Self care: The way physical health affects mental health

Self care has many different shapes and sizes for all of us. Each and every person has different coping mechanisms when having mental health issues, including spa-like relaxation activities.  “I might say shower and meditate. I literally sit and meditate while the water falls on me. I find that very relaxing.” Brandon Siciarz a philosophy major at PCC said. “I do not see a therapist. I do believe that meditation provides values that could also be found in therapy. However true therapy probably has additional …

Courier Cookin’: Spice up leftovers with kimchi fried rice

A hungry mind can create an appetite for students putting in the time, and energy at school. PCC is a diverse ecosystem of culinary cultural backgrounds, and when hunger hits, there are certain dishes that are the unequivocal comfort food that have one’s unique spin on an otherwise common recipe. The recipe below was submitted by Ken Juan, a biology major and student in HOSP 015 – Industry Culinary Foundations 1 with professor Chef Colleen Nanno, he plans to transfer to UC Davis, with hopes …

‘M3GAN’ is killer, with minimal buffering

You’re probably familiar with the old adage about shooting for the moon and landing amongst the stars. To begin this review by referencing that adage would be cheesy. Luckily “M3GAN” the latest theatrical release from the horror trailblazers at Blumhouse, pairs perfectly with a little cheese. M3GAN, short for Model 3 Generative Android, is an A.I. prototype willed and welded into existence by roboticist Gemma. Built to be the last toy any kid will ever need, M3GAN becomes just that and more when tragedy makes …

PCC students hit airport turbulence in return to campus

While ushering in the new spring semester, some PCC students are counting themselves lucky they arrived back home from winter break. This joy sparks from how, while the regular holiday travel mania persisted, another level of chaos was added by a historic 2,000 mile-wide winter storm that wracked the continental United States from Dec. 21 to 26. One of these lucky students is freshman psychology major Erik Alarcon, who is grateful that he made it back home on an international flight after participating in this …

Winter fits: How do Lancers layer?

Winter can be cold even in sunny southern California, so it is important to dress warm, but still, leave room for style. While it’s understandable that anything below 70 degrees may require a hoodie and sweatpants, not everyone is on board with the simplicity of it. PCC students like Leilani Lemus take this time of year to layer up while looking “sexy” and staying warm. “An essential piece of clothing for me is a mock turtleneck for sure,” Lemus said. “It keeps you warm, makes …

Parenting and struggling students find help through new centers

Alongside the new semester, PCC opened up the Lancer Care Basic Needs Center and the Family Resource Center to bring aid to those who need it. The Lancer Care Basic Needs Center is where students may go to receive resources to meet their basic needs such as housing, food, etc. Specifically, students are offered emergency aid, social services support, health care aid, childcare & afterschool programs, healthcare, clothing, financial assistance, employment, housing, and a food pantry. All resources in the Lancer Care Center are free …

The Courier presents: Our favorite entertainment of 2022

Albums of the Year: Album: Only Built For Infinity Links Artist: Quavo, Takeoff Why: I am a huge Migos fan, but I really love the way Takeoff raps and his whole vibe. I love the way Takeoff is always rapping about taking care of his family, it really resonates with me. May he rest in eternal peace, his death was a huge loss to Hip Hop as a community. Michael Leyva Album: MOTOMAMI Artist: Rosalia Why: Rosalia began as a flamenco artist. Her album from …

‘Angel City’ is as interesting as it is confusing

Pasadena City College’s rendition of Sam Shepard’s “Angel City” explores the destructive and exploitative nature of the Hollywood machine that often drives people to corruption.   The play follows Rabbit, a magical miracle man with a reputation for helping Hollywood with failing film projects. Rabbit is asked by film executives, Wheeler and Lanx, to create a cinematic catastrophe large enough to save their newest disaster film. Over time Rabbit comes to find that everyone there is waiting for their big moment that will never come, Miss …

Mike White’s ‘White Lotus’ is fabulously disappointing

The second installment in Mike White’s anthology series about wealthy residents vacationing at the eponymous White Lotus resort is as stunning and painful as the first.  There is much to praise in season 2 of “The White Lotus”. The incredible soundtrack composed by Cristobal Tapia de Veer springs readily to mind. Then, there is the show’s powerhouse cast who manage to make even the most infuriating characters lovable by merit of their humanity. The three-act structure of each episode that follows its players from morning …

‘Andor’ shines bright in a galaxy far, far away

Despite being announced in 2018, “Andor” was finally released on Disney+ on Sep. 21, 2022. The show follows Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor in the years leading up to the film that originally introduced him, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. To put it simply, this show kicks ass and is the best offering on Disney+. It’s enthralling, complex, and most of all, exciting. It’s the space political thriller I didn’t know I needed or wanted for that matter. Between its 12 episodes, the show …