Local Armenian-Americans call for recognition of disputed territory

The conflict in the Artsakh region continues despite a Russia-negotiated cease-fire, and the local Armenian community is organizing to raise awareness of the dangerous escalation. On Sept. 27, the territorial dispute over the region of Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, ignited again when it was attacked by the military forces of Azerbaijan. Within the borders of Azerbaijan and adjacent to Armenia, Artsakh is an area of Indigenous Armenians that declared independence from Azerbaijan in December 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Azerbaijan has …

Pasadena protesters stand with Black lives

Thousands of demonstrators caravaned through the streets of Pasadena Tuesday, June 2 to protest and hold a vigil after the unjust murder of George Floyd by Minneappolis police officers, forming a united call for justice and demanding actions of change from the inner city government. The peaceful protest was organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Pasadena Branch, alongside with the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, faith leaders from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and the Community Clergy Coalition. The late …

Women’s History Month highlights female empowerment at PCC

Women’s History Month in March recognizes the many and often overlooked steps women have taken to change the world around them. At PCC, programs and clubs on campus tailored to uplifting and motivating women are visible all year long. PCC’s Student Health Services not only provide bandages and pamphlets, but the school’s female population can also benefit from a variety of services. “There’s just general things that we offer, such as oral contraceptives, blood work and, as part of the health fee, it includes personal …