PCC boards denounce COVID-19 related racism against Asian Americans

On May 20, The Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, and Coalition of Asian Pacific Employees (CAPE) adopted a resolution to denounce racism against Asian Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders on campus. This is in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak and the unjust nature against Asian Americans. Resolution No.646, which is the denouncement formal name, will not tolerate any hate speech, hate crimes and reference to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus.” PCC, just like many other campuses, have taken initiative in fighting back against racism and …

Unleash your inner baker with this simple brownie recipe

We’re going through a global pandemic, it’s okay to feel on edge. Luckily, with this brownie recipe, the only edge you’ll know will be the edge piece. And if you feel desperate to go outside, simply make these “desperation brownies.” They don’t require a whole lot of ingredients, which makes it the ideal recipe for a beginner. “I like to call these desperation brownies,” said Meghan Splawn from The Kitchn. “They require just a few pantry ingredients and no mixing bowl, meaning you can make …

Activate your green thumb and become a plant parent

Being in quarantine doesn’t have to succ when you have a succulent! All anybody needs is patience, persistence and a good watering system. It’s really nice to have something to take care of that will grow, but is less of a commitment than a pet. Plants are an amazing hobby to pick up and are a good distraction from everyday life. Succulents are just about the easiest plants to cultivate; succulents have thick leaves to hold water, which make them the most ideal plant to …

Lovestruck Lipa will get you into your feels

Who knew Dua Lipa would be the saving grace of quarantine? Her new album “Future Nostalgia,” which was released in Mar. 2020, definitely lives up to its name. It feels like she’s taking the listener on a blissful, lovesick journey through space on the way back to the 1980s. This album can make anyone dance 15 pounds off. Dua Lipa exudes femininity, and she does it so flawlessly. She’s definitely not afraid to be vulnerable with her feelings and share them with the world. Lipa …

Blotter: Remote control cars in parking lot five

Monday, March 23: Two people were trespassing and playing with remote controlled cars in Lot 5. Cadet reported a transient in the Mirror Pools. Tuesday, March 24: Skateboard violation in Lot 7, skateboarders were escorted off campus. Three males attempted to use a parked golf cart in Lot 5, level 1. Subjects were seen leaving the campus with lightbulbs that are suspected campus property. Fire alarm activated in Science Village; Officer inspected the area with no sign of fire. Wednesday, March 25: Trespassers escorted off …

Spring break is canceled: ‘It’s time to grow up’

The stay-at-home order is the right move to make. Teenagers are out on their spring break getting wasted, while others are on ventilators fighting for their lives. There are selfish individuals in this society, tests are limited, and our president fired the pandemic response team back in 2018. If Disneyland gets closed down, that’s a good reason if any to stay home. It is a common misconception that people 65 and up are at a higher risk of getting the virus, yet according to the …

Pandemic show will give you chills, and not from the flu

We are human incubators, we can harbor diseases that we have no knowledge about and have no symptoms to show for it. And when these diseases make themselves known, there is no going back. The Netflix show, “Pandemic: How to prevent an outbreak,” that premiered in Jan. 2020 showcases just that; the top doctors from New York to India take on the Influenza and Swine Flu. The show consists of six episodes with roughly six chapters per episode. In this series, they tackle all types …

Popular Rose Bowl flea market attracts curious crowds

If a guest forgot anything at home, they could definitely get it at the Rose Bowl Flea Market! Clothes, cleaning supplies and food are only some of the things that can be found at Pasadena’s colorful Flea Market. While walking around the beloved stadium, attendees are met with nearly 2,000 vendors. A jewelry vendor right across from a crepe place is quite a sight to see. Everything is reasonably priced, the most amazing attribute of the flea market and it’s vendors are the stories they …

Local author laments the loss of Los Angeles icons

The Allendale Library was filled with people ready to ask Pasadena-based author Lynell George questions about her latest book, “After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.” Even though the book signing was swift and mellow, George became passionate and emotional when she talked about influential Black figures such as Rodney King and how his experience with police brutality affected her. “A Conversation with Lynell George” took place on Feb. 29 at the Allendale Library in Pasadena for its Black History Month celebration. George addressed Los Angeles’ …