Electrical damage in Lot 5 forces top floor closures until spring

Pasadena City College’s parking lot five is currently undergoing renovations due to electrical issues uncovered during a rainstorm in early November. A rainstorm caused a brief power outage on a couple floors in lot five, exposing some deeper electrical issues on level four and five. The power outage led to the PCC officials’ decision to close the levels off for electrical renovation. “There was a power outage that basically took a couple of floors offline. It came on all of a sudden during a rainstorm, …

‘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 …

Lancers volleyball knocked out of regionals by Grossmont in thriller

In an incredibly close game filled with skill and intensity, PCC lost to Grossmont in a 3-2 match last Tuesday. Losing this match kicked the Lancers out of the Southern California Regionals final. The team proved to be an efficient and hardworking team, and ultimately lost to Grossmont by only 4 points in the final set. “We were very predictable and kind of did the same thing over and over with the same result and didn’t make a change,” coach Mike Terrill said. “But, I’m …

‘Coexisting with the Cougars’ webinar advises humans on adapting to wildlife

Southern California harbors refuge for nearly 10 million people, yet we must not forget about the countless animal species who consider it their home too. California Cougars are a majestic breed of mountain lion that has made their home in the California foothills for centuries. They continue to dwell amongst us and coexist despite the occupation of their territory. Unfortunately there are times when coexisting does not guarantee a harmonious liaison and there have been reports of unpleasant encounters between the two. A non-profit organization …

PCC displays pride and unity with LGBTQ+ community in latest event

A celebratory pride flag-inspired balloon arch welcomed LGBTQ+ students and allies on the North Patio by the Center of the Arts. The event was co-sponsored by Pasadena City College’s Cross Cultural Center, PCC QUEST Center and Queer Alliance. Jordyn Orozco, the coordinator of PCC’s Cross Cultural Center, used to be a PCC student. After attending PCC for a while, Orozco became a member of Queer Alliance, PCC’s club for LGBTQ+ students and allies. “I got involved in Queer Alliance and then all of a sudden …

Empowering Native Voices attempts to bring awareness to PCC’s native community

The Cross Culture Center is hosting Empowering Native Voices, an event to honor the native and indigenous community at PCC, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. by the Quad. “As the Cross Culture Center coordinator, what I wanted to do is reach out to our native students and really start getting them involved here at PCC,” Jordan Orozco said. “We are on native and indigenous land, and so I wanted to connect our local tribe members to our students that identify as native and …

Lancers buck the Broncos in final game of tournament

Pasadena City College men’s basketball defeated LA Pierce 74-51 in the final game of the 5th annual Skip Robinson Classic tournament on Saturday. This is the Lancers’ third win in as many days, bringing their season record to 4 wins and 3 losses. In front of a modest crowd, the Lancers established an early lead with 14 uncontested points in the first few minutes and managed to maintain a 20 point lead over the visiting LA Pierce Broncos for the majority of the game. Attempting …

Lancers basketball looks to bounce back with tournament win

PCC’s basketball team will host the 5th annual Skip Robinson basketball tournament this week from Thu to Sat at 7 p.m. in Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers (1-3) will play three back to back games against Barstow, Glendale and LA Pierce, respectively, giving the head coach Ryan Frazer a chance to live up to the tournament’s namesake and to celebrate the former athletic director Skip Robinson. This is Frazer’s “first semester, first year, first everything” as PCC’s 16th head coach in the school basketball team’s 99-year …

Musk’s reckless Twitter reign a major turnoff for PCC students

Despite being online, PCC freshman Hayden Cole explains their lack of interest in Twitter and how their relationship to the platform is becoming strained due to one changed factor—its ownership. “Personally I don’t use Twitter especially with everything going on,” Cole said. “It definitely doesn’t encourage me to use the platform. It just looks like a platform that doesn’t suit my interests.” The “everything” Cole is referring to is the increasingly dark days of Twitter and its anticipated self-immolation by users and outsiders alike since …

Black hole mergers, gravitational waves and computer simulations with Dr. Maria Okounkova

A PCC professor, Dr. Maria Okounkova, explains her research on gravitational waves! What is Astronomy? What are gravitational waves and how do we detect them? How do simulations aid science? Where is the edge of our understanding in physics? Curious? Check out these links: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Masha’s Git Hub Astronomy Club James Webb Photos Music by JD Alibrando: Intro to Green