After choosing an expensive search firm, with less experience and fewer guarantees than others, PCC had to declare a failed, or unsuccessful, search after it witnessed its three finalists for president drop out of consideration. As a result, the college terminated its partnership with the search firm prematurely, bringing PCC back to square one in the process of finding a new superintendent-president. Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT), the consulting firm chosen by the PCC Board of Trustees (BOT) to conduct this past year’s unsuccessful presidential search, …
Fastest lap: the sudden rise of Brennan Doyle
In the world of sprints, where a fraction of a second can mean the difference between the best runners and the rest of the pack, one lap catapulted Brennan Doyle, PCC’s second year track standout, from relative obscurity to the radars of college recruiters around the country.
Perspectives on Israel need to change
A zoomed lens focuses in on a young man with two fingers raised in the air in a peace sign. Around him, the youth is surrounded by fellow protesters, chanting, impassioned and waving colorful flags. They demand equal rights, an end to economic injustice and for the U.S. police-style assassinations of their young people to end.
‘The Mountaintop’ successfully spotlights MLK’s humanity
On the sleek and spacious stage of the Westerbeck Recital Hall, an actor playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a number of flirty advances towards a young woman who is not his wife. Soon the actor playing the young woman begins to talk about the speech that she would make if she were in the shoes of Dr. King as he listens intently, encouraging her to share it with him.
Trump’s unilateral war power will cause global chaos
On Friday April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes against a number of targets across Syria after the strikes were ordered by US President Donald Trump in response to the Syrian Regime’s use of chemical weapons to kill civilians. The strikes show just how much power the office of the President now hoards over military decisions. The ability of the President to launch military strikes at any time and in any country without any oversight or accountability is dangerous for …
Why Americans who care about social justice should care about Palestine
In August 2014, a young black man named Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri and the city exploded in grief. Almost immediately after Brown was killed, scores of protesters took to the streets to demand accountability and an end to police murders of black men in the United States. Outfitted in full military gear, the police responded to the growing community protest with clouds of tear gas launched from armored vehicles, assault rifles pointed at unarmed citizens, and mass …
‘Micro Mania’: Microaggressions on center stage
In the brightly-lit theatre space of the Center for the Arts Theatre, where tall handrails and low seats jut up in a semicircle around the ground-level stage, like an ancient Greek theatre, two actors advance to the center of the stage. Their fellow cast members remain seated in chairs arranged in rows to the sides.
Savory sensations take over Tasty Food Market
The aroma of freshly crafted foods wafted through the air amidst the shops of Paseo Colorado and out onto Colorado Boulevard, from whence I approached the Tasty Food Market. Held in Pasadena this past weekend, the Market is a local event that has been hosted across the Los Angeles area in various popular parts of the county.
Lancers dominate men’s 400 meter field at Oxy track and field invite
A pair of PCC men’s track & field runners shined bright during an early test of fitness at the Oxy Distance Carnival on Saturday.
Undocumented student-activists need fellow students support
Members of the PCC community are fearful of being abducted from our collective home. These classmates who we sit next to, friends who we laugh with and staff members who we look to for help, are being threatened by a force that has the power to stalk, imprison, and exile. That force is the federal government under the Trump administration, a body which has variously proven it has no moral qualms about separating families.