Professor Charlene Potter teaches linguistics at PCC while also being a professional beekeeper who has recently been the recipient of the Community Excellence Grant (CEG). The CEG is a grant given to those in the PCC faculty who show innovative and creative ideas that help advance PCC’s mission, vision, and values. Potter was awarded this grant because of her initiative to make PCC’s campus more eco-friendly. “I got a community excellence grant last year in the spring to start a bee club and that grant …
Salsa club está rico: Students learn the bachata and more every Tuesday
In a dance studio at PCC, two groups of students stand separated at each end of a room. The leaders are on one side and the followers are on the other, and each leader walks across the divide to ask a follower to a dance. The newly formed couples say hello and take each other by the hand. They are instructed to dance together in a sequence of steps and spins taught by the instructors, Salma Alvarez and Edwin Colmenares. As the partners rotate, dancers …
PCC clubs power through pandemic
The club’s of PCC put on the Spring Virtual Club Rush throughout March, displaying resilience amid the global pandemic.
Green Lancer club roots for climate justice
While the relentless pandemic and unhealthy smoke from local wildfires have kept the campus closed to students, the 35 members of the Green Lancer Club have adapted to these changes and are convening in order to promote thoughtful conversations among peers about the dire situation of a natural world seemingly in collapse.
Lancer Motorsports club virtually designs a car together
The single seater electric go-kart produced by PCC and Caltech students unleash an ear-splitting roar with an engine capable of traveling up to 80 miles per hour.
PCC clubs expected to struggle with remote elections
On April 28, Executive Vice President of Associated Students Christopher Theung released a series of guidelines for remote club elections to members of Inter-Club Council (ICC). These guidelines are intended to help clubs that plan to hold remote elections for the new officers that will be taking over in the fall. The guidelines contain recommendations about conducting an online election from planning to execution, including checklists, things to consider, and resources for voting. An example is also provided at the end of the document as …
COVID-19 campus closure cancels clubs
Since PCC’s campus closure, its usually crowded classrooms and packed hallways are now reminiscent of a ghost town. The rooms where club officials used to meet in droves to discuss the exciting events they had planned for the semester are empty. Students who were once able to participate in extracurricular clubs on campus are now left to entertain themselves in their homes, far from the hustle and bustle that once existed.
PCC Rosemead Club: ‘Small but mighty’
Two years ago, PCC’s Rosemead campus was devoid of any clubs at all. The campus usually consists of a little more than 2,000 students, all of whom are only there for about one to two years to take general and introductory courses. Student Christopher Theung felt that something was missing from campus life, that the student experience was lacking. Social and school events were constantly being held at the main campus, but event outreach to Rosemead was minimal.
Ujima fosters culture, community and creativity
People are gathered at tables, painting beautiful pictures of logos, nature and space. Doing art work together, with shiny, multicolored balloons floating around the room as the soundtrack of the movie “Black Panther” played in the background. It is only one of the many events happening this February, including African dances, black history game night, and a hip hop forum. The festival was sponsored by Ujima, Blackademia, and ASPCC and was located in the CC building. The Ujima Festival occurred on Thursday, February 28 and …
Thinking is critical to professors, students in theory club
In the corner of an office sits English professor Shane Underwood, the Critical Theory Club (CTC) adviser, hunched over his desk, trying to figure out how to connect his printer to his computer. While he was away on his sabbatical last year, a couple of things got rearranged – apparently his printer was one of them.