PCC staff and students gathered into a conference room in the Shatford library on Tuesday to discuss the recent proposal by the Trump administration that would reduce funding for the TRIO programs on campus. Funded by the US Department of Education, TRIO is a set of programs that help graduating high school students with low income or disadvantaged backgrounds in pursuit of their college career. Serving over 790,000 students nationwide and over 1400 here at PCC, the TRIO programs have helped many achieve their dreams …
Trump’s imaginary ‘government-run education’
One can play with words, like a poet who is more focused on the sound and rhythm of the expression rather than its meaning and truthfulness. But in the political arena, we expect presidential candidates to play less with literary tools like artistic license and rhetoric, and to build their policies and campaigns on checked facts.
New director to overhaul financial aid
Students have expressed frustration about the financial aid filing and disbursement process ranging from lengthy wait times to receiving refunds, inconsistent information from counselors and not fully understanding the process. PCC’s new financial aid director, Manuel Cerda, hopes to remedy most if not all of these issues during his tenure.