It’s been heavily implied that Otto Warmbier was killed by North Korea for stealing a sign. Comments about how barbaric and cruel North Korea is have flooded social media; condemnations about how a man shouldn’t have been given a death sentence for stealing and how regimes like North Korea go against U.S. values are in huge supply. While what happened to Warmbier was a terrible tragedy, I can’t help but notice the hypocritical tone and rhetoric surrounding his treatment and death.
Financial aid partners with BankMobile to disperse student funds
PCC students will now be able to receive financial aid funds electronically due to a partnership with a digital banking system called BankMobile, approved by Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien. Financial Aid Director Manuel Cerda gave a presentation about the future of how students will be receiving their funds during the last Associated Students meeting of the Spring semester on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. According to Cerda, this idea for students to be receiving their funds electronically was in the works about a year and a half …
Par-tee time at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend
A vision of emerald green hills and the stunning backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains set the stage for Pasadena’s own carefully crafted Woodstock — but with children.
Dear unjust judicial system: Enough is enough
No one likes it when someone keeps giving them worn out, B.S. excuses that are either lies or alter the actual truth of the matter. But it seems like when it comes to the life of Philando Castile and so many other Black men and women before him, the excuses from the judicial system are endless.
Police Blotter: Fire Department rescues subject stuck in elevator
Monday, June 5 PCC Campus Police reported that suspicious figures were seen examining the inside of vehicles parked in Lot 11 at 7:56pm. The two male suspects left the area when Officer Chan conducted an area search. Nothing was reported stolen. PCC Campus Police responded to a subject stuck in an elevator at 6:28am in the R-building. Campus Police were unable to reset the elevator. The Pasadena Fire Department was called for assistance, and the subject was rescued out of the elevator. Tuesday, June 6 …
Volleyball aces transfer to four-year schools
As the semester comes to a close, three of our women’s volleyball players will be transferring to four-year colleges this fall where they’ll be continuing their volleyball careers.
CourierCast: PCC chief of police on gun violence, sexual assault and more
Chief of Police Steve Matchan joined CourierCast to talk active shooters on campus, the gun debate on campus and how to report crime on campus. Chief Matchan also talks about the plans for the campus police department going forward, including monthly workshops for students. https://soundcloud.com/user-639540959/couriercast-pcc-chief-of
Associated Students Meeting: June 7, 2017
Financial Aid Director Manuel Cerda gave a presentation on BankMobile as a new way students will be receiving their financial aid grant as well as their refund. Outgoing president Julia Russo goes over the results of a student survey that was emailed to students during this semester – 24,616 total. Only 1,220 students filled it out (5%). +49% Students will benefit from an increased amount of water filters on campus. +39% of students would like for the library hours to stay open later +61% of …
CourierCast: Change of leadership in the newsroom
After serving a year as the Courier’s editor-in-chief, John Orona is stepping down and moving on from Pasadena City College. He joined the CourierCast to talk about his time with the Courier as well as his thoughts on the transition from print to digital. We’re also joined by new editor-in-chief, Amber Lipsey, who served as the Courier’s managing editor this past semester. https://soundcloud.com/user-639540959/couriercast-change-of