Instead of college football players scoring touchdowns at the Rose Bowl last Saturday afternoon, hundreds of jubilant children raced through the 10-acre fields in search of colorful, candy-filled eggs. The Spring Egg Bowl, which is hosted by Pasadena’s Human Services and Recreation Department in celebration of Easter holiday, has been going on yearly for ten years straight, but Saturday was the first time it took place at the Rose Bowl. “We don’t often get a chance for our families and kids to get the chance …
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 disabled populations, the workshop, as part of the Cal State LA Project Choice initiative, covered preventative measures against HIV, STDs and substance abuse. With the goal of raising awareness of HIV, STD and substance abuse prevention within these communities, Project Choice-CSULA reaches out to local …
Religious Freedom Restoration Act the New Jim Crowe
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and the Freedom Fighters valiantly fought for the civil rights of African-Americans living in a society where racism and prejudice had deemed them second class citizens. Then, the nation deliberated over whether it was right and fair to deny service or give lower quality service to someone based on their skin color, a highly superficial characteristic. Now with the signing of the Religious Restoration Act in Indiana, the nation is drawn back to the same question …
PCC Chinese Music Ensembles Performs at Westerbeck Recital Hall
The PCC Chinese Music Ensemble flooded the Westerbeck Recital Hall with sounds of China earlier this month, featuring songs such as “Butterfly Dreams” and “Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon.”
Freedom of Speech Not Entirely Absolute
Although freedom of speech appears to be a straightforward and agreeable issue on the surface, it has been proven to be a great conundrum for both the government and private citizens. The most recent complication comes from the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SOCV), who wanted to finance and support a Texas license plate carrying a picture of the Confederate flag. The United States Supreme Court presided over the lawsuit last week in which the Texas SOCV sued for the right to display the flag.
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 about journalism. But this story isn’t about the best moments. This story is about some of the worst.
Women’s City Club of Pasadena Hosts March Into Fashion
In a small, Prairie School style house just behind the Fuller Theological Seminary school, a group of women, mostly retired and of older age, got together for their monthly social, in which they enjoyed a gourmet lunch, were shown a fashion show orchestrated by Eileen Gerber, a traveling boutique owner, and listened to a speech delivered by motivational speaker Carol Guttman.
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, Cooper’s humility came to the fore when he persevered and exhibited many champion-like qualities that allowed him to successfully overcome this lesson that had a profound impact not only on his education, but also in his life and career.
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 transformed into Facebook posts on iPads.
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 newspaper in 1972, she said that working with students from a different department was often trying.