Supreme Court upset ignites protests for women’s rights

The Supreme Court’s leaked draft obtained by POLITICO, shows their intent of reversing Roe v. Wade leaving women’s reproductive rights in the hands of the political pundits of each individual state. “Reproductive freedom is one of the most fundamental human rights,” Haein Shim, PCC student and Third Wave Intersectional Feminist club president said. “Every single decision should be based on individual women and should never be controlled by the government, religion, or culture, all of which oppress women in various ways. We are not patriarchy’s …

Academic Senate condemns Endrijonas with ‘vote of no confidence’

The Academic Senate voted 17-12 to declare their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Erika Endrijonas in a “vote of no confidence” at their most recently held meeting on Mon, April 11. The superintendent-president has been criticized for her decisions and the controversial choices she is presumed to have made since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. One of her most opposed decisions was the resume of in-person learning on campus earlier this semester. During the worst surge of the Omicron variant, PCC administration mandated that everyone …

What does a basketball player look like? Like this.

Coming out of her hotel room, dressed in red and gray basketball shorts and a matching mesh top with STARS logo written across the front, an older couple approached the future PCC women’s basketball player. Guadalupe Vazquez Herrera went to a Chicago amateur basketball tournament prior to her senior year, hoping to make an impression on some of the coaches and scouts. The last thing she thought she’d confront is a moment of keenness and introspection. The interaction was brief and awkward, but it also …

We need to talk about Jared Leto

The curtain that shielded the predatory men in Hollywood has been inching its way open, yet Hollywood has been radio silent when it comes to Jared Leto, unless you’re Dylan Sprouse and James Gunn. This sunday Leto presented Olivia Rodrigo with her grammy, which then incited a twitter frenzy of fans hoping to protect Rodrigo from the alleged predator. This leads the question, Leto’s sexual misconduct has been circulating for years, why has Leto never formally addressed it or rather, why has no one approached …

Lancers trot into first place with walk-off homer

After a four-inning tie score, PCC’s Lancers came out victorious over East Los Angeles College Huskies for first place in the South Coast Conference when catcher Matt Rice cracked a walk-off home run over the center-field wall, bringing the score 2-1. Rice met his exuberant teammates at home plate while being doused with 8 oz water bottles. “I was confident on deck, and it was my first-time at-bat of the game, and when I connected, I just knew it. I watched it go right over …

Pot program fails to provide equity for POC

The California Cannabis Equity program is turning out to be a headache for the state, its applicants, and it is proving to be not so equitable for the very people who are the targeted beneficiaries. On November 9th, 2016 Proposition 64 legalized specified and personal use and cultivation of Marijuana for adults at least 21 years of age. It also reduced criminal penalties for specified marijuana related offenses for adults and juveniles; and authorizes resentencing or dismissal and sealing of prior, eligible marijuana-related convictions. The …

Viewer discretion advised: Anti-Semitic flyer at PCC over spring break

An anti-Semitic flyer was reported in Lot 5 on Friday, March 11 at PCC. During spring break, President Dr. Erika Endrijonas sent out an email informing faculty that campus police were investigating an anti-Semitic flyer left on several cars in Lot 5 of the Colorado campus with little details. A search conducted by Courier staff that same day found nothing on the floor or nearby trash cans. Given the campus was closed for spring break, no one was available for comment. The incident makes the …

Watch: Student threatens classmates, causes CA building lockdown

“He went into that room and said he was going to kill everybody in that room and he called them n*ggers,” PCC staff Kenneth McLin said. “After that it was just like, ‘sieg heil,’ he walks in here and ‘hail Hitler,’ some other stuff, calling the teacher an ‘Asian bitch’ over and over again,” On Feb. 4 at 12:14 p.m. students and staff at PCC received a vague email alerting them that the Center of the Arts building was undergoing a lockdown due to police …

Rio Hondo’s deep roster overwhelms Lancers

Freshman guard Naomi Turner waited for her teammate, Lupe Vazquez, to come off of a down screen near the 3-point baseline. As Vazquez lethargically trotted from one side of the court to the other side, Turner decided to make something happen before the shot clock expired. On her initial step, Turner fell to the floor and the ball bounced to the other side of the court. The well-rested Rio Hondo players made the uncontested fast-break sequence look like the George Mikan drill. It was a …

PCC students come clean about their dirty laundry

As society attempts to return to in-person outings, PCC students are asked to venture out into a dirty world. While pajamas and sweats are okay to wear at school, it may be taboo at a student’s job, place of worship, and other public settings. Keeping up with a more extensive wardrobe can be expensive to maintain, require more planning, and challenge student’s time management skills. Until garment technology advances and we can buy self cleaning clothes, the struggle to sustain our closet goes on. What …