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

Share: 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 …

Peacocks run afoul of the law in South Pas

Share: 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 …

Lancers will have a double with 17 runs, please!

Share: 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 …

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

Share: 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 …

PCC students share their bare necessities for campus life

Share: 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 …

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

Share: 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 …

Lancerball: The art of turning around an unlucky team

Share: The men’s basketball team at Pasadena City College now have an overall record of 22-8. This is a stark contrast to last year’s record which was a wretched 1-26. What was the reason for this turnaround and why was it so successful?   First-year head coach Ryan Frazer spoke about the team’s success and what were the strategies made to achieve their success.  “Everything that we do has a purpose behind it, we take every opponent very seriously and we dive into what it is …

What is PCC doing in wake of Turkish and Syrian quakes?

Share: As the Turkey-Syria earthquakes has taken the lives of an estimated 44,000 people in total, the college administration, which is responsible for implementing public safety, the buildings on campus and their tolerance for withstanding something as powerful as earthquakes.   “As a state agency, buildings at PCC must comply with building codes set by the Division of the State Architect. These regulations are generally governed by the Field Act, passed within 30 days of the devastating 1933 Long Beach earthquake, which sets strict safety standards …

Instead of talking trash, LA County is talking compost

Share: On a crisp windy day, high above the Griffith Park Composting Facility off Mineral Wells road, a small group of inquisitive and observant people sat down during a free workshop sponsored by L.A. Sanitation and Pacoima Beautiful and hosted by horticulture consultant Steve List at the composting facility on Feb 11. The topic of discussion, composting. Mr. List gave a lecture to a small group of people curious about how to do composting properly but also doing typical urban gardening. These topics included tolerating …