$81,500 awarded to digitize PCC Courier print archives

On April 19, 2022, PCC faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the recognition ceremony to commemorate and announce the inaugural recipient of PCC’s Community Excellence Grant for the next academic year. This initiative comes from the generous $30 million gift from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott in 2021. These awards are granted to develop growth in the academic curriculum, to modernize and adapt to the changing academic state of PCC. These are programs that might help better equip online classes, or a better Data Science Program. Some …

Rap duo Paris Texas wants fame in anonymity

In every era, music artists explore new styles of sound that break the normative standards. Over time, these styles have been given a name such as Punk Rock, Hip-Hip, Alternative R&B and Bedroom Pop. With every genre, one artist molds that very style for everyone else around them. In her 2018 single “Pretty Girl,” Clairo is a great example of a pioneer who developed the genre of Bedroom Pop. The track’s music videos, through its one take bedroom videos, with lyrics on the screen and …

TikTok sound snippets are snuffing out songs

Mac Miller’s “Swimming” , Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange”, Childish Gambino’s “Because The Internet” and Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” are in the highest regard of art, with purpose and meaning the albums become more than just songs played in a collective. With the rise of TikTok and Spotify, albums are nitpicked, with only the best songs or even the best verses having the potential to become viral TikTok snippets. Nic D(@iamnicd) is a new TikTok artist that is known for his podcast “The FRDi Show” as well …

Laufey sets new standard for modern jazz

A mixture of classical to contemporary, Laufey brings heartfelt authenticity to modern music. Laufey, an Icelandic-Chinese singer-songwriter and composer, strays away from the typical pop sound. Her music feels like a mixture of Chet Baker and a beautiful lullaby that is filled with comfort and love. My first recommendation is “Magnolia”, a song that is an ode to a beautiful person who still finds insecurities about themselves and longs for another Magnolia cycle that plays with the concept of not being good enough for yourself. …

Finals playlist: Smooth grooves to get the A you need

As the semester comes to a close, the inevitability of studying right before your finals is a given. With little time to spare, everyone wants to utilize their time studying. Here’s a playlist for studying at home, sitting in the library, or hanging out in the mirror fountain. JOJI, “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” As the realization hits that you are unprepared for your final that could make or break you, now is the time to take all those regrets and snap out of …

Don’t be like Kylie: Ditch fast fashion for these pants instead

The state of fashion has always changed for every season, to create the newest most relevant style that everyone is looking for. This quick turnaround was influenced by the catwalk of high end fashion designs from the New York, Paris, London, Milan fashion weeks. Fast Fashion is the process of imitating these designs on a more consumable, lower quality, and cheaper alternative of clothing. While fast fashion caters to the majority of those who can’t afford the name brands of designer clothing, fast fashion has …

Remi Wolf brings quirk and color to new album

In an era of social media where true identity is masked by the selective personality posted on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok pages, It’s easy for people to conform to societal norms. Following in the standards of beauty and personality to feel accepted. Remi Wolf, a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from Palo Alto, goes away from that. “Juno”, her debut album, brings forth an energetic tempo and colorful mood that showcases Remi Wolf’s sound. Partnered with her neon outfits, vibrant accessories, and kaleidoscopic album cover, Wolf …

Students divided over public access to Shatford Library

PCC library announced the reopening of the Shatford Library to the public on October 25, 2021. The decision has the potential to impact students concerned about lack of space delegated to the students in future semesters. While others are happy to allocate the resources given by the school to the community of Pasadena. The library, usually filled to the brim with students studying for the next midterm or cracking at a 10 page paper in a time crunch is now a ghost town. With only …

Finally: PCC Flea Market reopens after 19-month hiatus

Every first Sunday of the month the PCC Flea Markets are open. Community members and frequent consumers visit the local flea market to find some goods and sometimes end up buying more than they intended, as was the norm back in 2019. It was customary to hang out with friends and family, eat, and not worry about wearing a mask, a pandemic, and relax on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Hangry no more: Food service will return to campus soon

The Piazza, located in the CC building, is usually a place filled with students looking to get food. It’s known for being loud, crowded and hosting a number of hungry students. Now, in the recent hybrid semester of Fall 2021, the place is quiet, the cafeteria closed, with it’s seating area now used by many students as a place to study with friends. So what happened to the Piazza? At the beginning of the pandemic, the sudden shutdown of campus in the middle of the …