‘Alien Convenant’ adds more to sci-fi universe

May 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  “Alien: Covenant,” directed by Ridley Scott, adds more to the franchise’s mythos in this thought provoking and gruesome installment to the “Aliens” franchise. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Katherine Waterston. The film takes place ten years after “Prometheus,” its predecessor from2012. The colonization ship ‘Covenant’ is damaged by a space phenomenon. It results in minor damage to the ship and the death…

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Elans narrative life experiences through works of literature

By Maria Cubillo  Prose, poems and songs were performed by ELAC Writers Society, Speech team and creative writing 127 students during their Drop the Mic Night which packed the F5 201 Multipurpose room on Thursday. The audience recorded the performances. English professor and Writers Society adviser, Obed Silva, said, “I wanted to teach (my students) that they can create and write beautifully. I want them to know if you can…

May 24, 2017
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East Los Angeles Comic Con

May 24, 2017

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

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New movie, Snatched, to disappoint comedy seekers

By: Joseph Dargan   After planning a vacation for two, socially awkward Emily, played by Amy Shumer, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend and forced to invite her overprotective mom Linda, played by Goldie Hawn, on what would become the jungle adventure of a lifetime. With the overuse of dull-witted, lowbrow humor and the occasional predictable gag, “Snatched”, unfortunately falls short of comedy gold. Hawn’s performance is solid while Shumer’s…

May 23, 2017
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VPAM to host free potery workshop for all ages

May 22, 2017

By: Leticia Muro The Vincent Price Art Museum will host workshops on the last Saturday of every month in conjunction with the Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from now through July. VPAM hosted another successful Family Day workshop over the weekend. Those who attended had the opportunity to learn about Chinese ceramics, and create their own pottery pieces. The families that attended the workshop gathered in…

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Let’s Dance Company to host 12th dance concert

By: Iomara Guzman Let’s Dance Company from East Los Angeles College will host its 12th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dance Recital Hall. Kimberly Denise Rabins is co-directing the dance concert with Kristin Chew Reutimann. Rabins is the artistic director and was a former member of the San Diego State University dance team. Reutimann is a member of the Los Angeles Community College…

May 22, 2017
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King Arthur’s retelling may be too fast paced

By: Alejandro Lara “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Richie, is a film filled with action, adventure, computer generated images and comedic sequences. Starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, who is well known for his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and Jude Law as Vortigern. This film has everything that an action-seeking moviegoer can imagine. The comedic scenes are sometimes untimely and awkward, but…

May 22, 2017
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Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

May 22, 2017
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ELAC Jazz Band Performance Powerful and Lively

By Jorge Vazquez The ELAC Jazz Band held a concert on May 12, 2017 in the S2 Building. Admission was free and snacks were sold in the lobby. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. Despite never being to that venue, the ELAC Jazz Band was welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. Upon entering, the 17 band members were already playing…

May 17, 2017
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Musical to additionally feature a live band and puppets

By: Clementina Arias Little Shops of Horrors Preview East Los Angeles College presents the musicsal, “Little Shops of Horrors,” which will run from May 19th to the 21st, and through May 26th to the 28th at the Proscenium Theater. Tickets are available outside of the black box theater for $12 general, $15 at the door, or $10 for a Associated Student Union discount availble in P2-101. Stage manager, Stephanie Lopez…

May 16, 2017
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