Roll up to Paper Rice and roll up your own flavor

Paper Rice specializes in build-your-own style spring rolls, a fast and contemporary take on a traditional Vietnamese dish. Owned by Jens Kristen, a Pasadena City College math and computer science professor, the restaurant offers a casual Chipotle style, walk up custom ordering experience where customers can also enjoy spring bowls or a bahn-mi sandwich. I had the pleasure of sampling some of the items on the menu, although the bowl and sandwich seemed appealing, the rolls are their staple and I wanted to see what …

Monterey Park mass shooting hits close to home for PCC officials

A gunman opened fire into Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park Saturday night during a Lunar New Year festival killing ten and injuring 10 others in the largest mass shooting in the United States since Uvalde, TX.  Elizabeth Yang, a lawyer and local resident of Monterey Park, was home with her family during the shooting and said she began to receive texts from friends to see if she was alright.  “They’re usually retired ladies who are looking for something to do and have fun, …

Courier Cookin’: Spice up leftovers with kimchi fried rice

A hungry mind can create an appetite for students putting in the time, and energy at school. PCC is a diverse ecosystem of culinary cultural backgrounds, and when hunger hits, there are certain dishes that are the unequivocal comfort food that have one’s unique spin on an otherwise common recipe. The recipe below was submitted by Ken Juan, a biology major and student in HOSP 015 – Industry Culinary Foundations 1 with professor Chef Colleen Nanno, he plans to transfer to UC Davis, with hopes …

Lancers basketball looks to bounce back with tournament win

PCC’s basketball team will host the 5th annual Skip Robinson basketball tournament this week from Thu to Sat at 7 p.m. in Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers (1-3) will play three back to back games against Barstow, Glendale and LA Pierce, respectively, giving the head coach Ryan Frazer a chance to live up to the tournament’s namesake and to celebrate the former athletic director Skip Robinson. This is Frazer’s “first semester, first year, first everything” as PCC’s 16th head coach in the school basketball team’s 99-year …

Musk’s reckless Twitter reign a major turnoff for PCC students

Despite being online, PCC freshman Hayden Cole explains their lack of interest in Twitter and how their relationship to the platform is becoming strained due to one changed factor—its ownership. “Personally I don’t use Twitter especially with everything going on,” Cole said. “It definitely doesn’t encourage me to use the platform. It just looks like a platform that doesn’t suit my interests.” The “everything” Cole is referring to is the increasingly dark days of Twitter and its anticipated self-immolation by users and outsiders alike since …

PCC voters hit the polls for the first time

Election day in the U.S. midterms is coming up fast and as such a brand new wave of voters are present and ready for their voices to be heard, some for the first time. Voting is an integral piece of our nation’s legislative process, which is completely reliant on people’s willingness to get out to the polls and make choices they think will benefit them. Whether it’s by visiting polling stations or voting by mail, the people’s voice is what decides how our elected leaders …

Early voting open at PCC’s Creveling lounge daily for Pasadena residents

  The Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College has been open for in-person voting and ballot drop-off since Saturday, October 29, 2022 up until election day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Their hours of operation every day are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, except on Nov. 8 when the hours change to 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  The Pasadena community has come out due to proximity, access, and the sanitary conditions that PCC provides.  You can park in Lot 1 or Lot 3 which are …