Young voters matter now more than ever

Historically, the voting effort has been led by the oldest generation. The retired or 65+ generation has more time to research candidates, and don’t have to rearrange their entire schedule to make sure they can go to the polls. This isn’t just the generation that has historically voted, this is also the generation that has long held the power in the U.S. government. As of last year, baby boomers made up 53% of the House and 68% of the Senate, while the silent generation made …

Fate of Measure PCC, LA mayor and CA governor to be decided in November

PCC students and millions of other California citizens will be voting in the upcoming California Midterm Election on Nov. 8. They will be making decisions on propositions that could affect their daily lives as well as voting in candidates who will be in charge of representing their interests. For some, this election is their first time making these decisions, as in the case of freshman Maki Chen. “I’ve seen nothing for the upcoming election,” Chen said. “I probably need to learn more about it. I’m …

Chappelle tells white people to ‘come get these n**** lessons’

Once again, Dave Chappelle proved to be poignant, cynical, straight-forward, and most importantly, downright hilarious in between smoking a cigarette, live on-stage while hosting “Saturday Night Live.” If white America thought life was going to get any easier now that Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election, Chappelle politely reminds them of the misery and despair that was conveniently forgotten prior to the Trump campaign.

PCC clubs expected to struggle with remote elections

On April 28, Executive Vice President of Associated Students Christopher Theung released a series of guidelines for remote club elections to members of Inter-Club Council (ICC). These guidelines are intended to help clubs that plan to hold remote elections for the new officers that will be taking over in the fall. The guidelines contain recommendations about conducting an online election from planning to execution, including checklists, things to consider, and resources for voting. An example is also provided at the end of the document as …

Historic voter turnout leads to decertified election results, election redo

The Associated Students (AS) elections held two weeks ago that had been certified have been decertified due to fraudulent voting behavior uncovered by the campus IT department and the Institutional Planning and Research Office (IPRO), which is in charge of conducting the elections. Candidates were to re-campaign this week in preparation for the reopening of the polls from Thursday June 6 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday June 7 11:59 p.m.

New student trustee voted in for the upcoming year

Pasadena City College’s special student trustee election last week yielded Zeinab Raad as the new student voice and symbolic student vote on the Board of Trustees. While the four students contesting for the position ran on similar platforms, such as proper representation of the student body and removing barriers to equity regarding education, Raad won with 47 percent of the vote. “Working with the new board is going to be exciting because I feel so much passion from every individual and knowing their vigor is …

Student trustee candidates advocate for equity and diverse representation

In a forum Tuesday afternoon in the quad, candidates for student trustee explained their qualifications, motivations for running and how they will advocate for students’ interests if elected. The student trustee serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and PCC’s Associated Students. At Board of Trustees meetings, they represent the student body, holding the power to make and second motions, participate in discussion and have an advisory vote. The Student Trustee also sits on the Associated Students executive board in an advisory capacity. …