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 …

Milk sign must go: Racist relics have no place in Pasadena

Some things aren’t worth saving, particularly relics of racism. Historical preservationists have worked long and hard to keep a bit of history alive in Los Angeles, which is commendable. Yet what is the purpose of saving something that is linked to individuals who aren’t worth remembering? An old Adohr Milk sign was discovered in Pasadena on the new residence of Johnny Ray Zone’s restaurant “Howlin Rays.” When Zone took possession of the property, preservationists caught wind of the sign, which had been covered for years …

TV review: Nobody cares about how she met his father

Hulu attempts a lighthearted comedy spinoff with “How I Met Your Father” and falls into an oblivion of laugh tracks and bad jokes. Hillary Duff leads the cast in the series as a single woman in New York named Sophie who is searching for love on her Tinder app, hardly an innovative spin on a stereotypical plot. Ultimately the show fails to bring anything new to our streaming screens and falls short in replicating the success of its predecessor “How I Met Your Mother”(2005). We’ve …

Talent can’t save Omar Apollo’s boring single

Apollo enters on a guitar, with a soft strumming and emotional pattern sounding similar to song intros for bands like Weezer, Radiohead, or The Eagles, a feeling of distaste and repetition that every artist has already attempted before him. In today’s world of music, it’s best to get to the point, Apollo should have used the time to be different and exciting. His use of melodically familiar guitar riffs are an excellent tool for a song, but when done with little effort, it makes you …

Column: Are the Rams beloved in Los Angeles?

Congratulations Rams! The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals this past Sunday in the Super Bowl. The organization won its second Super Bowl, 22 years and two cities apart. It’s truly impressive because the Dodgers won in 2020 and the Lakers won in 2020. There has been a lot of Los Angeles sports pride the past few years. Many fans expected the Rams to step up and win in 2020, but they had a lackluster season and were booted out of the playoffs by …

Return to campus causes student backlash at universities

Students at several UC campuses returned to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 31, which created some tension with some students. Although UC schools put into place mask mandates and testing standards to ensure student safety, students organized protests and staged walkouts. Students made sure to voice their disagreement with their school’s decision to return to campus, claiming it is too early to be back in person. Sound Familiar? Though walkouts were not organized, the return to PCC campus caused some tension amongst the students, and …

Blotter: Rape reported on campus and CA Building locked down

Monday, January 31 An Unknown caller reported to Pasadena Police Dept. that transients were in the Welcome Center at the CC Building. When Units checked the Welcome Center, there were no transients present. A PCC Staff member requested a welfare check on a student after receiving an email from a student that admitted to depression and suicidal thoughts. An officer then contacted the student, who stated that they were fine. A PCC staff reported a transient huddled in the window area north of the D …

Later, Larry: PCC says farewell to our forgotten mascot

In case anyone was wondering, this is PCC’s current mascot. Larry the Lancer. For some colleges including UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, etc., mascots are the backbone of the school’s identity. A way to bring a campus together in a unified identity. But something about Larry’s yellow eyes and smug face is slightly terrifying which is probably why PCC never brings him out for advertising or games. Luckily for PCC, there are plans right around the corner to introduce a new mascot to the …

Academic Senate committee joins opposition to in-person learning

Following PCC’s turbulent first week back on campus the Safe Learning Environment Committee, a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, has joined those in opposition against the college’s decision to resume in-person instruction. In an email sent out to Academic Senate President Gena Lopez and other Executive Board Members and Senators on Thurs, Jan 27, the committee outlined specific measures they hope the Senate will enact on their behalf, including demanding that PCC administration establish policy that allows faculty and students to self-determine their preferred mode …

Divided: Faculty union continues fight against in-person learning

After some faculty members and students held a demonstration last week about returning to campus, PCC welcomed students and faculty back to school this week with multiple COVID testing sites and equipped everyone with a pack of triple-layered surgical-grade masks. Over the weekend, the Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) and the PCC Faculty Association (PCCFA) negotiated terms about returning to campus amid a rising surge in COVID cases. According to an email sent from the district to the faculty, there were meetings on Jan. …