Saturday, April 4, 2020

#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...

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,...

Volunteer Task Force AX

Hair as light as low simmering ember, tied back with a black hairband into an impeccable ponytail, anthropology major and Pierce College student Brenna Perteet increases her pace as she rushes into Starbucks. Cream, sugar, spices and warm baking dough engulf her senses while she cuts ahead of the growing line. She ordered her coffee online the night before....

Stripping Off Debt

Story by: Natalee Ayala Photo Illustrations by: Lynn Levitt, Todd Rosenblatt, Jose Romero, UD Balancing student life and exotic dancing Inside a Sepulveda Boulevard club, a purple light beams toward a revolving disco ball, glittering the long catwalk with a rainbow of colors. Seated at the end of the stage, a man sporting a thick, black ponytail slouches in his armchair...

Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Story by Michaia Hernandez Photos by Joe Kukuczka LAPD officers focus on the youth of a community through programs   Officer Edison Vistar pushes Alicia Ontiveros for one more pushup outside the West Valley Community Police Station in Reseda,Calif. April 18, 2012. Elementary and middle school students attend the biweekly workouts.Photos by Joe Kukuczka    It is an unusual sight, even for a police station....

Divine Intervention2


Jeremiah Johnson's past led him on a journey to step out from the dark and into the light through Skid Row.


Icing on the cake

Who says small business is dead? Stacy Nakamura makes a go of it—her own way.

Why So Scared?

Story by: William Yeromian Photos by: Jorge Alvarado Fear factor, fun factor “Before I arrive to the theme park, I feel nervous,” said high school student Veronica Palafox as she neared the haunted mazes at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). Haunting music mingled with screams echoed in the background as she entered. “It takes a lot of courage to step in...

Head Wraps in the Park

  The sound of hands pounding on an African drum enticed people to dance as the rhythm of music flowed through their bodies. A celebration of diverse skin colors and culture was on full display at Grand Park in Downtown, Los Angeles. As the sweet smell of incense perfumed the air on Sept. 29, the third annual Head Wraps in the...

Ink Me Up

A new spasm of pain surges through a large man’s body lying on the thick padded hospital style table as a consistent buzz resonates through the room. His face scrunches with each touch of the humming machine to the skin covering his ribs. A man with blonde and black dreads leans in closer to note the exact spot he should bring...