Academic Senate condemns Endrijonas with ‘vote of no confidence’

The Academic Senate voted 17-12 to declare their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Erika Endrijonas in a “vote of no confidence” at their most recently held meeting on Mon, April 11. The superintendent-president has been criticized for her decisions and the controversial choices she is presumed to have made since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. One of her most opposed decisions was the resume of in-person learning on campus earlier this semester. During the worst surge of the Omicron variant, PCC administration mandated that everyone …

Living in California costs more than the Golden State has to offer

California’s gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and diverse population are almost enough to mask the ridiculous cost of basic living essentials. Since the golden state’s founding in 1850, people from all across the country and beyond have made their way to the coast looking for that ideal Angeleno lifestyle. Although living in California has countless perks, it comes at a price that many can’t afford to pay. The cost of living continues to grow exponentially by the year. Families who have lived in California for generations …

‘Euphoria’ fans left to wonder what the heck happened in season 2

As “Euphoria’s” season two came to a close, fans were left wondering what happened to the original plot. Main characters faded into supporting roles and huge plot twists were completely dropped from the storyline all together. With “Euphoria” averaging about 16.3 million viewers each episode, the holes in the plot had no chance of going unnoticed.   What Happened to Laurie? In Episode 3, Rue is on a search for affordable drugs to satisfy her addiction. After her “genius” business plan was turned down by …

Watch: Student threatens classmates, causes CA building lockdown

“He went into that room and said he was going to kill everybody in that room and he called them n*ggers,” PCC staff Kenneth McLin said. “After that it was just like, ‘sieg heil,’ he walks in here and ‘hail Hitler,’ some other stuff, calling the teacher an ‘Asian bitch’ over and over again,” On Feb. 4 at 12:14 p.m. students and staff at PCC received a vague email alerting them that the Center of the Arts building was undergoing a lockdown due to police …

Blotter: Student faints in class, traffic collision near campus

  Monday, January 17, 2022 NO ACTIVITY TO REPORT Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Facilities reported a male transient in a sleeping bag at the southern entrance to the L building.The transient was advised to leave campus and complied. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Officer contacted a female transient in Lot 1.The transient was advised to leave and complied. A staff member in the conference center reported a male yelling in the quad. Officer responded to the area and was unable to locate the yelling suspect. Thursday, …

Zendaya’s intense acting shows drugs are cool until they’re not

Within the first three minutes of the episode Rue is confronted by her mom who claims she knows Rue has been taking pills. Rue’s entire world has been completely disrupted from the very opening scene. The gravity of the situation makes it apparent that the entire episode is going to be extremely emotional. Up until now, Rue had deceived her mom into believing her lies of sobriety all the while getting entangled with drug dealing. “Euphoria” fans have anticipated Rue’s downfall but were still shocked …

Later, Larry: PCC says farewell to our forgotten mascot

In case anyone was wondering, this is PCC’s current mascot. Larry the Lancer. For some colleges including UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, etc., mascots are the backbone of the school’s identity. A way to bring a campus together in a unified identity. But something about Larry’s yellow eyes and smug face is slightly terrifying which is probably why PCC never brings him out for advertising or games. Luckily for PCC, there are plans right around the corner to introduce a new mascot to the …

Return to campus complicated by long testing lines

A car broke down this weekend in the Covid-19 testing car line and required a tow-truck service to remove the vehicle. This first week back to school was a classic case of trial and error. As of Jan. 24, Pasadena City College now requires all students and staff to receive a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to coming to class or entering the buildings. PCC has over 26,000 students currently enrolled this spring semester, many of whom are taking in-person classes. There …

Bun Bun Bao: New bun spot provides good bang for your buck

Across the street from campus on the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Bonnie Ave., a new Chinese restaurant Bun Bun Bao has recently opened its doors to the public. This restaurant has plans to bring authentic Asian culture into our community with their dishes and drinks. Students have anticipated trying the new food since their “opening soon” sign first appeared. With limited food options in the area and on campus, there has been a sort of need for diversity amongst the lunch and dinner options nearby. …

‘Euphoria’ confronts viewers with explicit vulnerability

Season two of “Euphoria” was finally released on January 9th after almost two and a half years since their pilot episode. This show gets a lot of attention due to it’s controversial themes and unique delineation of drugs, mental illness, domestic violence, and sexual expression. The show is very explicit but does so in a way that creates true understanding of the gravity of the characters’ situations. The show focuses on the main character Rue, played by Zendaya, and her social and personal struggles in …