In the wake of the infectious Delta variant, COVID-19 continues to affect many aspects of daily life including getting a college education in California. After a year of remote learning, PCC and various other colleges are ready to open their doors. However, with a vaccine mandate in place, reduced class sizes and many students suddenly returning to online learning environments this semester, any sense of normality on campus is still distant.
Athletics and the virus: ‘NFL throws money at it and they can’t control it’
Pasadena City College (PCC) is scheduled to restart its tentative sports season for Spring 2021 after the COVID-19 virus abruptly ended the Spring season earlier this year. Football, cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball are scheduled to have their first practice Jan. 18.
PCC’s dual-threat quarterback anxious to take the field again
On November 16, 2019, PCC’s football team was on the precipice of securing its first winning season in 11 years, with coaches calling it the “finest finish by PCC football”. That night, the team played against Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). Within the first quarter, quarterback Edward Norton passed the ball 24 yards to wide receiver Jabari Kindle, scoring the first touchdown of the night. With only five minutes left in the third quarter, the team blocked the opposing team’s punt. PCC finished the last …
One last lap: Cross-country runner says this might be it
Meline Minasian was a former junior Olympian and one of three PCC cross-country runners chosen for state last year. A track and field star, swimmer, bicyclist and just an overall athlete, Minasian’s hard work ethic and can-do attitude make up someone whose talent could take her to the professional level. But with COVID-19 impacting her second season, Minasian says she may never compete again, and that’s OK with her.
Traveling Student: Tips on traveling safely in pandemic
2020 was a year of unsureness and distress, it had some great outcomes for many people especially those who are young like me! Despite suffocating in a mask and suffering the embarrassment from the eyes purging at you as you either coughed or sneezed in public, the pandemic invited virtual learning as a requirement on PCC’s campus which allowed many students like me to stay home and obtain a degree. But why just stay home when there is a whole world out there and plane …
Dia De Los Muertos at Grand Park is alive and more relevant than ever
For many years the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, has been a time for Angelenos to come together to celebrate Chicano identity and the lives of their loved ones who have passed away.
COVID-19: The latest updates for PCC
Updated: June 3, 2020 at 1:02 p.m. This is the final update of this page for spring semester. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now disrupted the lives of L.A. County residents in some manner or another—and increasingly at Pasadena City College. Through county closures, CDC guidelines and online class transitions, there’s news everywhere. Here at the Courier, our goal is to keep you updated on the latest developments for PCC and nearby affected areas. Check back here for the latest information on …