Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ipods and earbuds

Photo by: Amy Au   The smell of pot wafted in the air of the Saint Rocke club. An enthusiastic and determined group of three men took center stage and the first notes rang out into the atmosphere. Drunken patrons were swaying and unconsciously rocking out to the opening band. Long before their performance that night bandmembers of Olio sit hypnotized by...

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 Road to the Show

Story by: Robert Knox Photos by: Kristen Aslanian Additional reporting: Tyler McGee Bounce back players and their struggle to go pro The dream of making it to the big leagues, aka “the show,” has been the aspiration of many baseball players that have come through Pierce College. One of these dreamers is Nick Murphy. Murphy, who came after graduating from Royal High School in...

Tied & Bound in Los Angeles

Red, blue and yellow lights illuminate a 10-square-foot linoleum dance floor in the center of the main room, as the audience watches a petite young woman wrapping rope around a tall, hard-bodied man. With each layer of rope she wraps around his torso she explains to the audience how important it is to avoid “huge owies.”

Paws For A Cause


Rough times lead Garland Rescue to the front line for man's best friend.


From Teens to Marines

Story By: Raymond Chavez Rodriguez Jr. In the intense hot heat of the summer day, in the football stadium at Los Angeles Valley College, parents are waiting patiently in the bleachers. The sun continues to beat down on them. They are uncomfortable; they seem to be suspended in a shared state of calm anticipation. The silence is broken as cheers erupt...

Comic Book Heaven

Story by: Gabriela Rodriguez Photos by: Lynn Levitt Comic Book Geek is Surrounded by his Favorite Things Batman. Cat Woman. Spiderman. Wonder Woman. Red Lantern. Tank Girl. Mega Man. These are only a few of the hundreds of comic books that decorate the shelves of Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka like a never-ending superhero wallpaper. “It’s the best experience I’ve ever had,” says Joseph...

A dream deferred

The military offers a solid alternative for the unemployed in hard economic times, but with rough challenges. William Melendez helps visualize what being in the military is like in times of war.

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...

#InstaFame

Huddled in an intimate circle, surrounding a palm-sized digital camera sitting atop a black tripod, five casually dressed twenty-something year olds break into fits of laughter. Their eyes laser in on the camera’s screen as they review the footage they just shot. The actors  filmed a parody of popular dating websites, such as Match.com, taking turns speaking to the camera...