#LAbron makes no difference for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers stink right now, plain and simple. From the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James, joining a young, unproven core barely old enough to buy a drink – to a drama-filled season loaded with intense trade speculation as the Lakers hope to bring a championship back to LA – it’s been a wild couple of months to start the season.

23 years and counting: Basketball coach not retiring any time soon

“Nope, I’ll never coach.” Those were the words Joe Peron echoed to George Terzian, his former coach at PCC, when Terzian told him that he would make an incredible coach one day. As to why Peron never entertained the possibility of coaching when he was younger, he said he had seen other coaches embarrass their players, something he would never want to do. “They humiliate them, they spit on ‘em, and I thought I’d never coach,” Peron said. After transferring from PCC and graduating from …

Police Blotter: “Religious cult” reported hovering over student

Monday, November 5 Officers discovered damage to PCC property at parking lot 1. A report was made of a male who approached a female student while she was on the track and made her feel uncomfortable. The male was counseled and then released. A student reported that her estranged mother attempted to contact her while on campus. The mother was gone when dispatch arrived. A report was made of a male who was disrupting soccer practice on the field. The male was escorted off the …

The Mamba Mentality: Going inside the mind of a psychopath

When Kobe Bryant announced his first book, “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play”, many were ecstatic that one of the greats in basketball was going to write about his experience in the NBA, as well as his knowledge and understanding of the game of basketball after 20 seasons. Like Bryant’s “Detail” series on ESPN, where it’s 20 minutes of him doing in-depth game analysis of current NBA players, I was expecting a book enriched in text on Bryant’s psychological strengths and habits, which made him …

From thrift store to something much more

PCC’s campus was crowded, with students scattered all around going in different directions. Through what seemed like a never ending amount of people emerged a young woman wearing an oversized bright red hoodie. 20-year-old Angel Vazquez had no intention of going to college. Fresh off of graduating high school, she immediately started working as a team-member for a thrift store called Savers. Her duties consist of making sure the store stayed clean and stocked, while also taking in customer donations and answering questions. Vazquez always …

Tiger Woods is golf

When you think of golf, you think of Tiger Woods. He is one of the greatest golfers of all time. While Woods isn’t the same dominant force as he was over a decade ago, he has definitely faced his share of uphill battles. Many believed he would never win another championship again, but with his incredible playmaking and progression throughout the year, he shockingly won the 2018 Tour Championship, marking the greatest comeback ever seen in golf. Tiger Woods’ name is synonymous with golf, and …

Serena Williams, it’s more than a game

Winning her first career major against idol, Serena Williams, was supposed to be a fairy-tale moment for Naomi Osaka. Instead, it turned into a massive debacle that lit up the sports world like wildfire with drama surrounding Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos. It is understandable that in the heat of the moment, especially in a championship game, emotions can get the best of anyone. But what Williams showcased on the tennis court made her look like a baby throwing a temper tantrum. She unintentionally took …