Let’s Talk Episode 5: BTS on the PCC Board Debacle

On a special episode of the podcast, David and Sol are joined by news editor Seamus to discuss the behind the scenes on recent reporting by The Courier on the recent divides on the PCC Board of Trustees over the Superintendent’s contract and issues other PCC groups are bringing to the Trustees. The two stories that are referenced in this episode: https://www.pcccourier.com/main-story/board-president-accused-of-attempting-to-terminate-superintendent-president.html https://www.pcccourier.com/main-story/superintendent-presidents-contract-negotiations-cause-board-division.html

Black hole mergers, gravitational waves and computer simulations with Dr. Maria Okounkova

A PCC professor, Dr. Maria Okounkova, explains her research on gravitational waves! What is Astronomy? What are gravitational waves and how do we detect them? How do simulations aid science? Where is the edge of our understanding in physics? Curious? Check out these links: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Masha’s Git Hub Astronomy Club James Webb Photos Music by JD Alibrando: Intro to Green

Courier Convos: Dispelling Magical Misconceptions

In this episode, anthropology professor Derek Milne deconstructs stereotypes regarding religion, magic and witchcraft and explains the participatory transformation of Halloween.   Intro music provided by: Waltz Of The Skeleton Keys by WombatNoisesAudio | https://soundcloud.com/user-734462061 Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Courier Convos: Blizzard Entertainment’s Backlash Snowballs

Courier staff members Ryan Huynh and Tim Wu join the party and react to the ongoing backlash video game developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment faces for penalizing a tournament winner over his broadcasted stance on the Hong Kong protests. The group also discusses the effectiveness of boycotting the company’s games and the new symbolism an Overwatch character has due to recent fan art.