PCC athletes react to Olympics ban on political expression

Albert Einstein said, “those who ignore history are doomed to wear it.” There was conflict when the Olympics expelled Tommie Smith and Juan Carlos from the 1968 Mexico Olympics for raising their fists as a homage to the “Black power” movement. 53 years later, the Olympics is sparking discord by prohibiting another Black political movement, and PCC student-athletes have reasonable, but very different opinions on the subject.

From the kitchen to the courts, PCC basketball player ready to get cookin’

Kristal Espinoza wakes up at 2:30 a.m. to her iPad alarm to get ready to go to work. She takes a shower, brushes her teeth, and drives from the San Gabriel Valley to South Los Angeles for work when the sun is nowhere in sight. She doesn’t even eat breakfast because there’s not enough time until her first break. Her shift at the hospital cafe starts at 4:00 a.m., and doesn’t end until 12:30 p.m. 

PCC star point guard bounces from France to Cal Poly Pomona

PCC point guard Cosette Balmy’s journey from the small French island of Martinique, to Cal Poly Pomona has been anything but typical. She has managed to navigate a new country, high school and now a global pandemic for the opportunity to play basketball the game she loves At the age of 14, French speaking Balmy left the comfort of her family home to come to California.   “When I came, I didn’t speak any english,”  Balmy said as she recalls arriving in Gardena, California to play …

BLM: PCC athletes join the pros in push for equality

On Mar. 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky, when police officers enacted a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Her death was only brought to light with the murder of George Floyd, and while the officers involved in Floyd’s death were arrested, no officers have been arrested for shooting and killing Taylor. Both deaths have sparked a worldwide Black Lives Matter movement, with many calling for the arrests of the officers involved in Taylor’s shooting, Brett Hankinson, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles …

Top 10: Lancer women killed it this year

Winning matters! Does your individual production lead to team success? It’s not enough to be a regular starter or be a good role player. To be on this list, you have to be one of the best at PCC, one of best in the South Coast Conference (SCC), and damn near one of the best in the state. And it’s only fair to separate the best into three separate categories. The MVPs, the game changers, and the leaders in descending order. We’re also listing the …