BLOTTER: Fire alarms and transients asked to leave campus

Monday, January 9, 2023 A black male transient was escorted off campus after roaming around in the C- building. A fire alarm was silenced in Welding Shop after smoke was detected. A transient sleeping in Lot 5 level 1 was escorted off campus. A female student reported not receiving a check that Financial Aid sent her. Financial Aid stated that it had already been cashed out. A male transient known to sleep in Lot 4, was escorted out of the C-building after loitering inside the …

Winter fits: How do Lancers layer?

Winter can be cold even in sunny southern California, so it is important to dress warm, but still, leave room for style. While it’s understandable that anything below 70 degrees may require a hoodie and sweatpants, not everyone is on board with the simplicity of it. PCC students like Leilani Lemus take this time of year to layer up while looking “sexy” and staying warm. “An essential piece of clothing for me is a mock turtleneck for sure,” Lemus said. “It keeps you warm, makes …

Qatar prioritized business over human rights in World Cup

Qatar’s national team only played three matches in this year’s FIFA World Cup, making them the first host to be eliminated in the initial group stage. But with all the controversies in Qatar, their team being eliminated early on in the tournament has to be the least of their worries. From bribing FIFA officials back in 2010 to poor human rights, the host nation has continued to disappoint soccer fans everywhere since the start of the World Cup.  According to an article by the New …

Empowering Native Voices attempts to bring awareness to PCC’s native community

The Cross Culture Center is hosting Empowering Native Voices, an event to honor the native and indigenous community at PCC, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. by the Quad. “As the Cross Culture Center coordinator, what I wanted to do is reach out to our native students and really start getting them involved here at PCC,” Jordan Orozco said. “We are on native and indigenous land, and so I wanted to connect our local tribe members to our students that identify as native and …

Prop 31 will foster flavored tobacco black market

The fate of whether to uphold a ban on the retail sale of flavored tobacco, will be decided by voters on Proposition 31. A YES on prop 31 would continue the California law, created in 2020, that prohibits flavored tobacco including e-cigarettes and minty menthol from retail shops. According to the Official Voter Information Guide, 80% of kids who use tobacco begin with flavored products.  One of the arguments used in the voting guide is that voting ‘yes’ “protects kids by ending the sale of …

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ fails to serve suspense to its viewers

While watching ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ there were a lot of questions. In fact, there are only questions. The unnecessarily long movie takes place in an experimental neighborhood designed to impersonate a perfect and safe community. Main characters Alice and Jack Chamber, played by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles respectively, live an ongoing honeymoon life with no kids and friends who act similarly.  What seemed like a tired version of the Disney Plus series, Wanda Vision, takes a turn into becoming a semi-thriller when Alice spots …

Lancers trounce LA Valley College to end skid

After losing the past four games and only having one win under their belt, the women’s soccer team has come out victorious once again with a 6-2 final score against LA Valley College. The win did more than boost just their status, it brought confidence to the team who have had a rocky start to their season. Being on the road the last two weeks in a hundred degree weather has had an affect on the team as well as their fans. In particular Kristin …

The Courier’s guide to eating in PCC’s food wasteland

At Pasadena City College there are many different ways students can stay focused on their classes while eating a delicious snack or meal. When trying to balance school, work, and life, maintaining healthy eating habits can become difficult. Finding time before class to pack a lunch is not always an option for students. Thankfully, PCC provides different resources for students to satisfy their hunger on campus and off campus with the help of local businesses.  “My friends and I like to eat at Teddy’s Tacos …