Airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger successfully landed an airplane on the Hudson River near Manhattan in 2009 after a flock of geese ran into the engines midair, disabling the plane. All the passengers and crew survived.
Women’s basketball comes up short in host tournament
The Lancers women’s basketball team squandered a double-digit lead they held for most of the championship game on Sunday and fell to Long Beach City College 62-57. Playing on their own home court was a big part of Pasadena’s 46-point win against Imperial Valley College on Friday and 53-point win against Pierce on Saturday. The home court played little advantage in the final game, as Long Beach fans’ noise echoed in the gymnasium during the entire 40 minutes of the game.
A Doo Dah day coming for punk Queen Veronika MeowMeowz
Beer bribes, live punk rock, and host of colorful characters inspired the crowning of a new Queen for the occasional parade known to East Pasadena as the Doo Dah. Queen Veronika MeowMeowz, PCC alum Veronika Sorrow, has been crowned the 2015-2016 Queen for the 38th Occasional Doo Dah parade that takes place this Sunday. November 22, 2015.
News: A leap for Google is a giant jump for PCC
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Grantland, Gone too soon
ESPN announced in September that they were going to suspend the publication of the popular sports and pop culture blog Grantland, effective immediately. “After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise,” ESPN said in a statement. Since 2011, Grantland provided stellar journalism for those who craved more than just a game recap. The editor-in-chief, Bill Simmons, was an established writer and sports journalist …
Board updates student trustee policy
The Board of Trustees recently updated the policy for the office of student trustee this month and lowered the GPA required for a student to hold the position. The board lowered the cumulative GPA from 2.5 down to 2.0 to comply with legal requirements instituted in July of last year. “The Board formally reviewed the entire bylaw in July of 2014 as part of their 6-year review cycle,” Superintendent-President Dr. Rajen Vurdien said. “But sometimes we have to make revision outside the 6-year cycle.” The …
Lady Lancers soccer tied-up loose season on last game
PCC’s women’s soccer ended their season with a hard fought 4-4 tie against L.A. Harbor’s Seahawks on Friday after losing 0-4 to Long Beach City College on Tuesday.
PCC Pep Band part of ceremony to honor veterans at City Hall
The Pasadena City College Pep Band played anthems honoring each branch of armed service as the veterans stood attention in a Veteran’s Day event at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall on Wednesday. The master of ceremonies was former mayor and current PCC trustee, Bill Thomson, a veteran himself. Thomson was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers Third Infantry in Germany during the Cold War. “It’s a special day,” said Thomson. “My military service was a key part of my life and …
Osterling surges ahead to win district two seat
After trailing by just three votes in the race for the district two seat on the PCC Board of Trustees on election night, Jim Osterling has pulled decisively ahead of opponent Tom Selinske, 2,163 to 2,045.