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Inspired design of Center for the Arts wins architectural excellence award

PCC’s Center for the Arts unique design elements qualified it for “exemplifying a level of excellence in architectural design” for an Institutional Building for design firm AC Martin, winning the firm the Design Excellence 2014 Citation Award from San Fernando … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Forgive us journalism, we have sinned!

As the Courier celebrates 100 years of service to the community, it is a time to look back upon the many moments that have shaped the lives of the campus community. Some of those many moments showcase the best things … Continue reading

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Lakers, Lancers, Legends

Michael Cooper, former member of the infamous Los Angeles Lakers “Showtime” team, at one point it seemed unlikely that he would make it to the NBA after he failed a junior college English class. Faced with such a challenging situation, … Continue reading

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Print to digital

A transition from one medium to anotherPrint is dying. Digital is the future. At least that seems to be a common topic of discussion these days among journalists. Media has come a very long way since the first printed word, … Continue reading

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A photo story

The Courier through picturesThe journalism department at Pasadena City College didn’t always include photojournalism classes. Initially, the Courier newspaper students relied on art photography students to provide images for their stories. When Mikki Bolliger was hired as a faculty adviser … Continue reading

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Riots, thefts and murder

Serious crimes committed at PCC8 – Escaping the Riot Alfredo Santana, a PCC student who immigrated to America from Mexico, thought he wouldn’t make it home that night. Driving to drop off magazines at a 7-11 in Inglewood during the … Continue reading

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An adviser’s legacy

Courier adviser Mikki Bolliger oversaw 1,036 newspapers in 34 yearsShe arrived on campus at Pasadena City College during the early morning and had no clue where she was going. No schedule and absolutely no information on hand that could alleviate … Continue reading

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The digital editor’s daily beat

A day in the life of the editor-in-chiefReporters will get through any barrier as long as it means getting the story. However, it’s the editor-in-chief who is always one step ahead of the game in order to keep the attention … Continue reading

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Cataloging civil rights

Documenting social change through reportingOver the course of a century, the Pasadena High School Chronicle, now the Pasadena City College Courier, has seen multiple social paradigm shifts. As the decades passed, the social attitudes of the general public, and by … Continue reading

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