MEChA rocks, raises funds

By Isaac Tovar MEChA welcomed independent music and revolutionary minds for their “Day of the Indigenous” concert on Saturday night at the auditorium foyer. The event raised $700 to establish a scholarship fund for AB 540 students. The audience was entertained by culture driven music, ranging from blues-like-reggae songs telling the stories of a struggling culture in English and Nahuatl, to hard edged hip-hop with revolutionary undertones, to more fast paced…

October 20, 2011
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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011
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CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

October 20, 2011
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Food truck caters to Elans’ appetite

By Lindsey Maeda It is about time ELAC had a food truck that was truly accommodating to its customers. The food tastes even better knowing that the people serving it put in additional tender love and care. Serving up a variety of satisfying dishes, the About Time food truck provides accommodating service with a smile to East Los Angeles College students.  Around noon, the truck brings-in ELAC’s hungry lunch crowd, but…

October 20, 2011
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‘Teresita’ serves big flavors

By: Erik Luna Just up the street from Obregon Park in East Los Angeles, a quiet little restaurant brings traditional Mexican spices to their menu with an authentic taste. Teresitas Restaurant has been opening its doors since 1983 and making people smile with their flavorful menu and welcoming environment. The first thing a customer will hear when entering the establishment is usually a friendly greeting. Once a waitress gets a…

October 13, 2011
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Adams finds own sound with ‘Fire’

By: Maria Gonzalez Ryan Adams, not to be confused with Canadian singer Bryan Adams, released a more mature sound with his album “Ashes and Fire.” After being compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Leonard Cohen, Adams seems to finally have found a sound of his own. It is full of bliss, with subtle sounds that make inviting songs. Adams is an alternative country-rock singer/songwriter from North Carolina. He…

October 13, 2011
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‘Dorados’ thrills tastebuds

By: Freddy Monares Dorados Ceviche Bar sits on a block of its own offering flavors that are guaranteed to excite the palette. The restaurant is located at 440 S. Atlantic Blvd. in Monterey Park, about two miles northeast of the College and literally has its own block. The cottage-style restaurant not only serves delicious food, but also puts customers in a very relaxed environment. Bushes placed on the outside of the…

October 13, 2011
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Tight plot ‘Ides’ shine

By: Justine Quintana “The Ides of March” is a story of a modern day political campaign entailing the ‘hush-hush’ situations that happen behind the scenes and the limits one dedicated second-in-command will go to. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Stephen Meyers and George Clooney as Mike Morris. Meyers has to not only save his career, but also the career of the governor he is campaigning for, Morris. Meyers brings…

October 13, 2011
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‘Red’ juggles music, school at ELAC

By Andrew Valdez Young, energetic and do-it-yourself three-piece band are three ways to describe Hello My Name is Red from East Los Angeles. This self-proclaimed underdog, is a band that if Elans don’t know now, they should. Known for their impromptu generator-shows at places like The Palladium, the recent Pixies concert, The Smell, Mika Miko’s last show, and Venice beach. This band really lives by their guerillaesque, self-empowerment attitude. Musically, their…

October 10, 2011
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