Sunday, July 3, 2022

The pandemic panic

Lola Murphy. Screenshot by Paige Chestnut.Sandra Campbell. Screenshot by Paige Chestnut.Photo illustration by Katya Castillo. Water goes down the drain. This image, despite being a common, everyday visual, helps Lola Murphy deal with her anxiety. Murphy, a 58-year-old entrepreneur from Calabasas, uses water as a metaphor to release...

Snitches Get Stitches

Kobe Kendall (L) dives during quidditch practice while trying to pull the velcroed Snitch from Jackson Schulz’s (R) shorts in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 3, 2021. Quidditch is familiar to most as a broom-flying, cape-wearing game of dodgeball, but the league sport played by muggles is a little less known than its magical...

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

A life reclaimed

Photo by Monica Salazar   Thrown to the ground by her boyfriend, Karen Gonzalez curled up in an attempt to protect herself from his stomping and kicking. She caught her breath, screamed and managed to fight him off and run toward the phone. But before she knew it, she was pinned to the bed with his knee pressed against her neck...

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.

Saving the World One T-shirt At A Time

Hiding behind prison-like bars and faded paint that’s covering graffiti on a rundown Downtown Los Angeles warehouse sits a rack of dozens of high-end fabric creations, including a top-selling shirt called the Wearever T. Like the warehouse, the best parts of Project Social T are not always in the looks, but in action — 10 percent of the proceeds from...

To Be An Apex Predator

Photo illustration by Dalaanii Cochrane. Feb. 4, 2019. With little to no warning, announcement, leaks or a single piece of promotional material , Respawn Entertainment–known previously for their sleeper hit Titanfall Franchise in the early 2010’s—released a new battle-royale game to the public: Apex Legends. For...

Tougher, Faster, Stronger

Santiago Cisneros (L) trains his client Tiffany La during a boxing session at Self Made Training Facility in Long Beach, Calif., on Sept 28, 2021.  When Santiago Cisneros was 4 years old living in San Jose, Calif., his father was arrested for selling drugs, leaving him, four siblings and a mother with no...

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...