‘Take Your Pills‘: The age of stimulants

The issue of doping in sports has with regular intervals received attention in the international press during the past decade. The Olympic Committee and some of the biggest international sports federations partnered two decades ago to established the World Anti-Doping Agency in an attempt to catch athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs to gain leverage. While many of us may have left the world of competitive sports as we graduated from high school and therefore feel that the world of sports doping is a world away, …

‘Dirty Money’: This is what rouge capitalism looks like

Imagine a lawyer describing in an interview; “They were actually going to have a human sitting on an exercise bike. They would then be exposed to gas directly from the diesel vehicles. And then, they would poke and prod that person later to determine, uh, what type of health effects they would see from this person being gassed.” This lawyer would then go on to say, “Obviously, one cannot help to think back throughout the history of another series of events involving individuals being gassed …

Women’s swim trade wins and losses

PCC’s Women’s Swim Team returns home with one win and one loss after Friday’s dual meet at Rio Hondo. PCC won against Rio Hondo with a 135-111 margin, while losing against Mt. San Antonio with a 135-111 during Fridays Women’s Swim events, placing PCC’s Women’s Swim Team at a 3-1 record in the South Coast Conference. Overall, PCC’s Women’s Swim only brought in five wins during this Friday’s double dual meet. “The team looked very strong, even though we were going against our top competitor …

Men’s swim comes home #1 in conference

PCC’s Men’s Swim Team may be on the road to its first dual season title in history, after winning over Mt. San Antonio and Rio Hondo this past Friday, giving them a 4-0 record in the South Coast Conference. The Lancers have never won the dual season title, despite having been a member of the South Coast Conference since 1987. Coach Stoddard is in his 19th season of coaching PCC, and maybe this is the year he will bring Men’s Swim Team to their first …

New bookstore management guarantees nearly $1M in first year

In exchange for a $750,000 annual fee, the Pasadena City College Bookstore will now be run by a private company for the next five years. “The purpose of a bookstore is to provide services where students can pay significantly lower rates, can lease textbooks, can purchase cheaper textbooks, or may not even have to purchase textbooks due to open educational resources that exist today,” said Rajen Vurdien, Superintendent-President of PCC. During their session on Feb. 22, the Board of Trustees approved outsourcing the management of …

Local athletes bring home six Olympic medals

As the Olympic closing ceremony concluded in PyeongChang, South Korea Sunday night, six out of the eleven athletes representing the greater Los Angeles area at this year’s Olympic games will be returning home with medals. USA’s delegation at this year’s Olympic Games was comprised of 244 athletes, and 22 of them consider California their home, according to Team USA. 11 of these athletes call the greater Los Angeles area their home. And while Los Angeles may seem like the place for summer sports, a total …

Police Blotter: Suicidal student transported to hospital

Monday, February 5th Campus police responded to and escorted off campus a transient collecting recyclables from the trash bins in the Quad. A potentially suicidal student was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital after campus psychological services assisted the student who felt distraught and paranoid. Tuesday, February 6th A transient was reported panhandling east of Lancer’s Pass. The transient was escorted off campus by Campus Police. Staff reported that a man in his 30s was drinking beer in the men’s restrooms on the 2nd floor of the …