Showcase manifests importance of student art

May 9, 2018

BY andrew ayala Four young and talented artists displayed, performed and expressed their messages through their art in a  enticing fashion at the Art and Short Film Showcase on Saturday. The event included an art walk, poetry, short films and an artist Q&A.  At the entrance of the event, beautifully drawn pencil sketches were displayed to the left and meaningful poetry with flowers below them ran along the right side. …


‘Batman Ninja’ merges anime style with American classic

May 2, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Batman Ninja” is a spectacular anime version of a Batman adventure where the Dark Knight along with a few friends and foes from Gotham get warped back to an unkown city in feudal Japan. It is directed by Junpei Mizusaki, produced by Warner Bros. and the creator of “Afro Samurai” Takashi Okazaki is the character designer for the film. The film was released in Japan and the…


Speech aims to inform students of queer inclusivity

By Andrew Ayala Jose M. Aguilar-Hernandez, Ph.D., gave a speech on queer people of color to close out East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Community College District’s first pride week on April 26 at the S2 recital hall. Hernandez is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. He constantly has conversations with and of queer…

May 2, 2018

‘God Of War’ strikes a milestone in series

April 25, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “God of War” is Sony’s Santa Monica Studio’s latest and greatest PlayStation exclusive which tells the story of a familiar hero in a new light. This is the newest addition to the series and follows the infamous protagonist Kratos along with his son Atreus on the biggest journey of their lives. The main purpose of the story is to fulfill his departed wife’s wish of taking her…


Netflix original raises awareness through stand-up special

By Andrew Ayala “Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity” is an entertaining and interesting Netflix original with the purpose to raise money and awareness for the research and cure of Alzheimer’s. The annual event hosted by Seth Rogen always includes some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. The stand-up is filled with a star- studded cast of famous and well known comedians, special guests and artists such as Michael…

April 11, 2018

Hendrix electrifies once more

March 27, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Both Sides of the Sky” is the newest album by the late and great Jimi Hendrix and it doesn’t disappoint one bit. Despite his death being over 40 years ago, new music is introduced and released to the public by the record label Legacy Recordings and the music festival Experience Hendrix. The album includes 10 unheard studio recordings and gives the audience a better understanding of how…


Disney’s modern twist on classic novel

March 14, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fun-filled adventure around the universe for viewers of all age groups. The director Ava DuVernay does a splendid job at depicting Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel and bringing it to life on the big screen. The film begins with a scene where Dr. Alex Murry, played by Chris Pine, is speaking to his daughter Meg, played by Storm Reid, about getting ready…


Via Care offers students affordable health care

By Andrew Ayala Medical care is not cheap and can be anything but affordable, especially to a college student. Via Care has a booth outside the library where students can go sign up for free or affordable healthcare. It is nice to have services like this offered in our community and on campus. Via Care is a company that has provided healthcare to East Los Angeles for 20 years. Via…

March 8, 2018

‘Sparrow’ brings revenge on a cold dish

By Andrew Ayala “Red Sparrow” is a confusing and amusing spy thriller about a woman who must do what it takes to protect her mother and herself. The movie is based on the life of Dominika Ergorova, played by Jennifer Lawrence, a well known ballet dancer whose life changes after an accident that breaks her leg. After the incident Dominika is given evidence by her uncle Ivan,  played by Matthias…

March 7, 2018

‘Game Night’ gone wrong, actually goes right

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Game Night” is a very fun and interesting comical murder-mystery where a game night gone wrong, actually goes right. The main couple Max and Annie, played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, are very competitive and take board games and trivia to the next level. Life seems to be well for them until they begin having trouble with fertility. The issues seems to be with Max after…