Back in 380 BCE, Plato gave us the Allegory of the Cave, in which he discusses the effect of education, or lack thereof, on our nature. A better parallel could not be drawn regarding the impulse to burn and ban books than that of Socrates, Plato’s mentor, who was sentenced to die for ‘tainting’ the youth with education. In the Allegory of the Cave, Socrates illustrates the benefits of an illuminated mind through the parallel of a cave. In the cave there are men, bound …
The last swimming competition at Mount San Antonio College on Thursday was quite a success for the swim teams at PCC. Carmen Ung, the fastest swimmer on the women’s team, won three awards in all three events she participated in at the South Coast Conference (SCC) Championships, taking gold in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and although the men’s team didn’t win any events, they placed third.
Note: Although the alleged shooter has been identified, he will not be named or pictured in this article. The New York Times published an article regarding this issue. You can read it here. On Friday, March 15, a gunman entered the Al Noor mosque — and later the Linwood Islamic Center — in Christchurch, New Zealand and opened fire on innocent worshipers inside the two locations. The shooter killed at least 50 individuals, and injured at least 49 others.
Students poured out onto the lawns on every side of the PCC Center for the Arts building on the morning of Thursday, April 25 after a shriek of fire alarms rang out. The cause of the fire: a microwave attached to Dean Joseph Futtner’s offices.
Nearly a dozen students locked arm-to-arm danced in the quad on Tuesday afternoon while Armenian music reverberated throughout the quad. Smiles, laughs and traditional pastries are overabundant. They gather to remember the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Culture makes the world go around. Discussing it opens minds and broadens horizons. Experiencing different cultures adds value to learning about them, something which motivates Hector Agredano.
On Thursday the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to shed light on the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) – the people supposedly responsible for the outrageous drug price hikes. While their position is still uncertain, they appear to not be the main culprit of recent drug price increases.
At the Sexson Auditorium the play “Cabaret” showcased the love stories of Herr Schultz, Fraulein Schneider, Clifford Bradshaw and Sally Bowels and their experiences with sexual fluidity, drug use, liberalism, poverty and income inequality while faced with the rise of fascism in a liberal and modern Berlin, Germany in 1931.
For as long as the medium existed, yellow journalism and propaganda have been peddled to the unsuspecting masses. Unethical journalism is not a new phenomenon. Thankfully, the court of public opinion used to dictate whether or not these publications succeeded and survived; news outlets who crossed the line – no matter how powerful – eventually met their demise. In the post-truth age we now find ourselves in, some Republican lawmakers are steadily getting better at attacking the press and the First Amendment, often with our …