In response to decreasing enrollment, a panel of students at last Monday’s Academic Senate meeting explained why they chose to drop courses and expressed problems they believe professors should address to increase course completion.
Over 27,000 students are currently attending PCC this semester, yet the amount of students enrolled in classes is lower compared to that of last fall, leaving the administration to look for an explanation.
After six years of helping first and second year college students successfully transition from high school to college, PCC Pathways will be extending its services to provide extra support to third-year students starting fall 2017.
A deadly substance called PCP (politically correct person) is spreading through American college campuses once again, but this time at even higher rate. This phenomenon hasn’t been an issue since the 1960s where American socialists within their communist party line began to be egalitarian with their politics.
Jacob Ahumada is a music major who enjoys reading Haruki Murakami, Aldous Huxley, and is studying German to read Nietzsche in its original form. He loves playing Bach and was reading The Brothers Karamazov under a tree when I caught up with him and asked if he plans to make music his career.
Cars are bumper to bumper in the parking lot, the occasional honking, and the pain of sitting behind the wheel for such a long time just to get to class, which can be very vexing when a majority of students are on a time crunch to get to class. Students sit in soul-crushing traffic for a time that feels like forever on their way to get to school when there are easier alternative ways to get around. They sit in cars during traffic right next …
“It is just a piece of the puzzle,” said PCC computer graphic design professor Jerry Graves, talking about new street signs he made with his students. The signs reads, “Give with Confidence. Homes for the homeless” and lists the website for the Real Change Movement.
I once sat in my grandfather’s office, sinking into the tanned-leather cushion, my naked feet dangling inches above crème-and-sugar carpeting. My blonde hair up in a ponytail resembling a whale spout, I used my fingers to trace the teal paisley pattern in the wallpaper while my grandfather hummed to Andrea Bocelli.
With March Madness just around the corner, the debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid is heating up. And while collegiate sports bring in large sums of money every year, college athletes should in no way receive a salary.
Freedom of speech is a constitutional right that is increasingly being threatened on college campuses nationwide. Once viewed as open forums, colleges are no longer safe platforms for students to engage in discussions and debates about their opinions and ideas.