Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Seductive Art

Behind the black curtain of Bar One in the San Fernando Valley that keeps her hidden from the crowd, Lola Chan changes from conservative clothing she wore entering the club to her lacy and seductive costume that will be revealed to the waiting patrons. The sound of anticipation grows as the entertainment is about to begin. The lights dim...

Ranch Blessing

Natalamb the sheep is one of the animals at the Sheep Unit at the Pierce College Farm in Woodland Hills, Calif. Photo by: Adam BaronJulio Wong smiles as he feeds the goats at the Pierce College Farm in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 23, 2020. Photo by: Chelsea Westman A baby goat sits in a bucket at...

Without a home, but not alone

Charlie Psy holds his dog Halu in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy holds his dog Halu in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy’s dog Halu is by his side in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiRonald Johnson holds his snake in Venice, Calif. Photo by: Atena NaghiCharlie Psy plays the guitar in Venice,...

Greek Organizations: Lost In Translation

Decorum. Courtesy. Togetherness. Students have used these standards as the foundation to build the Greek system that is prevelent across U.S. colleges and universities. But as fraternities and sororities have blossomed, these ideals have been lost on many campuses due to hazing, vandalism and drug abuse. On Oct. 24, 2014, California State University, Northridge, shut down all activities that relate to Greek...

From the punk show to the classroom

Pierce College English Professor standing in his office in Woodland Hills Calif., holding some memorabilia from his time as lead singer and guitarist for punk band Still Life. Photo by Cameron Kern Blue dyed hair, skin-tight jeans, ear piercings, skull tattoos and fast-paced strumming of guitar strings- these are just some...

Walking a Ruff Road

Daniel Habas poses with his dogs Honey and Molly by his home in Encino, Calif. Photo by: Adam BaronDaniel Habas poses with his dogs Honey and Molly by his home in Encino, Calif. Photo by: Adam BaronDaniel Habas walks his pomeranian-mix dogs Honey and Molly by his home in Encino, Calif., on May 19, 2020. Photo by:...

Farewell, Little Pine

Little pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif. Currently closed to the public because of the "Covid-19" Pandemic. Photo by: Adam BaronThe inside of Little pine, a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif. Currently closed to the public because of the "Covid-19" Pandemic. Photo by: Adam BaronLeslie Charles, the former manager of Little Pine, sits with...

The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and your Dog: Dogstrology

Illustration by: Chelsea WestmanDog astrologer Yesenia Flores smiles with her dog Zeus. Photo by: Hannah Davis It was another Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, and the sun was blazing down as if it was deep in the summer. But it’s April 29 and in the middle of a pandemic, a dog...

Why Do We Love Our Pets So Much?

Molly the dog, photo courtesy of: Nathalee Montano Photo of Samwise the cat, courtesy of: Aleczandra Vick(Left to Right) Patty Esmeral and Raisa Esmeral hold up their cats Toki and Pepper to their window at their home in Reseda Calif., on May 6, 2020. Photo by: Chelsea Westman(Left to right) Claudia Miranda and John Miranda hold their...

Saving animals, helping families

Angela Killips, an assistant veterinary technician, poses with her dog Lucas in the Vet Tech building at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Sept. 26, 2019. Lucas has been given the title of program assistant by fellow vet tech students and faculty. Photo by: Katya CastilloFormer Pierce student Dr. Leticia Gonzalez-Garcia wraps the ear of a...