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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True story Hollywood style

By Andrew Ayala “White Boy Rick” is the Hollywood version of the true tale of Richard Wershe Jr, a Detroit drug dealer and informant at the age of 14. The film was directed by Yenn Demange and written by Andy Weiss, Logan Miller and Noah Miller. The story of Richard Wershe Jr. is an interesting tale of a boy who became a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant at the age…

September 20, 2018
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Wrestling team remembers former Elan

September 13, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Former East Los Angeles College student and wrestler Joshua Newman died in a car accident on August 5. He was 25. His former wrestling coach, Ralph Valle said that “Joshua was a quiet leader who never complained and was naturally talented.” Newman had been recognized and mentioned in multiple articles over the years as a great talented wrestler. He wrestled and attended ELAC during the ’11-’12 and…

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Gabriel Iglesias show to bring in funds

By Andrew Ayala Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is returning to East Los Angeles College on June 19 to perform his “One Show Fits All” stand-up in the G3 auditorium. This is the second time Iglesias will be performing at ELAC and will be headlining as well as bringing his opening guests along to perform. Athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz, P.h.D., is coordinating the event and all of the proceeds of the show…

May 23, 2018
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OPINION: Financial opportunities open in video game streaming

By Andrew Ayala Video games have become something deeper than a past-time or a hobby. Nowadays, they open new paths to multiple career and life-sustaining possibilities. Some of these top-earning titles include being a streamer, which is someone who plays video games live for those who enjoy watching, being a YouTuber, which is someone who makes videos on new games, tutorials or even unboxing of special editions and being a…

May 23, 2018
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Showcase manifests importance of student art

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. …

May 9, 2018
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‘Batman Ninja’ merges anime style with American classic

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…

May 2, 2018
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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
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‘God Of War’ strikes a milestone in series

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…

April 25, 2018
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