MLB players challenge Lancers baseball to ‘put in the work’

PCC junior college baseball players push themselves to the highest level in their sport, hoping and praying for the opportunity to play professionally. Daniel Robertson, former MLB baseball player, had sleepless nights before he became a MLB starter. At Oregon State, Robertson took a risk to make it as a walk-on. This obstacle never phased him, as he pushed to keep going. He told this story to the PCC baseball players in a zoom call. He wanted to motivate them. With hard work, anything was …

Witness talent at LA Phil’s Virtual Open Mic Night

Music runs through the streets of Los Angeles and what better way to connect with other talented individuals than through LA Philharmonic’s Virtual Open Mic Night. It has proved to be a super chill way to experience how people express themselves through the art of music. LA Phil’s Virtual Open Mic Night started their first zoom session this month on May 7, and is being held every Thursday. It is a one hour zoom session where each person gets up to six minutes of performance …

PCC’s Queer Alliance zooms into the Spring semester

Had the semester remained in person, PCC’s Queer Alliance (QA) club would be hosting weekly meetings every Thursday afternoon. The new reality of remote learning and social distancing led QA to come together virtually on April 25, where members talked about their favorite latest Netflix shows, share their thoughts on remote learning and keep up with each other while in quarantine. QA is PCC’s club for LGBTQ+ students and faculty on campus. Since PCC’s campus is closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, QA members …

Students and profs: Stop ghosting remote instruction

PCC has transitioned to remote instruction and not everyone was ready for it. From professors not being able to navigate Canvas, to students not having access to a computer, or having access to the internet at home. Those who do have access to computers and the internet are taking it for granted. Online instruction could work if professors and students didn’t treat it as a vacation. Remote instruction entails responsibility on both professors and students, and for many, class is beginning to feel optional. If …

Clear your mind with virtual meditation

Most cope with anxiety with a yoga class, a private masseuse, a cup of coffee with a friend or playing a pick-up basketball game, but that’s all been taken away since the stay-at-home order was issued. Mindfulness Meditation has a great reputation for dealing with stress, anxiety and promotes self-regulation and empathy. Diana Winston, director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center is offering a free 30-minute meditation session to the public. Winston, a former Buddhist nun, has been practicing mindfulness since 1989. …

Students face tough transition to online learning

During the first week of campus closure, computer science student Richard Sequeira was facing difficulty meeting his deadline for an assignment. He was occupied getting groceries to prep for the period of self-isolation, which already took two days of the entire week of school. Some of his professors were not accommodating with deadlines at this period, and he had to explain to them that students, like professors, need time to prepare for self-isolation and remote instruction. What Sequeira experienced, however, is merely one of the …