PCC students advocate for zero carbon by 2030

Several PCC Students have joined the grassroots efforts to align Pasadena City College’s policies with Pasadena’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. On Nov 14, several PCC students attended the Pasadena City Council meeting of the Municipal Services Committee to ensure that the city’s new water and power plan is true to its Zero Carbon by 2030 resolution. This goal puts Pasadena 15 years ahead of the state’s goal of a zero-carbon 2045. Also in attendance were representatives from several local climate organizations, many …

Communication overload: Why counseling appointments are so hard to get

PCC is known for providing an extensive list of resources to its students, one of which is the counseling services, however, students’ frustrations regarding counselor availability highlight an underlying issue in the way information is disseminated throughout campus..  As a public college, most of its funding comes from the state, which provides the general fund for the school as well as the various programs and services offered. The counseling services are not currently facing any funding shortfalls, according to dean of counseling Armando Duran “The …

BLOTTER: PCC police respond to alleged bonfire

Monday, October 23, 2023 6:39 a.m.: Officers advised a person sleeping in front of the IT building restrooms to leave the area. 6:52 a.m.: Officers advised a person to leave the east side of the CEC campus. 11:01 a.m.: A student injured her leg on campus and was transported to a hospital in an ambulance. 2:50 p.m.: A student reported her car was hit in lot 4. 3:43 p.m.: Staff reported that a physical altercation was taking place in the mirror pools. The people were …

Editorial: PCC isn’t doing enough to alleviate textbook costs

After sifting through tons of useless information and ads for the school, staff writer Laura Dux finally found her way to the textbook credit page, still with a functioning PIN. Taking it to the bookstore website in hopes of using it, she is greeted with an error: there’s no place to use it. Welcome to our shared frustration with PCC’s lack of communication. The Bookstore credit became something of a staple for new PCC recruits in the post-COVID era. It offered a sense of financial …

PCC students, please: Get your news from us, not social feeds :)

It’s official, TikTok is no longer just an app to learn trendy dances. For many young adults social media is becoming a primary source to get news.  According to Pew Research, roughly 26% of US adults under the age of 30 report regularly using the app as a news source. Other social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook remain the most popular social media for news amongst users. Other news sources such as The Evening Nightly News, 60 Minutes and publications such as The …