HIT AND RUN - Isaiah Young (22) tackles Jalil Shoatz (24) for a 4-yard loss. Photo by Colin Grylls

Jags defeat Pierce College, move to 3-0

WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF. – In 1985, John Shepard Stadium witnessed two future Super Bowl MVPs, Steve Young and Doug Williams, face off in one of USFL’s final games. Last Saturday, Southwestern College’s quarterbacks seemed to be possessed by the stadium’s memories in a 41-14 blowout against the Pierce College Brahmas, improving the Jaguars’ record to 3-0. Jaguar quarterbacks Israel “Tofi” Paopao and Luis Perez combined for 296 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Head coach Ed Carberry regularly uses two quarterbacks, however, Pierce College forced SWC’s hand in the second quarter when a hard hit to the chest knocked Paopao out of the game. Carberry said Paopao’s x-rays were negative, although he is still questionable to return…

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MULTIMEDIA: SWC filmmaker documents ever-expanding world of comics

‘Comics are everywhere’: Brilliant SWC filmmaker documents the ever-expanding world of comic books

It may be, as Neil Kendricks insists, the new golden age of comics. And Kendricks himself is their documentarian. Four years ago Southwestern College adjunct instructor Kendricks began production on his first full-length documentary, “Comics Are Everywhere,” a candid look into the world of comics as seen through the eyes of artists who make them. Kendricks’ film poses an elusive question: What does it take to create? After years in production, Kendricks is now asking himself that same question. His…

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Photo by Melvin Graham

Preview: Rent

  Jonathan Larson’s world was falling apart, plagued by drugs and disease. Under the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village, Larson’s musical “Rent” depicts the dark life he…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SWC Qatar Exchange Program

Re: June 9, 2014 Viewpoint article regarding Southwestern College’s relationship with Qatar, titled “Relationship with Qatar condones misogyny.” I would like to provide information that will correct some factual errors in the article and offer my perspective. First, I must state that this agreement was not made in secret. The Qatar International Program was posted …