‘She Said’: An inspirational film on the story that spurred the #MeToo movement

A single tweet by actor Rose McGowan from 2016, and an article nine months later, written by two New York Times writers, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse would launch a gigantic movement, changing the world forever. This story would be recounted in a book written by the pair, and would inform the movie “She Said,” released on November 18, 2022. In the movie the journalist, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey were played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan. The …

Op/Ed: PCC must sustain the climate and end the dry-spell of inaction

Is a single college really going to make a difference in changing their ways to become more climatically conscious? How about a college that waited until 2022, to do anything? That’s what PCC did, only recently adopting plans to change, but because the costs of their ambitions are so large, it faces significant bureaucratic roadblocks even though Measure PCC passed and the money is now available. Passing the measure and mapping out sustainability efforts is a step in the right direction, but it is still …

Breaking News: Measure PCC overwhelmingly passes, secures $565 million for master plan

On November 8 2022, Measure PCC was overwhelmingly approved by voters in seven LA County Districts, which includes Pasadena, and surrounding municipalities which are represented by the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees. As of 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the percentage of voters who voted “yes” reached 67.22%, while those voting “no” reached an estimated 32.78%, according to the Los Angeles County election tally tracker. These estimates are not final, as a number of votes had not been counted yet. But, with this current …

Lancers hold on to win despite late push from Victor Valley

The Lancers last home game of the regular season quickly opened with PCC leaving their opponent scoreless until the third quarter. Victor Valley made it a close fight with PCC’s second, and third string defensive squad in the end only losing by a mere five points. It was the sophomores last game as Lancers at PCC, ending their time at the school in front of the home fans before transferring to the next steps in their football careers. In the win, PCC improved their record …

100-yard kick return lone bright spot in rain-soaked loss to Grossmont

A cacophony of noises is heard, from the beating of marching band drums to the PA system playing AC/DC, amping up the crowd and the Lancers football team in what will be a game filled with chaotic flag tosses, on-field scrums and an eventual rain dampened loss to Grossmont. Both teams came into the game with an 0-1 record in American Mountain League conference play, but only one came out on top. Grossmont won the coin toss giving PCC the choice of receiving or kicking. …

PCC faculty union under threat of being decertified by its own members

Members of PCC’s Faculty Association (PCCFA) filed to decertify the union on July 5th of this year with the Public Employment Relations Board because of their grievances with transparency and a desire for better bargaining power. The PCCFA has represented both full time and part time employees, over the last 15 years. The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) believes it has enough adjunct and full-time faculty support to challenge the PCCFA, because PCC faculty was able to trigger a secret ballot election to determine whether …

Snowden’s Russian citizenship is a righteous middle finger to America

Is Snowden a traitor, a thief, or a treasonous goon? The public has been convinced by the press, government and others to believe Edward Snowden is a threat to national security. Have we ever considered that whistleblowers, and those who leak the secrets, are important to what we want to believe is a functioning democracy? The most basic tenet of a democratic government is transparency, which is paramount in keeping the population informed. In 2013, as a contractor for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden …

PCC lags in response to historic drought

During the ongoing extreme drought in the Western United States, Pasadena City College has taken little concrete action to mitigate the impact their lawns have on the current drought, insisting the school’s character is more important than adapting to a changing environment. “When it comes specifically to the green spaces on campus, that’s a major part of what makes PCC who we are,” School Spokesperson Alex Boekelheide said. Despite the one day a week watering restrictions and a growing movement for sustainable watering and the …

Ballot measure aims to give PCC $565 million to bankroll master plan

Measure PCC was approved by The Pasadena City College Board of Trustees during a special meeting last month giving voters the opportunity to approve additional funding for student services and facilities for the school by raising property taxes in the district. Ballot initiative Measure PCC would fund projects and add to the school’s budget, compensating for what the state does not provide beyond operational costs for projects like additional student services, expanded job training, low-cost higher education, and upgrades to classrooms, labs, and technological equipment. …