Friday, October 18, 2019

Covering Up Has Never Been So Sexy

  Beachwear typically is not meant to be worn away from the beach or pool, but Revaajh cover ups are stylish enough to be used for a day out in Malibu or a night at a Los Angeles club. Revaajh allows the wearer to express themselves in a splash of vibrant colors and styles. Karan Sethi, the man behind the designs,...

Killing the track

She wears her team’s uniform with pride as she skates around the flat track with her navy blue jammer helmet that has lime green stars indicating her position. Dressed ready to compete, 37-year-old Staci Park sports tattoos on her arms and legs, with several of them an ode to the Japanese character Hello Kitty. Park founded the San Fernando Valley Roller...

Opinion: Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is like fast food. The two industries feed off of the fact that the cost is low and the consumers receive instant gratification from their purchase. Like fast food, however, the quality is matched by price and the long term consequences of it are detrimental to the environment. During February and September the most important events in the fashion...

Bully No More

Story by: Pamela Wells Photo Illustration by: Jorge Alvarado Former abuser reflects on his bullying He felt like a dog backed into a corner. He did not want to attack but he also did not want to be conquered. Torrey Drake looked around for his target, or as he calls him, the victim. His victim was bigger than him and could have easily...

3D Printer

  Located in the Applied Technology building at Pierce  College a 3D printer sits in Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cheung’s room. The lights above the printer give it a glow of attraction. Cheung, holding a jet-black 8-by-8  plastic tray, pulled open the translucent door and placed the tray in the printer. She pressed Start and the tray began to move back and...

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...

Not in my house

From the courtroom to the altar, a priest helps his community using his knowledge of law to take loads off of families.

Sound therapy helps people cope with stress and trauma

Misti Cooper, spiritual alchemist, plays the crystal alchemy bowls using a corresponding wand in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris TorresRebecca Dru, Intuitive Spiritual Entertainer, harmonizes with the sound emitting from the crystal alchemy bowls in her apartment in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2019. Photo by Chris...

Mother shows tough love through discipline

Random photos and Afrocentric art plaster the alabaster walls gave the petite home an aura of a close-knit family. While the television played the infamous show “Out of the Box,” a few scattered toys rested on the Maplewood floor and awaited attention. A furry chestnut and ebony Yorkshire terrier barked from the top of the narrow staircase, it sensed...

Smith & Hammer

The hot orange glow of the metal grows brighter by the minute. As soon as it reaches a pale yellow, the iron is ripped from fire and beat into submission. When the scorching metal takes the desired shape, the still-glowing rod is dunked into water, hardening the sizzling material in a cloud of steam. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Phillip Bowling...