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‘Neighborhoods’ reveals Blink-182’s mature side

By Cristina Galvan After eight years Blink-182’s much anticipated comback album, “Neighborhoods,” misses the marks. In 2009 the band reunited after a four year breakup. This is their sixth album and their first album since reuniting, so fans were eager to listen to their new music. Unlike their previous albums that had a humorous tone and comedy filled lyrics, this album is more mellow and leans more toward the serious side. Over…

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Wilco returns with new album

By Maria Gonzalez After being on hiatus for two years, Wilco delivers a sonically fresh sound with their pure alternative folk-rock album, “The Whole Love.” The album is the first production under the Wilco record label dBpm. The opening song of the album, “Art of Almost,” plays poly-rhythms with odd textures that are accompanied with lyrics that encompass this wide spectrum of sounds. The first song is a different sound for…

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Memoirs to a ‘Riot Girl’

By Chris Valles Former Elan Alice Bag’s first book “Violence Girl” reveals violent experiences and real life-struggles. Subtitled East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage: A Chicana Punk Story, “Violence Girl” serves as a memoir about Alice’s experiences growing up in East L.A. and coming of age in the 1970’s Hollywood punk scene. The book also details her short-lived career as vocalist for The Bags, a pioneering punk band whose influence…

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Chorale honors maestro

By Vivian Ramirez Anthony Lupica Master of Musical Arts and Associate Professor of Music at East Los Angeles College was honored for his 30 years of service as a musician, singer, and maestro Friday at St. Bede the Venerable church in La Cañada. ELAC’s Chamber Chorale collaborated with the St. Bede’s choir for the 60th anniversary of the church for a musical celebration. The collaboration combined the two choirs, creating one…

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‘Corazon’ provides home for artistic expression

By Lourdes Espinoza Hidden in the community of Boyle Heights lays the rewarding Corazon Del Pueblo community center. For the past two and a half years, Corazon has served as a donation-only organization accommodating the Boyle Heights community and its surrounding area. Corazon hosts a number of events that include: English classes, grade-school tutoring, evening Yoga and dance classes, and many creative art events involving music and poetry, such as…

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Whittier Boulevard still bleeds

By Daniella Molina  Boyle Heights native Ruben Guevara, remembered best as being the backbone to the rock ‘n’ roll music of “Ruben and the Jets” read his memories of  the East Los Angeles riots, to small crowd in the Vincent Price Museum Thursday night. Guevara is also known as Ruben Guevara “Funkhalti” the Aztec God of music. Over a five decade career, the band’s sound traveled throughout Boyle Heights and…

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Elans risk the health of others

By Freddy Monares People use their hands everyday.  These hands are used to meet new people, open doors, handle money and hold food. I remember being around five-years-old and my mother telling me to wash my hands after I touched anything. To this day I will not leave a restroom without turning on the faucet, slapping some soap on my hands and lathering them until clean. According to the United States…

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Renovation enhances ELAC campus

By Augustine Ugalde As East Los Angeles College marches along into its second decade of continuous construction projects, people seem divided on the changing image of the school. The endless construction has frustrated many Elans throughout the last decade with detours, parking problems and building access, just to name three. The completion of the F7 building, near the center of campus, has allowed much freer access through campus than students…

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Students look for scapegoat

By Augustine Ugalde It was suggested in this space last week that East Los Angeles College is somehow an unsafe place to be. The commentary advanced the notion that because of a vehicular burglary that resulted in the theft of a laptop, books and money from student Yadira Hernandez, we were all at risk when on campus. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is not a commentary that looks…

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Veterans of ELAC launch Socks ‘n’ Undies drive

By Augustine Ugalde Helping homeless veterans of the U.S. Armed forces regain control of their lives is what the Veterans of East Los Angeles College hope to accomplish on Oct. 20. The fledgling club will help stage the Stand Down event in the San Gabriel Valley. This is where homeless veterans are being sought to take advantage of what the program has to offer. As part of the event the…

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