‘Hotel Artemis’ focuses on characters

By Juan Calvillo “Hotel Artemis” weaves together action movie tropes with amazing character development to produce an intense character focused title in a summer of big budget movies. Director and writer Drew Pearce wrote a science fiction movie with “Hotel Artemis” that will make the audience sit in their seat until the credits roll. “Hotel Artemis” stars Jodie Foster as the Nurse, the proprietor of the hotel and nurse to…

June 7, 2018
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ can never be a game

By Alejandro Ambriz 2018 is proving to be a year where Marvel tests the limits of their whole Avengers experiment as a media brand. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has developed into truly a wonderful thing. The Initial release of Iron Man sparked a decade and more of blockbuster movies that are all the rage. Along with Avengers: Infinity War bringing together all the disparate parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

May 30, 2018
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“13 Reasons Why” brings second controversial season

By Melody Ortiz “13 Reasons Why” returned with a second season that rivals its first in more ways than one. The Netflix original had already faced backlash from people claiming the show “glamorized suicide” in season 1. However, the series got enough praise from its viewers to merit another season. The show’s first season is based on a novel by Jay Asher about Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, who…

May 30, 2018
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Dragon Ball Super ends on a high note

By Julio Sanchez Dragon Ball Super ended the series after five seasons within the last three years with a series finale that was nothing short of being too good. Since the series started with the introduction of the God of Destruction Beerus and his quest of finding someone worth fighting, the lives of Goku and his friends were once again in danger only now by a threat in the form…

May 24, 2018
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Kanye West is in hot seat

By Matthew Johnson Rapper Kanye West made some very controversial headlines recently by stating “Slavery was not forced and it was a choice.” In an interview on Power 105 Morning Show with Host Charlamagne The God, West also stated his support for Donald Trump. “I love challenging the norm,” West said. “I love people who don’t love him. I love the fact that they’re speaking up and everybody’s just giving…

May 23, 2018
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Financial opportunities open in video game streaming

May 23, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Video games have become something deeper than a past-time or a hobby. Nowadays, they open new paths to multiple career and life-sustaining possibilities. Some of these top-earning titles include being a streamer, which is someone who plays video games live for those who enjoy watching, being a YouTuber, which is someone who makes videos on new games, tutorials or even unboxing of special editions and being a…

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Marvel Studios needs to further diversify its characters

By Frank Portillo Marvel Studios needs to continue its trend of diversifying its roster of characters and actors. What started off as a handful of traditional white male superhero characters has evolved to include more female and minorities in respectable roles. It began with the casting of Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury, a character who up until that point was traditionally caucasian. Jackson changed the character who was portrayed by…

May 23, 2018
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Lack of guidance makes graduation feel nonexistant

May 23, 2018

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College students have not received first notice regarding graduation petitions regarding eligibility for graduation. The end of the spring semester is what every student looks forward to especially if it is their last semester at ELAC. For some students, this means it is their turn to transfer and begin a new journey at a four-year university. Zuvanny Macias, who is a communication major, will…

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Hand-drawn animation more creative than 3D

May 16, 2018

By Alex Avila 2D animation in film has become a rare occurrence in the western film industry. Less big-budget 2D animated movies are being produced compared to 3D animated features. once the technology came, studios didn’t hesitate to move onto new 3D animation. Disney who purchased Pixar to be their 3D animation studio has followed Pixars footprints and now focus on 3D animated movies themselves. In the 1990s, Disney films…

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Travel allows for deeper experiences

By Roberto Diaz College students continuously give up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel, they don’t want to leave the setting they’re comfortable with. Throughout college campuses there are signs posted revealing the information needed to study abroad. Students have a variety of reasons why they would study abroad, but different situations prevevnt them. Such as financial circumstances,  and students being fearful of leaving their comfort zones; the opportunity would seem very…

May 16, 2018
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