‘Coexisting with the Cougars’ webinar advises humans on adapting to wildlife

Southern California harbors refuge for nearly 10 million people, yet we must not forget about the countless animal species who consider it their home too. California Cougars are a majestic breed of mountain lion that has made their home in the California foothills for centuries. They continue to dwell amongst us and coexist despite the occupation of their territory. Unfortunately there are times when coexisting does not guarantee a harmonious liaison and there have been reports of unpleasant encounters between the two. A non-profit organization …

PCC’s Veterans Resource Center helps Veterans reintegrate

Nestled away against the backdrop of campus lies a little gem of an office, the Veterans Resource Center, which offers servicemen and women an array of services as well as providing essential connections to various community resources. For the heroes returning home, there are often a myriad of challenges involved in reintegrating into civilian life, and PCC’s very own department is there to lend a helping hand and support these heroes in achieving their educational endeavors. There are many service men and women aspiring to …

BLOTTER: Bike thefts and transient disputes

Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 Male subject reported to be loitering in Lot 4, subject advised by officers to leave premises and complied Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 Transient reported to be setting up camp on southeast stairs of CA building, subject advised to leave and complied. Two female students reported a male subject following them, report filed. Transient refused to leave the library’s second floor restroom, the subject dispersed before officers arrived. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 Transient involved in verbal argument with gardeners near Lot 5 …

Are PCC students haunted by more than midterms?

Ghosts and ghouls have entertained our imagination for centuries as both fireside stories and as apparitions to the naked eye. While there are many critics who deny the possibility that such things could possibly exist, there is no denying the enigma they intrigue. With the onset of Halloween, legends have awakened and the lingering question of their existence continues to cultivate curiosity. A lady in white roaming the cemeteries in Chicago to an outlandish manor on the outskirts of San Jose, these are perhaps a …

Trawling the treasure trove of estate sales

On a brisk Saturday morning, a smorgasbord of treasure troves can be found throughout numerous SoCal cities. Estate sales are a common attraction that often draw hundreds, if not thousands, of curious enthusiasts seeking vintage finds and ready to partake in the fine art of rummaging through the possessions of a stranger. There are an abundance of estate sale companies in operation with each operating slightly different from one another, yet the fundamentals are almost universal. The agency or proprietor will be contracted by the …

BLOTTER: Stolen items and transients kicked off campus

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 A transient was escorted off of campus after it had been reported that they were disrupting traffic in Lot 1 A student reported that their vehicle was damaged while parked in Lot 5, level 4 A student reported that their bicycle was stolen from the south side of D-building Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 A transient was escorted off of campus after they were discovered loitering in the R-building’s men’s bathroom. Wednesday, Oct, 5, 2022 It was reported that a transient was …

Lancers conquer Victor Valley in shutout win

PCC’s Men’s Soccer prevailed Friday afternoon in a 90 minute match against Victor Valley College. The winning marks a promising start for the new season with a record of 4-1-2. In a relatively smooth performance, the Lancer’s overtook their opponent winning 5-0. With the assistance of Jordy Aviles, Esai Matchan struck the first goal of the night. “It was hot at first but once the clouds came through, It all got a little better,” said Lancer Robert Acosta. The audience was not substantially large and …

PCC students rely on their devices for better or worse

Laying in bed at 10 pm listening to the latest, greatest hits before drifting into slumber is a novel treat that many of us take for granted. In a day and age where humankind is afforded such luxuries at the tip of a finger, one can almost forget that it was not so long ago when such instant gratification was nearly nonexistent. During the course of the last 20 years or perhaps more exclusively the last decade, an entire new platform of electronics has unveiled …

Serena Williams will always be the GOAT

For over two decades, Serena Williams has been hailed as the unofficial “Queen of the court” and has garnered the admiration of millions of fans. From her humble beginning as a child tennis prodigy to a golden career which includes 23 grand slam titles, one can almost forget that Williams is just as human as the rest of us. Upon announcing her departure from tennis in August 2022, it should come as no surprise that the 40 year old wife and mother of one would …