10 ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Injustice and racism has been a part of our country since 1619 when slavery began in the U.S. and has not left since. Despite equal rights protests throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, the Black community still sees frequent violence against their community today. However, modern advancements such as phones and social media are opening the eyes of others. It is our responsibility as citizens to use our voices and resources to help make a change. Idly standing by as the police unjustly murder Black people, …

‘The Midnight Gospel:’ A bizzare and heartfelt journey

Zombies have taken over one of the infinite versions of Earth as former earthling, Clancy, and his interviewee — the president nonchalantly enter a conversation about marijuana, opiates, valium and acid. As cartoon chaos ensues around them, they speak calmly until they themselves are turned into zombies and realize that being a zombie feels great. In the next episode, Clancy is in a completely different setting and onto his next “spacecast” conversation. From the creator of “Adventure Time,” Pendelton Ward, along with podcaster and comedian …

Health center delivers virtual yoga to tense students

With the gentle chime of a meditation bowl and the encouragement to practice some mindful meditation, PCC Kinesiologist and yoga instructor Patty Bellali began her first virtual grounding and calming yoga sequence. She calmly led her audience from pose to pose—from mountain to down dog, through every inhale and exhale. She aims to connect new to advanced yogis to their beginner’s lens. The four-part yoga series commenced on Apr. 8 and was advertised by the PCC Health and Wellness department as a part of their …

Master plan: Will PCC get an extreme makeover?

The Academic Senate (AS) voted to approve a Facilities Master Plan (FMP) at their meeting on Mar. 23. This plan includes a multitude of campus renovations, ranging from small duties like reorganizing campus areas to big construction developments such as additional buildings. The planning for the FMP has been in the works since 2014. However, while AS has approved the plan, the final draft is still waiting to be passed by PCC. “Currently the college is reviewing the final draft of the FMP through its …

Bags of booze: A creative way to get lit

Thunderbolt, a cocktail bar in Echo Park, has quickly hopped on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new order allowing restaurants to deliver alcohol. Now get ready to ditch tall unstable martini glasses and drink cocktails from a bag. Thunderbolt opened its doors in Echo Park in early 2019, but has recently been faced with having to close from government orders. Now that they can put their main sought after products up for delivery — their cocktails, they seemed to prepare swiftly. From bottles, to mini cans to …

Hurting small businesses goes deeper than just financial issues

COVID-19 has been striking the world with panic and rapid change. Now people are no longer only worrying about their own and the public’s health. On Mar. 16 Los Angeles County officially ordered for most public places deemed non-essential to be shut down, from restaurants and bars to movie theatres and even gyms. Cue the economic struggle for employees and employers alike.

Let virtual concerts save you from quarantine boredom

As we practice social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, people are finding themselves stuck inside. Restaurants, bars, movie theatres, theme parks and many other public gatherings are being shut down. Concerts and festivals weren’t safe from cancellations either, but musicians haven’t been halted by the outbreak. Artists such as John Legend, John Mayer, Chris Martin and Pink have begun hosting Instagram Live concerts to stay connected with fans and provide them some relief from being stuck indoors. “I’ve never done this on my phone before… …