Study abroud club will travel to Italy

By Susan Lorenzana The Study Abroad club aims to study the politics of freedom, of assembly, self governance, liberty and democracy. They also aim to study human rights, freedom of religion, self-expression, women’s liberation, and LGBT awareness. Students explore the challenges of human trade, body trafficking, sexploitation and the administration of justice from global and international perspectives. During the trip, the club discussed human rights issues during tours to places…

June 3, 2018
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The Janitor’s Closet

By Matthew Johnson The work that’s done by the custodian’s is a thankless job and its very rare that someone acknowledges a Custodian’s hard work. Typically, you only hear about a janitor when something goes wrong like a terrible food mess, trash overflowing everywhere or paper towels out of stock. Daeshawn Sandford is the Lead Custodian of the custodians of ELAC and he gave us some insight on the life…

May 30, 2018
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Geology Club teaches earth’s physical history

By Steven Adamo The Philosophy Club offers students the opportunity to analyze the inner workings of the mind, while also socializing with one another. The chartered club has been a part of East Los Angeles College for more than five years. The overall goal of the club is to unlock the potential of students through critical thinking and examining the thoughts members have on daily events. Club president Leonardo Escobar…

May 23, 2018
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ELAC Philosophy Club encourages critical thinking in youth

May 23, 2018

By Joshua Inglada The Philosophy Club offers students the opportunity to analyze the inner workings of the mind, while also socializing with one another. The chartered club has been a part of East Los Angeles College for more than five years. The overall goal of the club is to unlock the potential of students through critical thinking and examining the thoughts members have on daily events. Club president Leonardo Escobar…

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Badminton player chooses Berkeley over UCLA

By Julio Sanchez Badminton player Lingxuan Gu is setting her sights on another adventure in the fall semester when she transfers to the University of California, Berkeley. Gu, or her preferred name “Cathy,” was born and raised in Beijing, China where she lived with her family until she moved to the United States at the age of 18. Even though she left her home and family, Gu said that she…

May 23, 2018
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Photography, broadcasting professor doubles as film, television cinematographer

May 23, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen Photography and broadcasting professor Dylan O’Brien is balancing being a professor while still working as a cinematographer in film and television. Since he shares a name with the “Teen Wolf” actor, O’Brien, he said that he receives text messages every so often from excited young girls who found his phone number online. While he’s no teen heart throb, he has worked on over 500 productions during his…

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Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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‘Solo’ explores origin of classic character

BY Juan Calvillo “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fantastical origin story that most fans didn’t know they needed. It combines the thrills and battles of summer box-office blockbusters with subtle nods to the lore that it came from. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich captured the character that Harrison Ford perfected all those years ago. The subtle, roughish grin is exactly what would be expected of…

May 16, 2018
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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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#SheDoes helps homeless women

May 16, 2018

The #SheDoes movement is led by Mel Tillekeratne, a man who is dreaming of a future where all the homeless women are off the streets. “I was at work, and saw that the Women’s March was happening a few blocks from Skid Row… but there was little mention of all the homeless women who were there,” Tillekeratne explained, “I saw all the energy at the march, and I wondered to…

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