School spirits: Get cultured in PCC’s new wine tasting class

  HOSP 005 is the fundamentals of enology, sensory evaluation and beverage appreciation where students get to taste and critique alcoholic wines, beers, and spirits. Hosted by certified sommelier, professor Mark Keene, Ph.D, whose worked for the Disneyland Resort including Club 33, California Adventure’s The Vineyard Room, and many more. Class is held Mondays and Wednesday at 10:30 AM in room V-213, and still open for new students.  

‘Literature of Horror’ class picks the creepiest books to read for spooky season

Deep in conversation over the gothic novel and its place in our current society, the Literature of Horror class gathers to discuss the gothic traits that have been reconstructed into what we now call horror. Professor Tim Melnairk leads the discussion that delves into what scares us before both he and the class divulge their top book picks they find the most haunting. Freshman Quinn Hurd said when she was a young girl she read Dean Koontz’s “Door to December” and that this story still …

Dreams killed by DACA repeal

In a feared decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 5th, they ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which was instituted in 2012 under the Obama administration, was unlawful. DACA made it so undocumented immigrants that came to the US as children could not be deported, but it did not offer a pathway to citizenship. This decision makes it so there can be no future applicants for the program following the October 31st deadline. Current applicants can still reapply …

PCC Students share their favorite treats for the Halloween season

Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth, especially during the holiday when candy is incentivized to consume all night long? Candy is loved all year round! It comes along for every celebration, there is something for everyone to love but that also comes with sweets for people to HATE. No holiday centers more around candy than Halloween. At any age a person may be, getting handed a piece of sweetness can turn anyone’s day… if it’s the right one. Students at PCC have a lot to …

Why aren’t PCC students dressing up this Halloween?

Halloween is the time where you can dress up as any character and live a double life for the night. Whether you hand make it for months or buy it at the store last minute, sometimes putting on a costume can create such a fun memory during the holiday. A group of friends will be attending a Halloween house party together to enjoy some adult activities with one another since they are too grown up to be trick or treating. Filo Mend, Sophomore at PCC, …

Amateur activist group behind Van Gogh vandalism lacks vision

2 people throw tomato soup onto a priceless Van Gogh painting, use glue sticks to attach their hands to the wall under it, shouting at passersby, “What is worth more, art or life?”. Seeing this immediately brings into question their intentions. Attention is an obvious, almost intrinsic one, but the real reason—environmentalism—is not. The pair involved in the Oct. 14 Van Gogh vandalism, 20-year-old Anna Holland and 21-year-old Phoebe Plummer are a part of Just Stop Oil, a youth-led UK environmental coalition that is working …

PCC’s Latin Jazz Ensemble serenades Lancers in live concert

PCC’s Latin Jazz Ensemble serenaded Lancer’s Pass last week, collecting passing students who were entranced by the genre’s infectious rhythms. The ensemble, led by Dave Tull, played classics from the Latin jazz repertoire, such as Mama Guela, Como Fué, Llegó La Banda and Mambo Diablo, and swing songs redone in the Latin style. Cantaloupe Island is a jazz standard that the ensemble played as a samba and There Will Never Be Another You was played as a mambo. The ensemble played the jazz standard Mr. …

100-yard kick return lone bright spot in rain-soaked loss to Grossmont

A cacophony of noises is heard, from the beating of marching band drums to the PA system playing AC/DC, amping up the crowd and the Lancers football team in what will be a game filled with chaotic flag tosses, on-field scrums and an eventual rain dampened loss to Grossmont. Both teams came into the game with an 0-1 record in American Mountain League conference play, but only one came out on top. Grossmont won the coin toss giving PCC the choice of receiving or kicking. …