Xpress Magazine

Perception: How Social Media Is Changing What It Means To Be An Immigrant

Protesters march down Wilshire Blvd. during an immigration demonstration on Monday, May 1, 2006. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times)

Leslie Rivera

May 14, 2017

As I walked through Marco Forster Middle School’s courtyard, the murmurs between classmates began: “Are you cutting class or are you walking out?” Prior to the rise of social media, events spread through word of mouth between classmates and friends. A dash through the side of the main building, ...

Pushing Vegan — The Vegan And Skateboarding Communities Intersect

Kelly Weber skates at SoMa Skate Park. Weber has a vegan skate blog, and he writes articles related to his skating interests and his findings of vegan clothings. 
Perng-chih Huang // Xpress Magazine

Leslie Rivera

November 15, 2016

Thirty-five-year-old Kerry Weber wakes up at six in the morning to commute to work at a tech campus in the South Bay. Weber is a lab engineer who skateboards any chance he can get, whether that be at his workplace or after hours when the parking lots are empty. On the weekends he prefers to skate in...

Breaking Points — Act I: Relationships

Photo by Ryan McGilchrist

Leslie Rivera

October 24, 2016

During a dimly lit dinner 800 ft above ground on the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower Restaurant, my partner and I discussed our future as we enjoyed the 360 degree view of the city. Some nights we preferred sleeping outdoors, so we would grab a couple bottles of wine and sleep on the beach underneath th...

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