Episode 7: Mid-Semester Burnout

With 8 weeks to go out of 16, are PCC students feeling burnout from their classes? Hosts David and Sol are joined by new staff writer Jagger to discuss their struggles balancing classes with other responsibilities. Topics include not showing up to class, never ending TikTok feeds, and what can be done to prevent procrastination. Audio version: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tF9r0fvwCvTEukUsK04J7?si=63adb82f55b344b0   YouTube version:  

NO FAKES Act will protect artists from being swindled by AI

The last few years have been rife with conflict and staggering developments in artificial intelligence technology. Two subjects that seem to go together hand in hand far more often than not, especially of late. From the horrific wars decimating Ukraine and Palestine, to the now months long disputes in Hollywood between the studios and their workforce, AI still manages to rear its ominous head, highlighting the chilling implications that come with such effective yet powerful technology.  Following the studios’ petulant decision to walk away from …

Meta’s celebrity driven AI still threatens your privacy

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, launched a new Artificial intelligence branch and it’s called Meta AI. Meta AI will have plenty of features that include language modeling and on-the-stop artistic drawing. Another main and popular feature Meta AI provides is a chatbot tool for the image and likeness of famous celebrities with different names attached and is responsive to a specific setting for the user. I might seem innocuous, but I am worried, and you should be, too. AI Chat has the potential to …

“It’s different, you’re a girl”: Womxn 2 Womxn fosters intimate conversation

They filled not one, but two, posters with derogatory comments they’ve been subjected to simply for being women. The posters were filled with phrases like, “Men like feminine women,” “Smile more,” “How are you going to take care of your husband if you cannot cook,” and “It’s different, you’re a girl so you’re in charge of house duties.”  In a small conference room in the G building, six women of color met on Thursday, Oct. 19. for the PCC support group, Womxn 2 Womxn. They …

Speaker series explores how to find and keep a job in the arts

Finding a job can be an adventure with obstacles and considerations, and trying to figure out the next career path best fits a person’s needs. This can include working hard to achieve the goal of becoming the most groundbreaking artist. Last Monday, in the Westerbeck Recital Hall, Pasadena City College’s Visual Arts and Media division hosted an event called “Getting and Keeping a Job in the Arts.” Students had a chance to learn and consider their desired career path.  Adam J. Fowler, a founding partner …

Want a real spook this Halloween? These haunted LA spots are chillingly charged up

When it comes to places with haunted history, Los Angeles has no shortage. From sinister hotels to eerie warships, here’s a list of four of the most grim LA landmarks that’ll be sure to give you the creeps. Cecil Hotel Serial killers, suicides, ghosts, and mysterious deaths all plague Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1924 Cecil Hotel opened its doors to the public advertised as a snazzy tourist destination. However as the years progressed, The Great Depression took its toll on the hotel and …

Prioritizing fast food workers over healthcare workers is ridiculous

Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed in a new law raising the minimum wage for healthcare workers to be bumped to $25 an hour that will come into effect in 2026. Our healthcare workers need better pay, and it shouldn’t be a 2 year waiting game. This new bill will come into effect following a minimum wage hike for fast food workers to $20 an hour, as brought to light in an article by the Office of the Governor on Sep 28, 2023. It seems …

Do you ‘Know Your Meme?’ PCC students share their most memorable memes

Sitting on the grass outside of the newly minted Jack Scott building, two students Azul Ortega and Lilian Petrosian discuss anything and everything under the sun. When the conversation eventually turned to meme culture, their eyes lit up like the sun in the sky as they immediately jumped into their favorite memes over the last few years. Memes have ingrained themselves into internet culture for years now, dominating Twitter replies, and have become the universal problem solver to boot. The term “meme” can extend to …

Webheads unite! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’ swings to new heights 

In the large city of New York, players can web swing and feel how rapidly they can move along skyscrapers and bridges as Spider-Man. As you freefall from the skies, crime is at every corner for you to intervene and rescue those in need by delivering them to safety. With the support of your tech savvy best friend Ganke Lee and investigative journalist Mary Jane Watson, uncovering crime feels like a breeze. From numerous famous Spidey suits and combat gadgets at the palm of your …

PCC aims to modernize campus as tech rapidly advances

With the amount of technology used at schools now, PCC has taken that into consideration and thought of implementing more modern features throughout the campus, such as accessible outlets and charging ports, and remodeling older buildings into future projects.  Students noticed a lack of accessible outlets in classrooms and academic buildings to charge their devices, which are crucial to their learning. This is mainly due to the year in which most of PCC’s academic buildings were built, in the 1920s.  “Building standards and student expectations …