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April 28, 2011

  By Thy Lam The day the 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Northeast Japan and caused a devastating tsunami, Issac Martinez, a former Elan, began thinking of how he could help the victims. He posted his prayers for Japan on Facebook and Twitter and surprisingly received feedback from his friends and their friends. A month later, with the help from Andrew Garcia, one of the top 10 competitors on season nine of…

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Cofeehouse delights Elans

April 6, 2011

  By Abraham Jauregui With its casual atmosphere, unique décor, and Latin American recipes, Tierra Mia offers an alternative to the in-and-out coffee house franchises we have come to know. It is located on Firestone Boulevard, nestled between the South Gate Educational Center and the 710 freeway. This clean and distinctive coffee house presents an appealing feeling while walking inside. With its comfortable furniture, Tierra Mia offers the laid-back environment great…

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Easter Bunny tramples film

By Edgar Lopez Although the animated film “Hop” fails to target a specific audience, wise-cracking jokes managed to cover a not-so-hidden derogatory message. The Easter-based film was directed by Tim Hill, starring Russel Brand as E.B. and James Marsden as Fred O’ Hare. A well-known voice actor, who played the villain Carlos, was Hank Azaria, who voices many characters in “The Simpsons.” E.B. is the Easter bunny’s son and the…

April 6, 2011
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“Source Code” unravels unpredictable ending

By Jose Zuniga In the film “Source Code,” directed by Duncan Jones, scientists invented a form of sustained time-travel, which glues the viewer’s eyes to the screen in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. After a deadly incident in Afghanistan, Captain Colter Stevens, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, is chosen to be the test subject of this unusual experiment. In order to anticipate and halt a future terrorist attack, a mysterious company sends Gyllenhaal…

April 6, 2011
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Actor defends career

By Peter Reyes What a shift for Mathew McConaughey as he veered off from his usual absent shirt, pretty boy character in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” It is possible that after many unworthy movies, McConaughey finally starred in a decent film. It is not great, but certainly worth the ticket price. It is without a doubt that McConaughey’s name will continue to rise in fame after this performance. Mickey Haller, played…

March 23, 2011
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Team Vendetta stimulates brains

March 23, 2011

  By Edgar Lopez Team Vendetta’s shining guitar leads, beefy bass and rattling clashing drum beats produce a brain stimulating sound. The Boyle Heights-based, self-proclaimed listener’s choice, rock band is glued together by a trio. Front men Andrew Gastelum, a student at East Los Angeles College, plays guitar while Erik Gomez, a former Elan, plays bass. Although the drummer is not usually considered a front man, Diego Javier could certainly…

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‘Stage Door’ reveals roles

March 23, 2011

  By Sonia Saavedra Rejection, frustration and betrayal play a big role in the lives of aspiring actresses in the play, “Stage Door,” set in the 1950s. “Stage Door” takes place in New York in a rooming house called the Footlights Club. The Footlights Club houses many aspiring actresses all wanting the same thing, their big break. Along the road to stardom, they experience various obstacles. They are just trying…

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Show highlights fashion’s future

March 17, 2011

  By Anastasia Landeros Fashionistas from all walks of the runway gathered amid fashion designers, artists and musicians at last Saturday’s Project Ethos fashion week event. The fashion, music and art show, held at the Avalon in Hollywood, featured five up-and-coming designers as well as the winner of season seven of Project Runway, Seth Aaron Henderson. The first floor played host to the runway, while the second floor showcased photography…

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Movie rekindles 80s spirit

By Erik Luna Alumni of “That 70’s Show,” Topher Grace, Eric Foreman, and writers Jackie and Jeff Filgo team up once again to deliver laughter in “Take Me Home Tonight.” The movie is an ode to the 80’s and takes place approximately around 1988. Grace stars as the lead character, Matt Franklin, an MIT graduate who works at Suncoast videos. As he sees his high school crush, Tori Frederking played…

March 10, 2011
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Ambrosius satisfies with soulful, sexy sound

March 10, 2011

  By Tierra Marie Oliver After much anticipation, singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius released her debut solo album, “Late Nights & Early Mornings”, on Mar. 1. Ambrosius, known as the Songstress, half of the soul duo of Floetry, satisfied the fans’ hunger for soulful sexy sounds, which they expected from Ambrosius in this album. Like her previously released mix-tapes, “Sextape Pt1” and “Yours Sincerely,” LNEM is a breath of fresh air from…

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