Students at several UC campuses returned to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 31, which created some tension with some students. Although UC schools put into place mask mandates and testing standards to ensure student safety, students organized protests and staged walkouts. Students made sure to voice their disagreement with their school’s decision to return to campus, claiming it is too early to be back in person. Sound Familiar? Though walkouts were not organized, the return to PCC campus caused some tension amongst the students, and …
Students divided over public access to Shatford Library
PCC library announced the reopening of the Shatford Library to the public on October 25, 2021. The decision has the potential to impact students concerned about lack of space delegated to the students in future semesters. While others are happy to allocate the resources given by the school to the community of Pasadena. The library, usually filled to the brim with students studying for the next midterm or cracking at a 10 page paper in a time crunch is now a ghost town. With only …
Faculty vs. students: Student government blasts remote learning decision
While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …
PCC students aren’t ready for masks to be put away
PCC students are concerned over softening pandemic guidelines, worrying how the reversal of the mask mandate will be implemented. Will it bring positive or negative impact? And can people be trusted to be truthful about getting the vaccine?
Do PCC students transfer as well as COVID?
For many students, the college application season is a nerve-racking time, with countless hours spent writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendations, sending over transcripts, and studying. Now, add the hurdle of a global pandemic into the mix, and perseverance has become the key to success.
‘LA is not ready to reopen’ says PCC pre-med club
Children’s laughter, screams of joy, light music, fluffy cotton candy, and exciting rides are what people imagine when they talk about an amusement park – a place where good memories are created. There are more than 20 amusement parks located in California, and 4 in Los Angeles. These parks have attracted tons of tourists and visitors in the past, helping the economy of California. Unfortunately, amusement parks were forced to close during the pandemic. However, as the cases in California continue to drop, Governor Gavin …
Pasadena pandemic response carries on despite U.K. variant
The Pasadena Public Health Department confirmed the first case of B.1.1.7, otherwise known as the U.K. variant in a Pasadena resident March 19, 2021.
Vaccine fears phase out with more Lancers willing to give it a shot
It’s been a little over one year since the CDC announced the coronavirus as a global pandemic, and life as we know it was put on hold. Over 2.8 million lives have been lost worldwide due to this pandemic. Millions of people around the world have been trying for months to find a solution to the issue. But now there is finally hope in the form of three new vaccines. For the first time in a long time, the light might finally be showing at …
Imprisoned and sick: Prisoners getting the short end of the stick
Being stuck at home has been unpleasant for many people to say the least. However, being able to quarantine in one’s own home with the promise of privacy and safety is something that incarcerated Americans can only dream about. With no masks, no safety precautions, and no care for one’s well being, prisoners have dealt with the worst of the pandemic, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be getting better.
PCC clubs power through pandemic
The club’s of PCC put on the Spring Virtual Club Rush throughout March, displaying resilience amid the global pandemic.