The refuse problems that plague informal settlements all over the world are enough to make any person cringe. In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, this is no exception. The government not acknowledging these “villages” as populated isn’t helping the matter either.
Frankenstein’s monster walks again
Inspector Kemp wrenched his arm and it made a ratchet cranking sound to match. It was plain to see that his arm had been replaced by a mechanical one. “It cost me an arm and a leg,” he said. “Which cost more? The arm or the leg?” asked a villager. “We need a new village idiot!” Kemp said in response. Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” opened on the Sexson Auditorium stage at Pasadena City College on Friday, Feb. 27 with great success.
1929 Hollywood meets today’s stars
The fires roared in the green and diamond colored rocks in a seemingly never-ending fire pit down the center of the walk. Guests arrived in different sized groups; dressed in their finest flapper dresses, red bowties and tuxedos. Some mingled over fine wines and spirits as they waited for the event to start while others, still, waited in line to have press photos and interviews taken on the red carpet.
From Blood Elves to saving the Queen
A beautiful and elaborate Queen Elizabeth gown sat amidst the piles of fabrics, needles and sewing machines. The room wasn’t dusty but had a very cluttered feel and yet nothing felt out of place. The buzz of sewing machines filled the room as fashion students worked on individual garments. The Queen Elizabeth costume was created by fashion design and historical costume making major Lauren Ward and recently won first place and “Best in Show” at the 2014 L.A. County Fair.
Monsters, mad scientists and musicals? Oh my!
As a child, he would dance and sing Weird Al Yankovic songs on top of the coffee table for his family. In middle school he tried out for his first musical ‘The Music Man’. He just got back from a sold out house Off-Broadway in New York with his comedy group. And now he’s back one last time for PCC’s production of Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’. PCC doesn’t have Gene Wilder or Mel Brooks, but it does have Alexander Mashikian leading what is said to …
Buzzing around food and art
For about a year now, on the first Thursday of the month, students have been taking their lunch breaks to sit down and talk with professional artists in their respective fields. From hybrid designers like Lisa Krohn, whose approach to design reflects on her belief that the best ideas combine several different fields at once, to Julia Haft-Candell, who creates three-dimensional collages using ceramics and mixed-media, there is a multitude of professionals to gain invaluable insight from. The Noontime Artists’ Talks series are short, 45-minute …
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 DISTURBING THE PEACE A female was attacked from inside her vehicle in Lot C while she was eating lunch. An unknown man approached her vehicle and then struck the vehicle with a glass bottle and yelled at her to eat somewhere else. THEFT A student reported his bicycle stolen from the bike racks in front of the D Building. BURGLARY A student reported her vehicle was broken into in Lot 4 on Jan 22. HIT & RUN A hit and run …
Veteran, student, biologist, and geneticist: in that order
Comus Hardman is an approachable and friendly person. He met his girlfriend while attending a PCC ballroom dance class. He studied biology with fervor. He has served in the U.S. Navy. His sights are set high with wanting to become a geneticist, but that bright future doesn’t seem like such a far off dream. Hardman, a 25-year-old Navy veteran, is one of the few individuals to be awarded the Veteran’s Posse Scholarship. The scholarship offers a full ride to a top-level university to high school …
Task force tackles workforce and economy growth
California Chancellor Brice W. Harris has announced the appointment of Pasadena City College Board of Trustees member Linda Wah and counselor Lynell R. Wiggins to a 24-person task force charged with helping to increase the economic competitiveness of California’s workforce.
Macro, micro and niche: creativity without profit
King Arthur looked on his loyal knights gathered around the round table. Each of them was ready to give their life for their king. He rose, and brought Excalibur down in the center of the table. The La Crosse stick resonated with a loud clack. It was high school, and Michael Gray and his friends were putting together a film project for class. It was fun. It was priceless. “Stuff like that was just so much fun it was ridiculous…And when I realized you get …