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JPL systems engineer piques curiosity about Mars

Is there life on Mars? Many scientists dedicate their life to finding out whether the Red Planet was capable of sustaining life and any possibilities for new life to begin. Planetary geologist and Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) systems engineer Dr. … Continue reading

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Students develop critical thought through Disney-centered class

Whether it was frequent visits to Disneyland or watching classic Disney animation, one professor’s childhood memories planted the seed that would soon blossom into a passion for examining Disney and its effects on pop culture.

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Stopping the hate with laughter and a kiss at the Playhouse

A single woman stands silent amongst a backdrop of looming brick apartments and the oppressive soundtrack of New York city din. It is the aftermath of an unknown trauma, and there begins the play’s series of time jumping vignettes that … Continue reading

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PCC Cares Team helps students and faculty cope with loss and grief

One Thursday afternoon in late October, not yet aware of the sad news that awaited them, the students in the English 100 class walked into the room and took their seats as they do at the beginning of every class. … Continue reading

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Road to success starts with Pathways

For many college freshmen, the transition from high school to college serves as the start of a new chapter in their life. Navigating the difficulties of college can pose an overwhelming threat to their educational career. One program seeks to … Continue reading

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English and vampires do go together

Sometimes, a teacher is more than just a teacher. Many students may attend college simply to better themselves, have a better chance at that dream career or maybe even just to get out of their parents homes. It is easy … Continue reading

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Catching up with women’s soccer coach Reggie Rivas

It’s nearly impossible to catch Lancers women’s soccer head coach with anything but an ear-to-ear smile as he steps out onto the turf of Robinson Stadium. As he begins his second season as head coach, he already feels right at home. Continue reading

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Water polo captain, a leader in and out of the pool

Captain and MVP of the women’s water polo team, Stephanie Velasco isn’t driven by individual awards or statistics. What motivates her is trying to be the best leader in and out of the pool, as well as putting her team’s needs before her own. Continue reading

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Autistic student strives for independence

The day after his high school graduation, a young man left his foster home and headed for Monrovia to reside with his grandmother. A day he had been waiting for, for the past five years.

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Author gives life and career advice to creative writing class

As a kid, author and actor Aaron Hartzler used to sing in his living room alongside his siblings a song they called “The Countdown.” They waved their arms in the air and after the countdown, they would jump up and … Continue reading

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