Snowden’s Russian citizenship is a righteous middle finger to America

Is Snowden a traitor, a thief, or a treasonous goon? The public has been convinced by the press, government and others to believe Edward Snowden is a threat to national security. Have we ever considered that whistleblowers, and those who leak the secrets, are important to what we want to believe is a functioning democracy? The most basic tenet of a democratic government is transparency, which is paramount in keeping the population informed. In 2013, as a contractor for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden …

PCC lags in response to historic drought

During the ongoing extreme drought in the Western United States, Pasadena City College has taken little concrete action to mitigate the impact their lawns have on the current drought, insisting the school’s character is more important than adapting to a changing environment. “When it comes specifically to the green spaces on campus, that’s a major part of what makes PCC who we are,” School Spokesperson Alex Boekelheide said. Despite the one day a week watering restrictions and a growing movement for sustainable watering and the …

Ballot measure aims to give PCC $565 million to bankroll master plan

Measure PCC was approved by The Pasadena City College Board of Trustees during a special meeting last month giving voters the opportunity to approve additional funding for student services and facilities for the school by raising property taxes in the district. Ballot initiative Measure PCC would fund projects and add to the school’s budget, compensating for what the state does not provide beyond operational costs for projects like additional student services, expanded job training, low-cost higher education, and upgrades to classrooms, labs, and technological equipment. …