PCC’s Stem Gala was a semi-formal event with an elegant ambiance that set the stage for PCC’s brightest minds to shine through when networking with professionals in the STEM industry. One such professional was Donn Silberman, an optical engineer, who described how he found out about the event through the head of the program. “The program here at Pasadena City College is run by a very good friend of mine, and I heard about this Gala event because I’ve done a lot of these outreach …
Driving disasters cause road rage for PCC students
Under the heat of the winter sun, freshman criminal justice major Zayann Lozano describes scenes from the road that he witnessed in these past few weeks of rain. “When I was taking the 110, I saw a lot of crashes and people still sped up,” Lozano says. “They’ll even pass a police officer while speeding.” The type of reckless behavior Lozano describes is nothing new for anybody who has been on the road for a long time, especially in California. Specifically, LA County ranked second …
PCC’s screen report: What apps are we using?
On a busy Wednesday afternoon students fill PCCs Piazza, a dining hall made to look like an Italian city square. Some students are socializing and eating, but most are working at their computers with earphones in and a notepad to the side. The rest are relaxing with nothing to do but gaze at their phones, but what exactly are they gazing at? PCC students are using social media to fill in the empty moments in their days, spending one to five hours of screen time …
PCC students aren’t ready for masks to be put away
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?
Removal of winter intersession triggers transfer trouble
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.
Students draw inspiration from Art and Design week
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.
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.
Black History Month celebrations flourish despite pandemic
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.
Black students and staff call for PCC to take action
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 …
Cure the quarantine blues with yoga
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.