Why aren’t PCC students dressing up this Halloween?

Halloween is the time where you can dress up as any character and live a double life for the night. Whether you hand make it for months or buy it at the store last minute, sometimes putting on a costume can create such a fun memory during the holiday. A group of friends will be attending a Halloween house party together to enjoy some adult activities with one another since they are too grown up to be trick or treating. Filo Mend, Sophomore at PCC, …

PCC’s Latin Jazz Ensemble serenades Lancers in live concert

PCC’s Latin Jazz Ensemble serenaded Lancer’s Pass last week, collecting passing students who were entranced by the genre’s infectious rhythms. The ensemble, led by Dave Tull, played classics from the Latin jazz repertoire, such as Mama Guela, Como Fué, Llegó La Banda and Mambo Diablo, and swing songs redone in the Latin style. Cantaloupe Island is a jazz standard that the ensemble played as a samba and There Will Never Be Another You was played as a mambo. The ensemble played the jazz standard Mr. …

Restless nights never end with Taylor Swift’s latest ‘Midnights’

Following a reveal at the MTV music awards, weeks of cryptic teasers on TikTok, and several fan theories, Taylor Swift has released her tenth studio album, “Midnights”. The album combines aspects like the theming of “Reputation”, the upbeat pop of “1989” and the deep, spiritual lyrics of “Folklore” to deliver a rollercoaster of emotions. “Midnights” follows 13 sleepless nights throughout Swift’s life, whether it’s staying up wondering if that special someone actually loves you or being provoked by thoughts of revenge, this album has it …

The hierarchy of power did change: All it needed was ‘Black Adam’

Following an upheaval of Warner Brothers leadership, and a myriad of financial problems, ‘Black Adam’ is the only other Warner Brothers Pictures film to release this year. Headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this film follows Black Adam, a character many probably haven’t heard of but this film will most definitely change that for the better. The film opens with narration from Bodhi Sabongui’s character Amon Tomaz that gives a much-needed exposition on Kahndaq, a fictional middle eastern civilization that has existed since before the …

‘Halloween Ends’ and 9 other slasher movies you should be watching this October

“Halloween Ends” arrived in theaters and streaming on Peacock last Friday, with the promise of bringing one of the most iconic and identifiable horror franchises to a close. The series, which began with John Carpenter’s undisputed classic in 1978, has followed masked serial killer Michael Myers in pursuit of babysitter Laurie Strode for more than a dozen films spanning over 40 years. Jamie Lee Curtis has starred as Strode since the original, and has vowed that “Ends” will be her final reprisal of the role. …

Salsa club está rico: Students learn the bachata and more every Tuesday

In a dance studio at PCC, two groups of students stand separated at each end of a room. The leaders are on one side and the followers are on the other, and each leader walks across the divide to ask a follower to a dance. The newly formed couples say hello and take each other by the hand. They are instructed to dance together in a sequence of steps and spins taught by the instructors, Salma Alvarez and Edwin Colmenares. As the partners rotate, dancers …

‘CHARLIE’: Puth produces perfectly fine pop on imperfect third album

Released on Oct. 7, “CHARLIE” shows 30-year-old Charlie Puth in the depths of romantic melodramas as he yearns, mourns, and details his past relationships with pop and rock influences spanning the 80s to now. Coming off of the heat of a 2018 Grammy-nominated album, Puth’s self-titled 2022 project continues the artistic exhibition of his divided attentions as an overtly intellectual, perfectionist producer and a desperate-to-be-liked, but never-in-love singer-songwriter. The first track, “That’s Hilarious”, starts off the album with a rebuttal to a pitiful and begging …

Check your dipstick! and other advice from PCC’s Auto department

Students gather at every corner in the sizable garage of the automotive department at PCC. Cars are raised up on various lifts while each hub gathers to inspect the bowels like doctors primed to operate on their massive metal patients. Solid rear axles sit on table tops for students to master and inspect. Both students and instructors flood in to detail the mechanics behind our cars longevity. Jake Younger, a junior at PCC, always had an interest in cars since he was a small boy. …

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ fails to serve suspense to its viewers

While watching ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ there were a lot of questions. In fact, there are only questions. The unnecessarily long movie takes place in an experimental neighborhood designed to impersonate a perfect and safe community. Main characters Alice and Jack Chamber, played by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles respectively, live an ongoing honeymoon life with no kids and friends who act similarly. What seemed like a tired version of the Disney Plus series, Wanda Vision, takes a turn into becoming a semi-thriller when Alice spots …

Finally, coffee is back on campus thanks to Cafe de Leche

Tucked away by the E building and the library, Cafe de Leche invites lancers to try out its large assortment of drinks and pastries. Opened by Matthew and Anya Schodorf, Cafe de Leche has three other locations in the LA area, one in Highland park, another in Altadena, and its most recent directly on PCC’s campus. The couple were inspired to open a location at PCC because of Matthew’s history with the school. “My whole family speaks spanish so I took some classes here to …