Master plan: Will PCC get an extreme makeover?

The Academic Senate (AS) voted to approve a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) at their meeting on Mar. 23. This plan includes a multitude of campus renovations, ranging from small duties like reorganizing campus areas to big construction developments such as additional buildings. The planning for the FMP has been in the works since 2014. However, while AS has approved the plan, the final draft is still waiting to be passed by PCC. “Currently the college is reviewing the final draft of the FMP through its …

The financial impact of campus closure

The extent to which Pasadena City College will be impacted financially due to the recent campus closure is unknown. However, the Chancellor’s Office has said that funding for PCC this academic year will not be impacted if enrollment drops, according to Alex Boekelheide, a PCC spokesperson. PCC, like many other college campuses, has been working to transition to online operations, while endeavoring to ensure continued success for students and faculty employment. Amidst the changes being seen day to day, there remains the unseen: the fiscal …

Talking with Alex Boekelheide

This week, Sam, Grace and Editor-in-Chief Mandie talk to Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Alex Boekelheide regarding PCC as a whole and some of the current events on campus. Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: podcast.courier@gmail.com

Man caught with his pants down, defecating on a rock

Monday, September 24 Yelling was reported from the men’s restroom in the GM building. Security was unable to locate subject. Reports of a subject possibly intoxicated in the Piazza were made. The subject was gone upon arrival of security. A cadet reported a subject yelling in the women’s restroom of the CC building. The subject was contacted by the officer and advised to leave. Staff reported that a student received unwanted contact from a relative on campus. The relative was then escorted off campus and …

Students scoot past campuswide hoverboard ban

Hoverboards have been seen across PCC campus, but many students are unaware that they are prohibited on campus and can potentially catch fire. The self-balancing scooter, known as hoverboards to some, has gained massive popularity through 2015 and that popularity has carried over to 2016. Costing roughly around $300 to $600 depending on models, they have been coming off the shelves of many popular shopping websites such as eBay and Amazon. Those who ride them attract the attention and curiosity of others as they cruise …

The right to “no consequences” doesn’t exist

The first amendment to the constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of speech is often a cudgel used to prevent others from criticism of one’s statements; however, no one seems to actually know what it means. Simply put, freedom of speech does not …