Win brings women’s basketball closer to playoff spot

By Rogelio Alvarez Women’s Basketball (5-3) defeated conference rivals Rio Hondo (3-5) 81-58 last Friday at Rio. The game was a must-win for East Los Angeles College, who is in contention for the Southern Coast North Conference title and a spot in the postseason. ELAC came into the game seeking to make up a tough loss at home to Mt. San Antonio College (7-1). ELAC is 17-9 overall. “We can’t…

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Pitching woes lead to baseball’s second straight loss

By Jerry Flores The baseball team lost their second consecutive game against Riverside City College on Saturday. The final score was 2-5. During the 4th inning, the Huskies allowed the first run by the Tiger’s freshman outfielder Joseph Hodapp, who automatically won first base because of poor pitching by East Los Angeles College’s freshman pitcher Paul Kosanovich. Losing by a run, the Huskies were able to tie the game in…

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Basketball team dominates Rio Hondo for sixth win in a row

By Rogelio Alvarez Men’s Basketball defeated Rio Hondo College 94-64 last Friday at Rio. East  Los Angeles College extended its winning streak to six games. They are now 7-1 in the Southern Coast North Conference and 22-5 overall. “Our main focus right now is to take it one game at a time and work toward our goal of winning the conference championship,” ELAC Assistant coach Darren French said. ELAC dominated…

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Softball team breaks two-game losing streak

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles College Softball broke its two game losing streak after a 6-4 win against Long Beach City College yesterday at home. The first few innings did not yield any points for ELAC. It took  the team a while to find its rythm. The Huskies were behind by two runs in the fifth inning when sophomore outfielder Dominique De Alba hit a bunt that Long Beach…

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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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Author and prison educator to speak at Adelante event

By Frank Portillo The second event in the Adelante First-Year Program’s Social Justice Platica series for the semester will feature a reading of poetry from author and educator Tyson Amir. Amir will be reading poetry from his newly published book titled “Black Boy Problems: An Account of Black Survival in America” and engaging with those in attendance with a question and answer on Feb. 22. Organizer of the event and…

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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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Anticipated Netflix British film is a bust

By Maria Marroquin The new Netflix original, “The Ritual” has a great scenery, music and sound effects as well as a good balanced combination of humor and horror. The movie begins with a group of old college friends planning a trip while at a bar. The characters find themselves arguing and not being able to agree on one location. As they are going home the main character, Luke played by…

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Childhood favorite revamped

By Andrea Cerna “Peter Rabbit” is widely known to be a classic children book series by Beatrix Potter. In the movie adaptation, this is not the same personality we remember Peter Rabbit having. Typically a children’s movie would open up with the musical key note that sets the mood for the film. The audience think it’s going to be another generic kid’s musical with singing animated birds, but it’s not….

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Terror in Paris on the big screen

By Andrew Ayala Fearlessness and compassion are two of the many characteristics and qualities that are brought onto the big screen and into the light in Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris.” The 15:17 to Paris is based on a true story, in which three childhood friends faced terrorism in a foreign country during vacation. On August 25, 2015 Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were riding on a…

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