Young voters matter now more than ever

Historically, the voting effort has been led by the oldest generation. The retired or 65+ generation has more time to research candidates, and don’t have to rearrange their entire schedule to make sure they can go to the polls. This isn’t just the generation that has historically voted, this is also the generation that has long held the power in the U.S. government. As of last year, baby boomers made up 53% of the House and 68% of the Senate, while the silent generation made …

Musk’s reckless Twitter reign a major turnoff for PCC students

Despite being online, PCC freshman Hayden Cole explains their lack of interest in Twitter and how their relationship to the platform is becoming strained due to one changed factor—its ownership. “Personally I don’t use Twitter especially with everything going on,” Cole said. “It definitely doesn’t encourage me to use the platform. It just looks like a platform that doesn’t suit my interests.” The “everything” Cole is referring to is the increasingly dark days of Twitter and its anticipated self-immolation by users and outsiders alike since …

PCC pro-choice voters eager to secure abortion rights with Prop 1

The PCC community will be voting on Proposition 1 on Nov. 8, which would amend the California constitution to expressly protect reproductive freedom, including abortion services and contraceptives. As it stands, reproductive products and services are provided in California under the state’s 2002 Reproductive Privacy Act, which says that people have the right to privacy in their reproductive choices. The act operates prior to the viability of the fetus, which is legally defined as before the fetus can survive outside of the uterus without medical …

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 …

‘CHARLIE’: Puth produces perfectly fine pop on imperfect third album

Released on Oct. 7, “CHARLIE” shows 30-year-old Charlie Puth in the depths of romantic melodramas as he yearns, mourns, and details his past relationships with pop and rock influences spanning the 80s to now. Coming off of the heat of a 2018 Grammy-nominated album, Puth’s self-titled 2022 project continues the artistic exhibition of his divided attentions as an overtly intellectual, perfectionist producer and a desperate-to-be-liked, but never-in-love singer-songwriter. The first track, “That’s Hilarious”, starts off the album with a rebuttal to a pitiful and begging …

Fate of Measure PCC, LA mayor and CA governor to be decided in November

PCC students and millions of other California citizens will be voting in the upcoming California Midterm Election on Nov. 8. They will be making decisions on propositions that could affect their daily lives as well as voting in candidates who will be in charge of representing their interests. For some, this election is their first time making these decisions, as in the case of freshman Maki Chen. “I’ve seen nothing for the upcoming election,” Chen said. “I probably need to learn more about it. I’m …

PCC women’s soccer confused by El Camino game plan in 5-1 loss

Despite their game being postponed due to the heat, the PCC Women’s Soccer team continued the ritual of their 12 p.m. practice under the scorching sun. By 4 p.m., their ritual would end under the watchful eyes of the competing El Camino Warriors as the game began. Coming off of 2 wins, they came into Tuesday afternoon confident that they were going to secure a win and continue their streak, according to Forward Andrea Sanchez. “I thought we had this one because we had prepared …

Slammed PCC students struggle to find the fun in reading

Required reading dredges up dark thoughts of stress-induced headaches, avoidable all-nighters, and hard-earned grades for PCC students, but leisure reading is something different entirely. Extracurricular reading is an aspiration, a fantasy in which homework, jobs, and every other thing that fills up Google Calendars doesn’t exist, in which anticipated books don’t have to be things that will be finished when “someday” comes, and yet some students are still trying to make it a reality. One of these students is Bridget Perez, a third-year child development …

‘Tune out all the noise’: PCC students set study habits to music

During an end-of-summer afternoon, the sun reflects off the shiny Center for the Arts building as PCC Freshman Alex Peña sits on the grass in front. While enjoying their lunch, they tell the story about their finicky process of finding peace through Rock and K-Pop music while studying for their Public Health Science degree. “Well, I have ADHD, so if I’m not listening to music, I’m listening to everything else,” says Peña. “So when I listen to music, it just helps me tune out the …

Blotter: collision at Hill and Del Mar, man carrying sword arrested

Monday, August 29 A minor traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Hill Ave and Del Mar Blvd. Both parties were uninjured. A student was reported being unable to move due to back pain in the Gymnasium. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the location. The paramedics transported the student to the hospital. A male student was reported having a seizure on the first floor of the Bookstore by staff. The student said to police that he did not have a seizure, refused medical attention, …