Astros’ little second baseman should grow up

Jose Altuve is one of the best baseball players in the world. As team captain he should have been able to do more to prevent his teammates from cheating. Despite evidence to the contrary, Carlos Correa has continually denied Altuve’s involvement in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal that has rocked the baseball world for the past month. If it was true that he wasn’t personally involved, as the captain and unquestioned team leader, any issues with his teammates cheating it was on him to step …

How a Pasadena exhibit tells history

Pasadena’s history is essential for how the city got nicknamed the “Crown City.” From the Tournament of Roses to the Pasadena San Gabriel Mission, “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” is a landmark exhibition that not only explores the life of Eva Scott Fenyes, but also the enriched history of how Pasadena grew to a population of 76,000 in just over four decades. “Beautiful, healthful, prosperous — there you have the city of Pasadena in three words… It is this combination that has spread the fame …

Early win leads to humble pie

PCC’s baseball team took on Rio Hondo for their first conference match of the season. Coming into the best-of-three series matchup, the Lancers were a .500 ball club with a record of 6-6, but they had a lot to look forward to because they defeated Rio Hondo in all three matches last year. In fact, PCC only allowed 2 runs over last year’s three game series, while scoring over 23 runs. “Rio Hondo is always well coached,” said head coach Pat McGee, “Their kids play …

Andrew Yang lets down his gang

In a New Hampshire rally held on February 11, Andrew Yang made the announcement that he was dropping out of the 2020 Presidential race, to the devastation of hundreds of his attending supporters— the Yang Gang. In the beginning of Yang’s run, he was seen as a joke. It’s hard to take him seriously as a candidate when his presence in politics is nonexistent. The idea of handing out billions of dollars to every American seemed absurd, and it’s unlikely he would have won with …

Tame Impala’s Slow Rush slows down band’s momentum

Tame Impala is a band steeped in the sound of the past. Oftentimes they take those sounds and shift them into compelling new things that sound familiar. It’s one of the most interesting things on “Currents,” their 2015 album. Yet on Kevin Parker’s new album “The Slow Rush,” it all ends up sounding repetitive. There’s no doubt the album is a pleasant listen. Parker’s anxiety and perfectionism likely wouldn’t let him release an album that, at the very least, was not technically amazing. The synths …

Henry Diltz’s ‘little masterpieces’ commemorate rock and roll icons

Four men sat around a clubhouse office in Los Angeles, deep in thought. American rock band The Doors were in need of an album cover. Photographer and musician Henry Diltz and his partner, graphic artist Gary Burden, were tasked with bringing the group’s vision to life. However, if the band’s unnamed album was any indication, The Doors were stumped as to what that concept would even be.