Celebrating Pride Month virtually

COVID-19’s social distancing has put many major events on hold. From the Olympics to music festivals to graduations. While many summer activities were already postponed or canceled, a major one in June is Pride month. However, Pride month has taken its celebration online and will be hosting a virtual celebration experience for June 2020. Christopher Street West (CSW), a non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Parade and Festival, announced it has made the decision to cancel in-person events for the remainder of 2020. However, …

Crucial moment in supporting Black-Own Businesses

Diversity is essential because it uplifts communities, promotes productivity and spirit, and helps the economy to grow. Especially in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is a crucial time to support the movement through supporting Black-owned businesses. There’s a history of big companies oppressing small businesses and putting a heavy burden on low-income communities. That is why it is important to support your local Black-owned businesses. Pasadena has restaurants that are black-owned like Bonnie’s B Smokin, Perry’s Joint, and many more (hyperlink to …

Career event offers free food and Airpods

With canopies set up in preparation for the rain to come, professors and counselors stood behind tables ready to greet and inform students on the various activities that were being hosted. Each section had its own unique color, as well as arrows on the floor—should students follow—guiding from one table to the next. “Explore Your Career Community” was an event hosted at PCC from March 10 to 11 in the quad at the main campus. This event was to help current and future students explore …

Australians rocked L.A.

With only a few minutes left, everyone was hastening to grab a drink and find a spot on the floor. All of a sudden, the lights dimmed and at this moment, everyone knew that it was time. One second the crowd was silent and then the next they were cheering. Members of The Jungle Giants were in position, the crowd was again immediately silenced as blue lights reflected off each member. Then the next two words began the night, “Baby, I.” The Jungle Giants opened …

How a Pasadena exhibit tells history

Pasadena’s history is essential for how the city got nicknamed the “Crown City.” From the Tournament of Roses to the Pasadena San Gabriel Mission, “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” is a landmark exhibition that not only explores the life of Eva Scott Fenyes, but also the enriched history of how Pasadena grew to a population of 76,000 in just over four decades. “Beautiful, healthful, prosperous — there you have the city of Pasadena in three words… It is this combination that has spread the fame …