No coach, no problem! PCC’s track throwers prove that ‘Pasadena is it’

Share: For the 2024 Track and Field season, the throwers on the track team didn’t have an official coach. This certainly presented some obstacles, but the resilient Lancers still excelled this season. Three throwers, in particular, performed extremely well all season, all of whom managed to perform well enough in their events at the South Coast Conference on May 7 to move on to the State Championships. Before the season officially began, the throwers were informed that they would likely not have a permanent coach …

Learning deficiencies persist in all levels of education post-pandemic

Share: As many classrooms across the U.S. have returned to in-person schooling, a wider epidemic of a student learning deficit has lingered, impacting students at all levels of their education, including at colleges across the United States, and here at Pasadena City College. According to a Gallup panel poll from 2020, within the first few months of the pandemic, 3 in ten parents had claimed that their children were already suffering from mental harm, while 14 percent of parents polled believed that their children were …

PCC joins nationwide movement as students face pushback from admin, police

Share: As of early May, students all over the United States have gathered together to peacefully protest against the past and present actions of the Israeli government and to demand that their universities divest from Israel. After almost two weeks of protests nationwide, Pasadena City College has finally responded with a walkout attended by approximately 300 students and faculty calling for the school’s divestment of weapon manufacturing companies and oil companies that exploit the Middle East. Led by PCC’s Anti-War Club, the walkout included several …

BLOTTER: Teens take a dive in closed Aquatic Center

Share: Monday, April 8, 2024: 12:05 pm.: A student reported his backpack was stolen from inside a classroom in the CA building while the class was outside viewing the eclipse. 11:40 pm.: The officer contacted a female in the quad. The subject was advised to leave and complied. Tuesday, April 9, 2024: No activities were reported for this date Wednesday, April 10, 2024: 6:08 am.: The officer conducted a pedestrian stop in lot 6. The transient was advised to loiter in the area. 10:33 am.: …

Traditional music meets modern beats at Getty College Night

Share: Against panoramic city views and the stunning architecture of the Getty Center, thousands of students mingled as a symphony of electronic Cherokee and Muscogee music filled the air. This was no ordinary night at the museum; it was Getty College Night, a night for students from colleges and universities across the region to come together in celebration of art, culture, and creativity with a plethora of activities, live performances, and art exhibitions. The event alternates between the Getty Villa and Center each year, this …

‘Musical Postcards From The East And West’ showcases the best music has to offer

Share: Audience chatter echoes throughout the Sexton Auditorium. Members of The Pasadena City College Community Orchestra are all seated as they prepare to perform the last half of their concert aptly titled “Musical Postcards From The East And West”, a program that celebrates symphonies from different cultures, and different walks of life. Their instruments shriek as they check to make sure their instruments are in tune. The conductor Henry Shin walks on stage and introduces himself to signal their start, announcing their next symphony: “Piece …

Shen Yun’s fancy dancing distracts from the disturbing nature of Falun Gong

Share: On the 210 freeway, there is a large stretch near the Santa Fe Springs dam, and an abundance of large billboards line up uniformly next to the freeway. For a long duration of the year, a poster for the seemingly standard play “Shen Yun” is plastered on one of those billboards, presenting itself as a dazzling, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are also posters plastered on the windows of small businesses, restaurants, lamp posts, etc. The most interesting thing besides their guerrilla marketing campaign, however, …

April Bey’s ‘Atlantica’: An alien planet with a human story

Share: In PCC’s very own center of the arts building, expression and creativity runs rampant throughout the hallways. Towards the west side of the building lies the Boone art and V gallery, where a glittery exhibit takes place. An exhibit that, on a surface level, looks bizarre, striking, and somewhat off-putting, but yet also contains deep-provoking thought behind its initial flashy appearance. Excited groups of individuals discuss the exhibit outside of the gallery, and repeatedly go back in for multiple viewings. The exhibit in question …

Episode 2: Oscars 2024

Share: After The Courier took home awards this past Saturday, host David is joined by co-video editor Dante and staff writer Gabriel to discuss this year’s Oscars ceremony. Topics include Oppenheimer sweeping with a whopping seven wins, Jonathan Glazer’s speech, and why Crash is one of the worst Best Picture winners in history. The audio version will be published soon.   YouTube:   Follow:

Studios are killing animators for the sake of money

Share: Corporations are horrible, and they ruin everything. They take passion away from projects that require a lot of it. Unfortunately, when art is being made, and it ends up in the hands of greedy corporate executives, there are bound to be unrealistic expectations regarding how long it takes to make it perfect, let alone even passable for release. With all of that being said, big-game animation studios, most notably MAPPA studios, have had a history of abusing their animators to their breaking points, turning …