Latest ‘Call of Duty’ returns to roots

Andrew ayala Staff Writer It’s back to the basics in “Call of Duty: World War 2,” which means players are saying goodbye to jetpacks and hello to boots on the ground. With the idea of an original “Call of Duty” game, where skill is measured by gun skill and not how quick can use jetpacks to pick other  players off, the gamer community was shaken. The franchise is back to…

November 30, 2017
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Artsy pizza joint offers vegan choices

November 30, 2017

BY alynna guzman Staff Writer Walking by “Purgatory Pizza” in Boyle Heights, the first thing to notice is the artwork. The building is adorned with messages like “justice,  peace,” with different colored writing surrounding the “no’s” and blaring dance music to set the mood. Purgatory Pizza offers regular and vegan options. Although a bit expensive compared to your run of the mill pizza place, a regular specialty pizza will run…

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Howlin Ray’s great option for students to eat

November 30, 2017

BY ANDREW AYALA Staff Writer “Howlin’  Ray’s” and its  renowned hot chicken are sure to make a mark on consumers taste buds and will have them craving more. Located at 727 N Broadway #128 in Chinatown, Los Angeles, this small shop gathers a big crowd. Surrounded by other known restaurants such as “Chego,” “Ramen Champ,” “Baohaus,” and “Pok Pok Phat Thai,” “Howlin’ Rays” brings a new style of food to…

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Emotional distress of veterans seen in ‘Mudbound’

November 28, 2017

By Alexandria Armstrong Emmy award winning director Dee Rees makes her Netflix debut with Mudbound, written by both Rees and Virgil Williams based on the 2008 novel of the same name. Rees takes you back in time to a post war Mississippi where we follow two World War 2 soldiers( one black the other white) after they return home after the war ends. Mudbound stars award winning actress Carey mulligan,…

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ delivers on multiple fronts

November 15, 2017

By Frank Portillo The remake of “Murder on the Orient Express” is a beautifully shot, well-acted murder mystery with an insanely talented ensemble cast. Based on the novel of the same name, the film is another solid addition to director Kenneth Branagh’s filmography, which includes the first “Thor” and 2015’s “Cinderella.” Branagh leads the ensemble cast as the self-proclaimed “Greatest detective in the world” with a luxuriant moustache, Hercule Poirot….

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Students drop mic

November 15, 2017

By Melody Ortiz Student performers expressed themselves during the “Drop the Mic” event held by the Writers Society on Thursday night in the S-2 recital hall. East Los Angeles College students, along with others from the Los Angeles area, had an opportunity to share their own poetry and music. Students read from prepared papers, off of their phones, and from memory. Some were new to sharing and some were used…

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Comic expo focuses on Latino culture, heritage

November 15, 2017

By Michael Dominguez Many different styles and cultures from Latino artists were brought together to create the Latino Comics Expo. Javier Hernandez, the co-founder of the expo, was also a vendor at the expo. He wanted the show to be  focused on Latino comic creators. Hernandez has been creating comic books for years and  knows a lot of Latino artists, which led to his first show in San Francisco in…

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Effort aside, ‘Destiny 2’ fails to engage

November 15, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro An improved story, impressive graphics but hollow content make Destiny 2 a disappointing follow-up to its predecessor. “Destiny 2” did a great job at addressing the “Destiny” community complaints that plagued the first game, one of the biggest being the story. Where the first game had non-engaging story, “Destiny 2” made the effort of telling a story where the player cares about what happens to the character….

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ ends trilogy with humorous tone

By Frank Portillo “Thor: Ragnarok” is not only the funniest Marvel movie to date, but is also one of the best at using its universe of characters. It’s a film that beautifully wraps up the trilogy, It is hard not to describe “Ragnarok” as a comedy because of how much humor is involved. But the film also manages to be emotionally moving when the story demands it. The humorous tone…

November 15, 2017
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Veterans’ art sheds light on past

November 15, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College student veterans shared their military experience through artwork at the Veterans Art Exhibit opening reception in the Helen Miller Bailey Library foyer on Monday. Upon entering the library, the exhibit displays photographs taken by student veterans, with flags from the United States Armed Forces hanging from the balcony of the second floor. In the enclosed cabinet display are ceramic pieces, military uniforms, badges, a…

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