Saturday, February 23, 2019

Business thrives within marijuana industry

Her grass green hair is neatly pulled back, ruby red eyeglasses rest mid-bridge, a medallion with bronze leafy fingers rests atop the opening of a tight pink tank top and light snatching stud crystal earrings sparkle energetically as she talks business. The company is 420 Nurses, a combination of word play off medicinal marijuana and a numerical sequence synonymous...

Gamer dream team

After hours of work, the birth of a video game comes to reality for 18-year-old Leilani Toone. Face etched in deep concentration and buried in drawings, moving objects appearing on two computer screens, a short-haired blonde head bobs up from a desk smiling at her partner in crime, her dad.   The game started for Toone, a student at Pierce...

Love at First Site

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways of dating since the traditional bar scene hook-up. What is it about online dating that has so many young and old people following this new way? Is it that many people enjoy talking to someone they’ve never met? Could it be that people want to explore other options like dating...

Living Dreams

Story by: Michaia Hernandez Photo by: Lynn Levitt Illustration by : Lauren Vellve Dream tending is a new trend is psychoanalysis It all started when he was about 12 years old. Stephen Aizenstat was at Zuma Beach in Malibu when he wandered away from his family and found himself on the less populated area of the shore. Lost in his thoughts, he sat on...

Fantastic Oddities

Judging a book by its cover, it looks like they are just playing and running around the studio while Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” is playing in the background. These children, wearing just their socks, leggings and tank tops, have their hair tied up, regardless if it’s nicely done, or just in a messy bun. Some of them are...

All the rage back home

Drug dealer Rick Bolivia exhales a hit of methamphetamine in his room in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 22, 2015. Photo by Joshua Duarte   The lighter clicks on, the flame burns the glass, the smoke fills the room, it smell like burning plastic. He puts the pipe to his lips and inhales. Two seconds go by...

One Step at a Time

Story By: Kashish Nizami Wriggling her toes to remove a strand of seaweed, a 20-year-old girl looks out toward the emerald-tinted ocean determined to catch a wave. She studies it for a few moments with her left hand shielding her eyes from the bright sun, before resolving with one swift nod that this time she’s going to do it. She raises...

The spirit of driving

It’s seven in the morning at Willow Spring International Raceway, in Big Willow, California.  The sun starts to heat up and the sound of roaring engines stupefies one’s hearing. Crowds of spectators as well as drivers wearing colorful racing suits gradually fill up the place. Dane Remo steps out of his little red Mazda Miata with a casual demeanor, wearing...

Charity in Chains

Story by Samantha Williams Photos by Joe Kukuczka Rockstar Mike Inez continues to give back to the community   Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez poses with one of his bass guitars in one of their practice studios in Arleta, Calif. April 4, 2012. Photo: Joe Kukuczka   Rock stars are adored across the globe for their fame, riches and ability to entertain. Alice in...

Stringing It All Together

Crimson statement necklaces made from authentic coral reef are layered precisely and delicately fastened onto the neck of a woman that embodies cultural pride. In Nigerian culture, the color red represents the strength and endurance of people that live there. Pamela Adewoyin is the CEO and founder of Lola Ade, a jewelry line influenced by her West-African heritage. The name Lola...