Californians around the state are missing out on up to $350 million in unclaimed recycling funds due to a lack of recycling centers in the last five years – only 68% of bottles and cans are recycled, which leaves the rest of the discarded household recyclables to sit in what is known as “recycling deserts.” In a report by Dustin Gardiner from the San Francisco Chronicle, a surplus has been built over the past couple of years because residents do not have access to recycling …
Faculty vs. students: Student government blasts remote learning decision
While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …
Black students and staff call for PCC to take action
Feeling overlooked and unsupported by PCC, living in fear and getting harassed by police are just some of the experiences Black students and staff shared on the “Our Black Lives Matter – Listening Forum” that occurred on Thursday, June 4. As each panel member shared and read a portion of the resolution presented to the Academic Senate for them to denounce the killings of Black people, things simultaneously grew very emotional and heated. Frustrated by the lack of action and Black student and staff support …
Student Services revises accounting practices after misuse of public funds
PCC’s Student Services division is reinforcing policy after an internal audit identified misuse of public funds under the guidance of Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistant Team (FCMAT) financial policies, a California organization involved in public education funding, according to the Associated Student’s (AS) board meeting on Oct. 23.
PCC students lead peer leadership weekend retreat
PCC’s Cardinal and Gold Leadership (C&G), under the supervision of Office of Student Affairs Advisor Carrie Afuso, will take a group of students and student facilitators on Oct. 18 to Camp Scherman in the San Jacinto Mountains of Riverside County to engage in a series of workshops towards self-discovery on how one can benefit their community.
Associated Students rebounds after ‘hectic’ summer
After election fraud hit the Associated Students (AS) back in June, resulting in decertification of the results, AS have been attempting to regain their footing by filling open positions on their Executive Board. There is still some work to do.
AS election tampering forces re-election
Election tampering from the mid-May Associated Student (AS) elections have forced AS leadership to call for a re-election.
PCC students learn about culture at international fair
PCC’s Associated Student (AS) and language division hosted an international fair as part of international week celebrating the cultures of the world in the quad last Thursday. Students were able learn and appreciate the many different types of cultures represented at PCC.
New PCC plan aims to close the student equity gap
PCC’s Director of Student Equity, Dr. Michaela Mares-Tamayo, unveiled her new three-year plan to improve data for five key metrics in the college experience to the Associated Students (AS) on April 24.
Associated Students candidates prepare for May 15-16 election
Prospective Associated Students candidates are competing for positions on the ASPCC Executive Board for the upcoming election happening this week.