Archive | January 23rd, 2013

EDITORIAL: Bring back winter session

The three-semester calendar has been met with widespread opposition, and we urge the administration and Board of Trustees to reinstate winter. Continue reading

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Brown’s budget proposes $197 million more for colleges

After years of drastic cuts to education, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2013-14 budget includes increased funding of $197 million for California community colleges in addition to the $179 million colleges will be receiving due to the passage of Proposition 30.

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Plus/Minus grading system being considered

The Academic Senate has formed an ad-hoc committee to explore whether the college should switch its grading scale from a full letter grading system to a plus/minus grading system. Continue reading

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Artificial field gets mixed reactions

In 2006 PCC opted to install a permanent artificial field in Robinson Stadium and since then the decision has had both good and bad reviews. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Lance Armstrong’s career is fraudulent

Lance Armstrong will go down as the biggest fraud in sports history. Continue reading

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OP-ED: Lance Armstrong’s true accomplishments are off the bicycle

Lance Armstrong was the most prolific cycling champion in history. After all his transgressions, however, he should be forgiven because of the good his charitable contributions have accomplished. Continue reading

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New chief of police aspires to give back to the community

Reclined in a black-leather office chair, newly appointed campus Police Chief Don Yoder reminisces of the difficult childhood experiences that led him to pursue a career in law enforcement; having grown up in a treacherous neighborhood, Yoder knows the importance of aiding those in need. Continue reading

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Bees, trees, and sustainable technologies

Standing at 6’4″, with a full beard and a heavy frame, Jason Carman is only missing a hatchet to be mistaken for a lumberjack. Instead of cutting trees down and yelling “Timber!” Carman is doing the opposite. Carman spends most of his time activating, educating, and guiding PCC towards more sustainable practices and uses technology to aid him. Continue reading

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College aims to bolster ‘student success’

The college plans to improve student access in Spring 2013 according to officials at the Jan. 16 Board of Trustees meeting, in co-ordinance with the Board’s goal of enrollment management.

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California artist will inspire Lancers

After much ado, PCC was able to acquire a momentous public art piece themed on the first Rose Parade to adorn the Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium and inspire athletes and the public beginning in 2013. Continue reading

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