The PCC Freeman Center Diversity career panel tackled the Model Minority Myth on Friday by addressing racism towards the AAPI community and urging students to define their own success.
‘Vida’: Latinx representation done right
If you were itching for real Latinx representation, I think they finally gave it to us. Starz’s new television series “Vida” takes the cake. The show explores the complexities of Latinx and queer identity and gentrification in East Los Angeles.
Special Election: Meet the Student Trustee candidates
Though its influence can waver from figurehead to activist, the position of student trustee has the platform to be a voice-a sole voice-for the nearly 30,000 students who frequent PCC’s halls.
PRO/CON: Inclusion riders in Hollywood
At the Oscars this year, Frances McDormand mentioned in her speech two words that have since entered the conversation surrounding diversity in Hollywood: Inclusion riders. Is it worth taking seriously? Two of our staff writers weigh in on the issue.
PCC lacks cultural awareness, not diversity
A typical day on campus can include the sound of rhythmic salsa music as couples shake and shimmy their way through the quad in the afternoon sun;. a celebration of culture. In the same day, one could also catch a viewing of The Vagina Monologues, a production aimed at deconstructing and subverting traditional notions of gender.
Lancers’ Lives: Teaching to challenge a system
In an empty room, replete with chairs, is a music professor preparing to go on stage and perform. Except he isn’t performing music. He is passionately teaching students about the history of rock music but does it with such dedication and precision, it feels as if it is a lively music performance happening right before the students’ eyes.
Associated Students: Building a committee and community
Inside the Creveling Lounge, lie two different divisions that students frequent. One being the student lounge, in which enthusiastic gamers whip out their gaming devices and play a variety of games; and the Piazza, where hungry passers-by sit at the wide-ranging tables and munch on their food. Within the vicinity of the lounge, in which green, polka-dotted chairs are placed adjacently, lies the entrance of a student-driven community where student workers and Associated Students (AS) members can be found inside the Office of Student Life …
Triggered: Political-correctness hurts free speech
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.
American soldier and author offers insight
Despite a handful of unsatisfied students, the Borders of Diversity Student Conference hosted by the Cross-Cultural Center, College Diversity Initiative, and the English Department was both moving and educational.