Students at several UC campuses returned to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 31, which created some tension with some students. Although UC schools put into place mask mandates and testing standards to ensure student safety, students organized protests and staged walkouts. Students made sure to voice their disagreement with their school’s decision to return to campus, claiming it is too early to be back in person. Sound Familiar? Though walkouts were not organized, the return to PCC campus caused some tension amongst the students, and …
Removal of winter intersession triggers transfer trouble
PCC students are heading to neighboring community colleges in order to complete credits they would have taken during the now eliminated winter intersession. The decision to get rid of winter intersession was made to help students in the summer and is now causing trouble for students looking to transfer.
Do PCC students transfer as well as COVID?
For many students, the college application season is a nerve-racking time, with countless hours spent writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendations, sending over transcripts, and studying. Now, add the hurdle of a global pandemic into the mix, and perseverance has become the key to success.
Pandemic takes toll on enrollment for spring 2021
After nearly a year of enduring the coronavirus pandemic colleges across the nation have seen large drops in student enrollment. Students and faculty alike have been struggling with the adjustment to online learning leading to many students leaving the college system.
Virtual Club Rush: Join a student club with just one click
This semester, Pasadena City College is hosting their first-ever virtual Club Rush. Due to the pandemic, Club Rush is different this year, and with just one-click students can join a club. Visiting the online Club Rush, found on PCC’s website, students will find videos of clubs, separated by different categories. The club leaders introduce themselves, and there is easy access to joining and contacting them. It’s very different from the usual scene of tables spread throughout PCC’s campus, and a lot of work went into …
Pay athletes for sacrificing ‘brains and bodies’
On Sept. 30, the Governor of California Gavin Newsom, signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which initiated a movement to have college athletes be able to make money off of their name and make endorsement deals.
Admissions scandal: The system is fucked
Every so often a piece of news breaks and reminds us that this nation’s supposed systemic progress has largely been a charade. Was anybody surprised to discover that wealthy families have been bribing universities to admit their mediocre kids? No, because we already knew that secondary education largely bolsters race and class inequality.
Higher Education Act: a step in the right direction
College tuition has been on the rise for years, contributing to an already obscene amount of outstanding debt being taken on by students and parents. The St. Louis Federal Reserve reported that as of early February, outstanding student loans are nearing 1.6 trillion dollars, with no signs of slowing down. Congress is currently in the process of a potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in hopes of chipping away at one of the biggest debts citizens of this country face.
College scandal exposes white privilege at its finest
When the news of a scandal revolving around college admissions broke out, with widely known names in Hollywood attached, it made headlines absolutely everywhere.
Lukewarm over Melt It!
It was a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon and while I didn’t find grilled cheesus, I did find a limit to my waistband at Melt It!, Pasadena’s self-proclaimed “Grilled Cheese Co.”