Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is best adaptation of character

BY JOE VILLARRUEL     After Netflix’s release of Marvel’s “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal as the Lone Soldier himself,  viewers may notice the amount of mature content the show may contain. In comparison to any other Marvel property on Netflix, “The Punisher” outranks the amount of gore, blood, and adult material the show contains. It goes as far as to be comparable to one other of Marvel’s character creations…

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Safe Zone offers help to undocumented, LGTBQ students

By David Graddy The Safe Zone Ally Organization held a workshop to offer resources serving the LGBTQ community and undocumented students. The workshop was held at East Los Angeles College campus in the Student Services Building E1 in room 176. Each year, Safe Zone helps more than 35,100 students at ELAC by offering a variety of resources including living accommodations, personal needs, and overall general health with a goal to…

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Elixir Trio’s melodic sounds stun audience

BY ALYSSA CROW The Elixir Piano Trio happened November 20th at 12pm in the S2 Recital Hall. Admission was free. Cellist Fang Fang Xu, violinist Samvel Chilingarian and pianist Lucy Nargizyan provided an afternoon of live classical music. They played works composed as trios and adapted to be played as trios. “Trio Pathetique in D Minor” by Mikhail Glinka was the first piece performed. Glinka is often considered the father…

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Statistics Club proposes three studies and seeks participants

By Michelle Perez The Statistics Club at East Los Angeles College hopes to conduct at least three studies that they believe will help many students. The President of the Statistics Club, Francisco Larraga, said that as of now the studies are in their planning stage and that hopefully they will be approved and implemented by next spring. Larraga said that the three studies involve anxiety and self-efficacy, aggression and how…

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ELAC student shares first place in music competition

By Anabel Reyes Eugene Lopez is an ELAC music student, song writer, and winner of the first prize at the Music Association of California Community College competition. This is the second consecutive year that ELAC has won this competition. Lopez competed along nine other students from different colleges. He tied with another student and they both won first prize. Lopez said he felt really good and proud about winning. “I…

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Auto Tech building keeps past professor’s spirit alive

By Vicky Nguyen Tucked into the far corner of campus is building P1, also known to some as the Palmer Automotive Technology Building (Palmer Building, for short). It is not as large as the Fine and Visual Arts Building, and its namesake is not as well-known as Vincent Price or Helen Miller Bailey. In fact, the building’s full name is not found on either the East Los Angeles College official…

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Administration employee to retire after 29 dedicated years

By Ishmael Garcia Susan Okawa has been working at East Los Angeles College since 1989 and she is soon retiring at the end of this year on December 29th. Okawa has had a lot of responsibility for the past 20 years being in administrative services. Okawa’s primary job in the administration office has turned into handling the planning and coordinating of events on campus. Last year Okawa had issued 4,900 permits…

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Free holiday orchestra concert to bring holiday cheer

By Cuahutemoc Hernandez A free holiday orchestra concert is being presented by the East Los Angeles College music department on Thursday, December 7. The ELAC symphony orchestra will be playing five different pieces, led by their conductor, Samvel Chilingarian. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony #7 – Allegretto,” a piece composed around 1811-1812. A piece that at the time was considered one of Beethoven’s best works. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von…

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ELAC and Cal State LA’s Model U.N. forces unite

By Vicky Nguyen East Los Angeles College and Cal State Los Angeles Model United Nation clubs forged an alliance at ELAC’s first hosted practice conference on Friday, March 17. The theme of the conference was cyber security. Through a series of debates, negotiations, and caucuses, the delegates put together an agreed upon definition of cyber terrorism and a plan to fight against it. At the end of the conference, superlatives…

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Low enrollment pushes one-time procedure for winter

By Vanessa Valdez There will be a one time change to class cancellation procedure for winter semester, canceling classes with fewer than 15 students until close to the opening of the session. As voted by the Academic Senate, and in agreement with the administration, the upcoming winter semester will have a one time change in regards to East Los Angeles College’s class cancellation procedure. Department chairs will consult with deans…

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