Escape to Slab City

Escape to Slab City is a 20-minute documentary about Moria Sue Clark, a 38-year-old woman living in Slab City, California. It follows her over a two-month period including her birthday and daily life. Clark discusses the impact of having her children taken from her by Child Protective Services and how her faith in God saved […]

Ferguson Verdict Protests Reach Los Angeles

  Following the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, mass protests broke out across the nation on Monday, November 24, 2014. Demonstrations drew large crowds for three nights in downtown Los Angeles before mass arrests successfully diffused the unrest. All three […]

Struggling to Surface

Editor’s note: The identity of the subject in this story has been changed to protect her privacy. “My name is Althea and I’m a junkie.” This is how Althea, 21, starts her Friday nights –– at an AA meeting. Althea comes from a middle class, suburban family in central Vermont and is one of many […]

Beach Goth Party

The third annual Beach Goth Party took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, California. The event was organized by Costa Mesa-based band the Growlers and hosted by actor/comedian Pauly Shore. The lineup ranged from the headlining Growlers to hip-hop artist GZA, founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. With over 30 […]

Adams Apple Orchard

The state of Vermont relies heavily on its tourism to inflate the economy. Autumn is a particularly busy time for many Vermont companies. The changing leaves, cold air and mountains attract many out-of-staters, but perhaps the most iconic part of fall in New England is apple picking. Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market in Williston, […]

Salton City Fire Department

Amidst the 1200 square miles of hostile desert and sparsely populated urban sprawl, only two fire stations are placed within California’s Salton Seas West Shores. According to the website of the Salton Community Services District, or SCSD, eight firefighters are on staff for the district; however, SCSD Captain Scott Murray, 26, says, “There are only […]