PCC students, please: Get your news from us, not social feeds :)

It’s official, TikTok is no longer just an app to learn trendy dances. For many young adults social media is becoming a primary source to get news.  According to Pew Research, roughly 26% of US adults under the age of 30 report regularly using the app as a news source. Other social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook remain the most popular social media for news amongst users. Other news sources such as The Evening Nightly News, 60 Minutes and publications such as The …

Would Johnny Depp sue me for this headline?

The verdict for the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial is as ridiculous as the public jokes made at Heard’s expense, which have proven to be an unfortunate and grotesque display of social insensitivity. Essentially the jury ruled that Heard lied about her abuse allegations but Depp’s camp also lied about her lying. Sound confusing and asinine? That’s because it is.  The mismanagement of this trial began the moment it was filed in Virginia. Heard’s op-ed was published by the Washington Post and Depp’s …

Black lives matter: it’s more than just a hashtag

A screenshot copy chain has been going around Instagram with the caption of “tag 10 people who support black lives matters”. This screenshot has received a lot of backlash and criticism from many people who believe it is a fake allyship. Sharing this screenshot does not do much for the movement or spread awareness. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is not an aesthetic. It is also not an Instagram challenge. Anyone can share a trending post, but someone who truly supports the movement will take …

Toppling Big Tech: not an easy fix

It’s no secret that big tech companies are slowly taking over the world, with Facebook now owning more than one social media outlet, Amazon bringing down all their competition because anyone with internet access can quite literally buy everything on their website, and Google also becoming the next big thing with their search engine, e-mail service, tablets and laptops.

Social media matters: PCC student says promote your self

Among the Office of Student Life (OSL), lies the office of Associated Students (AS) where the AS board come to work on their projects, talk to students about issues on campus, or meet with Natalie Lau, former VP of Public Relations and current Strategic and Planning marketing intern. Though the title may sound intimidating, it is simply another way to say “Social Media” intern, the person behind publicizing events on campus.

Courier transitions into digital-only editions

The cupboard in PCC’s newsroom is filled with books that bind every print edition from 1949 until 2016. The library archives hold newspapers from before the 50s, back when the Courier was called the Chronicle for Pasadena High School. However, for the first time in 102 years, and onward, there will no longer be a book or any physical archive that binds every print edition of each respective school year. PCC’s independent student voice, the Courier, will now be an online-only publication.