PCC enrollment numbers for spring rise 16% from spring 2023

Share: Pasadena City College’s in-person and online student enrollment has reached a new high for the spring semester in the post COVID-19 era as the 2024 spring semester has rolled in, signaling an end to a time defined by a pandemic and a slow recovery to in-person education.  This is also the first time since January 2021 that PCC has had a winter intersession.  For the 2024 spring semester, a total of 23,431 students are enrolled in classes at the college, according to PCC spokesperson …

What’s on the ballot: Pasadena City Council.

Share: This voter guide covers both the Pasadena area and Pasadena City College Board of Trustee elections in partnership with The PCC Courier and LAist. For coverage of L.A. County, California, and federal races that might be on your ballot, head to LAist’s Voter Game Plan. To find out what will be on your ballot, head to the L.A. County interactive sample ballot website.  In the March 2024 primaries several local leaders and new candidates are campaigning and spreading the word about what they bring …

Is Disneyland’s magic fading away?

Share: As a child, my family and I would take our annual trip to Disneyland. At a young age, the park filled me with pure bliss as I believed it was what it was promoted to be: magical. But with age and years away from the park, I began to grow skeptical of its legend, especially its well-kept secrets.  Many injuries have come out of Disney’s theme park, stemming from ride malfunctions, violence between park-goers, and general accidents like tripping over something. Disney is also …

Interest in Black Friday sales wanes as holidays draw near

Share: Considering the consumerist society we live in, what’s there to look forward to as November rolls in each year? If I can tell you one thing, it’s not Thanksgiving.  As soon as the clock strikes 12 a.m. on the night of Thanksgiving, Black Friday makes its yearly debut. This Americanized holiday awaits as the family-gathered dinners finish up, and those eager to score good deals go as far as to even push aside Thanksgiving dinner and wait in lines in hopes of getting their …

Travis Scott at Sofi: Comparing the floor vs. stands experience

Share: Waiting almost an hour and a half in Travis Scott’s merch line, fans were getting rowdy as Scott’s opener, Teezo Touchdown had finished his set. Anticipation was running through every fan in line out of the fear of missing Scott’s entrance. Three minutes after finding my seat, Scott made his grand entrance and the energy from the fans went from 0-100, filling throughout the velodrome. But depending where you were seated, that affected the overall enjoyment spectators had with the show. This piece is …

Toxic TikTok’s fast fashion trashes the environment

Share: There have been times I’ve looked at my wardrobe and felt disappointed as I’d see that my clothes aren’t “up to date.” I’d go out and buy pieces that are considered “in” according to the social media pages I follow, and then two weeks later I’d see that my newly purchased clothes are now outdated.  Over time, people have become more influenced to purchase new wardrobe as it is broadcasted all over different social media outlets. This generation has become blinded by the importance …

“It’s different, you’re a girl”: Womxn 2 Womxn fosters intimate conversation

Share: They filled not one, but two, posters with derogatory comments they’ve been subjected to simply for being women. The posters were filled with phrases like, “Men like feminine women,” “Smile more,” “How are you going to take care of your husband if you cannot cook,” and “It’s different, you’re a girl so you’re in charge of house duties.”  In a small conference room in the G building, six women of color met on Thursday, Oct. 19. for the PCC support group, Womxn 2 Womxn. …

PCC students join national walk-out to protest the Israel-Hamas war

Share: Recent escalation in violence in the Middle East spilled over to U.S. campuses, including PCC, as students and faculty address the long and brutal conflict between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday PCC’s Anti-War Club put up a demonstration, part of a national walk-out calling for Israel to cease fire, repel the occupation, and stop U.S. funding of the jewish state. “We’re calling for an immediate ceasefire,” Colin Montoya, a PCC anti-war club member said.“Of course, this won’t solve the conflict but at least for …

Demon Doja and Lil Lucifer: Is satanic promo worth the fall?

Share: Upside down crosses, devilish tattoos, and demon talk- is it all an act for clicks and streams or is it authentic and genuine? Does it even really matter? These are the questions some singers and rappers in the music industry have been getting asked from fans for years.   Mainstream artists like Doja Cat, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti took a mysterious turn towards a “satanic” appeal that are displayed in their music, performances, fashion, and social media, leaving their audience trying to figure …

PCC students support Newsom’s new gun laws to improve safety

Share: On Sept. 26 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed off on SB 2 and SB 368 that both push for additional restraints on gun control and assert gun safety by raising tax on guns and ammunition, limitations on where individuals can carry a gun, microstamping hand cartridges, preventing potentially harmful individuals from any possession of a gun, and more.  As gun control has remained a disputed conversation, the state’s new gun regulations were followed by more controversy on whether Newsom’s decision to sign off …