In the bizarre age of social distancing, social media has used a few signature terms to help add humor to our unfortunate circumstances. Memes mocking the countless inspirational messages that start with “In these strange and uncertain times…”, WFH emails that open with “I hope this finds you well”, and of course, the popular poll […]

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When casting the role of Caleb for the short film Julia, the casting director knew they needed someone who could convey confidence and charm easily. They needed someone believable in a role that could balance a character as complex as Julia. The search for Caleb was a long one, but no one seemed to fit […]

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The role of Julia is a complex one, to say the least, and finding the perfect actress to fill that role was not something the producers and director took lightly. After spending weeks going over auditions, they finally found the one they knew could bring such a complicated character to life. Meet Lauren Laschuk. Tell […]

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Side hustles are the new thing. Plenty of millennials have begun seeking more than just the traditional 9-to-5 job, hoping to translate their passion into some sort of additional income. Many call this the side hustle; something you do under moonlit skies to try to keep the dream alive. For many people this might be […]

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Another musical legend is gone. On August 16, the news dropped that Aretha Franklin made her transition at 76-years old after having suffered from pancreatic cancer. Even though the news wasn’t sudden, it was still daunting, the impact reverberating as deeply as the soul-stirring music and transporting vocals with which she left us. In true […]

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Recently, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) tweeted about California prison inmates being used to fight its wildfires, which have been some of the most-life-threatening in history. The post reads: “Today, more than 2,000 volunteer inmate firefighters, including 58 youth offenders, are battling wildfire flames throughout CA. Inmate firefighters serve a vital role, […]

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I had been wanting to write about immigration for a while now, but everytime I sat in front of my laptop, I came up short. I knew my angle would criticize the way our government is handling the situation, but my frozen fingers were a result of a something else: I wasn’t sure exactly what […]

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My mother doesn’t drive on the freeway. From as early as age nine, I remember her avoiding the freeway like the plague; and when asked her reason, she proclaimed it was because of her anxiety. Of course I shook my head, now shamefully, and just thought she was over-exaggerating. If you know my mother, then […]

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