Erika Nieblas struggled navigating exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She went from wanting to be a dentist to wanting to be a nurse. When she convinced herself that art wasn’t going to be financially sustainable, she was not motivated to continue her passion.
‘True to myself’: LGBTQ+ pride pops off at mixer
Rainbow colored balloons filled the Center for the Arts North Patio on Thursday afternoon, signifying a special event for the LGBTQ community on campus. An outpour of support was shown from students, faculty and the Queer Alliance who co-hosted the event.
Superba Snacks + Coffee: Absolutely superb
Pasadena is full of little gems and treasures and Superba Snacks + Coffee is definitely one of them. Their name does not disappoint as they have a variety of snacks and beverages to choose from. The cafe itself is open, allowing a fresh breeze to circulate throughout the seating area. In front of the counter, there is an island with simple to-go snack options, such as chips as well as a fridge stocked with sparkling waters, pressed juices and other beverages, allowing customers to easily …
Dia de los muertos: It’s not Latinx Halloween
The smell of incense filled the quad as the Aztec dance group, Yankuititl performed in traditional indigenous garb honoring Dia de los Muertos. Colorful feathers extended from their headbands and bounced as they danced. Calavera (skull) face paint drawn on the faces of students—all signifying an appreciation for their ancestors and those who have passed.
The world’s first LGBTQ mariachi group welcomes PCC student
When Pasadena City College student Leandro Orozco was contacted to join as a bassist for Mariachi Arcoíris, the first LGBTQ mariachi band in the world, he was hesitant. “A straight 24-year-old man from a traditional Mexican family, joining a gay mariachi band?” he thought to himself. He would soon realize it would change his life for the better.
Journalism in the height of the #MeToo movement
The New Yorker gave Deborah Ramirez a platform to speak. Yes, Ramirez used anonymous sources to backup her claims. No, it doesn’t make the New Yorker or the writers, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, any less credible. And here’s why: this societal and justice system was set up to disenfranchise survivors of sexual, emotional and physical abuse while simultaneously protecting abusers. The New Yorker gave her a platform—a voice.
First come, first served: Transfer student struggles
Transfer students struggle with difficulties achieving higher education, whether it be due to socioeconomic status, learning disabilities or other factors, in addition to being overlooked by four-year universities who regularly prioritize first-year students. However, recently these four-year universities have changed their misguided priorities by beginning to give equal opportunity to transfer students.
‘Vida’: Latinx representation done right
If you were itching for real Latinx representation, I think they finally gave it to us. Starz’s new television series “Vida” takes the cake. The show explores the complexities of Latinx and queer identity and gentrification in East Los Angeles.
PCC Eco fair: Change starts with the individual
PCC’s Associated Students (AS) hosted their first eco fair, Hippy Hop, at the mirror pools this past Thursday, consisting of educational workshops and informative booths by a vegan outreach group, an international humanitarian organization and members of the AS sustainability committee. The purpose behind the event was to educate people about the severity in which the planet is being destroyed. Event coordinator Samantha Salomon explained this further in her presentation about plastic and pollution. Salomon discussed the rapidly growing “trash islands” which are phenomenons in …
Softball’s playoff dreams die, but title hopes live on
The Lancers pushed through the 2018 season with several successful streaks, and had momentum going into the playoffs.