Column: PCC men’s basketball lucky to be 1-19

The PCC men’s basketball team is bad. And when I say bad, I mean awful. Horrible, substandard, inferior, unacceptable, or abhorrent. It doesn’t matter what synonym you choose, they all apply. It’s gotten so ugly that the bus driver should start charging the student-athletes for rides. I hate to criticize so harshly, but they are the second-worst basketball team in the entire state. And there are 100 teams from as far north as Mendocino College all the way down south towards the three San Diego …

Don’t get dropped: How new COVID rules affect students

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.

The financial impact of campus closure

The extent to which Pasadena City College will be impacted financially due to the recent campus closure is unknown. However, the Chancellor’s Office has said that funding for PCC this academic year will not be impacted if enrollment drops, according to Alex Boekelheide, a PCC spokesperson. PCC, like many other college campuses, has been working to transition to online operations, while endeavoring to ensure continued success for students and faculty employment. Amidst the changes being seen day to day, there remains the unseen: the fiscal …

Football demolishes West LA, now tied for first place

For the first time since 2010, PCC football has put together a 3 game winning streak, according to the PCC athletic website. The Lancers defeated West LA 58-22 Saturday night. The tally for the Lancers broke the record for most points scored at Robinson Stadium since opening in 1999. Things started off shaky for Pasadena when opposing quarterback Markell White threw a touchdown to put West LA ahead 14-0 with 7:12 remaining in the first quarter. After a 75 yard kickoff return from Yusef Muhammad, …

Women’s basketball comes up short in host tournament

The Lancers women’s basketball team squandered a double-digit lead they held for most of the championship game on Sunday and fell to Long Beach City College 62-57. Playing on their own home court was a big part of Pasadena’s 46-point win against Imperial Valley College on Friday and 53-point win against Pierce on Saturday. The home court played little advantage in the final game, as Long Beach fans’ noise echoed in the gymnasium during the entire 40 minutes of the game.