Five berry fields to frolic in this Spring

Share: Before Los Angeles was known for being the home of Hollywood and famous celebrities, it was home to many farmers and their produce. Now most of our farms are found in the IE and towards Ventura, giving many Angelenos an opportunity to take advantage of the locally sourced fruits and vegetables at their local farmer’s markets throughout the year.  While we’re blessed with fresh local produce year-round, few people actually experience getting to harvest their food themselves, not knowing it’s an experience they can …

PCC club collaborates with Huntington Hospital to combat rising fentanyl deaths

Share: As fentanyl overdose deaths continue to rise throughout the country, Pasadena has begun to feel the effects of this drug epidemic as the city’s death rate more than triples in four years.  Recently some of Huntington Hospital’s staff were invited by PCC’s Caduceus Club to teach a seminar to PCC students and staff on how to properly administer Naloxone in the case of an opioid overdose.  The Caduceus Club offers volunteer options, peer mentoring, and education support to students interested in becoming a part …

BLOTTER: Art critique gone wrong

Share: Monday, March 4, 2024 1:06 a.m.: An officer advised a female sleeping east of the R building to leave. 2:29 a.m.: An officer advised a male walking through parking lot 7 to leave and told him that the campus was closed. 8:16 a.m.: Staff reported an encampment in the staircase landing on the west side of the E building. An officer advised the occupant of the encampment to leave. 10:46 a.m.: Staff reported a male yelling at himself and setting up an encampment on …

BLOTTER: Police remove disruptive commenter from Academic Senate meeting

Share: Monday, December 04, 2023 12:39 a.m.: Person reported their tablet was stolen from the quad. 9:35 a.m.: Person reported a transient possibly using drugs In parking lot 5 level 3. Officer responded and found no evidence of drugs before advising them to leave. 10:35 a.m.: Staff reports a student fainting of CEC-126. Paramedics responded to the scene but the student refused transportation to the hospital and was instead picked up by a family member.  3:17 p.m.: Staff reported seeing a suspicious man huffing something …

PCC’s Anti-War Club takes to the streets, demands ceasefire

Share: As conflict continues between Israel and Palestine, causing PCC students, led by the Anti-War Club, to take action to the streets of Pasadena City Hall. On Saturday, December 9th, PCC’s Anti-War Club worked in conjunction with Tempest Collective, an organization aimed to educate those unaware of global issues. Members from Tempest Collective began their teach-in by remarking that their objective is to aid this movement, not perceiving opinions.  PCC Geography professor Hector Agredano commented on the significance of speaking out and hosting the teach-in. …

Western fear of aging is getting old

Share: Aging is perhaps one of the most natural things a human being could do, yet as a culture, we vilify and fear aging, unlike any society before us. As these aging filters once again gain popularity on TikTok for people who are distraught looking at themselves with wrinkles, it’s worth analyzing where this fear of aging stems from. The idea that, as you age, you lose value is a uniquely Western belief. Most non-Western cultures view their elders as deserving of a great amount …

The past, present and Futurama of professor Dunbar

Share: Reclining back in his desk chair in the large PCC radio studio, repping PCC in a large red Pasadena City College sweater, professor Geoff Dunbar reflects on his decades of experience in the radio and TV industry, as well as his time here at PCC. Dunbar has been teaching television and radio at PCC for sixteen years now but has been doing audio production and radio for well over 20 years. In the 90s, he created his own recording studio, which got him work …

Family vloggers put a price tag on childhood

Share: Child exploitation takes on a new face now as more parent-managed social media accounts continue to put a price tag on their children’s privacy. Family vlogging accounts have become more popular than ever in the last half a decade, but it brings up ethical questions around monetizing the life of a child too young to consent to their digital footprint. Since the beginning of YouTube, family vlogging channels have been a cornerstone of the internet, for better or for worse, but have only gained …

‘Hunger Games’ prequel relights the franchise flame

Share: Frances Lawrence’s latest addition to “The Hunger Games” franchise is reigniting passion amongst Hunger Games fans, and rightfully so. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was released on Nov 17, and since its release, it has received high praise from its fans. In this prequel to “The Hunger Games,” viewers are sent back 64 years before the events of the first book and can finally see Panem in the days before the Hunger Games and only 10 years after the “dark …

Friday the 13th brings bad luck and good deals

Share: Friday the 13th has long been considered an ominous and spooky date, filled with anxieties about bad luck and misfortune. This superstitious paranoia, known as “paraskevidekatriaphobia,”  is deeply rooted in history as old as time. As we approach spooky season, let’s get into the origins of Friday the 13th’s fascinating mix of myths, legends, and cultural beliefs.  One theory traces the fear of this day back to ancient Norse mythology. In Norse folklore, it is believed that 12 gods were having a dinner party …