This year, Memorial Day was commemorated at PCC on Thursday May 23, at the school’s Memorial Wall. The sound of a bagpipe accompanied the event, as five speakers honored the memories of those who lost their lives in war.
‘Fuck, I’m eighteen, this is it, I’m dead’
Content Warning: mentions of gore, death and combat I was eighteen, less than a year out of high school and in a remote village in the Arghandab River Valley in Southern Afghanistan. I was less than a month into a yearlong deployment and I found myself shoveling up the brain matter and skull fragments of a buddy who had killed himself.
Student trustee candidates advocate for equity and diverse representation
In a forum Tuesday afternoon in the quad, candidates for student trustee explained their qualifications, motivations for running and how they will advocate for students’ interests if elected. The student trustee serves as a liaison between the Board of Trustees and PCC’s Associated Students. At Board of Trustees meetings, they represent the student body, holding the power to make and second motions, participate in discussion and have an advisory vote. The Student Trustee also sits on the Associated Students executive board in an advisory capacity. …
You want a war, Trump? Then go fight it yourself
They say “pick your battles”, but when the battle is picked for you and you can’t even tweet Trump up and ask “WTF?” since the dude blocked you on Twitter – we are left scratching our heads and bracing for World War III.
Former PCC student’s suicide reignites concern for veterans
Veteran and former Pasadena City College student Efren “Ren” Celestino took his own life last week at 31 years old, emphasizing the nation’s epidemic of veteran mental illness and suicide.
Veterans discuss impact of war
It may not have been a lively crowd, but the panel stayed until closing at the Pasadena Library to discuss the impact of war on communities. One hour wasn’t enough, they needed two. Actually, America may need another 40 years.
‘Deprogramming’ soldiers with campus help
Many veterans students on campus went from being part of a coherent group of people with one common goal—the military—to collegiate life where each student pursues his or her own individual objectives.
Celebrating female veterans in the month of March
For the month of March, women are celebrated all over the world and recognized for all the accomplishments and contributions they have done in the past and present. March is dedicated to every woman for their everyday accomplishments, from being a leader to being a mother and taking care of her family. It is also the month where female Veterans are recognized for their accomplishments while serving.
Veterans honored at wall ceremony
A large crowd of veterans, family, friends, and students gathered around PCC’s memorial wall for a ceremony commemorating past and present veterans for their service on the Tuesday before Veterans Day. The ceremony began with a salute from the members of PCC Fencing Club. Then it was followed by a few introductions recognizing key VIPs who were present during the ceremony. Among those recognized were Board of Trustees members Ross Selvidge and Linda Wah, new executive director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing …
Five veterans certified through Project Choice
After a two weekend-long educational training workshop totaling 24 hours, five veterans are now the first certified health advocates at a community college as a result of a partnership with a university organization. Geared specifically for the veteran, Latino and disabled populations, the workshop, as part of the Cal State LA Project Choice initiative, covered preventative measures against HIV, STDs and substance abuse. With the goal of raising awareness of HIV, STD and substance abuse prevention within these communities, Project Choice-CSULA reaches out to local …