Old-school deli serves up delicious subs

By  Amanda Rodarte Lanza Brothers Market have served and survived the test of time with their delicious and fully loaded sandwiches. At the entrance, a menu hangs on the wall displaying all 22 options. 16 out of the 22 options are about $5. Options range from their famous Italian sandwich to turkey, they also offer vegetarian options. The sandwiches were prepared fast and rapidly. No more than two minutes per…

May 24, 2014

Taxes aim to benefit students

By Amanda Rodarte  The California Education and Resource Reinvestment Act Senate Bill 241 will benefit all college students in California. SB 241 will increase tax rates in oil companies to fund higher education. The bill would require that every oil company that pulls resources from Californian grounds or water would pay a 9.5 percent extraction tax. Education has been a much needed and neglected resource in the state of  California…

May 21, 2014

Greek grill offers less than extraordinary dishes

By Amanda Rodarte Less than a twenty minute drive from East Los Angeles College, and located at one of the latest sites in downtown Los Angeles; George’s Greek Grill offers “fast, fresh, food” at a decent price. The restaurant is located at the newest shopping center in downtown. Located at the first level of the shopping center, George’s Grill creates a very fresh and clean feel environment with its impeccably clean…

May 8, 2014

People insist chia seeds improve health

By Amanda Rodarte With the constant struggle of making wise food decisions, students should add chia seeds to their diets. The word chia may remind students of the famous, fuzzy plant the Chia Pet, but make no mistake, chia seeds are no funny matter. These tiny seeds are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, which makes it a kind of superfood. For the past few months, I’ve added chia seeds to…

April 24, 2014

‘Rio 2’ flies far from first film

By Amanda Rodarte Director Carlos Saldanha’s “Rio 2” fills the theater with warmth and half smiles, but fails to measure up to the first film. The movie entails the new lives, Jewel, who is voiced by Anne Hathaway, and Blu, who is played by Jesse Eisenberg, have as parents and the lifestyle they have. After having spent so much time in suburban Brazil, Jewel has the sudden epiphany. She decides that…

April 17, 2014

Speech instructor releases first book

By Amanda Rodarte Speech instructor S. Stevie Johnson, released his first book “Convertible Chocolate.” A book reading was held March 23 at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. His book “Convertible Chocolate” is a memoir of the author’s life and a source of therapy for Johnson. During his therapy, he found clarity and the true meaning of love. Johnson said, “find the authenticity of your true love,” which means, love lies within…

March 27, 2014

Poli Sci club talks of gender and race inequality

By Amanda Rodarte In honor of Women’s history month, East Los Angeles College Political Science Club (ESPA) hosted a discussion about the history of women in politics this past Thursday. In the discussion, it was discovered that not only gender, but race also contributes to inequality. President of ESPA Sonny Martinez began by reintroducing women who have made an impact in the United States. He started with Clara Lemlich, who…

March 21, 2014