Runners concerned about injuries in overlapping seasons

Cross-country is tentatively having its first meet in February and its last meet in April. April is set to be the start for the track and field season. This means the cross-country season will overlap into the beginning of the track season, according to Head Coach Innocent Egbunike in an email. “We are hoping that with the way we train the athletes, we will not have any injuries,” said Egbunike. “But if we do, we have very capable athletic trainers that will help keep our …

Women’s basketball star swooshes scholarship

Success as a Lancer student-athlete requires balance, talent, and sacrifice. Dariel Johnson, PCC’s star women’s basketball forward, readily sacrificed for her success by cutting down time with friends and family. She sold her car. She even decided to leave California and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas to sign the lease on a new apartment to attend a university with a scholarship she didn’t even know she was going to receive. This scholarship was the NCAA Division I scholarship that would only be granted if her …

Retiring the speedo: PCC swimmer moves on to UCLA

Michael Humphrey is from Pasadena, California, and has been swimming his whole life. He participated in swim clubs growing up and as a young adult he joined the men’s swimming and diving team at Pasadena City College. The last swim meet at PCC was in March against Chaffey. Lancers won with the score of 194-49 and Humphrey gained three wins: the 1000 yard freestyle (10:25.49), the 100 yard butterfly (56.11), and the 200 yard individual medley (2:09.33).

Millennial Mija: Podcast host turns past pain into power

“I knew this was something,” said feminist artist, author, teacher and performer Angela Aguirre. “I didn’t know what it was gonna be but … I surprised myself because the only time I’m confident is when I’m doing a poem or speaking some type of message like that or being empowering towards other people but in my regular daily life, you know, I’m pretty insecure about a lot of things and so I think it gave me kind of this super power that I didn’t know …

43 campus events cancelled due to COVID-19

43 events on PCC campus have been forced to cancel so far as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a list compiled by college officials. Event organizers are putting forth efforts to move events and performances online. The organizers who were affected the hardest were the English division, the Outreach and Transfer Center, and the Performing and Communication Arts division. Three events managed by the English department have been cancelled: The annual Borders of Diversity Student Scholarship Conference has been cancelled, along with …

The financial impact of campus closure

The extent to which Pasadena City College will be impacted financially due to the recent campus closure is unknown. However, the Chancellor’s Office has said that funding for PCC this academic year will not be impacted if enrollment drops, according to Alex Boekelheide, a PCC spokesperson. PCC, like many other college campuses, has been working to transition to online operations, while endeavoring to ensure continued success for students and faculty employment. Amidst the changes being seen day to day, there remains the unseen: the fiscal …

Artist sews memories and culture into her tapestries

On exhibition at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts are tapestries by embroidery artist Trudie Strobel that depict memories of Holocaust survival with elements of Jewish history and culture through finely stitched narration and threaded imagery. The exhibition “Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry” features detailed and intricate embroidery of Jewish life, history and culture from times near forgotten in our contemporary age. The 17 individual works are created with threaded technique showing dimensions and colors. At the beginning attendees are introduced to pictorial scenes …