Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Mic’s the Limit

Story by: Danielle Meegan Photos by: Todd Rosenblatt Aspiring Rapper Realizes the Difficulties of Making it in L.A. A chubby, baby-faced Midwestern man, Chester Lovegren stepped up to the microphone, dressed in a wardrobe inspired by ‘90s hip-hop. The black T-shirt reads “Captain Morgan” in light, gold cursive letters. A pair of black gym shorts with gray stripes extends past his knees. Black...

The Law of Attraction

Story by: Sonja Dumass Illustration by: Maria Salvador Can we make our dreams come true with our thoughts? Even though David Rosenblatt and Stephen Humphries were born and raised in different parts of the world, they have something in common. They both believe in the power of their thoughts; and that with that power they can manifest things in their life. Rosenblatt and...

Dogs: More than just a pet?

A woman carefully puts a red American Apparel sweater around her black cocker spaniel poodle mix and grabs a Perrier bottle from her refrigerator for her dog before leaving for the park. She secures a harness to ensure his safety and then lets him run around and adventure through the fresh cut green grass and large magnolia trees, sniffing the crisp...

Time Lost in the Carrizo Plains

Story By: Lisa Richardson Beyond the limit of overly populated cities and busy highways is a place in California lost in time. This remote landscape of geographic and historic significance, the Carrizo Plain, is a wilderness untouched by time and real estate developers. Dusted with sprawling ranches and relics, nestled into rolling hills, Carrizo is reached mostly by unpaved roads that send...

Age not an issue for couple

The Santa Monica home that overlooks the place where Don Bachardy and Chris Isherwood first met is filled with an array of color, drawings, sculptures and paintings—55 years of art accumulated in Bachardy’s brightly-lit home. Little clay reminders of his life sit on glossy white shelves. Had it not been for Bachardy’s older brother Ted, he would have never met...

Striking with all 8

Whether in a classroom wearing jeans and a t-shirt or in the gym with his royal blue Muay Thai shorts, covered in yellow accents with red trimming, his intensity is always the same. Focusing on Muay Thai for the past two years, Omar Suarez first gained interest in martial arts at the age of 10, following his enrollment at World...

Pushing your limits

The lifter starts almost sitting down; knees bent, hands on the dumbbell in a wide grip.There is an explosion upward as the lifter brings the full weight above his head in one motion. He stands there with his arms extended, balanced. This isn’t lifting to look good. This is utility over aesthetics. The lift is called the snatch, and...

Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

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    http://issuu.com/piercebullmag/docs/masterpdf_5_21_finalprint Spring/summer 2015: Dirty and Dangerous

Non-profit builds bonds through art and activism

A row of oatmeal canisters was placed on a table as a group of young girls talk among themselves, laughing as they describe how their weeks went. When one of them asked what the oatmeal was for, they were surprised to hear the canisters will become their cameras for the semester, which would be odd for many teens growing...

MusicAli Speaking

The sound of seventeen carefully blended voices fills the room in a swelling crescendo as the cohesive group of UCLA students concentrates on executing the songs they’ve spent more than one hundred hours rehearsing. One soprano with shiny dark hair and a powerful falsetto stands out among the assembly. Ali Hepps is a 19-year-old student starting her sophomore year at...