Associated Students hosts Earth Day movie night

On April 25, the Associated Students Student Services (ASSS) showed “The True Cost,” a documentary released in 2015 that uncovers the underbelly of fast fashion, a term used to describe inexpensive clothing being mass produced and how it affects the Earth. The film was screened in the Wi-Fi lounge and the Associated Students provided free snacks and drinks for all, as well as necessities for the homeless.

Social media matters: PCC student says promote your self

Among the Office of Student Life (OSL), lies the office of Associated Students (AS) where the AS board come to work on their projects, talk to students about issues on campus, or meet with Natalie Lau, former VP of Public Relations and current Strategic and Planning marketing intern. Though the title may sound intimidating, it is simply another way to say “Social Media” intern, the person behind publicizing events on campus.

New student trustee voted in for the upcoming year

Pasadena City College’s special student trustee election last week yielded Zeinab Raad as the new student voice and symbolic student vote on the Board of Trustees. While the four students contesting for the position ran on similar platforms, such as proper representation of the student body and removing barriers to equity regarding education, Raad won with 47 percent of the vote. “Working with the new board is going to be exciting because I feel so much passion from every individual and knowing their vigor is …

Mobile pantry to provide students with fresh food

The L.A. Regional Food Bank’s mobile pantry is scheduled to make one more appearance to the campus community today from noon to 2 p.m. at Lancer’s Pass. With today being the last time to appear, PCC’s contract with the company will end as well, since the deal was to last for one academic year. The plan from Special Services is to work on renewing the contract so they can keep the mobile pantry serving the students into next year, but nothing has happened yet. “We’re …

Student trustee candidates advocate for equity and diverse representation

In a forum Tuesday afternoon in the quad, candidates for student trustee explained their qualifications, motivations for running and how they will advocate for students’ interests if elected. The student trustee serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and PCC’s Associated Students. At Board of Trustees meetings, they represent the student body, holding the power to make and second motions, participate in discussion and have an advisory vote. The Student Trustee also sits on the Associated Students executive board in an advisory capacity. …

Former student accuses campus food exec, a sex offender, of inappropriate conduct

  Update 6/6/2018: In response to the comment from the California DOJ and Pasadena Police Department regarding requirements for Yu working on campus, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing Alex Boekelheide told the Courier through email that the college is not aware of any such requirement regarding employees of independent companies that hold contracts with the college. Boekelheide also said that while the Alhambra Police Department stated that Yu registered the campus as his place of employment in their system, the college has no record …

Library lessens late fines and reduces food insecurity

To combat a widespread issue faced by students across the globe, the Shatford Library has collaborated with the Lancer Pantry to orchestrate an event that helps alleviate student hunger on campus. The donation-based event, referred to as “Food 4 Fines,” is hosted every Spring semester at the campus library. Students with overdue library fines can pay off their fines by donating food items, according to Lauren Bauer, a staff librarian who conducted the event. “Students can pay off those fines instead of giving us cash,” …