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 …
PCC player chooses family and basketball
When the coronavirus stay-at-home order was issued, Cosette Balmy laid on her bed in her sports themed bedroom. Her room is full of basketball trophies and medals. On the wall, she has NBA’s star Russell Westbrook’s poster, the first basketball she ever won and pictures of her family.
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 …
Greetings from Dubai, among other places
Not many students at Pasadena City College (PCC) can claim to have lived in four continents.
Heels off, equality is on
Actress, Cate Blanchett and French filmmaker, Agnes Varda led 82 women on the red carpet in a protest of gender inequality at the premiere of Eva Husson’s “Girls of the Sun” by locking arms and turning their faces away from the Palais des Festival and toward the crowd.