PCC is about to launch Starfish, a software platform that sends early-alerts to students based on their class performance and faculty concerns, then puts them in contact in real time with the resources designed to help them such as counseling.
Back to school to become U.S. citizens
As President Trump begins enforcing travel bans that convey unsavory attitudes towards immigrants, PCC continues to offer help to those who need it most.
Academic Senate stands up for undocumented students
In response to heightened anxiety among undocumented students at PCC, the Academic Senate approved a resolution on Feb. 28 affirming that the college is open to all students, regardless of their immigration status, while the Board of Trustees has yet to take a stance on the Trump administration’s immigration and mass deportation policies.
Marijuana and alcohol survey shows students what’s normal
If students using alcohol and marijuana want to know how much they are drinking and smoking comparing to their peers, they can either take the alcohol or marijuana online survey. The two 15-minute programs called eCHECKUP TO GO were developed by the San Diego State University Research Foundation. They ask students about their drinking and smoking habits and about their personal aspirations and objectives in their health, career, relationships and self-esteem. The feedback students receive allows them to take a look at the correlation between …
Moving forward in and out of the field
For freshman running back James Shaw, getting from his hometown of South Central LA to Pasadena was a big leap.
Finding the ‘Mona Lisa’ in compelling documentary
On Aug. 21, 1911, the “Mona Lisa” disappeared. The Italian painting vanished on a Monday morning between 7 and 7:30 a.m. when the Louvre, the Parisian museum where Leonardo Da Vinci’s art piece was being kept, was closed to the public. Only 12 people were at the museum that day, mainly maintenance staff and curators, plus the thief.
PCC takes on smoking addiction with cessation event
PCC student smokers that missed the Great American Smokeout last week don’t have to wait another year before quitting.
‘Deprogramming’ soldiers with campus help
Many veterans students on campus went from being part of a coherent group of people with one common goal—the military—to collegiate life where each student pursues his or her own individual objectives.
Two new piano soloists rise from concert hall
Last Saturday, two PCC students walked into a concert hall full of people and sat down in front of a nine-foot-long piano to perform their first solo piano concerts.
Science students to plunge into research at prestigious labs
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded the scientific brains of PCC with an $850,000 grant that will allow them to work in some of the most advanced labs in the area in order to experience the life of a scientist firsthand.