demonstrators caravaned through the streets of Pasadena Tuesday, June 2 to protest and hold a vigil after the unjust murder of George Floyd by Minneappolis police officers, forming a united call for justice and demanding actions of change from the inner city government. The peaceful protest was organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Pasadena Branch, alongside with the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, faith leaders from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and the Community Clergy Coalition. The late …

Soccer star’s journey to University of Saint Katherine

It had been 14 years in which Erica Perez had been blazing her way through soccer fields. 14 years of soccer being her reason to wake up, to pick up a ball, to practice drills for hours. 14 years of experiencing pre-game jitters instantly switching to game mode once the whistle blows. 14 years of soccer being a core source of her happiness, until one day, the story was no longer about soccer.

Quarantine comfort cookies TikTok style

As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the unforeseeable future, finding ways to pass time isn’t always simple. Sure, bouncing between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds isn’t a bad excuse to pass time under the circumstances of being in a global pandemic, but how about switching up media content comfort to kitchen creativity? The world of TikTok food accounts can help with just that, as well as the creation of these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. TikTok has now become the …

Digital museum blogs: A first in Grammy Museum history

Though the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles remains closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the museum has debuted free, never-before-released digital programs from its archives for us, staying at home, to enjoy. For the first time in Grammy history, the Grammy Museum, along with its President Michael Sticka, have combined endless years of music, history and art into daily-updated virtual blogs. Found on the museum’s 6-page “Museum at Home” site, viewers can search through this hub to find a collection of lessons, …

Classes to remain online for rest of the semester

On March 30, PCC announced their decision to prolong campus closure for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This officially changes PCC’s original plan to reopen the campus after spring break. Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas and Academic Senate President Matthew Henes made this decision following the federal direction to maintain social distancing measures until Apr. 30. “This was a very difficult decision to make” Endrijonas said in the email announcement. “While I really didn’t want to delay the return …

PCC’s snail email leaves students confused

PCC’s email system has been staggering the delivery of important emails, resulting in some students receiving updates about changes on campus much later than they were initially sent out. This has led some students to question if PCC is properly assessing the urgent needs of its student body during this time of crisis. Due to the campus closure, the only way PCC has been able to communicate with students is to notify them through their email service. Updates regarding the college’s response to the COVID-19 …

After 10 years away, PCC swimmer jumps back in the pool

Swim cap—on. Swimsuit—fitted. Water polo ball—at hand. Goggles—snug. Oh, and don’t forget to keep the swim parka close for those 6 a.m. practices. Ready, set, deep breath, whistle blown—go! Anna Herrin, PCC sophomore water polo and swim team competitor, never imagined how her life back in the water after a 10 year dry spell, would feel as good as it does now. What seemed like a distant dream to return to the poolside became Herrin’s new reality, as the rookie swimmer was given the opportunity …