Former Olympic medalist to coach cross country

In less than a year the cross country and track and field team has gone through two head coaches. One was terminated before the cross country South Coast Conference Championships and the other left for another coaching position at East Los Angeles College. The lack of access to a proper coach is harmful to an athlete’s career, which was why PCC was eager to hire Innocent Egbunike as someone who could bring his experience and stability to a floundering team.

Media needs to do a better job at covering tragedies

Major media outlets are more likely to cover tragedies in first-world Western countries than in underdeveloped nations. This is no more evident in the coverage of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris as opposed to the coverage of terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria. The attacks on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and another attack on a kosher grocery store in the French capital generated global outcry in the hours after they took place. The attacks left a total of 17 people dead. …

PCC’s 6′ 7″ center hails from Nigeria

For Faruk Oyalade, basketball was not his first love. With an background in soccer in Nigeria, and having earned a brown belt in Karate, Oyalade chose to apply those learned skills and practiced agility in the new sport of choice, which was further fueled by a rapid growth spurt. In a three-year span, he shot up five inches to his current 6 foot 7 inch height. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was 15,” says Oyalade. “I was 6′ 2″. I was playing soccer in …