Photography, broadcasting professor doubles as film, television cinematographer

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

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…

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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…

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#SheDoes helps homeless women

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…

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Psychology Club demonstrates importance of higher education

By Roberto Diaz Students and families flooded into East LosAngeles College’s multi-purpose room on Thursday to attend the 5th Annual Psychology Club Open House. Upon arrival, guests were given welcome gifts and an event program. Food was provided as well as various information presented by student service booths. When the club had its first open house five years ago, it was held in the club’s department building, which wasnt big…

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Health and Wellness fair sheds light on nursing programs

HYPERTENSION— One of the displays created by the ELAC nurse program showing ways to avoid high blood pressure. By Alejandro Ambriz The Health and Wellness fair presented by the ELAC Student Health Center last Thursday provided students with information that is presumptively known, but is commonly incorrect. Among the booths were the Veterans Resource Center, Alta Med Health Services and students from ELAC’s Nurse Program. Their booth was based on…

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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…

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California Master Plan in need of update

By Pamela Estrada Representatives of the higher education system were in Sacramento, reviewing the California Master Plan established in 1960 to further the success of students in higher education. The fourth hearing was held by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) on May 8th. It was presented that a need for diversity within faculty was a priority, along with the investment to…

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