After watching friends die, student survivors are still targets

After yet another mass shooting took place, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many from the community were left with feelings of grief, fear, and above all, anger. Rising from this tragedy were the student, the survivors, and with them came the much needed discussion on gun control. One of those survivors, Emma Gonzales, has received critical acclaim for her powerful speech calling out the NRA and President Donald Trump alike. “If all our government and President can do is …

Left behind: Is PCC prepared to evacuate disabled students?

In light of the recent school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, disability advocates have voiced concerns over emergency procedures in schools across the country that do little to consider the needs of disabled students. Although PCC’s emergency guidelines include considerations for students with mobility and sensory disabilities, questions remain as to whether more can be done to ensure the safety of disabled students during emergencies. Much of the recent concern is linked to a standard emergency procedure called “shelter in place,” which …

Report faults Pasadena police in shooting of PCC student

A judge ordered the re­lease of a report last month by the Office of Independent Review Group that examined the 2012 fatal shoot­ing of former PCC student Kendrec McDade by Pas­adena po­lice of­ficers and faul­ted the de­part­ment for fail­ing to con­duct an in­tern­al af­fairs in­vest­ig­a­tion. McDade, who was unarmed at the time of his death, was shot seven times by officers Jeffrey Newlin and Matthew Griffin while fleeing the scene of an alleged theft. A 911 caller falsely reported that the 19 year old had …