Pride center platforms trans voices with ‘Monica’ screening

The sun sets at Pasadena City College on a Thursday evening. At the R building, in room R122, a special screening of the film “Monica” was shown to students. The film’s theme sets on a sensitive topic that students on campus, along with America as a whole, are wrestling with the transgender experience. “It really explores the experience that many people of trans experience go through,” Bryce Simon, resource advocate for Pride Center said about the event. “This is a film that really speaks authentically …

Lancers bombard Pirates with hat trick to cap comeback

On a warm Friday afternoon, the Pasadena City College men’s soccer team stood victorious in a wild back-and-forth game against Orange Coast College, with a final score of 4-2 at Jackie Robinson Stadium. In a close game that had them down 2 goals, the Lancers learned the meaning of resilience, and perseverance, and even used a few tricks to win against the swashbuckling Pirates down south.  The Lancers took their early 2-2-1 season record back home against the OCC Pirates on a warm Friday afternoon. …

Potential plagiarism and possibilities of using ChatGPT at PCC

As ChatGPT has become increasingly popular and widely used, PCC has not created an individual policy on its use. Still, some professors have begun to set their own rules most commonly in writing-heavy classes, such as English, history, and even art. Under PCC’s course policies, which govern the operation of individual courses, does not currently have a section on the use of AI. However, it has a section on Academic Honesty and Authentication guidelines to serve as boundaries for how classes are conducted and how …

Homerun Harris: A new queen has been crowned

  The Pasadena City College softball team faced East Los Angeles City College at an away game in East LA on Apr. 14.  Batting second, PCC third baseman Jaimie Harris was ready to make a statement in the game. With already 10 home runs, the most important number in the back of her mind, was number 11. Eleven was the number that she needed in order to achieve immortality in the history of PCC softball.  She faced ELACC pitcher Jaqueline Martinez. In the first at-bat …

Lancers take a hit in tough defeat at home against Mt. SAC

The Lancers softball team suffered a loss at home on Friday against the Mounties in an 8-2 game and are ready to move forward as the regular season closes. Pasadena City College gave its all against the dominant Mt. SAC in 7 innings, producing five hits, two runs, and two stolen bases, but came up short and is now 15-7 in the conference and overall 23-14. Mt. SAC has now won 15 consecutive games in a row and has beaten the Lancers in all three …

Peacocks run afoul of the law in South Pas

Local cities in Southern California, especially the city of South Pasadena, have dealt with growing complaints of peafowl in their cities and have now decided to take action and create ordinances and laws to ban the birds from their city.  In October 2022, South Pasadena City Council agreed to a peafowl management plan to trap and remove the peacocks from the city and send them to other locations, a majority of which would be transported to undisclosed locations.  “Once peafowl are trapped by the vendor …

Lancers will have a double with 17 runs, please!

On Friday, the Pasadena City College softball team faced Compton College at Robinson Park in a doubleheader for what turned out to be both shut-out games combined with the mercy rule applied.  Pasadena came into the game with a 16-10 record but carried over the stinging loss against El Camino the day before and wanted to make up with a solid game back home. The opponents were Compton College which came into the game with an abysmal 0-14 record. The Compton Tartars have only produced …

Five fingers, four hands, two pianists, one night only

The lights dim at seven in the evening inside a sold-out Westerbeck Recital Hall just south of the Pasadena City College campus. Walking in from stage right were Dr. Phillip Young and  Dr. Jocelyn Chang welcomed with a round of applause. Dr. Young wore a standard tuxedo and Dr. Chang wore a chic gradient dress that started from black and ended in pure white. They sat down together playing on just one Steinway & Sons grand piano with Dr. Young playing on the lower keys …

PCC students share their bare necessities for campus life

Students at Pasadena City College have necessities that are so important that they recommend and share with others. Whether it’s items, routines, or habits, many of these necessities are essential for both a student and a regular person outside of campus. Aaron Dean Bajarias, a second-year nursing major, had the important accessories to help through lectures, studies, and tests. He also explained that his phone was necessary for his daily life. Giving out numbers and showing his phone and mentioning it was his way of …

From Best Actor to Best Picture, the 95th Academy Awards features tough competition

The 95th Academy Awards are on March 12, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and many individuals and movies are up for awards. Below are just a few of the selection that will be considered on the 12th..  The highly contested Best Actor category is filled to the brim with the best of the best. From Brendan Fraser in “The Whale” to Paul Mascal in “Aftersun”,  every nominee has put their best foot forward to be on this list.  But the clear winner here is …