‘She Said’: An inspirational film on the story that spurred the #MeToo movement

A single tweet by actor Rose McGowan from 2016, and an article nine months later, written by two New York Times writers, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse would launch a gigantic movement, changing the world forever. This story would be recounted in a book written by the pair, and would inform the movie “She Said,” released on November 18, 2022. In the movie the journalist, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey were played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan. The …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson puts ego into cosmic perspective

On a cold fall night in Pasadena, the audience inside the Ambassador Auditorium was engrossed within the concepts of the cosmic perspective. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson strolled across the stage with a candor that felt more like a sit-down with a friend, rather than a lecture on science and its importance with how we function in basically…everything. The cosmic perspective is a method that is intended to knock down our egos and as Neil puts it, “feel more deeply connected to this world.” Using the …

Op/Ed: PCC must sustain the climate and end the dry-spell of inaction

Is a single college really going to make a difference in changing their ways to become more climatically conscious? How about a college that waited until 2022, to do anything? That’s what PCC did, only recently adopting plans to change, but because the costs of their ambitions are so large, it faces significant bureaucratic roadblocks even though Measure PCC passed and the money is now available. Passing the measure and mapping out sustainability efforts is a step in the right direction, but it is still …

Breaking News: Measure PCC overwhelmingly passes, secures $565 million for master plan

On November 8 2022, Measure PCC was overwhelmingly approved by voters in seven LA County Districts, which includes Pasadena, and surrounding municipalities which are represented by the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. As of 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the percentage of voters who voted “yes” reached 67.22%, while those voting “no” reached an estimated 32.78%, according to the Los Angeles County election tally tracker. These estimates are not final, as a number of votes had not been counted yet. But, with this current …

Early voting open at PCC’s Creveling lounge daily for Pasadena residents

  The Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College has been open for in-person voting and ballot drop-off since Saturday, October 29, 2022 up until election day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Their hours of operation every day are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, except on Nov. 8 when the hours change to 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The Pasadena community has come out due to proximity, access, and the sanitary conditions that PCC provides. You can park in Lot 1 or Lot 3 which are …

Eaton Canyon land returned to Tongva natives

Dr. Sharon Alexander donated her private home on a 45,000-square-foot lot in the city of Altadena back to the Tongva people, which were native to the land, as of March 2022 when the deed was transferred over. 3,500 years ago, the people of the Tongva tribe called this region their home, according to their conservancy’s website. The history of the San Gabriel Valley, including the land Pasadena City College resides on, does not begin with its current inhabitants. Alexander’s grandparents, who met as part of …

‘Literature of Horror’ class picks the creepiest books to read for spooky season

Deep in conversation over the gothic novel and its place in our current society, the Literature of Horror class gathers to discuss the gothic traits that have been reconstructed into what we now call horror. Professor Tim Melnairk leads the discussion that delves into what scares us before both he and the class divulge their top book picks they find the most haunting. Freshman Quinn Hurd said when she was a young girl she read Dean Koontz’s “Door to December” and that this story still …

100-yard kick return lone bright spot in rain-soaked loss to Grossmont

A cacophony of noises is heard, from the beating of marching band drums to the PA system playing AC/DC, amping up the crowd and the Lancers football team in what will be a game filled with chaotic flag tosses, on-field scrums and an eventual rain dampened loss to Grossmont. Both teams came into the game with an 0-1 record in American Mountain League conference play, but only one came out on top. Grossmont won the coin toss giving PCC the choice of receiving or kicking. …

PCC Pantry: How to get free groceries on campus

On Tuesday Nov. 1, the Mobile Food Pantry will distribute groceries to staff and students at no cost for all who apply. Xavier DuBose, the advisor at Lancer Pantry, stated that the truck parks in front of Lancer’s Pass, in the center of campus, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and forms to receive the food are filled out on site. “We have volunteers and staff members there to set up and help people sign in,” DuBose said. “For the mobile pantry they don’t even …

PCC faculty union under threat of being decertified by its own members

Members of PCC’s Faculty Association (PCCFA) filed to decertify the union on July 5th of this year with the Public Employment Relations Board because of their grievances with transparency and a desire for better bargaining power. The PCCFA has represented both full time and part time employees, over the last 15 years. The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) believes it has enough adjunct and full-time faculty support to challenge the PCCFA, because PCC faculty was able to trigger a secret ballot election to determine whether …