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.

Traveling Student: Tips on traveling safely in pandemic

2020 was a year of unsureness and distress, it had some great outcomes for many people especially those who are young like me! Despite suffocating in a mask and suffering the embarrassment from the eyes purging at you as you either coughed or sneezed in public, the pandemic invited virtual learning as a requirement on PCC’s campus which allowed many students like me to stay home and obtain a degree. But why just stay home when there is a whole world out there and plane …

PCC extends excused withdrawals and refunds deadline

After the Chancellor’s Office temporarily suspended student withdrawal regulations due to the global pandemic, PCC students can now drop classes through excused withdrawals (EW) and have their enrollment fees refunded through June 14, according to the campus website. Prior to the novel coronavirus shutting down campus life, students only had until the second week of the semester to drop with a refund. With this temporary change, refunds will be automatically allowed for each student that drops a course. Currently, classes can only be processed through …

Why PCC shouldn’t extend remote classes

With the already added weight of COVID-19 against people getting their daily routine done, students are one of the groups in society mostly affected by the pandemic by having classes online only. Unfortunately, it would most likely be a terrible decision. Online classes do not work for every major offered at PCC, with a notable example being STEM courses, along with art majors, and any other course offered that deals with hands-on learning. Continuing with the courses till the fall semester would also impact the …