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Inspired design of Center for the Arts wins architectural excellence award Griffith cleared, settlement reached Rocha retains severance with new settlement ACCJC puts school on probation

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 →

Griffith cleared, settlement reached

The district recently signed a settlement agreement stating there was no evidence found that former architecture instructor Coleman Griffith committed sexual harassment, agreeing to allow Griffith to resign with early retirement benefits and pay $18,000 to a search engine optimization … Continue reading →

Rocha retains severance with new settlement

After a Los Angeles Superior court judge nullified former Superintendent President Dr. Mark Rocha’s severance package last April, ruling that Rocha and the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act by not listing his severance package negotiations in closed sessions, … Continue reading →

ACCJC puts school on probation

Pasadena City College officials announced last week that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) decided to maintain PCC’s accreditation while putting the school on probation for not being able to work together for the betterment of the … 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 Read more

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 Read more

Print to digital

Print 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, and drawings on cave walls have … Continue reading Read more

A photo story

The 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 for the student … Continue reading Read more

Controlling welfare not so well

In an attempt to lift the people of Kansas out of poverty, Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill limiting where welfare money can and cannot be spent. Read more

Riots, thefts and murder

8 – 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 L.A. Riots of 1992, … Continue reading Read more

An adviser’s legacy

She 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 her anxiousness. To gain some knowledge of where she … Continue reading Read more

The digital editor’s daily beat

Reporters 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 of multi-tasking readers. Being ready for anything … Continue reading Read more

Cataloging civil rights

Over 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 extension the Chronicle/Courier staff, … Continue reading Read more

Screaming out for the Armenian Genocide

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this past Friday, Pasadena City College’s own Armenian Student Association, showcased the documentary, “Screamers” on campus last Wednesday night. Read more