Edge of Seventeen highlights the struggles of growing up

November 27, 2016

by Marcel Balladares With only a handful of films under her belt, Kelly Fremon shows what it’s like to be a teen dealing with tough situations today. The Edge of Seventeen is fantastic as the situations shown throughout the film can be seen as small to some and life altering to others, with Hailee Steinfeld being at the center of it all. An Oscar nominated actress for the Coen brothers’…

Read More >>

Passion for dance takes student to new heights

November 23, 2016

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed…

Read More >>

Let’s Dance Company performs annual choreography project

November 23, 2016

by Marlen Dominguez The Let’s Dance Company brought live action rhythm to the audience and presented the 4th member choreographic project on Friday and Saturday. 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 7pm, it started ten minutes later. There were eleven dances performances in total, and three…

Read More >>

‘Bleed for This’ brings amusing battle life

November 22, 2016

By Arely Alejandre Bleed for this,  a story based on the life of Vinny Pazienza, a boxer who made a great comeback after a car accident leaves him with a broken neck. A story of overcoming obstacles, a wannabe Rocky Balboa without overdoing it and with humorous undertones. Although it brings up the question of how many times has hollywood done that? However this story is different, in that it…

Read More >>

‘Fantastics Beasts’ brings Wizarding World to United States

November 22, 2016

By Christopher D. Reynoso Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a terrific journey back into the magical world of Harry Potter. Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by Oscar Award winner Eddie Redmayne, sets out to round up some of his magical creatures that have escaped from an enchanted briefcase. Along the way he faces quite a number of unexpected turns that all come together very well to establish…

Read More >>

Students’ show musical talent with pride

November 9, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College Applied Music Program students paid homage to classical artists with their musical talents on Wednesday in the S2 Recital Hall. More than a dozen students sang challenging songs in a foreign language or performed with instruments such as a piano, cello, double bass violin, violin and classical guitar. “The best part of performing is not just people coming out and listening to us,…

Read More >>

Jazz band captivates audience

By Russel Zazueta  Jazz music performed by the Charlie Ferguson Sextet did a great job in charming audiences of all ages during the First Friday Jazz Series concert at East Los Angeles College. Inside the dimly-lit recital hall, shades of blue light shot up the walls for ambience, when pianist Charlie Ferguson counted off the next jazz standard by snapping his fingers. The sextet launched into a standard called “Breakfast…

November 9, 2016
Read More >>

‘Doctor Strange’ conjures visually stunning story

By Francisco Portillo The Sorcerer Supreme makes his big screen debut in the visually stunning origin story “Doctor Strange.” The addition of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) introduces the audience to the mystical elements of the fictional world. The visual effects in the movie take the audience on a psychedelic experience that seems to mirror that of an LSD trip.  Some of the special effects in the…

November 9, 2016
Read More >>

Documentary produced-Leonardo DiCaprio focuses on ecological future

By Dorany Pineda  Fisher Steven’s documentary “Before the Flood,” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, takes an in-depth look at planet earth’s terrifying trajectory into an apocalyptic ecological future. A bleak, but poignant, insight into a nightmarish time, the film is a vivid portrait of the beauty and fragility of life on our planet, and all that is at risk if we don’t care for it. “Before the Flood” is incredibly persuasive…

November 9, 2016
Read More >>

Stan Lee Comic Con celebrates six years in L.A.

November 3, 2016

By Ivan Cazares and Francisco Portillo Cosplayers posed for photos with each other and fans, competitive gamers fought for national championships and collectors filled the exhibit hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday through Saturday. Whether fans call it Stan Lee’s Comikaze or Los Angeles Comic Con, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is the longest running fan convention in LA that celebrates comic book culture, science fiction and…

Read More >>