The PCC Foundation is taking nominations for the annual Risser Outstanding Teacher Award. The cash award is presented annually to a nominated faculty member who has given outstanding service and contributions to the PCC community. The award was created by Jay Risser who was the chairman of Social Sciences in the 40s and passed away at 92 in 1986. He was adamant about giving teachers and faculty members the recognition they deserve and felt that they should be awarded for their hard work. In 1977, …
Art takeover brightens gloomy day in Old Pasadena
Despite the misty air and dark skies on Saturday afternoon, the artists who participated in the BoldPas event did not let that deter them from their art installations all around Old Town Pasadena.
Should I stay at MeowMeowz! or should I go?
When you walk into a thrift store or vintage shop, your initial thought isn’t a wall covered in punk t-shirts and posters, but at Meowmeowz! it is their norm. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted by the employee and by New Order blasting in the background and suddenly you feel like you’re on set for “Pretty in Pink.”
Alum’s books help small fish swim in big pond
Chelo Manchego saw his home country El Salvador as “another world”. His family lived in a gated community due to the dangers in his neighborhood, however, he had his own ways of escaping reality. He spent hours in nature with his friends and loved to be outside as much as he could. In El Salvador, there are earthquakes constantly, so he would make a tent outside because he was convinced it was safer than being inside a building. His family was always supportive of his …
Sustainability committee tackles food insecurity on campus
The Associated Students’ sustainability committee hosted a food drive Thursday afternoon in the quad to collect supplies for the Lancer Pantry, a food bank on campus. The committee is a subsection of the Associated Students (AS) and their most recent focus has been addressing food insecurity amongst the student community. “In a typical meeting, we plan events, figure out the logistics and brainstorm,” said Ilianna Talamentes, a member of the committee. AS vice president for sustainability Tara Agahi explained how food insecurity is more common …
Sweeping opponents, Badminton asserts conference superiority
Women’s badminton did not expect to beat the Huskies 21-0 in an away match this Wednesday afternoon at East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC).
ICE: Inhumane, Cruel and Evil
Xenophobia and racism can be packaged as many different forms, from patriotism to police cars to borders. ICE has been at the forefront of aggressive and unwarranted raids that have torn families apart across the US. However, these mass deportations are not the beginning nor are they the end.
Black students redefine academia
With over 500 chapters and 16,000 members, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) offers the largest student governed organization for black STEM students. This year, eight students from PCC will be attending the NSBE conference in Pittsburgh. The NSBE was established in 1975 by seven black students to create a community that was nonexistent during this time. Kevin Scroggins, a former PCC NSBE president, started the chapter on campus in 2016. Scroggins stated that when he started the chapter, PCC had only 2% of …
Student activism takes control of the gun debate
Throughout history, student activists have put their lives on the line. In 1960, four black students in North Carolina walked into a “whites only” lunch counter and fifty years after the civil rights movement, marginalized students are still fighting for ethnic and gender studies to remain at their school.