PCC Associated Students Election 2024-2025: Battling Candidates

Share: Pasadena City College is holding elections for the 12-member Associated Student Governing Board (ASG) for the 2024-2025 school year, featuring key positions such as the Student Trustee and the President of the Associated Students.  The Governing Board works closely with student committees and faculty subcommittees to advocate for student needs and make recommendations to the college’s administration.   Sixteen candidates are running for the 10 open positions on the next Associated Students Executive Board, making the selection process highly competitive.  Each committee focuses on specific …

‘Liberation Through Education’ posters covering classrooms promote inclusivity

Share: Over spring break the Academic Senate (AS) put up posters to introduce the “Liberation Through Education” campaign in most classrooms on campus, as a part of an effort to bring cultural awareness and inclusivity to Pasadena City College (PCC).  AS President Gena Lopez and faculty created the “Liberation Through Education” campaign and put posters up in classrooms over spring break in hopes of creating an institution where all students are celebrated.  The campaign idea began when Lopez started her term in office in 2021. …

More than 80 percent of polled students support winter intersession

Share: After the recent return of the winter intersession in January 2024 at Pasadena City College, (PCC) the Associated Students (ASPCC) have brought up the discussion of removing it once again. While this discussion was only a quick idea brought up by the ASPCC, the group did send out student polls to see what PCC students thought about the winter intersession and if bringing it back has been beneficial to them.  After the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees voted in favor of removing the …

PCC’s foster youth programs remain strong despite statewide budget cuts

Share: Despite the massive cuts coming to the California state budget, foster youth programs, including those at Pasadena City College will not face significant cuts to their budgets, one of the many upsides during Foster Youth Awareness Month in May.  At PCC, the foster youth program has four separate branches, including Scholars Transitioning And Realizing Success (STARS), NextUp, the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), and Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S).  The revised California May budget, as of now, has seen a slight increase …

BLOTTER: Transient dances like no one’s watching but gets caught

Share: Monday, May 6, 2024: 1:27PM: A student reported a possible transient in lot 4 level 2. The subject was asked to leave and compiled. 2:48PM: Graffiti was reported in the IT building second floor men’s restroom. 7:55PM: Staff reported a transient without a shirt inside of the GM building. The transient was escorted off campus.   Tuesday, May 7, 2024 1:49AM: Dispatch received a silent call from the R building elevator. Facilities staff in the building requested an area check. 6:16PM: Facilities staff reported …

Attempted sexual assault takes place on PCC’s main campus

Share: On Sunday morning a female “non-PCC student” reported an attempted rape at Pasadena City College’s main campus on the open patio of the Circadian to the Pasadena Police Department (PPD).  The victim was transported to Huntington Hospital for treatment following the incident, however it is unclear on the type or severity of the injuries, according to PCC Spokesperson Alex Boekelheide. The suspect has not been located or identified and an investigation is ongoing with both the Police Department on campus and the PPD.  The …

Associated Students unanimously passes divestment resolution

Share: In a unanimous vote, the Associated Students at Pasadena City College passed a resolution that pressures PCC and the school’s foundation to divest from major polluters and defense contractors by July 2025.   The vote comes a week after around 300 students demonstrated on campus calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the foundation’s investments in companies linked to Israel’s military and profiting off war. “The Associated Students of Pasadena City College calls on Pasadena City College Foundation to refrain from making …

Faculty union pushes for adjunct pay parity

Share: As a single mother, Wendy Eller, an adjunct Spanish professor at Pasadena City College (PCC), spends more time on her non-teaching job outside of the college. Eller is one of the adjunct professors at the school who is not a ‘freeway flier,’ a term referring to adjunct or part-time faculty who spend most of their time driving between teaching jobs at various CalStates, UCs and community colleges in the region. In many cases, adjuncts are paid a fraction of what full-time professors make, but …

BLOTTER: Suspect flees flea market after hitting employee and traffic cones

Share: Monday, April 29, 2024:  12:23 a.m.: The officer observed a male walking in the quad area on the CEC campus. The officer flashed his unit lights and the subject left towards Foothill Blvd.  1:47 a.m.: The officer contacted a female charging her phone near the CA building. The subject was advised to leave and complied.  4:12 a.m.: Staff reported a male possibly defacing an electrical charging station in lot 7. The officer checked the area but did not find evidence of vandalism. The subject …

Post-COVID, PCC shifts spending priorities for $565 million master plan

Share: While plans to renovate and dismantle buildings like the W and L buildings are underway, PCC Facilities Services is hosting open forums for students, faculty, and staff to voice their desires and concerns for future projects considering budgetary limits and the college’s shifting needs.  On April 25, PCC hosted one of four forums in the wifi lounge for students to provide their input on the revamping of the 2022 Facilities Master Plan (FMP) in which many hoped for “better transportation opportunities to the school” …