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 …

In Paris, yellow vests fight the yellow-bellied

When Emmanuel Macron triumphed over his far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen, in the 2017 French presidential election, many were quick to declare it a victory over the upswell of populism that was enveloping various corners of the world. A pro-EU centrist, he proved that the French people had not completely lost their minds, and cooler heads were still capable of prevailing in the face of fear and ugly nativism. The embittered neocons who hadn’t joined the Trump train due to being actual conservatives – once …