Deciding on a major is a big declaration that impacts a lot of choices and paths taken in the future. It is not uncommon for people to change majors more than once, or have second thoughts about their career selection. This will not be a problem for second year Sophia Kaloustian, who has already set her heart and mind for a life in music here at PCC.
From political science to studio art major
Erika Nieblas struggled navigating exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She went from wanting to be a dentist to wanting to be a nurse. When she convinced herself that art wasn’t going to be financially sustainable, she was not motivated to continue her passion.
How the writing center gave voice to an artist
The crisp February morning fog settled in as Baylie Raddon, an english major at Pasadena City College, began preparing for the long day ahead. Thirty miles stood between Pasadena and her house in Rancho Cucamonga. It should have been a forty minute commute but the 210 freeway was in a traffic jam, as expected. It was the beginning of the 2019 Spring semester and everyone was scrambling to find their place.
‘Leadership is where I belong’: Meet the new AS prez
Everyone’s path towards success leads differently. Dionne B. Shelton, current President of Associated Students, discovered hers after she was overseen for a promotion at her previous job. She had the skills and built relationships but lacked the degree. Frustrated with being overlooked because of nepotism, Shelton began her journey at Pasadena City College and discovered her leadership capabilities.
Say ciao to California’s largest Italian program
As Italian professor Laura Godio approached Italian professor Rita D’Amico, there was an instant ease and the mood of this interaction seemed almost too perfect. These are two professors that, when they speak about the language they teach others, are enthusiastic about it even if they both have different teaching experiences.
First-gen student sustained by PCC’s pantry
Maneuvering freshman year of college is often a complicated time where students need information timely to the start of the semester, with their first source often being a family member. However, as Sarhay Medina learned, being the first in the family to attend college came with another set of challenges.
Defined by the Grind
Growing up with dyslexia, being bullied throughout his entire educational career, battling isolationism and low self esteem, Pasadena City College student Jacob Yanez turned to music for solace. Yanez found not only music, but also a community in one of music’s most underground genres- grindcore.
From South Korea to PCC: One students journey
For Yooneui Joo, the trials and tribulations of moving to a brand new country was a daunting experience at first. From feeling lonesome countless times to being treated differently, Joo experienced more lows than highs during the start of her journey. Born in South Korea and growing up in Seoul, Joo, 21, barely knew a lick of English. She did know two things, however. Joo knew she had a love for jewelry design and had a desire to experience different cultures and different people. “I …
Geography professor brings the world to PCC
Culture makes the world go around. Discussing it opens minds and broadens horizons. Experiencing different cultures adds value to learning about them, something which motivates Hector Agredano.
PCC professor speaks of technological impact on education
At first glance, the classroom seemed to be in disarray. Stacks of paper lay haphazardly on Charmaine Cordero’s work desk. Vintage posters hung precariously on the walls. The tiled floor was heavily marked by shifting room arrangements, furniture and the shuffling of students.