Strings of ELAC fill hall with music

By Joe Dargan Violins, violas and cellos dazzled the crowd during the string recital led by instructor and violinist Samvel Chilingarian on Thursday in the S2 Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the group initially performed in sections according to the instrumentalist’s skill level. The Beginning String Class opened the event with a performance of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells,” written by James Lord Peirpont in 1857 and…

December 13, 2017
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Final arts lecture of semester features ceramics

December 6, 2017

By Jorge Vasquez Skilled ceramic artist and professor Joan Takayama-Ogawa was the last to lecture for the fall as part of the visiting artist lecture series held by the Art Department. Takayama-Ogawa’s experience and expertise stems from her family’s involvement in ceramics, that reaches back six generations, as well as her extensive educational background. Most of the inspiration for her ceramic work, whether it be a statement or decorative piece,…

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‘Justice League’ fails to live up to hype

December 2, 2017

By Davi Hori “Justice League” definitely has its high moments of entertainment but unfortunately not enough to justify the $300 million budget spent on producing the film. The film is one of the most expensive films ever made, falling in the same list as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchises. However, the film grossed a very unexpected and disappointing $96 million during its opening weekend here in…

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P!nk defies genre labels with new album

October 18, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros After years of lifting the spirits of her listeners with strong messages of empowerment, P!nk reflects on life, love and motherhood on her seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma.” The album showcases her beautiful vocals, wonderfully expressive songwriting skills and a knack for matching hopeful rhythms with sobering lyrics. “Barbies” opens reminiscent of a classic folk song, with smooth vocals lamenting over not being a kid anymore to…

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Jason lives in new multiplayer game

October 18, 2017

By Frank Portillo The extremely violent and entertaining “Friday the 13th” was released Friday, which happened to be the thirteenth. The game gives players the ability to control the machete-wielding Jason Vorhees and hapless camp counselors. “Friday the 13th” is currently only playable online and requires an internet connection and Xbox Live account. Having a headset can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing matches. Being able to communicate…

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VPAM to share altar life at student art show

October 5, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez The Vincent Price Art Museum will showcase altars of legendary Hispanic icons made by Chicana/o Studies students for Dia De Los Muertos. This is going to be the 14th annual Dia De Los Muertos Student Altar exhibit that VPAM hosts and the 6th year Chicana/o Studies 54 professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera oversees it. Her class of 36 creates 10 altars for famous Xicano legends such as Ritchie Valens,…

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The Feature Is Ours: Season 2 Episode 4

Campus News presents “The Feature Is Ours” hosted by staff members, and self-proclaimed movie buffs, Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. On this episode, Gustavo thinks Bruce Willis’ career is dead. Or more specifically, annihilated.

September 28, 2017
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The Feature Is Ours: Season 2 Episode 3

Campus News presents “The Feature Is Ours” hosted by staff members, and self-proclaimed movie buffs, Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. On this episode, the duo discussed Lind Hamilton’s return to the Terminator franchise, and Disney’s shady business involving JJ Abrahms and Star Wars 9.

September 26, 2017
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Laura Aguilar shows and tells all at VPAM

By Gustavo Buenrostro The culminations of three decades of work, “Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell” is now on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum. More than 130 of Aguilar’s work spans two floors of photographs and videos, curated by Sybil Venegas. Aguilar grew up in San Gabriel Valley and studied photography at East Los Angeles College in the 1980s, even taking photos for Campus News. Her work mainly focuses on…

September 20, 2017
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‘New Voices’ exhibits variety of talent on campus

September 14, 2017

By Melody Ortiz The annual “New Voices” exhibit opened in the Vincent Price Art Museum on September 5, to display original pieces by East Los Angeles College students. The museum’s website describes “New Voices” as an exhibit that “highlights exceptional artworks” from different departments at ELAC. The website also says that this is the first time submissions from the Theater Department were included. “We are always trying to give every…

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