Lancers’ badminton season comes to an honorable end

Share: The Lancer’s badminton season came to an end this Thursday as they fell short to City College of San Francisco after an intense match by a final score of 12-7.  Entering the state championship, both PCC and the City College of San Francisco were undefeated with 12-0 records, meaning this game would make or break both teams’ season records. After having a momentous season, PCC was ready for the championship win and continued to fight throughout their matches, but were defeated. Starting with singles, PCC …

PCC alum Reyna Grande writes her way through imposter syndrome

Share: Students and faculty members quickly piled into the Writing Success Center (WSC) in support of PCC alum turned published author Reyna Grande’s panel. They were handed a box of catered food from Stonefire Grill, a notecard to jot down questions to ask the guest speaker and were given the opportunity to purchase one of Grande’s books for $15.  The WSC was a packed house as PCC’s Puente club spotlighted Grande in a discussion-based event on May 7. Grande shared stories reflecting on her journey …

Grow up at your own pace: The misconceptions of student success

Share: Growing up consists of attempting to fulfill expectations that one has either set for oneself or the expectations others have set for them. The challenges that come with age are prone to send one in a psychological spiral as issues of insecurities, self-doubt, and disorientation surface. Reaching the young adult years, anxiety fills the bodies of many as it comes time to face the big question: “What comes next?”  As the future awaits, many people, including myself, ask themselves whether or not they are …

BLOTTER: Saxophone player causes late night ruckus in Lot 5

Share: Monday, March 25, 2024 7:32 a.m.: A transient around the Child Development Center was reported by staff and was found fleeing when the officer arrived.  12:25 p.m.: A subject was reported flaunting a knife at two students in lot 4, level 5. The situation is under investigation. 12:51 p.m.: An individual with their hands down their pants in CEC was reported. 6:28 p.m.: Reports of an individual crying by the library were made, issues were resolved as the officer contacted parties involved.   Tuesday, …

Queerchata moves PCC students to dance beyond boundaries

Share: Latinx music blared from a PCC conference room as students gathered together and practiced the steps of bachata, carefree of any gender norms that interfered with the expression of dance. On Mar. 12, PCC’s Puente club hosted an event with Queerchata that offered a safe space for students to embrace their culture and sexual identity. The one-time event was held at the Creveling Lounge with Latinx music and food provided, welcoming all students interested. Discovering a community or organization within a college institution that …

Oceanwide Plaza tagging reignites fight over LA’s cultural identity

Share: Conflict upon the Los Angeles community has arisen after over 27 floors of a vacant skyscraper have been covered in graffiti. Members of the Los Angeles community fail to meet middle ground as some believe this was an act of vandalism, but to others, a protest against gentrification.  Los Angeles presented a new “attraction” this past February as an abandoned skyscraper across from the Crypto.com arena was engulfed with graffiti. The abandoned building was a result of the $1.1 billion Oceanwide Plaza project that …

PCC enrollment numbers for spring rise 16% from spring 2023

Share: Pasadena City College’s in-person and online student enrollment has reached a new high for the spring semester in the post COVID-19 era as the 2024 spring semester has rolled in, signaling an end to a time defined by a pandemic and a slow recovery to in-person education.  This is also the first time since January 2021 that PCC has had a winter intersession.  For the 2024 spring semester, a total of 23,431 students are enrolled in classes at the college, according to PCC spokesperson …

What’s on the ballot: Pasadena City Council.

Share: This voter guide covers both the Pasadena area and Pasadena City College Board of Trustee elections in partnership with The PCC Courier and LAist. For coverage of L.A. County, California, and federal races that might be on your ballot, head to LAist’s Voter Game Plan. To find out what will be on your ballot, head to the L.A. County interactive sample ballot website.  In the March 2024 primaries several local leaders and new candidates are campaigning and spreading the word about what they bring …

Is Disneyland’s magic fading away?

Share: As a child, my family and I would take our annual trip to Disneyland. At a young age, the park filled me with pure bliss as I believed it was what it was promoted to be: magical. But with age and years away from the park, I began to grow skeptical of its legend, especially its well-kept secrets.  Many injuries have come out of Disney’s theme park, stemming from ride malfunctions, violence between park-goers, and general accidents like tripping over something. Disney is also …

Interest in Black Friday sales wanes as holidays draw near

Share: Considering the consumerist society we live in, what’s there to look forward to as November rolls in each year? If I can tell you one thing, it’s not Thanksgiving.  As soon as the clock strikes 12 a.m. on the night of Thanksgiving, Black Friday makes its yearly debut. This Americanized holiday awaits as the family-gathered dinners finish up, and those eager to score good deals go as far as to even push aside Thanksgiving dinner and wait in lines in hopes of getting their …