Lancers’ badminton season comes to an honorable end

Share: The Lancer’s badminton season came to an end this Thursday as they fell short to City College of San Francisco after an intense match by a final score of 12-7.  Entering the state championship, both PCC and the City College of San Francisco were undefeated with 12-0 records, meaning this game would make or break both teams’ season records. After having a momentous season, PCC was ready for the championship win and continued to fight throughout their matches, but were defeated. Starting with singles, PCC …

How to slayyyy transferring this Fall

Share: As June approaches, many PCC students are preparing to transfer to a four-year university in the fall. Whether students are living locally or moving across the country, this is a new and potentially anxious time for many.  Amidst the excitement for change, transfer anxiety is a common companion. One of the best ways to help combat these worries is having a good community. From friends, family, or even teachers and counselors, there is a vast amount of resources and people available to help and …

Something new is brewing in the Piazza

Share: Pasadena City College is unveiling a new coffee bar for students this week, Cafe Moto which can be found located inside the Piazza. It is a completely separate operation from the college and is run through the food vendor, Primo Nosh, according to PCC Spokesperson Alex Boekelheide.  Cafe Moto comes as an addition to Cafe De Leche, another local coffee hotspot on campus, in the Galloway Plaza by the Shatford Library.  Staff at the Piazza are preparing for the soft opening coming up, which …

Scammy scum: Don’t get hoodwinked by online hoodlums

Share: In a time where technology is constantly evolving and scammers are becoming more adept and prevalent, the need for cybersecurity awareness and preparedness is more important than ever.  As students integrate themselves into the online world, they are inadvertently putting themselves more at risk for these various cyber threats and scams.  One of the more pervasive scams comes from hackers trying to access people’s personal information like banking info or social security numbers by pretending to be authoritative figures and then draining their bank …

What is the future of physical media?

Share: With a few clicks on a remote or our phone, we have millions of movies, songs, and a multiverse of media at our fingertips. People are now accustomed to having access to any form of media they want within minutes. With these huge leaps in technology and streaming, it begs the question, what is the future of physical media? So many different companies and groups have decided to remove more and more physical media to create their own streaming platforms or other services instead. …

Mens basketball loses back-to-back games in Skip Robinson Tournament

Share: The air was thick with competition Thursday evening in the Hugo Patterson Gym at PCC as the Lancers awaited their turn in the 6th annual Skip Robinson Tournament.  Following a tense finale to a very close match between Antelope Valley College and Santiago Canyon that even left the teams waiting captivated, the Lancers were ready for their moment to prove themselves on their home court. Unfortunately for them, tonight was not their night as Chabot’s Gladiators dominated the PCC court and emerged victorious with …

Greedy corporations get ahead by reselling their problems to consumers

Share: I love to thrift to find unique pieces for a great deal. Usually, my local Savers is the way to go. Perusing the aisles, I was a little taken aback by the prices. But what I saw hanging on the rack stopped me dead in my tracks. Savers were selling a pair of children’s overalls for $54.99. Not only were they outrageously priced, and a children size 6, but they were zip-tied to the rack so that no one could even look at them without …

The Roman Empire still reigns supreme on social media

Share: How often do you think about the Roman Empire? For me personally, before August 2023, I hadn’t thought about the Roman Empire since my 8th grade history class. In the ever-evolving landscape of pop culture, trends come and go, but some manage to stand the test of time. One such phenomenon has recently taken social media by storm – the “Roman Empire” trend.  The trend’s roots lie in the initial question: “How much do you think about the Roman Empire?”  As women probed the …

Back on the bus: PCC students return to public transportation

Share: With high gas prices holding steady, the prospect of public transportation has never seemed more attractive for locals.  The financial burden of simply filling up a gas tank has become an increasing concern for many Angelenos, leading to a resurgence in interest in public transit.  Students here at PCC have reported a growing reliance on public transportation as a cost-effective alternative to fueling their own vehicles, while commuters find that taking the bus or metro can help them save not only money but also …