Instagram’s new update is more problematic than beneficial

Share: On Nov. 14, Instagram began its month-long trial about removing likes from public viewership on a test group of Instagram users in the US. This recent announcement has resulted in extremely mixed reactions; from proponents who happily welcome the prospective change to opponents who are less than enthused about another update that no one asked for, quite a lot of buzz has been generated regarding Instagram’s latest move. While this may be a step in the right direction to make Instagram a safe space, …

Star-filled ‘Last Christmas’ cast can’t save horrible script

Share: A Christmas movie with Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones,” Nick Young from “Crazy Rich Asians,” and a soundtrack primarily comprised of George Michael sounds almost too good to be true—and it was. “Last Christmas” stars a fantastic cast with actors Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh. Unfortunately, even their incredible acting couldn’t mask the film’s poor attempt to incorporate the entire kitchen sink of political and social issues in its plot.  Follow:

Markle takes the fight directly to the toxic British tabloids

Share: An interview on Oct. 18 with Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, for the ITV documentary “Harry and Meghan: An African Journey” revealed how being subjected to scrutiny from British tabloids has taken a debilitating toll on her mental health. Markle has faced a long and arduous struggle against the British press despite only marrying into the royal family in 2018. From mom-shaming to completely invading the Duchess’ privacy, it is no wonder that the blatant immorality and lack of integrity of British tabloids caused …

Second generation immigrant pens own American Dream

Share: “A writer. I want to be a writer.” I’m met with shocked silence, hesitant smiles, nervous laughs. They asked me questions and delicately danced around the topic. No, I’m not joking. Yes, I’m sure that this is what I want to do. No, I don’t think I’ll change my mind. Of course I’m not trying to disappoint you—that’s the last thing I want to do. Their pained expressions stayed plastered on their faces. Follow:

Latinx employees crusade for change and representation

Share: Four board members of the Association of Latino Employees (ALE) stood proudly as they prepared to deliver their speech. President and founding member Carlos “Tito” Altamirano donned a shirt with the words “Educated Latino” emblazoned on the front. To their left sat the Board of Trustees, and to their right was the public—all were an audience to ALE’s first presentation to spark a collective conversation about equality, empowerment, and representation for members of the Latinx community at PCC.  Follow:

PCC Survival Guide: How to navigate the new semester

Share: Several clubs and organizations opened for business by positioning tents throughout the quad on Aug. 26 for Welcome Week, an event that helps students easily transition into the new school year. Participants included the Office of Student Life (OSL), Cross Cultural Center (CCC), Associated Students of PCC (ASPCC), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), Student Health Services, and the Formerly Incarcerated Radical Scholars Team (FIRST). Campus Organizations The OSL aims to help support students, spread cultural awareness, and provide leadership opportunities. Its services offer …