Hey Siri

Hey Siri

By Annie Choi, Halah Biviji, Ryan Golden, and Kasandra Tapia

August 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Siri, how is the weather today? Siri is an intelligent personal assistant, part of Apple Inc.'s iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems. This virtual helper  translates people’s personal requests into binary commands. However, at Long Beach City College, Siri Connor, one of the two Interim...

The Life of an Internet Surfer

The Life of an Internet Surfer

By Hannnah Woodworth, Alex Reyes, Gabriela Limon, and Berenice Cortez

August 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The spinning wheel of death pops up. The internet surfer is frustrated and loses interest by the second. Mo Wright, a web designer at Long Beach City College, believes in the benefits of the internet and that no one should be intimidated by technology. Wright began his career in web design after working...

From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks

From Hiding Behind a Mask to Creating Masks

By Lindsay Chong, Braeden Bailey, Ashwin Chona, and Paul Yoo

August 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Student Life, Top Stories

As Danielle Crowder, 24, sets down her mask and undoes her purple ponytail on a Wednesday afternoon, a resilient and aspiring woman appears. Having been disguised as a drug addict for seven years, Crowder shows her true self— a young woman who loves art and law. Before drugs crippled her career,...

The Beauty in Chaos

The Beauty in Chaos

By Alexis Rodriguez-Mejia, Elizabeth Alvarado, Neitan Mayorga, and Polina Mogilevsky

August 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Features, Multimedia, Top Stories

Art is often thought of as a mere hobby for the creatively inclined. Vivadine Delfs, a freshman at Long Beach City College, has decided that art will be her profession. A lifelong artist, Delfs has created her art through several techniques. An avid doodler, she carries a sketchbook that showcases...

Community College: what are you paying for?

Community College: what are you paying for?

By Maya Chari - Newbury Park High School, Kavita Rai - Newbury park High School, Kate Wasson - Mater Dei High School, Graham Metzker - Long Beach Poly High School, and Connor Schwengel - Woodbridge High School

August 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Student Life, Top Stories, Video

The three things an incoming college freshman frets about are eating right, sleeping right, and paying right— paying right being the number one concern for most students, especially at Long Beach City College. “I chose LBCC because it’s close to home. And it’s cheaper,” said Dylan Roberts,...

Small campus, big on safety

Small campus, big on safety

By Adytia Vunnum, Angel Miranda, Raul D'souza, Nina Chiuchiarelli, and Tommy Lee

August 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photos, Top Stories

Contrary to the current tension between police and citizens across the United States, students at Long Beach City College feel safe and comfortable with the Department of Public Safety and its officers on campus. “I think we have a good working relationship with the citizens of Long Beach,” T...

Drawing outside the box: an artist’s guide to life

Drawing outside the box: an artist’s guide to life

By Elliott Nerenberg, Victoria Vidales, Victoria Juan, and Connor Keep

August 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Features, Multimedia, Top Stories

Few people in modern society know how to stop, take in their surroundings, and learn something from them because of their preoccupation with work and technology. Even fewer people find it necessary to do so, but artist and high school photography teacher Chris Lee, 50, says differently. “Looking...

Do you know your mission statement?

Do you know your mission statement?

By Olivia Luby, Jaycen Sussman, Caitlin Henderson, Joseph Barnes, Jenny Park, and Jessica Lipaz

August 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories, Video

Purposeful. Focused. Nurturing. Connected. Respectful. These five words describe the core values of Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) mission statement. On August 3, a group of high school journalists walked around LBCC asking students and staff on campus if they knew their school’s values and...

Locals create international change with Hands for Africa

Locals create international change with Hands for Africa

By Ana Sayre, Ashima Kundu, Anahi Martinez, Kristy Hernandez, Lindsay Filgas, and Sarah Lu

August 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Features, Multimedia, Storify

As Priscilla (who wishes to keep her last name concealed) and her partner started off with warm smiles and excited to present their pitch about their cause, called Hands for Africa, a cause that helps provide natural resources, shelter, and clothing for those in need in Africa, at Long Beach City...

Professor serves volleyballs and fitness for athletes

Professor serves volleyballs and fitness for athletes

By Vanessa Centeno, Nallely DeLara, Daisy Espinoza, Lindsay Filgas, and Sarah Lu

August 4, 2016


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Features, Multimedia, Sports

With a diploma in one hand and a volleyball in the other, young high school graduate, 16, John Gregory Smith spiked his way into a career in athletic fitness and wellness. “I was so young, I had just got a car, you know I was free,” Smith said. “I didn't know what I wanted to do; I tried th...

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