California state legislators have decided to hold back on funding PCC’s promised Proposition 51 bond, further delaying the replacement of the U-Building and stagnating the future of the natural sciences division.
Dual Enrollment Classes ‘Paused’ until Fall ‘18 while alternatives are being offered
There seems to be a slight misunderstanding about whether or not the dual enrollment program has been suspended this fall because of a dispute between PCC and Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). From the finger-pointing on one end, and the shields up on the other end, the KPCC story, titled, “Pasadena City College program suspended over who’s teaching it” – sounds alone like there was a mud-slinging fight between two close-knit families under one roof with an unsure idea on how this will get resolved.
Mobile pantry to provide students with fresh food
The L.A. Regional Food Bank’s mobile pantry is scheduled to make one more appearance to the campus community today from noon to 2 p.m. at Lancer’s Pass. With today being the last time to appear, PCC’s contract with the company will end as well, since the deal was to last for one academic year. The plan from Special Services is to work on renewing the contract so they can keep the mobile pantry serving the students into next year, but nothing has happened yet. “We’re …
Associated Students increase satellite campus engagement
This year, the Associated Students (AS) has made a focused effort to include the college’s satellite campuses, such as the Foothill and Rosemead sites, in all the activities occurring on the main campus. Efforts to keep the inclusion going are already in effect, with AS President Kiely Lam instructing the newly elected student body about the importance of keeping the sites involved. “One of the things we try to do with our more traditional events [Relaxation Week, homecoming, etc] … is try to focus our …
State of California will no longer fully fund U-Building project
The progress to get work done on the Armen Sarafian Hall (also known as the U building) has been dealt a number of blows in recent weeks. The full support of the project from the government has been derailed, and the school is hoping that the state will change its mind before the May Revise when the governor’s proposed budget from January gets an update before it is signed into law by the end of June.
Police Blotter: Surveillance footage shows male suspect punching female
Monday, February 12 Library staff requested assistance with two people, male and female, possibly having an argument north of the library on the lawn area. The man left the area while the woman remained and slept on the lawn. The woman was spoken to and she made known that she wasn’t a student on campus, and was asked to leave. Staff requested assistance with a woman who felt faint on the bookstore’s second floor. The paramedics were contacted because the woman has a history of …
DACA student fights for those in the shadows
In the early morning on the busy streets of downtown LA back in September, there was a rally put together by members of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) in the morning in front of the Edward Roybal federal building. There were people slowly driving by in traffic honking at the crowd and waving their hands showing support. Union members, community group leaders from various groups like Undocumedia, allies, as well as LA County supervisor Hilda Solis spoke at the podium, voicing …
Transfer Center: How to get out of here
We are currently in the season where students are finishing up their final set of classes in preparation to transfer to a four-year university. There’s some things students may have to do before they actually get to transfer, like filling out school applications, meeting up with counselors to make sure their academic record is on track, and so forth. Yet, there are some students who are possibly lost in the process and may not have figured out what is the next step once they’re close …
Airbnb non-compliant with new city ordinances
During Monday’s city council meeting, Pasadena introduced new ordinances for short-term rental hosts operating in the city through websites like Airbnb.
Lancers comeback against Southwestern halts losing streak
After an 8-game losing streak, the Lancers finally earned a win by beating Southwestern College Saturday night at Robinson Stadium.