PCC students are heading to neighboring community colleges in order to complete credits they would have taken during the now eliminated winter intersession. The decision to get rid of winter intersession was made to help students in the summer and is now causing trouble for students looking to transfer.
‘Mortal Kombat’: No flawless victory in filmmaking
Mortal Kombat hits hard with its epic fight scenes but loses steam with its plot. Developing a film based on a video game from the ’90s can be tricky, especially if it’s beloved and remembered by many who harken to the heyday of 2D video games. Despite its critics, Mortal Kombat championed as number one in this weekend’s box office, pulling in $23.5 million from the film’s debut in theaters as well as streaming on HBO Max.
Do PCC students transfer as well as COVID?
For many students, the college application season is a nerve-racking time, with countless hours spent writing personal statements, getting letters of recommendations, sending over transcripts, and studying. Now, add the hurdle of a global pandemic into the mix, and perseverance has become the key to success.
PCC lecture series shows some ‘Hair Love’ in animation
Booming beats pound through speakers and jazzy tunes play off of turntables as the third installation in the Jackie Robinson Arts and Humanities lecture series goes underway. The focus of this installment: Black in animation.
Part II of JRLS focuses on empowering Black women
The Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series continues its theme “Art as Activism in the Era of COVID-19 and Civil Unrest in the USA: Re-set, Re-Discover & Re-Imagine,” with its second installment by celebrating Women History Month.
“Madan Sara”: The women behind Haiti’s most unacknowledged industry
Contrary to how Haiti is often perceived, the new film “Madan Sara” introduces a brighter perspective of Haiti shown through the stories of the women whose businesses feed the people of Haiti and provide education for their families, inspiring a new generation of Haitians.
Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ fails to save the day
In 2017, in an attempt to catch up to the Marvel powerhouse, DC Studios released “Justice League.” Zack Snyder, the original director of the film, had to leave the project due to the tragic death of his daughter Autumn. Joss Whedon took over as director, and many changes to the film were made as a result. Following the film’s poor reception, fans demanded the release of Snyder’s version of the movie. To the joy of many comic book fans, Warner Bros. Pictures decided to release …
“Judas and The Black Messiah” does not betray viewers
Racism, violence, betrayal, and guilt are all in this thrilling rated R movie of Fred Hampton. “Judas and The Black Panther” realistically portrays how easily people show their true colors by betraying someone. Throughout the movie, the violence and gunfights between the police officers and the Black Panthers are very evident. Even when the Black Panthers or any black citizens were minding their business, they would get racial slurs or get hurt badly by police officers. “Judas and The Black Messiah” first shows O’Neal, played …
Traveling Student: Tips on traveling safely in pandemic
2020 was a year of unsureness and distress, it had some great outcomes for many people especially those who are young like me! Despite suffocating in a mask and suffering the embarrassment from the eyes purging at you as you either coughed or sneezed in public, the pandemic invited virtual learning as a requirement on PCC’s campus which allowed many students like me to stay home and obtain a degree. But why just stay home when there is a whole world out there and plane …
PCC star point guard bounces from France to Cal Poly Pomona
PCC point guard Cosette Balmy’s journey from the small French island of Martinique, to Cal Poly Pomona has been anything but typical. She has managed to navigate a new country, high school and now a global pandemic for the opportunity to play basketball the game she loves At the age of 14, French speaking Balmy left the comfort of her family home to come to California. “When I came, I didn’t speak any english,” Balmy said as she recalls arriving in Gardena, California to play …