Review: ‘The Witches’ cast a weak spell on audience

The film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name “The Witches” released exclusively on HBO Max on Oct. 22, directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Jahzir Burno, Anne Hathaway, and Octavia Spencer. “The Witches” is about the adventures of a young boy trying to save all children in England from the evil witches. Although “The Witches” is a remake of the original version released in 1990 and based on Dahl’s novel, it fails to bring chills to the audience, also none new renovations are …

Winter session removed from 2021-2022 academic calendar

The Pasadena City College board of trustees voted to approve a significant change to the academic calendar, against the wishes of the PCC Faculty Association. During their Oct. 21 meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to eliminate the winter intersession and add a second summer session beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2022 spring semester will begin Jan. 10 and end May 8. The first session of summer 2022 will begin May 12, followed by the second summer session June 27. This alteration of the academic …

Building a Suicide Bridge barrier won’t save anyone

On Monday, Sept. 21, during the meeting of the Public Safety Committee of Pasadena, the city had approved the final mockups of suicide prevention barriers designed by Chatsworth-based Custom Design Iron Works, Inc to install barriers on Colorado Street Bridge to deter jumpers. Although installing barriers on Colorado Street Bridge can reduce the chance of suicide attempts, to truly prevent suicidal actions the focus should be on treatment for depression and mental health. The installation of barriers has been a debate between preserving history versus …

Blotter: PCC employee harassed, teacher threatened, tennis play squashed

PCC Police blotter for September 28 – October 4   Monday, September 28: A male subject near IT-Building was reported by staff and escorted off campus by Officer. Reported as Disturbing the Peace.   Tuesday, September 29: A report on a student harassing an employee was taken. Staff reported a male yelling near the Science Village. When the officer arrived, the subject was gone.   Wednesday, September 30: Officer escorted a transient off campus from the east side of the V Building.   Thursday, October …

Blotter: Mirror pool sunbathing

Monday, September 7 Pasadena Police resolved a possible stolen vehicle parked in the Community Education Center. The officer checked CEC and PCC main campus. The search came up negative. The case was concluded with an incorrect address provided. Tuesday, September 8 A vehicle was parked in lot 5 level 4, and two suspects were loitering in the vicinity. Officers made contact with the suspects and escorted them out of campus. Cadet reported a transient yelling at Lot 6 entrance, the officer approached but the subject …

‘Mulan’ live-action remake leaves audiences confused and alienated

A live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film “Mulan” premiered on Disney+ on September 4, and will be available for standard Disney+ subscribers on December 4. The main message from “Mulan” is to embrace oneself and to not be what others want you to become. However, the live action film manages to make the audience feel even more confused and alienated than before.