Student showcase art at writing center

By Eddie Garcia  East Los Angeles College students can now have some of their artwork on display in the Reading and Writing Center located on the second floor of the Ernest Moreno Arts and Humanities building, also known as the E-3 building. Claudia Jimenez of the Writing Center and Marisa Marofske of the Art Department turned a promising idea into reality. It’s a new project that gives more exposure to…

March 1, 2017
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Theater arts students flourish in competition

March 1, 2017

By Dorany Pineda Design students from the Theater Arts Department won big at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) that took place Feb. 14-19 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Stephen Azua and David Sanchez won first place against 68 other competitors in the Design and Technology categories of the Region 8 competitions. Azua won for his Lighting Design in East Los Angeles College’s production…

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Lion dance honors Lunar New Year

By Christopher Reynoso The International Student Advancement Program (ISAP) kicked off the Lunar New Year with a lion dance and other festivities on February 16 at the E3 quad. The main event of the festival was the lion dance performed by the Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Academy. In addition to the lion dance ISAP hosted other activities including Chinese yo-yo, a ring toss, a lucky draw, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese…

March 1, 2017
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Theater arts students flourish in annual competition

By Dorany Pineda  Design students from the theater arts department won big at the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) that took place Feb. 14-19 at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Stephen Azua and David Sanchez won first place against 68 other competitors in the Design and Technology categories of the Region 8 competitions. Azua won for his Lighting Design in East Los Angeles College’s production…

March 1, 2017
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‘Disney’s Aladdin’ brings bilingual twist

February 16, 2017

By Sergio Berrueta  Casa 0101 brings family-fun entertainment with a bilingual twist to fan-favorite musical numbers in their new musical “Disney’s Aladdin.” With a script written by Jim Luigs and Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the play delivers a microcosm experience of the original film while creating a unique language based twist on the story. Aladdin, played by Daniel Martinez, roams the streets of Agrabah which is put under a spell by…

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Personal Film explores activist’s life

By Dorany Pineda  Director Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a powerful homage to the civil rights movement and to several of the legendary figures that emerged from it, told through the poetic and moral richness of James Baldwin’s words and experiences. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans. It is not a…

February 16, 2017
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Restaurant serves up Asian-Italian infusion

February 15, 2017

By Christian Horta  Savoy is where customers receive an adequate amount of food at an affordable price.  It is a great introduction because it’s Asian food but does not feel Asian.  The spot feels like something that could be on the westside of Los Angeles.  The hole-in-the-wall restaurant features Asian food with an Italian twist. Savoy is best known for their Hainan chicken dish.  It is served over rice and…

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Dance company performs fourth member choreographic project.

By Marlene Dominguez The Let’s Dance Company brought live action rhythm to the audience and presented the 4th member choreographic project on Friday and Saturday in the S2 Complex. It was presented by the company artistic director Kimberly Rabins, along with alumni choreographers Breanne Genite, Evelynn Rodriguez, and Michael Vallejos. Although the dance concert was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m, it started 10 minutes later. There were 11 performances…

November 29, 2016
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Local comedian returns to humble beginnings

By Tiana Hunter  After 20 years as a comedian, the hilarious Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias hasn’t changed one bit. Before East Los Angeles College auditorium doors opened Tuesday night, people lined up all the way past the student services office. The auditorium was packed with 2,000 people who went to see Fluffy. As they began to fill up the auditorium, you could feel the essence in the air that this show…

November 29, 2016
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‘Arrival’ gives a new take on alien invasion

    By Jose Guillen “Arrival” is pure movie magic that hasn’t been seen since 1977’s “Close Encounter of the Third-kind”, where scientists use musical notes or tones to communicate with extraterrestrials. Amy Adams plays Dr. Louise Banks who is not a typical hero. She is a professor of linguistics recruited by the U.S.military into helping them bridge communication with the alien visitors. Adams’ portrayal of her character brings a level…

November 29, 2016
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