Mens basketball loses back-to-back games in Skip Robinson Tournament

Share: The air was thick with competition Thursday evening in the Hugo Patterson Gym at PCC as the Lancers awaited their turn in the 6th annual Skip Robinson Tournament.  Following a tense finale to a very close match between Antelope Valley College and Santiago Canyon that even left the teams waiting captivated, the Lancers were ready for their moment to prove themselves on their home court. Unfortunately for them, tonight was not their night as Chabot’s Gladiators dominated the PCC court and emerged victorious with …

David Fincher’s most introspective movie reveals his inner assassin

Share: In David Fincher’s latest, he proves how valuable his filmmaking experience is for an ostensibly simple and straightforward story. “The Killer” feels like Fincher’s most introspective film in years; examining the POV of a conscientious perfectionist through the lens of a nihilistic hit-man. Notorious for his painstaking attention to detail, as seen with his penchant for an excessive number of takes, no other protagonist of his has felt as self-reflective as the titular “Killer.” Fincher reteams with writer Andrew Kevin Walker, whom he previously …

Communication overload: Why counseling appointments are so hard to get

Share: PCC is known for providing an extensive list of resources to its students, one of which is the counseling services, however, students’ frustrations regarding counselor availability highlight an underlying issue in the way information is disseminated throughout campus..  As a public college, most of its funding comes from the state, which provides the general fund for the school as well as the various programs and services offered. The counseling services are not currently facing any funding shortfalls, according to dean of counseling Armando Duran …

BLOTTER: PCC police respond to alleged bonfire

Share: Monday, October 23, 2023 6:39 a.m.: Officers advised a person sleeping in front of the IT building restrooms to leave the area. 6:52 a.m.: Officers advised a person to leave the east side of the CEC campus. 11:01 a.m.: A student injured her leg on campus and was transported to a hospital in an ambulance. 2:50 p.m.: A student reported her car was hit in lot 4. 3:43 p.m.: Staff reported that a physical altercation was taking place in the mirror pools. The people …

Stodgy old Hollywood can’t keep up with its young audience

Share: While the AMPTP and its studios have reached an agreement with the Writers Guild of America (WGA), their fight to keep the actors under their thumb rages on. The LA Times released data from a poll which found that the majority of Americans side with the workers on strike. With 34% in favor of actors and 7% with the studios, the remaining 59% is split between people sympathetic to both sides (29%) and people with no opinion(30%). The same poll also found 51% of …

Media overload has shattered kids’ attention spans

Share: While the average attention span feels like it’s never been shorter, one overlooked factor has been the difference in technological advancements from generation to generation. The current generation is always unfairly maligned by the previous for not displaying enough of the same positive virtues they remember through their rose-tinted spectacles. The time when the library was the best place to go for research is over as access to whatever information you want fits conveniently in your pocket. The increasingly shorter attention spans of Millennials …

NO FAKES Act will protect artists from being swindled by AI

Share: 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 …

5 silly, spooky movies will make you laugh and cry this Halloween

Share: Horror films and Halloween go together like masked killers and stupid teenagers. However, the horror genre has become far more diverse over the years, with films such as, “Get Out,” “Hereditary,” and last year’s “Barbarian,” proving how capable horror can be at telling meaningful stories. As great as those films are, they don’t exactly scream “Halloween”. The mood for this time of year should feel more “spooky monster scary, not grandma died scary”, to quote Donald Glover’s Troy Barnes from “Community”. That being said, …

‘Gen V’ proves teen dramas can be a bloody good time

Share: “Gen V” is a spinoff of the popular Amazon Prime television series, “The Boys,” based on the Dynamite Entertainment comic book by Garth Ennis. While “The Boys” initially felt like it was very loosely following the comic book storyline, it was always going in its own direction and has been veering away from the source material with each season. “Gen V” follows suit in that it takes an element from the comic book not yet explored in the T.V. series and recontextualizes it to …

‘Dumb Money’ is actually quite smart

Share: Following in similar footsteps to films such as “The Social Network,” and “The Big Short,” “Dumb Money” tells a tale of a very contemporary event that disrupted the entire industry it was a part of. Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Paul Dano, Shailene Woodley, America Ferrera, Seth Rogen, and Pete Davidson among others, it is yet another example of why historical dramas should not be relegated to purely telling stories the majority of the audience wasn’t even around for.  “Dumb Money” is the …