Mask on, Mask off into summer 2021

A survey regarding Covid 19 showed that the true end of the pandemic will be when 70% of Americans of all ages have been vaccinated, according to the 723 epidemiologists that participated in the survey. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 10 expanded the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine’s emergency use authorization to include adolescents ages 12-15, and on May 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended that the vaccine be used for this population,” said Kaia Hubbard with the U.S News …

COVID-19 pushes PCC’s fall semester online

PCC has decided to move all of its summer and most of its fall courses online, according to an email sent to faculty on May 15.  The stay-at-home order has been extended multiple times, so PCC decided to make the commitment to go fully online for the summer instead of making adjustments for both students and faculty later in the intersession.  The majority of fall 2020 courses will be taught remotely with the exception of a few courses which cannot be delivered online. These will …

Board rejects second chance for winter intersession

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a calendar without a winter intersession, despite being met with strong opposition from protestors sporting winter attire who were kept locked out of the meeting by campus police. Protestors said police refused to let them in saying the room was filled to capacity. However, the board meeting which was held in the Creveling Lounge, had seats available throughout the evening.

EDITORIAL: Damage is done; apology is needed.

We believe the entire student body should have been informed immediately and officially that there might be problems with extended spring. This would have given the students more information to make informed decisions about their education.
A public apology from the administration to the students and faculty would be welcome and much needed in order to put all this behind us.