While ushering in the new spring semester, some PCC students are counting themselves lucky they arrived back home from winter break. This joy sparks from how, while the regular holiday travel mania persisted, another level of chaos was added by a historic 2,000 mile-wide winter storm that wracked the continental United States from Dec. 21 to 26. One of these lucky students is freshman psychology major Erik Alarcon, who is grateful that he made it back home on an international flight after participating in this …
Winter fits: How do Lancers layer?
Winter can be cold even in sunny southern California, so it is important to dress warm, but still, leave room for style. While it’s understandable that anything below 70 degrees may require a hoodie and sweatpants, not everyone is on board with the simplicity of it. PCC students like Leilani Lemus take this time of year to layer up while looking “sexy” and staying warm. “An essential piece of clothing for me is a mock turtleneck for sure,” Lemus said. “It keeps you warm, makes …
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.
Holiday Angels celebration grants wishes to children of students
Associated Students (AS) is giving back to children of student parents this holiday season through their Holiday Angels benefit. The Holiday Angels tree, located in the Office of Student Life, boasts 100 cards with wishes on them from the children of students in PCC’s EOP&S, CALWORKS and PASS programs. There are three gift wishes on each card, along with the child’s first name, age and gender. All wishes are items between $10 and $25. The gift requests range from warm clothes and learning activities for …
Calendar Committee recommends calendar with winter
The Calendar Committee voted 17-2 to recommend a calendar that includes a winter intersession after the administration had already given the go ahead for an operational calendar that does not include a winter intersession to be put into the scheduling system.
Mild weather brings mild style
It’s official. It’s time for leggings, boots and beanies once again.
Faculty Association argues unfair labor practice
The Faculty Association (FA) accused the Pasadena Area Community College District of forcing an unfair labor practice on faculty members for changing the start and end dates in the academic calendar at its Sept. 12 meeting.
Students protest winter’s cancellation
Walkout turns into loud protest over Board of Trustee’s decision regarding winter intersession.
Board rejects second chance for winter intersession
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a calendar without a winter intersession, despite being met with strong opposition from protestors sporting winter attire who were kept locked out of the meeting by campus police. Protestors said police refused to let them in saying the room was filled to capacity. However, the board meeting which was held in the Creveling Lounge, had seats available throughout the evening.
URGENT: Extended Spring at risk of not being transferable for Fall 2013
Students taking classes during the Extended Spring term were shocked to find out that the courses they were told would transfer to universities for Fall 2013 are in jeopardy of being rejected.