Dreams killed by DACA repeal

In a feared decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 5th, they ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which was instituted in 2012 under the Obama administration, was unlawful. DACA made it so undocumented immigrants that came to the US as children could not be deported, but it did not offer a pathway to citizenship. This decision makes it so there can be no future applicants for the program following the October 31st deadline. Current applicants can still reapply …

Aliens visit earth in ‘Nope,’ Keke Palmer visits PCC to talk about it

Keke Palmer, a well known actor, admitted that even though she wasn’t going to be using the same elaborate language that the students in PCC’s Critical Theory Club used, she was going to tell her story and engage in a meaningful conversation. “I started to reach a point where I said ‘I don’t care about none of this shit, all I care about is what makes me happy and having real conversations with real people.’” She did just that. The Critical Theory Club is a …

Black Family Reunion uses hip hop to amplify black voices on campus

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 PCC hosted their very first annual Black Family Reunion. The purpose of the event was for the black population here at PCC to come out and have fun while supporting the growing community. The event included black owned food trucks, the Pasadena Flea Market, line dancing, raffles, and games. Special performances were included by DJ Millie, QUIN, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter 6lack and rap icon MC Lyte. The Student Services Division was on site to help current students receive all the resources they …

Blotter: Ice cream vendor disturbed the peace

Monday, September 12 2022 Two transients were escorted off campus. A suspicious person was apprehended in Lot D but he ended up being a student. Tuesday Sep 13, 2022 Vehicle hit and run occurred in Lot 5. A parent reported an unsafe driver who almost hit her daughter. Two transients were escorted off campus. A student reported having difficulty breathing and paramedics were called. Wednesday Sep 14, 2022 An officer reported a burglary after he found a storage bin in Lot D unsecured. Vandalism occurred …

A colonialist legacy and the oxymoron of a monarchy in the modern world

On Sep 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died. At 70 years and 214 days, her rule is the longest in British history. She took the throne at the age of 25 and presided over 32 sovereign states in her lifetime including 15 at the time of her death. She is survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 corgis. The world was alerted of the Queen’s passing within minutes. I found out about the Queen’s death via Apple …

Stiffer water laws needed to hold irresponsible Californians accountable

Los Angeles is one of the most popular destinations in the world. But how do attractions from Hollywood Boulevard to Disneyland impact water usage and waste? In 2014, Disneyland spent 3.35 million dollars on water alone. The exact amount of water being used is unknown because water usage figures are largely private in the state. California is wasting trillions of gallons of water every year. In a dangerous drought exacerbated by global warming, we need to enact tougher water restriction laws. Governor Gavin Newsom has …

Emmett Till anti-lynching act sparks conversation about change at PCC

This past week marked the 67th anniversary of Emmett Till’s violent murder. On March 29th President Joe Biden signed the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act classifying lynching as a Federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The Emmett Till Anti-lynching act is a law that will give prosecuters the opportunity to prosecute a violent act that still takes place to this day. Lynching is usually symbolic of alerting people that they are not welcome in a specific area. Dr. Fanon Che Wilkins, …