Episode 1: Voter Guides and Local Elections

Share: On the first episode back from winter break, host David is joined by News Editor Seamus to discuss civic engagement, local elections and a project that The Courier worked on with local newspaper LAist to inform local voters about who’s running in the election on March 5. Races covered include Pasadena Mayor, Pasadena City Council and Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. See the voter guides here, on the LAist website: https://laist.com/news/politics/voter-game-plan Audio used with permission of LAist / 89.3 FM Audio: Follow:

A comprehensive guide to free money at PCC and more

Share: As Pasadena City College returns for a new semester, both new and returning students have access to different types of resources, from free Metro passes to food assistance–-all provided at discounted cost or completely free with just a PCC student ID. One of the resources that students with ID can acquire on campus is the U pass that covers bus fare. Another is being able to rent books or Chromebooks from the PCC Shatford library. The big kicker comes outside of campus, where students …

PCC enrollment numbers for spring rise 16% from spring 2023

Share: Pasadena City College’s in-person and online student enrollment has reached a new high for the spring semester in the post COVID-19 era as the 2024 spring semester has rolled in, signaling an end to a time defined by a pandemic and a slow recovery to in-person education. This is also the first time since January 2021 that PCC has had a winter intersession. For the 2024 spring semester, a total of 23,431 students are enrolled in classes at the college, according to PCC spokesperson …

Frenzy around Selena’s death spotlights the killer, not the tragedy

Share: Yolanda Saldivar, Selena Quintanilla’s killer, will be releasing a documentary after almost 3 decades in prison. In this documentary, Saldivar claims she will “set the record straight” by tracing back the events prior to the Tejano music singer’s tragic death. In the documentary, the focus is heavily on Yolanda’s side of the story and the events leading up to Selena’s death, but in an attempt to expose her story, it is obvious that once again producers tap into the giant profit source that is …

Second trustee retires, reflects on ‘wonderful’ time at PCC as election looms

Share: PCC Board of Trustee member Jim Osterling said, reflecting on his time at PCC that he was proud of his small contributions in the wider fabric of Pasadena City College, from his financial knowledge to his even keeled nature. “Even before I thought about running for PCC trustee back in 2015 my wife Scarlett and I both felt PCC was the most important institution in Pasadena and the West San Gabriel Valley,” Osterling said. “You have CalTech, you have Art Center, you have the …

PCC loses close battle against state ranked El Camino in conference opener

Share: The Lancer’s SCC-Opening game against the states #11 ranked team El Camino, was a thrilling back and forth battle, showcasing the teams unwavering resilience and dedication during their fight against the Warriors. But, unfortunately for the Lancers this battle ended in defeat, resulting in the score only being a one run loss at 10-9. After their previous 10-1 win against Ventura City College, the Lancers still kept their fiery and aggressive mindset. Now coming into the conference opener, they know that no game is …

Textbook costs empty student wallets

Share: Students are already paying hundreds of dollars for classes. So, on top of that, paying an additional amount for textbooks is not ideal. As the spring semester kicks off, PCC students are being required by their professors to buy what many people deem “expensive textbooks”. There are a couple of options to get around the expensive costs of books though, such as buying used, or even online ebooks/pdfs. “All my classes require textbooks, except for my stats class, which has an online pdf textbook,” …

Break a leg PCC! The theater department’s plans for Spring 2024

Share: On the first and second day of school at exactly 5pm, the outside of PCC’s Center of the Arts Theatre was buzzing with students hoping to get a part in Professor Martin Rodriguez’s production of “The Book Club Play.” Students who were auditioning seemed excited or nervous, while others paced and rehearsed the slides provided for them. Rodriguez’s production will be the only main stage production this semester. “The Book Club Play” by Karen Zacarias is a comedy about devoted book lovers becoming subjects …

Vikings conquer Pasadena as Lancers fall apart in extra innings

Share: In the game of The Lancers vs Long Beach on Thursday the 22nd, we saw a great challenge for victory in the form of getting players to hit the ball and get them back to home plate to score, with the pitchers doing their best to throw good strikes where Long Beach ended up on top at 5-2 in the 10th inning by getting some good swings and bringing scores. In the beginning of the game the Lancers offense looked promising getting a good …

Lions and Lance O’Lot bust a move as PCC celebrates Lunar New Year

Share: The trees in the quad were decorated head to toe with bright red banners and ornaments the first week of the new semester at PCC. Tables run by various student volunteers offered different activities for people to participate in, such as learning calligraphy, Chinese paper cutting, a build-your-own paper lantern station, and gift bags filled with treats for people to take home and celebrate the Lunar New Year. Celebrated in many Asian countries as well as Asian diaspora around the world, this day represents …