For the last video of the fall 2014 semester, Behind The Print sits down with Program Director Matt Gottesman and Assistant Program Director Hasnaa Rausdeen of KPCRadio.com and show a behind the scenes look at Pierce College’s Media Arts Department’s radio station.
After a grand jury handed down a verdict not to indict Ferguson Mo. officer Darren Wilson after the shooting death of Michael Brown, protests in many major US cities were organized by activist groups. Three reporters of The Roundup News went to one of the protests in Downtown Los Angeles to cover and document the event.
Behind The Print went along with Roundup News staff photographer Nicolas Heredia as he goes on assignment to cover Leland Shapiro, accompanied by two baby farm animals, inviting Pierce College President Kathleen Burke to the annual Farm Walk.
Roundup staff reporter Jessica Boyer interviews Bobby Baker, a defensive back for Pierce College’s football team, who is involved in “Be You”, an anti-bullying campaign. From the story:
From bullying players on the field to leading an anti-bullying campaign off the field, Pierce College student and current defensive back for the program Bobby Baker brings the “Be You” campaign to the college.
“The campaign is to promote and bring awareness to individuality and anti-bullying,” Baker said. “It’s to help and influence people to be themselves.”
Baker has been involved with the “Be You” campaign for about a month, learning about it from his friend, Anthony McLaughlin.
“I think that it’s great that athletes are getting involved,” said Bob Lofrano, athletic director of the Pierce College Athletic Department. “Athletes are usually people out in front and are confident about themselves. I think they’d be a good spokesperson for an anti-bullying campaign. That’s an important topic and hats off to the athletes who have a part in that.”