I once sat in my grandfather’s office, sinking into the tanned-leather cushion, my naked feet dangling inches above crème-and-sugar carpeting. My blonde hair up in a ponytail resembling a whale spout, I used my fingers to trace the teal paisley pattern in the wallpaper while my grandfather hummed to Andrea Bocelli.
Chariot for women to put brakes on sexual violence
A woman and a man, unrelated to each other, stumble out of a bar or club at 3:00 a.m. unable to drive in their current state. They each call an Uber to pick them up and take them home. Both cars arrive, and the man and women enter their respective rides. There is a 13.8 percent chance, according to Forbes Magazine, that the drivers will be female and an 86.2 percent chance that the driver will be male. This is where the problem begins. There …
STEM program will allow students to grow
PCC, in conjunction with California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), has been awarded more than $450,000 over three years for its work to provide at-risk students with specialized programs to help them succeed in STEM fields.
PCC alum awarded major scholarship for research
PCC is a school filled with unique students, many of whom come from varying backgrounds, adding to the rich diversity of the campus’ student body. However, many ethnicities are underrepresented on PCC’s campus, as well as on campuses of universities all over California.
Fairytales enchant Descanso Gardens with returning play
Nestled between flowered trees, white blooms trailing like delicate lace, and the quiet lily-padded ponds of Descanso Gardens unfolded the first of many performances, straight out of a child’s book: “The Autobiography of the Big Bad Wolf.”
I-TAP hits roadblock between Metro and PCC
As of the 2016-2017 school year, PCC students will no longer be able to purchase I-TAP cards in order to receive discounted fare on Metro transit services.
Police Blotter: Group spotted bringing potential weapon to campus
Monday, March 28 A staff member reported that their personal desk was burglarized. A student reported that his bicycle was stolen in the early afternoon from the bike racks outside of the C building. Tuesday, March 29 A PCC faculty member requested assistance when an aggressive individual approached them. Campus police responded to the incident, which was resolved. A missing Azusa individual with mental disabilities advised their family that they were at PCC. Campus security conducted an area check and PCC advised Azusa PD …
Award winning journalist to speak at spring graduation
The college has announced that the commencement speaker for PCC’s Spring 2016 graduation ceremony will be award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison.
Annual Risser award to recognize PCC’s finest faculty
PCC is approaching its March 28 deadline to nominate faculty and staff for the Risser awards given to outstanding faculty and staff.
Ujima ball brings students and staff together for annual event
On Thursday afternoon, Ujima students defeated program faculty and staff in their annual basketball game in the gymnasium.