Don’t tread on the First Amendment

Over the past week, the First Amendment has been trampled on by both law enforcement officers and criminals who chose to undermine these lawful and necessary protests by engaging in looting and destruction. The First Amendment gives us the right to peacefully assemble and also gives the press the right to report on such gatherings. On May 25th, George Floyd, a 46 year old black man was murdered in Minneapolis by a white police officer and aided by three of his colleagues. Since then, members …

Blotter: Photographers escorted off campus

Monday, May 18 Officers sought to locate an instructor regarding possible medical issues during a class lecture on Zoom. They were able to determine that no assistance was necessary. Tuesday, May 19 Officers respond to a report of a possible argument at the Community Education Center. The officers spoke with and then released the subject, a male transient. Wednesday, May 20 Separate reports of transients loitering at Community Education Center, in mid-afternoon and shortly before midnight. Additional report of a transient loitering in Parking Lot …

COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Pasadena nursing homes

When it comes to Covid-19, Pasadena would appear to be extremely negligent. How else would you explain the disparity in the number of Covid-19 attributed deaths in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Pasadena with those of other cities across the nation? The gap is a big one. At the time of this writing, 65 of the 71 or 92% of all covid related deaths in Pasadena were either residents or employees of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In contrast, Nationally, the number …

Associated Students outreach teams lend a virtual hand

“I feel you! It’s no fun being stuck at home. It’s ok to be sad, but if you’re feeling happy, spread it around!” That is the message that Associated Students of Pasadena City College (ASPCC) President Dionne Shelton wants to communicate to all PCC students. The ASPCC Executive Board is responsible for many things, including advocating for over 25,000 students and the oversight of more than 80 clubs and organizations on campus. The board serves as a liaison between the students, faculty and administration regarding …

Elon Musk Unmasked

Like Musk, most people are sick and tired of being stuck at home and enduring all manner of disruption to their daily lives.The United States however, is not ready to reopen for business. Give people back their Goddamn Freedom! This was his latest rant against shelter in place rules currently in effect in the United States. Musk called the existing conditions a “forcible imprisonment in their homes, against all their constitutional rights”. As the majority of his wealth is tied up in his Tesla stock, …

Dead tired employees try to adapt to COVID-19

“It was eerie! Almost like the opening scene of ‘28 Days Later’!” said Writing Support Center (WSC) faculty member Giselle Miralles. “Twenty Eight Days Later” is a 2002 film dealing with the aftermath of an accidental release of a deadly virus on the deserted streets of London. That is what Miralles was reminded of the first time she reported to work after PCC’s announcement on Mar. 14 concerning the temporary suspension of on campus classes. From the environment on and off campus to the method …

MLB The Show 20 only shows warning track power

In its last ever edition as an exclusive for the PlayStation 4 of MLB The Show, San Diego Studios Swings for the fences, but doesn’t quite hit it out of the park. MLB 20 The Show continues to provide one of the best sports gaming experiences. It didn’t have too many of the major glitches that have dogged the NFL Madden franchise in recent years. This year’s version includes some updates, but mostly builds on the solid foundation of previous editions. It just wasn’t quite …

Census kiosks cancelled due to coronavirus

The Los Angeles County Census Unit announced Tuesday that it has suspended its Questionnaire Action Kiosk (QAK) program until further notice, and will be asking people to answer the census primarily online for the first time ever. This is a response to public health guidance encouraging social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. “While ensuring a full count is vital to our communities, the top priority right now is protecting the health and safety of all L.A. County …

Trump negotiates with terrorists

President Donald Trump is dead wrong when he says that the recent peace agreement with the Taliban is a victory for the United States. The ink on the February 29 agreement wasn’t even dry when Taliban forces resumed attacks on Afghan government troops. Just days after calling the pact a great day for America, Trump conceded that it is highly likely that Taliban insurgents will overrun the Afghan National Security Forces and retake control of the country. Surely, a terrifying thought for many Afghani’s, particularly …