PCC students are concerned over softening pandemic guidelines, worrying how the reversal of the mask mandate will be implemented. Will it bring positive or negative impact? And can people be trusted to be truthful about getting the vaccine?
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.
As students eagerly filled out the Zoom sign-in sheet for the event, the five selected panelists test out their audio, as they converse about what upcoming projects they have in the works. Before the official start, they introduce themselves one by one to the crowd of aspiring graphic designers, artists, sculptors and architects scattered throughout PCC.
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.
Students sit in a Zoom waiting room, anticipating the Show Your Grit event to begin. They arrive little by little, each entrance announced with a pleasant jingle on their computer screens, instead of the greetings of hello that they might be accustomed to. Although the occasion was shared through computer screens, the triumph of black heritage between the students and staff shone through.
Feeling overlooked and unsupported by PCC, living in fear and getting harassed by police are just some of the experiences Black students and staff shared on the “Our Black Lives Matter – Listening Forum” that occurred on Thursday, June 4. As each panel member shared and read a portion of the resolution presented to the Academic Senate for them to denounce the killings of Black people, things simultaneously grew very emotional and heated. Frustrated by the lack of action and Black student and staff support …
The beauty of yoga is that it caters to those who are beginners or advanced and to those who want a meditative experience or those who want to strengthen and tone. Any physical, mental or spiritual goal a person has, can be achieved through some yoga.
A campus event at the Center for the Arts north side patio was done to celebrate and show appreciation Asian Pacific Islander student and faculty. The event was full of food, drinks and music. People from different ethnic backgrounds came out to celebrate as well. Celebrating each other’s cultures on campus brings much more meaning to the students here at PCC, like a sign of unity.
Maneuvering freshman year of college is often a complicated time where students need information timely to the start of the semester, with their first source often being a family member. However, as Sarhay Medina learned, being the first in the family to attend college came with another set of challenges.
The Academic Senate’s (AS) spring session ended while discussing a plan currently underway to study changes to the school calendar, for Winter 2021, leaving senators to ponder the possibilities after their final meeting on June 3.