“We just got five thousand dollars!” Elaine Cartas exclaimed. The entire room went into an uproar with cheers and all simultaneously shouted “Thank you Scott!” for the donor to hear over the phone. Scott Bell, whose family owns Bryan’s Cleaners nearby, had just donated five thousand dollars to the Pasadena City College Foundation. Tuesday, Dec. 1 wasn’t just an ordinary day; it was also “Giving Tuesday.” It is a nation-wide effort to raise money for charitable needs. This year, the PCC Foundation decided to join …
How to tame a Want Monster
“It’s called the ‘Want Monsters’ and it’s about this boy who has a very big want monster,” Romero said. “It’s an imaginary friend that follows him around. And when the kid wants something, his want monster makes him want it even more. So, he has a cupcake, and Oscar—that’s the name of the want monster, makes him have five more and he gets sick. So throughout the story he learns how to tame him and by the end he becomes a tiny want monster—his name’s …
Books, Straight outta Riverside
“My neighbors are all drug dealers; they’re good at what they do. And I’m good at what I do. Seriously, that’s the way life goes.” Making people cry. That’s what Susan Straight is good at. And she isn’t an enforcer for her drug-dealing neighbors. She’s an author, and a really good one at that.
To mime or to retire
It was the mid-70s and the art of miming was in. Naturally, colleges that offered arts courses would be looking for teachers to fill positions in theater arts and PCC was no exception. Whitney Rydbeck, mime and acting and directing professor, came to teach at PCC in 1975. He started as only a part-time teacher at the time but dedicated 40 years to teaching what he loved. He later moved up to the full-time position in 1997 when it became available. Most teachers hope to …
Print to digital
Print is dying. Digital is the future. At least that seems to be a common topic of discussion these days among journalists. Media has come a very long way since the first printed word, and drawings on cave walls have transformed into Facebook posts on iPads.
The digital editor’s daily beat
Reporters will get through any barrier as long as it means getting the story. However, it’s the editor-in-chief who is always one step ahead of the game in order to keep the attention of multi-tasking readers. Being ready for anything would be the one necessity all past editors-in-chief of the Courier can agree on. Since its inception, the purpose of the Courier has been to deliver news to students written by PCC’s next generation of young journalists.
The digital editor’s daily beat
Reporters will get through any barrier as long as it means getting the story. However, it’s the editor-in-chief who is always one step ahead of the game in order to keep the attention of multi-tasking readers. Being ready for anything would be the one necessity all past editors-in-chief of the Courier can agree on. Since its inception, the purpose of the Courier has been to deliver news to students written by PCC’s next generation of young journalists. Like any clique in college, the journalism bunch …
Lions, dragons and drummers dance to celebrate Chinese culture
Lions danced, dragons soared and drummers pounded to their own ethnic beat in the warm spring air as crowds gathered in a circle to watch on Thursday in Galloway Plaza at Pasadena City College (PCC). PCC and the PCC Global Club hosted Chinese Culture Day on campus and invited the Developing Virtue Boys School’s Lion and Dragon Dance and 24 Seasons Drumming clubs to perform and teach workshops for the fourth year in a row.
In an unfortunate turn of events, the presses at American Foothill Publishing are down this morning leaving the Pasadena City College campus without it’s weekly edition.