No surprise: Crime way down while campus closed

After a year of remote learning, it is important for students to be mindful of their own safety, as well as the safety of others upon returning to campus. PCC’s 2021 Annual Campus Safety Report was released last week and details what types of crimes were reported on-campus, as well as what to do in case of a natural or man-made emergency. According to the document, crime rates at PCC have been low in 2020 compared to previous years. However, it is important to note …

Left behind: Is PCC prepared to evacuate disabled students?

In light of the recent school shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, disability advocates have voiced concerns over emergency procedures in schools across the country that do little to consider the needs of disabled students. Although PCC’s emergency guidelines include considerations for students with mobility and sensory disabilities, questions remain as to whether more can be done to ensure the safety of disabled students during emergencies. Much of the recent concern is linked to a standard emergency procedure called “shelter in place,” which …

How to report sexual assault

In light of the sexual assault case that happened recently at PCC, listed below are some tools and resources available to students on our campus. Sexual assault victims must at PCC, you contact help or support as soon as possible. Immediately after the assault: Call 911 or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). Calling from a phone on Campus will alert Campus Police immediately. Otherwise, Pasadena Police will relay their message to Campus Police, which could take a little extra time. Do not …