According to a press release from Santa Barbara Community College (SBCC), Dr. Erika Endrijonas has been selected as their new Superintendent-president. Her employment is pending contract negotiations with the SBCC Board of Trustees, where a formal contract will be presented and voted on at their BOT meeting on June 15. Ongoing contract negotiations between the PCC Board of Trustees and Endrijonas spurred the job search, as accusations about the Board President attempting to invalidate the contract resulted in high legal fees, The Courier previously reported. …
Episode Five: BTS on the PCC Board Debacle
On a special episode of the podcast, David and Sol are joined by news editor Seamus to discuss the behind the scenes on recent reporting by The Courier on the recent divides on the PCC Board of Trustees over the Superintendent’s contract and issues other PCC groups are bringing to the Trustees. The two stories that are referenced in this episode: https://www.pcccourier.com/main-story/board-president-accused-of-attempting-to-terminate-superintendent-president.html https://www.pcccourier.com/main-story/superintendent-presidents-contract-negotiations-cause-board-division.html
‘Beau Is Afraid’ amuses and confuses in odd audacious odyssey
There’s little to be afraid of in “Beau Is Afraid,” a surprisingly not-so-scary comedy from one of the most exciting horror directors, Ari Aster. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, it’s the sort of comedy where everyone, including the audience, is in on the joke. Everyone except for Beau, who is relentlessly tortured by any and every absurd creative choice Aster could imagine. Not every ambitious idea works in the film’s favor, yet the ungodly fever dream remains hilarious in a perverse, perturbed sense of humor. Beau is …
Academic Senate passes antiracism policy, pushes board to do the same
In response to concerns about rampant racial injustices during recent years, the Academic Senate’s Social Justice Committee is working with on-campus groups to implement the policies of the antiracism document published at the April 10 Academic Senate meeting. The document, which was drafted after the Students’ Call to Action plan was presented during PCC’s Our Black Lives Matter Listening Forum in 2020, directly acknowledges the growing trend in hate crimes and a plan of action for PCC to follow in the coming years. “Institutional racism …
Let’s Talk Episode 4: Infidelity
On a special episode of the podcast, David and Sol are joined by opinion editor Kam to discuss cheating and their experiences. What exactly is cheating? Are there different forms of cheating?
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Something for everyone in late maestro’s music
Rarely do artists of any discipline have the privilege to explore their interests with as much international attention and critical acclaim as Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. Ever since the world first met Sakamoto as a member of the electronic trio Yellow Magic Orchestra, he routinely reinvented himself without losing sight of what made him an exciting and multifaceted talent. Last month, after his third fight against cancer, Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away at 71. When the news broke out, multiple publications and news outlets had many …
Let’s Talk Episode 3: Nashville, Narcan and Academic Senate
Published April 5: In the third episode David and Sol welcome news editor Seamus, and talk about Trump’s indictment, Narcan, the tragic Nashville shooting and mental illness, and the latest PCC Academic Senate debacle.
Let’s Talk Episode 2: Philly contamination, LAUSD and Condoms
Published March 29: This week, David is joined by fellow staff writers Kat, Dante, and Michael, who go over water contamination in Philadelphia, the Montebello tornado, and the latest LAUSD strike.
Let’s Talk Episode 1: The Oscars, Willow and Trump
Published on March 22: In the first episode of Let’s Talk, hosts Sol Rodriguez and David Sosa go over various topics, including a recap of the 95th Academy Awards, a discussion of an ongoing lawsuit against a local fertility clinic, and whether or not Trump will be arrested this week.
Moviegoers refuse to pay admission and attention
When theaters reopened after quarantine put a pause on the movie industry, there was uncertainty as to whether or not audiences would return. Three years after the shutdown, box office numbers are slowly climbing back to how they were. So much so that the 3-hour-long “Avatar: The Way of the Water” crossed a billion dollars within two weeks and became the third highest-grossing movie of all time. But with the ever-growing rise of streaming services providing entertainment without ever having to leave one’s home, is …