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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ELAC’s REDIO leads the fight against student hunger

By Juan Calvillo The East Los Angeles College Foundation recently created the Resource Economic Development and Innovation Office ( REDIO ) to solve the long-term issues of hunger, housing, transportation and clothing among students. The Associated Student Union is working with the school to solve similar problems. The issues that affect community college students have been written about before. A Los Angeles Times article from June 29 reported that  one…

May 16, 2018
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Future Husky quarterback prepares for new challenges

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ Incoming Husky and Montebello High School quarterback Gabriel Tapia played his last high school football game on  Friday against  Schurr High School in Montebello. After ending his high school football career with a win,Tapia will be join the Huskies this upcoming 2018-2019 football season.“Gabriel is going to bring great leadership, a lot of great work ethic to the school, and is someone to lead by example,” Montebello…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Elan provides healthy alternatives to the community

May 16, 2018

BY KALEEN LUU Health conscious patrons at the Root of Life Juicery in Huntington Park can be rest assured the food they buy there has no unnecessary added sugars. Nutritional Science major Maria Pacheco is co-owner alongside her business partner, Robert Valdez. Together, they strive to offer healthier, natural alternatives to the community that are locally sourced and affordable. “I wanted to get a staple of our culture. Juicing is…

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