FAFSA Simplification Act aims to make financial aid more accessible

As one of the nation’s premiere transfer schools-Pasadena City College and its students are majorly impacted by changes to the FAFSA applications in the 2024-25 FAFSA cycle-such as increases in federal grants and a streamline of the application process. The FAFSA Simplification Act was originally passed by Congress in 2020 with the goal of overhauling and simplifying the student financial aid process.  This act changes the method of measuring a family’s ability to pay for college; the previous Expected Family Contribution (EFC) method has been …

BLOTTER: Student cited for day drinking in class

Monday, November 06, 2023 8:09 a.m.: Officer advised a transient to leave Lot 4 level 5. 8:57 a.m.: Staff at CEC reported an irate female yelling on the second floor near room 210. Officials were unable to locate.  12:39 p.m.: CDC staff reported a subject made a concerning statement to staff members in their department. Officials took a report. Tuesday, November 07, 2023 8:32 p.m.: Cadet advised a transient was loitering inside the GM building men’s locker room to leave the area. Wednesday November 08, …

Women’s soccer celebrates sophomore night with 4-0 win

On the Friday of Halloweekend, the bleachers in Robinson Stadium were buzzing with excitement. During the Lancers’ Sophomore Night game vs. East LA, PCC’s sophomores did not disappoint their fans. From the blow of the first whistle, it was evident to all in attendance that the Lancers were highly motivated. Putting early pressure on the East LA defense, it only took PCC until the 12th minute to score the goal by forward Michelle Navarro. The momentum continued in favor of Pasadena, leading to sophomore Megan …

Women’s soccer massacres Compton in true Friday the 13th fashion

The Lancers walked onto the Robinson Stadium Field for their Friday the 13th game-intent on proving themselves after their 4-0 loss against Long Beach. That was just what they achieved in a 5-0 blowout victory over Compton College. Compton scarcely had a chance against the rebounding PCC team, who lost their historic 13 game unbeaten streak on Tuesday.  Within the first four minutes of the game, the Lancers asserted themselves as a powerful force on the field with a goal against Compton. This first goal …

Women’s soccer sparks comeback with 3 minutes to spare

PCC’s Lancers faced heavy opposition in their Tuesday showing against the San Diego Miramar Jets, which ended in a 1-1 tie.  From the opening minutes it was clear that the Lancers were going to have a tough game. Miramar and PCC exchanged breakaway shots early on, with offensive plays going back and forth.  The Jets established a physical presence on the field quickly, their play more characterized by boxing out and body checking than it was by ball skills.  The Lancers’ defense showed its resolve …

Men’s soccer brutalizes Imperial Valley in 9-0 beat down

Entering into Friday’s game, the Lancers were coming off of two comeback performances. Their previous showing was a tight game vs. LA Pierce, which saw PCC down 3-0 at the half, coming back to tie it 4-4 final. The game before that, Lancers were down 2-0 coming into the second period, and returned with four unanswered goals to win 4-2. There was no such slow start in PCC’s 9-0 blowout of Imperial Valley.  PCC’s roster was anxious for a better first half performance and a …

Women’s soccer leaves Citrus sour in 3-0 home win

PCC women’s soccer stunned Citrus College with a 3-0 shutout at home in Robinson Stadium Tuesday evening. The Lancers continue their promising start to the season, improving their record to 4-0-2 and showcasing their talented roster.  In the opening ten minutes of the game, PCC was pressuring their  offense against the back line of the Citrus Owls.  With around 36:45 left in the first period, sophomore forward Megan Schmidt, made a breakaway with the ball towards the goal. The Citrus goalkeeper rushed out to intercept …

Welcome Center gets furniture upgrade, transforms into new Lancer Lounge

The cutting of a ceremonial ribbon by the current and former presidents of the Associated Students at Pasadena City College marked the opening of a new student lounge in PCC’s CC building. The lounge offers students: air conditioning, wifi, and brand new furniture to work or relax in.  After the COVID pandemic had ended during the 2021-22 school year, students started to return to campus, and with it, a need for student spaces was returned.  When PCC reopened, the downstairs area of the CC building …