Blotter: Stay away order and escorting off campus

  PCC Police blotter Nov. 30 – Dec. 6   Monday, November 30 A transient refused to leave the CC-bldg elevator. An officer made contact and escorted the transient off campus.   Tuesday, December 01 An officer reported that he escorted a transient off campus from Lot 1.   Wednesday, December 02 Nothing to report.   Thursday, December 03 A verbal stay away order was issued to a transient loitering east of the V-bldg. The transient was then escorted off campus.   Friday, December 04 …

COVID-19 campus closure cancels clubs

Since PCC’s campus closure, its usually crowded classrooms and packed hallways are now reminiscent of a ghost town. The rooms where club officials used to meet in droves to discuss the exciting events they had planned for the semester are empty. Students who were once able to participate in extracurricular clubs on campus are now left to entertain themselves in their homes, far from the hustle and bustle that once existed.

63 students stuck in China due to COVID-19 travel ban

PCC is working to accommodate the international students currently quarantined in China due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, rendering them unable to take the spring classes they had originally registered for, according to Olivia Loo, director of the International Student Center. In the U.S., international students attend school on non-immigrant student visas. After COVID-19, began to spread, the U.S. government enacted an executive order which began on Feb. 2. This barred any foreign national departing from China, or who had been in China in the last …

International students to pay more at PCC

In a unanimous vote, PCC’s Board of Trustees approved an update in tuition fees for non-resident students in the upcoming academic year, according to their meeting in February. Non-resident students include international students and out of state students. Students that have lived inside the state of California under a year are also typically considered non-resident students. The increases come from the non-resident tuition fee, which will change from $265 to $290, and the capital outlay fees, which will change from $13 to $17. Combined, the …

Bloomberg may be rich, but he’s a poor choice

Michael Bloomberg, the 12th wealthiest man in the world, seems to think he can buy his way into the Oval Office. His advertisements are incessant, and his budget appears to have no ceiling. But simply having money does not mean Bloomberg is entitled to the Democratic nomination, especially when he has spent his career supporting racist policies and harassing women that work for him. The billionaire former Mayor of New York City is personally funding his own presidential campaign, and has already spent a staggering …