Gaga experiments with ‘Artpop’

By Gabriela Gonzalez Lady Gaga leaves behind her intrinsic playfulness that marked much of Gaga’s previous work, and steps into experimenting with electronic, R&B and rap music. Her new album “ARTPOP” brings a musical take on art, fashion, sex and drugs. “Jewels N’ Drugs” features rappers T.I., Twista and Too Short offering their fame and money. Gaga delivers a simple point, she wants love. The is a combination of hip-hop…

November 27, 2013
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‘Catching Fire’ delivers a surefire blockbuster

By Desiree Lopez “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a great film that gives a daring lead role to young girl instead of a male. The Hunger Games does a great job of making the audience feel as if they know each character personally. “Catching Fire” is the sequel to the box office hit “The Hunger Games.” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” follows the courageous Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer…

November 27, 2013
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Pop culture news creates CASE

By Cesar Carbajal Whenever a celebrity does something during the weekend, it makes headlines and is the topic of discussion every Monday at school. For those who love pop culture, a club dedicated to it has finally surfaced at East Los Angeles College. CASE (Cultural Assembly for Social Entertainment) was formed in mid-October and is a club that discusses how contemporary pop culture influences Americans today. “Everyone is welcome, and…

November 27, 2013
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Young Elan opens business

By Nguyet Tran Opening a new business as a 21 year-old student is rare, but not for Carolina Chavez. An alumna of Schurr High School, Chavez has taken her experiences in graphic design and opened up a clothing printing shop directly across the East Los Angeles College campus called Stencil Art Studio about three months ago. “My major is graphic design and I wanted to show my skills and do…

November 27, 2013
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ELAC soccer coach inspires students through career

By Russell Zazueta Grateful Head Coach Tessa Troglia of the East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team reveals her ingredients to life thanks to soccer. Troglia has an impressive background in soccer as a player and coach. Early on, Troglia proved to be a tremendous young athlete at La Serna High and Cal State Los Angeles. She was an assistant coach for Cerritos College when they were State Champs in…

November 27, 2013
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Alumna advocates education through inspiration

By Scarlet Candelario Setting realistic goals for the future is what Martha Hernandez did as a young girl growing up. Martha Hernandez, 21, recalls wanting to teach the third grade ever since she was 8 years old. In her opinion, students need teachers that inspire and make a positive impact upon their lives. Her mother, Judith Hernandez, remembers noticing her daughter’s passion for working with children throughout Martha’s childhood. “She’s…

November 27, 2013
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Wrestler continues family tradition

By Melina Martinez Currently ranked fifth in the state, East Los Angeles College wrestler Hugo Joshua Perez is competing for first place in the state championships. The 5’ 4”, 20 year-old Husky is a contender in the 125-weight class, and is fulfilling a family tradition. Following his father’s and uncles’ footsteps, Perez has been wrestling since his freshman year at Alhambra High School. He knew he would succeed in this…

November 27, 2013
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Math professor aids students through online media

By Desiree Lopez Many students at East Los Angeles College are unaware of the free services they can obtain. One of the services offered is Professor Daniel Judge’s math streaming videos. About seven years ago, former college president Earnest Moreno and vice president Dr. Richard Moyer asked Judge if he wanted to be a part in creating a distance learning math courses for students to use online. The purpose was…

November 27, 2013
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Women’s restroom tagging offers insight to maturity level

By Brenda Diaz As students of East Los Angeles Colleges’ South Gate campus, we are responsible for keeping up our work areas and restroom facilities. So why is it that a female student has to walk in and see slander and vulgar language written on bathroom stalls? The defacing of women’s restrooms at ELAC’s South Gate campus needs to stop. The way I see it, college is a privilege and…

November 27, 2013
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Pizzanista provides unique varieties for pizza lovers

By Lilah Fajardo From homemade meatballs and green salads to creating a custom pie, Pizzanista offers the basic variety with guaranteed satisfaction. Located on 7th street in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, Pizzanista has developed a vibrant, modest scenery that welcomes any type of pizza lover. Though it has only been running since 2011, Pizzanista has gained major popularity with news press, magazines and primarily with skateboarders; considering…

November 27, 2013
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