BLOTTER: Transient dances like no one’s watching but gets caught

Share: Monday, May 6, 2024: 1:27PM: A student reported a possible transient in lot 4 level 2. The subject was asked to leave and compiled. 2:48PM: Graffiti was reported in the IT building second floor men’s restroom. 7:55PM: Staff reported a transient without a shirt inside of the GM building. The transient was escorted off campus.   Tuesday, May 7, 2024 1:49AM: Dispatch received a silent call from the R building elevator. Facilities staff in the building requested an area check. 6:16PM: Facilities staff reported …

Met Gal-Blah 2024: Rich people dress like shit

Share: The Met Gala was this Monday, and celebrities reminded us yet again that even though they have all the money and power in the world, they still don’t know how to follow a theme. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” with the dress code being “The Garden of Time” inspired by JG Ballard’s 1962 short story. Evidently, many celebrities took the garden part a bit too literally, simply throwing in a floral pattern and calling it a day.  …

‘Baby Reindeer’ is not christmas themed and definitely not for babies

Share: “Baby Reindeer” is an emotionally challenging watch but is indubitably one of the best pieces of media to come out this year. It follows the tragic story of an aspiring comedian who is being stalked by a woman he met while working at a bar. Not only is it completely insane watching this story unfold, but it is absolutely absurd that it also happens to be a true story being performed by the real life victim. The limited series has entered the race to …

The tradwife trend sends women back in time

Share: Tradwives are setting women back decades. They disguise themselves in a-line dresses, and post aesthetically satisfying TikTok videos of themselves cooking. To be a traditional wife is to be a woman whose life is completely centered around her husband and dedicated to caring for her family. It sounds innocent enough, but if you look past this you’ll see the truth, internal misogyny and adherence to outdated gender norms.  Influencers such as Nara Smith, and Hannah Neeleman have been accused of spreading tradwife as well …

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, back in theaters cause Spidey can

Share: Spider-Man is a worldwide cultural phenomenon like no other, from his signature costume to his quips and jokes. Every generation is familiar with at least some iteration of the web slinger. If you didn’t see Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland as their own respective Spider-Man on the big screen, now’s your chance! Columbia Pictures is celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a redistribution of all 8 live action Spider-Man movies.  What’s not to love about our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? The character takes …

Leave her alone! The internet’s royal obsession must end

Share: The internet has been in shambles ever since they realized the Princess of Wales had not been seen since January of this year. A scandal also took publications Reuters, The Associated Press, and others by storm when they had to retract what Kensington Palace claimed to be the first photo of the princess in months. Now let’s explore why we care about the monarchy and shouldn’t anymore, and why publications were hasty to risk their credibility. It was hard not to become somewhat invested …

‘Love Lies Bleeding’ is must-see madness

Share: “Love lies bleeding” is filled with twists and turns that will no joke have you on the edge of your seat. Director Rose Glass kicks off 2024 with a whirlwind queer love story. The romantic thriller set in the 80s is surely on its way to becoming one of A24’s greatest hits. It contains mature themes and stars Kristen Stewart, Katy O’Brian, Jena Malone, Dave Franco, and Ed Harris.  This film had it all, the crowd was enthralled and so was I. It follows …

‘Problemista’ is an extravaganza you don’t want to miss

Share: After being delayed due to the Hollywood-stopping WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the surrealist comedy flick with a fantastical twist, “Problemista” finally gets its well-deserved moment in the sun. It tells the story of an immigrant who jumps through expensive, time-consuming bureaucratic hoops to make it in America at the risk of losing his visa and being sent back to El Salvador. A24’s latest release showcases comedian Julio Torres’ outstanding ability to write, direct, and act as he shines in his first feature film “Problemista.” …

Break a leg PCC! The theater department’s plans for Spring 2024

Share: On the first and second day of school at exactly 5pm, the outside of PCC’s Center of the Arts Theatre was buzzing with students hoping to get a part in Professor Martin Rodriguez’s production of “The Book Club Play.” Students who were auditioning seemed excited or nervous, while others paced and rehearsed the slides provided for them. Rodriguez’s production will be the only main stage production this semester. “The Book Club Play” by Karen Zacarias is a comedy about devoted book lovers becoming subjects …