Genuine, unsponsored gift ideas for everyone on your list

With the holidays right around the corner, it can be very overwhelming to find gifts for the many different people in your life. To get you prepared for Christmas, I scoured the internet so you don’t have to! Here’s a gift guide with ideas for men, women, teens, and kids. The gifts in each category are sorted from least to most expensive.  Gifts For Men: Men’s Memory Foam Slippers  Price: $20.98 Give the gift of comfort and warmth with a nice pair of slippers. There …

Pining for a fresh tree? Check out Santa and Mikey’s

Selecting a Christmas tree is one of the most anticipated activities of the holiday season and Santa and Mikey’s has got you covered. Filled with friendly staff members and a very knowledgeable owner, the experience is made fun and easy.  Located off Sierra Madre Avenue, Santa and Mikey’s is a small Christmas tree lot tucked away next to a gas station. Walking in, you’re greeted with the fresh aroma of pine and a variety of Christmas trees to choose from.  Santa and Mikeys was founded …

Influencers don’t owe us their opinions

In the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, more and more people are demanding celebrities/influencers to speak out on the issue. Many are even going as far as attempting to cancel influencers who stay silent. Celebrities/influencers each have their own beliefs and opinions, but they shouldn’t be obligated to voice them.  Frankly, some influencers are simply not educated enough on politics to have a stance. If influencers are pressured to speak out on topics they don’t know enough about, there’s potential to seriously misinform their wide …

Lancers reset their mindset, get revenge against Long Beach

The bleachers were filled with excitement and chants for the Lancer’s volleyball team from many student athletes, some even dressed in Halloween costumes. Once again, the Lancers took home a momentous win Wednesday night against Long Beach and upped their winning streak to seven.  The Lancers were looking to redeem themselves after their last game against Long Beach on September 9. They lost and the score was a very close 3-2.  The Lancers started off strong, winning the first set with a score of 25-18.  …

Want a real spook this Halloween? These haunted LA spots are chillingly charged up

When it comes to places with haunted history, Los Angeles has no shortage. From sinister hotels to eerie warships, here’s a list of four of the most grim LA landmarks that’ll be sure to give you the creeps. Cecil Hotel Serial killers, suicides, ghosts, and mysterious deaths all plague Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1924 Cecil Hotel opened its doors to the public advertised as a snazzy tourist destination. However as the years progressed, The Great Depression took its toll on the hotel and …

PCC students join national walk-out to protest the Israel-Hamas war

Recent escalation in violence in the Middle East spilled over to U.S. campuses, including PCC, as students and faculty address the long and brutal conflict between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday PCC’s Anti-War Club put up a demonstration, part of a national walk-out calling for Israel to cease fire, repel the occupation, and stop U.S. funding of the jewish state. “We’re calling for an immediate ceasefire,” Colin Montoya, a PCC anti-war club member said.“Of course, this won’t solve the conflict but at least for now, …

BLOTTER: Martial arts instructor reported for yelling at students

Monday, September 25, 2023: 2:48 a.m.: A PCC student reported they were waiting at a bus stop and someone began to curse at them. Pasadena Police was contacted and responded to the location. 6:10 a.m.: Facilities reported a window was broken at CEC in room 137. 8:44 am: Fire alarm was activated in the FS building. Facilities confirmed they were working on the fire alarm.  9:51 a.m.: Staff reported a homeless person sleeping on the ground near the IT building.  12:51 p.m.: Student reported possible …

Growing COVID-19 cases aren’t shifting PCC policies

As fall approaches there’s expected to be an uptick in coronavirus and flu cases, but Pasadena City College doesn’t anticipate making any changes to their vaccination policies in the future months.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved new coronavirus vaccine shots and many pharmacies have already begun providing vaccine appointments for the boosters. The vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.  As new variants continue to emerge, federal health officials are recommending the …

‘Talk to Me’ will grab you and won’t let go

“Talk to Me” is Australian twin brothers’ Danny and Michael Philippou’s first feature film. The brothers have a Youtube channel, RackaRacka, where they revealed that their movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and A24 picked up their film for distribution.  Filled with plenty of disturbing scenes that’ll leave you uneasy the whole way through, “Talk to Me” provides a new take on the overused Ouija board cliche with the main characters instead using a haunted hand to get in touch with the other side. …