By Julius Jaramillo
I’d be hard pressed to find someone who’d never had a bad period in their life. A time where confusion, desperation, and sorrow dragged themselves down to meet those demons, starving for a piece of cynicism. If I did meet this person, I would be impressed but at the same time… I might need to catch my breath. Because I have been through dark periods; lonely years where you don’t see things as black and white, but as a hot red. Those experiences take a lot of time and effort to come out the other end from. And though I’m not perfect today by any means, the work I have done has led me to a realization that has now meant more than ever before… I am a Superman Fan.
I had my Batman periods, my Spider-Man marathons, my Doctor Strange vacations, but it would always come back to The Last Son of Krypton. As I think back on it, he’s been an inspiration throughout my upbringing. Looking for my first pair of glasses, I knew I wanted to be the only Middle Schooler resembling Clark Kent, brilliantly late for work at the Daily Planet. And when I’d hear the music from John Williams Superman Theme, I would go outside, and look up, shooting my arms as if the momentum would actually launch me.
Written By: Amanda Ly
Ellie Haus is an L.A native, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, this (Fall 2019) was their final semester at PCC. "This semester is the first time I've ever taken college level art classes. I did take an art class in 9th grade, but that was so long ago I barely remember anything". Ellie found it very beneficial to take both foundation drawing and this art portfolio class. "Before taking any art classes I was scared of the art world. I felt like an impostor, that if I took art classes they would shun me. I was very happy to find my fears were unfounded". Ellie are planning to take more art classes here before I transfer.
In his literary essay titled, "Valley Beth Shalom: The Mecca of Jewish Tradition". Aaron Eberhardt finds himself at the steps of what is alien territory for him; the use of ethos and pathos. In the essay, he observes the Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue's use of ethos and pathos and how if utilized well, can provide a genuinely authentic atmosphere that allows its members to benefit from the practice of Judaism to its utmost level.
Written By: Perla Vogel
Performed in November at Pasadena City College, "When We Dream" was a workshop devised and directed by Suzanne Hunt-Jenner and performed by PCC students through the Performing and Communication Arts Division.
"When We Dream" was a moving and heart-inspiring play about undocumented youth incarcerated in the United States. Pasadena City College students read poems from unknown children and showed deep connection to the work and the words of the youth. The production was successful in giving these incarcerated immigrants a voice. The nation is facing many tough situations and this play was able to show citizens the many portraits of immigrants in our nation who still have a dream.
Written By: Amanda Ly
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