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Ruff and Rescue: The Value of a Secondhand Pup

Ruff and Rescue: The Value of a Secondhand Pup

Ingrid Mera

May 7, 2019

A man's best friend, a phrase created to embody the bond between an individual and a dog. “I chose to adopt because most shelter dogs come from a bad past and I wanted to give one a better life,” says Leslie Flores, a twenty-year-old accompanied by her 5-year-old pitbull. The SPCA is one of...

Paper to Electronic

Paper to Electronic

Ingrid Mera

April 30, 2019

Slouched on a few chairs outside of the empty shopping center, a group of young men sat laughing, cracking jokes as people walked past them. Smoke filled the air around them in heavy grey-white clouds. “Here,” said one of them as he handed a small, black vape pen to his friend sitting next to...

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Ingrid Mera

April 15, 2019

“My first memory of Disney goes back to 1994. The Lion King had just come to theaters, so my mom and aunt took me and my cousin to see it. Being the cool six year olds we were, we insisted on sitting a few rows in front of our parents.” explains Katy Vitus, “The time came when Rafiki held Simba...

Shopping for a Cruelty-Free Face

Illustration of makeup. (Ingrid Mera/Xpress)

Ingrid Mera

March 4, 2019

Every day, thousands of people wake up to similar routines as they get out of bed to start the day. Makeup plays a large role in daily routines, whether it’s getting ready for a shift at work, or sitting in front of the mirror to experiment with makeup looks. The light hit the mirror, reflecting...

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game

Ingrid Mera

January 11, 2019

Vintage clothing and sneakers have become a phenomenon over the last few years, creating an opportunity for people to not only express themselves through different colorways and patterns, but to also welcome a new opportunity for young people to make a living out of a passion. Read More »...

Retail and Life

Retail and Life

Ingrid Mera

December 9, 2018

Standing in front of a pile of recently-touched sweaters, a twenty-eight-year-old latino male is interrupted by two middle aged men as they step foot into the store, whilst music plays in the background. As they walk up to a pile of freshly folded t-shirts, they begin by unfolding the first shirt of...

Life outside of Campus

Life outside of Campus

Ingrid Mera

November 4, 2018

No one understands the meaning of a night out better than college students. When high school comes to an end for students across California, some consider their choice of campus to attend by its party scene. Read More »...

The Unavoidable Commute

The Unavoidable Commute

Ingrid Mera

October 4, 2018

Story by Ingrid Mera and Antonio Dos Santos Lau.  For many people, commuting in a train filled with characters such as those who wear crazy colored wigs and trash bags around their head, may not be out of the ordinary, and often times can be expected as the doors open before departing a statio...

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