Anticipated Netflix British film is a bust

By Maria Marroquin The new Netflix original, “The Ritual” has a great scenery, music and sound effects as well as a good balanced combination of humor and horror. The movie begins with a group of old college friends planning a trip while at a bar. The characters find themselves arguing and not being able to agree on one location. As they are going home the main character, Luke played by…

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Childhood favorite revamped

By Andrea Cerna “Peter Rabbit” is widely known to be a classic children book series by Beatrix Potter. In the movie adaptation, this is not the same personality we remember Peter Rabbit having. Typically a children’s movie would open up with the musical key note that sets the mood for the film. The audience think it’s going to be another generic kid’s musical with singing animated birds, but it’s not….

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Terror in Paris on the big screen

By Andrew Ayala Fearlessness and compassion are two of the many characteristics and qualities that are brought onto the big screen and into the light in Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris.” The 15:17 to Paris is based on a true story, in which three childhood friends faced terrorism in a foreign country during vacation. On August 25, 2015 Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were riding on a…

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Upcoming exhibitions show art from around the world

By Steven Adamo Three upcoming exhibitions at the Vincent Price museum will uncover personal and cultural histories through a variety of artistic mediums. A photography exhibition will feature photo-documentary works by Mexican photographer Mariana Yampolsky. Born in Chicago, 1925, Yampolsky was inspired by Mexican culture and architecture which lead to her becoming a Mexican citizen at the age of 19. Yampolsky was a part of the artist’s print collective in…

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Chicana mother shares struggle stories

By Steven Adamo Sharing stories of stereotypes about Chicana and Latina mothers in colleges was the main topic at Academic Boundaries & Strollers: Chicana Latina Mothers in the Academy. The conversation, or plática, was a part of Adelante First Year Experience’s social justice pláticas. The speaker, Christine Vega M. Ed. from the University of California Los Angeles, discussed her own personal experience going through school as a first-generation Chicana and…

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Workshops empower women to speak up

By Cristal Gomez “Empowering Network” workshops created by Title IX coordinator Angie Toledo focuses on women empowerment, events will take place in both Spring and Fall semester. “Unfortunate things are happening right now. The time to bring the issue for a forefront is necessary to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Toledo. Before the movement began with the Harvey Weinstein incidents, ELAC  offered workshops to the students, faculty, and…

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Three-part budget system to bring money to district

By Gustavo Buenrostro California Community Colleges will have a new budget plan to work with beginning July 1st. The new budget system provided  by the California Governor’s office is attempting to add more money to community colleges throughout the state. The current system schools use for budget is based on the full-time enrollment of students. The new system will have three different aspects that the budget is base. The first…

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Casa 0101 having financial troubles

By Joshua Inglada CASA 0101 may be closing down in the near future due to financial difficulties. The community theater in Boyle Heights, founded by playwright and East Los Angeles College alum Josefina Lopez, is facing issues paying the rent in order to keep the theater running. The theatre received three months of free rent by the landlord to keep the theater going while they manage the payments. According to…

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Dodge misuses Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in advertisement

By Frank Portillo Respected historical figures should be off the table when it comes to advertising. As one of the most watched live televised events, the Super Bowl even intrigues viewers between the action with clever ads and             long-awaited movie trailers. One of this year’s commercials, however, caused quite a bit of controversy. The ad in question featured a voice-over of Martin Luther King…

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Financial aid not helping students in need

By Cristal Gomez Financial aid is not helping students in need. During times like these, financial aid isn’t fulfilling its purpose as is making students worry if they will be able to pay for their semester. Winter session helps students obtain credits in order to graduate earlier or on time, but the money was not given to students who  needed the aid in order to get their classes. A freshman…

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