How to tame a Want Monster

SHARE: “It’s called the ‘Want Monsters’ and it’s about this boy who has a very big want monster,” Romero said. “It’s an imaginary friend that follows him around. And when the kid wants something, his want monster makes him want…


Cydney Ee: Living the pop star dream

SHARE: This past summer has been a fruitful one for 21-year-old Cydney Ee, who beat out fellow pop star hopefuls from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to emerge as the champion in the Chinese-American talent competition ETTV Top…


Forensics’ Yong, a rising star

SHARE: On the subterranean level of the C building, beneath the halls where sound of students reverb, in a small, quiet room between an overlooked trophy case and a wall-turned-photo collage sits Shannon Yong, biology major.

How to be brave

SHARE: While studying at the University of Illinois, E. Katherine Kottaras, English professor here at Pasadena City College, began as a Bio-Triple-E major—ecology, ethology, and evolution—so that she could one day frolic with the seals as a marine biologist.

Foster youth encouraged to be STARS

SHARE: DJ pop sounds filled the quad as students filed up dozens-deep under the collective tent of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) and Scholars Transitioning and Realizing Success (STARS)/Foster Youth programs earlier this month.

Call her Super Mom

SHARE: She describes herself as a “go getter” and there is nothing that can stop this supermom from achieving her goals. Twenty-six-year-old Amanda Murillo of El Sereno has no problem juggling being a full time student at Pasadena City College,…