Developing culturally significant characters

November 5, 2018

Speakers of the Cartoon Character 101 panel at L.A. Comic Con explained how voice actors and cartoonists give characters personalities to fit whatever standards are needed. The panel was led by Kiff VandenHeuvel and included guests Adam McArthur, Brandee Stillwell, Jennifer Muro and Doug Bensimon, who all gave their personal inputs and anecdotes.

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Flashing back to the ‘Mid90s’

October 26, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut with the moving visual masterpiece “Mid90s.” The film, which feels like a bold blast from the past, follows Stevie, played by Sunny Suljic, a 13-year-old boy who spends his summer searching for himself away from his broken household and trying to find a deeper purpose of life. He winds up finding his place skateboarding with neighborhood locals and learns that the…

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Campaign focuses on food certificate program

October 12, 2018

By Andrew Ayala  East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Campaign’s latest focus is the food certificate program, which provides students in urgent need of meals. The TLC was founded by the ELAC Foundation and its main purpose is to assist students who encounter sudden emergency situations, such as hunger. “Our Foundation board discussed creating a program to support our students around hunger, homelessness, transportation and clothes; we declared those were…

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Sony Pictures’ villain saves the day

October 10, 2018

“Venom” is Sony Pictures’ action-packed and gripping take on one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic villains. The movie is an unorthodox Marvel movie in that it doesn’t follow the structure of the Marvel Studios films.

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Campus News staff win awards at regional write-offs

October 4, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College Campus News won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Sept. 29 at California State University, Fullerton. The awards won were for the On the Spot competition, which is when community college journalists compete in competitions at the conference. The winners were Andrew Ayala, Kevin Camargo, Melody Ortiz and Julie Santiago. Santiago won first place in News Photo….

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Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ mixes old and new styles

By Andrew Ayala Hip-hop heavyweight Lil Wayne triumphs once more with the release of his highly anticipated veteran album “Tha Carter V.” Surpassing 100,000,000 streams in two days on Spotify alone, this album is destined to be one for the record books. It’s been four years since fans have received a “Tha Carter” album. This living legend does more than succeed this time around, and does so by revisiting past…

October 4, 2018
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Battle royale explodes into ‘Call of Duty’ beta

September 24, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Call of Duty” released its newest playlist titled “Blackout,” in a beta last week for players who pre ordered the next iteration of their franchise. A beta is when developers release a game to players, that way they can get some criticism from the people who are actually going to play the game. A playlist is any featured game type that players may choose. After the recent…

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