$81,500 awarded to digitize PCC Courier print archives

On April 19, 2022, PCC faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the recognition ceremony to commemorate and announce the inaugural recipient of PCC’s Community Excellence Grant for the next academic year. This initiative comes from the generous $30 million gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott in 2021. These awards are granted to develop growth in the academic curriculum, to modernize and adapt to the changing academic state of PCC. These are programs that might help better equip online classes, or a better Data Science Program. Some …

Loving the flowers all over campus? Meet the gardener that cares for them

The beauty of spring is in bloom at PCC making the campus a welcoming oasis amid the hustle and bustle of campus life. Student life can be hectic day in and day out as students busy themselves to better themselves. PCC campus landscape, which has been established for years, is home to a myriad of trees, plants, flowers, bushes, shrubs and succulents which provides the campus with beautiful foliage abound. All of this foliage, including the beautiful rose gardens situated throughout the campus, inspire an …

Blotter: Transient found pointing laser into classrooms

PCC Police Blotter from Monday, April 4 to Sunday, April 10 Monday, April 4 NO ACTIVITY TO REPORT Tuesday, April 5 A student vehicle was reported being struck while parked in Lot 5 Level 2. a note was left by the other driver w/ information A cardboard box with trash bags inside was left unattended in the lobby with food inside. The cardboard box of food was reported from a food bank, taken to the Lancer Food Pantry. Cadet reported a male screaming to himself …

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 …

Blotter: Transients found showering in locker rooms

PCC Campus Police Blotter from Monday, March 21 to Sunday, March 27 Monday, March 21 Calls made of male yelling on the Northside of Colorado Boulevard to which the subject was asked to leave. After calls were made again, the subject was no longer found. Two transients were reported attempting to use the shuttle to Rosemead campus. Transients were advised that the shuttle was for student use only. Four students at the Shatford Library were reported refusing to put on masks by library staff. Students …

Living in California costs more than the Golden State has to offer

California’s gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, and diverse population are almost enough to mask the ridiculous cost of basic living essentials. Since the golden state’s founding in 1850, people from all across the country and beyond have made their way to the coast looking for that ideal Angeleno lifestyle. Although living in California has countless perks, it comes at a price that many can’t afford to pay. The cost of living continues to grow exponentially by the year. Families who have lived in California for generations …

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 …

Ukraine: US should not deploy troops

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, terrifying its citizens, alerting world leaders and the entire world. Vladimir Pudin, Russia’s president, has been escalating his invasion of Ukraine in recent weeks. The Washington Post reports the US, along with other nations, has imposed sanctions against Russia and has risen to Ukraine’s aid, not with US troops, but by equipping Ukraine with supplies to help them fight against Russia. The United States’ role in the Ukrainian conflict should be limited to delivering humanitarian help, ammunition, and …