The political climate in American politics has been challenging how our democracy functions and if it will continue to function as a democracy at all. With the Republican Party using misinformation to appeal to the biases in its voting base, it has seemingly groomed them to accept dictatorial leaders as well as a draconian government. Lisa Pringle, a professor of political science at PCC, discussed how the authoritarian mentality can take over a large swath of the political spectrum and what makes an individual ascribe …
Herstory: Pasadena tells women “we want you” in politics
In the past decade more women than ever have ascended to positions of political leadership. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District, becoming the youngest woman in history elected to Congress. In 2020, Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected Vice-President of the United States. The barriers that women have faced to rise and maintain political power demonstrates the resilience that they have.
SNL VP debate sketch cleverly roasts both sides
‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) performed a skit of the Vice Presidential debate on October 10. Now, even if the VP debate was slightly less painful to watch than the Presidential debate a couple of weeks back, the SNL crew made light of a situation where much conflict lies.
Discord server brings harmony to online class
Now that the quarantine has closed the PCC campuses for almost a month, students have been itching to find ways to communicate with each other outside of online conference classes. A group of students have found a solution, through the form of Discord. Discord is a social networking app that was originally designed for gamers, where members can chat through audio, video, and text. Over 60 students have congregated within the Center for the Arts Simulator (CAS), originally set up by student Justin Gonzales, which …
One person, one vote: The electoral college must die!
A couple of weeks back, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went on a bit of a tirade on his show “All in with Chris Hayes”, denouncing the electoral college in all its unfair, undemocratic glory. Hayes said that in the past seven elections, the Republican party only acquired the popular vote on a single occasion — during former president George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 — and yet due to the electoral college the Republican party managed to secure three presidential wins out of those seven. These …
Courier Chat: ‘American Taliban’ and more with Colin Rice
In this episode of Courier Chat, host Alexander Trimis has a conversation about the release of “The American Taliban” and other topics concerning the Middle East.
Get over it: Purge the outrage from American discourse
Earlier this month Saturday Night Live’s (SNL) Pete Davidson made a rather crass and insensitive joke about then Republican candidate Dan Crenshaw, now the U.S. Representative-elect of Texas’s second congressional district.
Pro/Con: Should celebrities comment on politics?
In the past couple of weeks, celebrities have been commenting on the upcoming midterm elections, including Kanye West and Taylor Swift. Should celebrities comment on politics? Two of our staff writers weigh in on the issue.
Don’t let trans people be erased by Trump
After being banished from the military, discriminated against in prisons and have the right to use the bathroom one chooses removed, the Trump administration felt it wasn’t enough for the transgender community. Now they are going to be erased completely thanks to a new proposed law.
FreeDoomed: Caravan destined for disappointment
A continuously growing group of thousands of Honduran migrants, dubbed the “Caravan”, is making its way towards the United States’ southern border in what one can assume is a search for a better, more free life. Nonetheless, their efforts may be futile as their pursuit for freedom may land them in an uncertain limbo. The plight of the migrants escaping poverty and extreme crime cannot be ignored but neither can the rule of law, which is why it is imperative that both are taken into …