‘Is he staring at me because I coughed or because I’m Asian?’

If Hollywood films have taught us anything, it’s that student-athletes have it good. Channeling Spike Lee’s “He Got Game”, it seems that participating in a sport almost always gains you the stereotypical college experience: notoriety, success and of course, invites to all the best parties. Except, none of these movies took place in the middle of a pandemic that claimed the lives of over half a million Americans in less than a year. And so, 20-year-old Kinesiology major Madison Blohm, sighs. “Covid has just been…mean …

Spring sports cancellation knocked down athletes enrollment

Due to the cancellation of PCC’s Spring Sports season by the South Coast Conference CEO’s, student-athletes have dropped their classes as well as the athletic program, leaving enrollment numbers to waiver. “An unfortunate consequence of the COVID-19 crisis directly affecting athletes is that a number of student-athletes have left our sports teams,” said Robert Lewis, PCC sports information specialist. According to Lewis, it is estimated that around 40 percent of the athletes enrolled in PCC have exited the athletic programs as well as dropped their …

Softball splits conference games battling for third place

Pasadena softball started out last week losing to Mt. San Antonio College, 7-3, on Tuesday but came back strong, shutting out El Camino College, 6-0, in a battle for third place at Robinson Park on Thursday afternoon. Mt. SAC added to their 9-game winning streak after taking an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning and remaining in control for the remainder of the game. Head coach Monica Tantlinger hoped that the tournament Pasadena played in the previous weekend would have better prepared …