Career event offers free food and Airpods
With canopies set up in preparation for the rain to come, professors and counselors stood behind tables ready to greet and inform students on the various activities that were being hosted. Each section had its own unique color, as well as arrows on the floor—should students follow—guiding from one table to the next. “Explore Your Career Community” was an event hosted at PCC from March 10 to 11 in the quad at the main campus. This event was to help current and future students explore …
The QUEST to support underrepresented students
A vivid rainbow ring with a mariposa butterfly spreads its wings to display the dotted pattern. This is the first thing visitors see when they visit this all-inclusive center. The rainbow colors represent alliance with the LGBTQ community and the butterfly fitted on top portrays the beauty in migration. Combining these two symbols signifies acceptance and activism, especially in a diverse community in PCC. The PCC Queer and Undocumented Empowerment Support to Thrive (QUEST) center, which opened this fall in R-422, is a safe space …
63 students stuck in China due to COVID-19 travel ban
PCC is working to accommodate the international students currently quarantined in China due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, rendering them unable to take the spring classes they had originally registered for, according to Olivia Loo, director of the International Student Center. In the U.S., international students attend school on non-immigrant student visas. After COVID-19, began to spread, the U.S. government enacted an executive order which began on Feb. 2. This barred any foreign national departing from China, or who had been in China in the last …
Census kiosks cancelled due to coronavirus
The Los Angeles County Census Unit announced Tuesday that it has suspended its Questionnaire Action Kiosk (QAK) program until further notice, and will be asking people to answer the census primarily online for the first time ever. This is a response to public health guidance encouraging social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. “While ensuring a full count is vital to our communities, the top priority right now is protecting the health and safety of all L.A. County …
What oil war? Why California doesn’t care
With California being the top consumer of fuel additives, which helps maintain the highest standards for fuel emissions, California, logically, would be expected to be hit hard by the recent oil war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. That’s simply not the case though, and Californian residents should rest easy, knowing the two bickering nations will have no effect on their next trip to get gas.
California community colleges suspend sports indefinitely
As a part of their reaction to COVID-19, PCC suspended sports games and practices for an indefinite amount of time following the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAAs) unanimous vote last Thursday. This decision is suspending seven sports which will affect 109 athlete’s overall at PCC.
Club pushing for men’s volleyball to return to PCC
For the past 20 years PCC has not had a men’s volleyball team. There has been a group of students who have started the Men’s Volleyball Club in order to change that.
Let virtual concerts save you from quarantine boredom
As we practice social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, people are finding themselves stuck inside. Restaurants, bars, movie theatres, theme parks and many other public gatherings are being shut down. Concerts and festivals weren’t safe from cancellations either, but musicians haven’t been halted by the outbreak. Artists such as John Legend, John Mayer, Chris Martin and Pink have begun hosting Instagram Live concerts to stay connected with fans and provide them some relief from being stuck indoors. “I’ve never done this on my phone before… …
Lancers football changes league yet again
Lancers will join the American Mountain League in fall and coaches say this league will make for an interesting season.