Year: 2020

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Stimulus checks will not be coming for many college students

April 3, 2020

By ANA FIERROS COVID-19, college administrations and our government have economically duped college students.  After the extreme rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States, universities and colleges across the nation have closed their doors for the remainder of the semester. Students who paid for an entire semester and even went into debt trying to […]

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The pandemic is rising, racism is too

April 3, 2020

By ANA FIERROS   It seems as if talk around COVID-19 has spread faster than the disease itself.    The panic and hysteria has set in. Stores are filled with people stocking up on food and other supplies including the ever sold-out face masks. Musicians are canceling stops on their tours and countries are suspending […]

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Pandemic Infodemic

April 3, 2020

The Rialto (318 E congress street) sums up what we’ve all been feeling about this virus By DALTON GRIJALVA As COVID-19 continues to spread, more information gets thrown at us. It is important we listen to medical professionals at this time. One thing I have learned is that the situation will get worse before it […]

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New Program Helps People Feel Secure

April 2, 2020

Photo courtesy of careersincyber.com By DALTON GRIJALVA   Have you ever gotten an email that says “Click here and you’ll get rich. Just kidding, your files are now encrypted and you now owe us a ransom of $350 in bitcoin”?    Probably not. It’s usually not that obvious.   Hacking continues to expand, and it […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode four

April 2, 2020

The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Previously on The Misadventures, Lucy is arrested and tried for her “crimes!” If the corrupt Dewey Donaldson has his way, she’ll be hanging by sunrise. Can Larry rescue her in time to foil the dastardly plot? Read […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode three

April 2, 2020

The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Welcome, everyone, back to a new season of The Misadventures! We’re so excited to see our beloved characters return to print. Last episode, Lucy stole her neighbor’s horse to save her brother’s life – a noble cause, […]

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‘The Misadventures of Larry and Lucy Luckless’ – Episode two

April 2, 2020

by Arthor Bookes, Editor-in-Chief of the PCC Creative Writing Club   Previously, our intrepid heroes, twins Larry and Lucy Luckless, have resolved to search the mine owned by their late pa to find clues to his mysterious death. Once inside, calamity strikes! Larry falls through a sinkhole beneath his pa’s office, and Lucy’s confronted by […]

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Upholding Democracy in a Crisis

April 2, 2020

Photo courtesy Michael Stokes, Flickr By Kevin Hartung Whether states are enforcing their shelter-in-place stances or candidates have deferred to the advice of social distancing, canvassing, stump speeches, town halls, debates, primaries and campaigns have taken a hit in this election cycle.  The CDC now recommends that gatherings instead be turned into virtual events. “Events […]

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Control the Spread and the Panic

April 2, 2020

Keesler personnel fill the Commissary at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 2020.  Photo courtesy Kemberly Groue by Kevin Hartung Worldwide, officials are scrambling to control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) but maybe controlling the panic is equally important President Donald Trump, who had contact with coronavirus subjects, was tested and received negative results. To […]

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Instructor’s take: Casey at the Bat

April 2, 2020

By JERRY GILL Many years ago, when I was teaching at a college in Florida, I was asked by the graduating seniors to be their commencement speaker.  It was when the Vietnam war was grinding down, President Richard Nixon was being impeached, and the civil rights movement was in full swing. Difficult times indeed. I […]

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