This year, the Associated Students (AS) has made a focused effort to include the college’s satellite campuses, such as the Foothill and Rosemead sites, in all the activities occurring on the main campus. Efforts to keep the inclusion going are already in effect, with AS President Kiely Lam instructing the newly elected student body about the importance of keeping the sites involved. “One of the things we try to do with our more traditional events [Relaxation Week, homecoming, etc] … is try to focus our …
Starbucks locations arriving on campus within the year
In the coming year, PCC’s campus caterer I-8 Food Services is set to bring Starbucks to food vendors on campus. I-8 is a catering company that exclusively provides food for all events on campus, as reported by The Courier. In an email, I-8 production manager Tana Lim confirmed the news, though she declined to comment on the specifics of the project. “Yes, we will have Starbucks full service units on this campus, within this Academic year,” Lim said. Executive Vice President of Associated Students (AS), …
#Enough: National walkout brings forward school activism
Students participated in a nation-wide walkout at Pasadena City College (PCC) on Wednesday morning demanding that Congress take action against gun violence with underlying themes of bringing the PCC community more connected. This PCC event was prompted as part of a larger national event event to pressure legislators to find a solution to school shootings. It was organized by the same group that organized the Women’s March in January. The event was in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in …
PCC prepares for national school walkout in support of Parkland shooting victims
Tomorrow morning, PCC will be participating in the national school walkout which is both a memorial in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting and a protest against current gun laws. According to EMPOWER, the youth branch of the Women’s March group who created the event, more than 2,500 organizations across the nation and some internationally plan to participate. Students are encouraged to leave their classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, in recognition of the 17 deaths at Stoneman Douglas High School. After …
Holiday Angels celebration grants wishes to children of students
Associated Students (AS) is giving back to children of student parents this holiday season through their Holiday Angels benefit. The Holiday Angels tree, located in the Office of Student Life, boasts 100 cards with wishes on them from the children of students in PCC’s EOP&S, CALWORKS and PASS programs. There are three gift wishes on each card, along with the child’s first name, age and gender. All wishes are items between $10 and $25. The gift requests range from warm clothes and learning activities for …
AS President Kiely Lam unlike any other and changing the world differently
Atop a desk resides a mug with brushes in it that have specks of paint residue on the tip of the bristles. Alongside the painting materials, sits Kiely Lam, President of Associated Students (AS) and avid painter.
Advocacy Week financially empowers marginalized students
This week, Associated Students (AS) is hosting “Advocacy Week” in the quad to bring forth awareness and resources to the issues PCC students face on a daily basis.
California community colleges free tuition movement gains momentum
Community college students across California will now be able to get their tuition waived for their first year of college through Assembly Bill 19. Signed into law earlier last month by Governor Jerry Brown, the bill establishes an easier and more affordable route for students to attend community colleges.
New success committee strives for student equity
In order to better help students achieve their educational goals, the new Student Success committee has been created. Consisting of faculty, staff, and student body representatives, the Student Success committee forms a union of the Student Equity committee, Student Success and Support Program, and Basic Skills Initiative.
Student elections wrap up with improved voter turnout
A new Associated Students (AS) executive board was appointed by the student body over the course of this past week, with only about 3.1 percent of students voting in the election.