Two years ago, Eric Pingarron was taking accounting classes at PCC. This year, he was offered a full-time position at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) LLP, a worldwide accounting, audit, tax advisory and business consulting company.
PCC food service poses serious health risks
All the burritos, tater tots, doughnuts, chips, fries, bacon, cream cheese croissants, Big Texas Cinnamon Rolls and Neon Worms served at PCC’s food services are condemning the apparently satisfied but clearly oblivious customers to future diagnoses of obesity, diabetes, stroke, cancer or osteoarthritis. The Piazza cafeteria and Lancer’s Pass snack bar are operated for PCC by the same company and offer a wide variety of meals, beverages and snacks to students, staff and faculty at semi-reasonable prices. Healthy options are available, but they are often …
Props 51 and 55 to improve PCC campus and benefit staff
PCC is to significantly benefit from the passage of two statewide propositions from the Nov. 8 General Election ballot, propositions 51 and 55, by being able to rebuild the U Building and to retain teachers.
Water polo team nearly makes 5th place in championship
Fifth place was ever so close.
$6 million grant paves way to STEM careers
The futures of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students at PCC are looking bright with the recent awarding of a $6 million grant that will be used to recruit and support students who wish to be a part of the field.
Yes on 67
Voters in California have a rare chance Nov. 8 to make sure there are more healthy fish in the ocean than destructive plastic. Californians can ban single-use plastic bags statewide, once and for all and keep the charge for paper bags with the grocers, who are obligated to supply the bags.
Passing prop. 51 pays for PCC property upgrades
If Proposition 51 on the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election ballot fails, the U Building — the condemned, eerily silent 80,000-square-foot science building adjacent to the Bonnie parking areas and the Science Village — may be doomed. Voters can do something about this.
Dual-enrollment program helps create college confidence
Dual enrollment is a successful PCC program that assists high school students in realizing their academic potential and preparing for a successful college career.
Part-time faculty and students face full-time challenges
Part-time faculty members are just that — they’re at PCC part time, and because of that, students and teachers struggle every day to make up for the missing hours. Teaching part-time suits some professors, but it can be a stressful way to make a living for those seeking a career in education. Finding full-time work is difficult and obtaining tenure is akin to winning the lottery. Part-time teachers do a good job, and colleges save money by hiring them. Unfortunately, both the educators and their …
Hot cars, hot streets, PCC judges and more at the South Pas Car Show
There was a lot beneath the hood of the 12th Annual “Cruz’n for Roses Hot Rod & Classic Car Show” and Police and Fire Open House in South Pasadena on a hot, 100-degree Sunday afternoon Sunday. Nearly 200 vintage and specialty cars lined the city’s main thoroughfare, Mission Street. Five blocks, from Fair Oaks to Meridian, were closed to traffic for the event, which took place from 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. Hundreds of car enthusiasts, families and other pedestrians strolled down the middle of the …