PCC Football has been a bit of a circus in recent years. The cycle of bringing in a new coach every year with hype and player support only to have the team go under .500 and lose said coach for various suspicious reasons has plagued Pasadena City. When most recent hire Thomas Maher was put on administrative leave only weeks before the 2017 season, the cycle was looking like it was about to repeat itself.
The 2018 Lancers Badminton team was one for the ages. The determination, confidence, and competitive superiority all combined to form a perfect storm for Pasadena to finish a perfect 13-0. Head coach Jennifer Ho started the season with high expectations, and said after their 21-0 win over Compton that her team “were state champions last year, and I expect them to win this year.” Sophomore Natalie Ong also said “last year, we only had two girls that really carried our team to the championship…this year, …
When rap “artist” Kanye West returned to Twitter a few weeks ago, I knew we’d be subjected to more of the “genius” that Kanye thinks he is. I admit, I didn’t think he’d be going this hard in the paint for Donald Trump, but I’m not exactly surprised.
“This is not a joke,” promised Will Ferrell back in 2016 when introduced at the LAFC ownership press conference. The third Major League Soccer team in Los Angeles finally had its home debut this Sunday, and a joke is not a word that could describe the event.
It may have only been 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, but the chants were already ringing out on Colorado Blvd. “Campeones, Campeones, Ole Ole Ole!” A pack of 100+ Barcelona fans dekked out in Blaugrana gear was gathered at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste Pub in Pasadena, cheering on the soccer club that dominated Sevilla 5-0 to win the Spanish League tournament, or the Copa Del Rey. The group of fans meets inside the same bar every week to watch all of Barcelona’s soccer games …
Heartbreak “expert”, The Weeknd, put out his new EP titled “My Dear Melancholy” on March 30th of this year, and as expected, bear-minimum twitter went crazy. Fans went crazy over the lyrics and melodies on the 6-song record that had influence from major producing stars like Skrillex, Mike Will Made It and half of Daft Punk.
International friendly matches being played in soccer this weekend can only mean one thing: the World Cup is getting closer. In less than three months, the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. When the starting XIs for Russia and Saudi Arabia line up on the pitch on June 14th, the world’s media, fans and casuals alike will be watching. However, the more crucial date for the future of soccer will be the day before. On June 13th, FIFA will decide where the 2026 World …
The aura around PCC football has always been doubtful, negative, and dismissive. Since 2013, the Lancers have a combined record of 9-31 and he revolving door of coaches didn’t help. Casting further into the narrative that PCC football is a joke. It seemed like history would repeat itself when two weeks before the season, head coach Thomas Maher was suspended by PCC.
PCC men’s soccer lost their last home game of the season 2-0 to Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in a contest that was drab from start to finish for the Lancers.
I love a good outrage more than anyone, but this is too much. “White Privilege: Justin Timberlake Gets Super Bowl Halftime Show” and “JT at Super Bowl: White Male Privilege again?” These are stories that people who were deemed smart enough to work for companies worth millions of dollars came up with.