King Arthur’s retelling may be too fast paced

By: Alejandro Lara “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Richie, is a film filled with action, adventure, computer generated images and comedic sequences. Starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, who is well known for his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and Jude Law as Vortigern. This film has everything that an action-seeking moviegoer can imagine. The comedic scenes are sometimes untimely and awkward, but…

May 22, 2017
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Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

May 22, 2017
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Musical to additionally feature a live band and puppets

By: Clementina Arias Little Shops of Horrors Preview East Los Angeles College presents the musicsal, “Little Shops of Horrors,” which will run from May 19th to the 21st, and through May 26th to the 28th at the Proscenium Theater. Tickets are available outside of the black box theater for $12 general, $15 at the door, or $10 for a Associated Student Union discount availble in P2-101. Stage manager, Stephanie Lopez…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC English Department previews “The Sweetheart Deal”

By: Michelle Mercado East Los Angeles College students were given a preview of Diane Rodriguez’s play, “The Sweetheart Deal” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. ELAC professors Carlos Centeno, Reanna Gleason and Luis Orozco organized this event for ELAC students to enjoy. “The Sweetheart Deal” focuses on the Farm Workers Union in the 1970’s. The main characters, Mari and Will move to California to volunteer for an underground newspaper for…

May 16, 2017
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East Los Angeles to have First Comic Con

By Tremaine Hampton East Los Angeles’ first annual Comic Con will be led by Peter J. Mellini, the owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics, located in San Gabriel. Founded by comic book fans in East Los Angeles the official East Los Angeles Comic Con website states “this first of its kind show is dedicated to bringing an epic pop culture experience for all that reflects the fans of the surrounding…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC Artist Strives for Success

By Julio Sanchez Efrain Esparza is a young artist whose hunger for success makes him strive to make his childhood dream into a psychedelic rockabilly reality. Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Esparza took all the resources and elements of his life during his childhood through early adulthood in order to develop sketches, ideas and drawings. He has been drawing for over 10 years and has participated and contributed to…

May 16, 2017
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A Triple Minority ELAC Student Pursues his Passion

By Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21 year old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to this school.  He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming…

May 16, 2017
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The Feature is Ours podcast series

Campus News presents “The Feature Is Ours,” an entertainment podcast hosted by staff members, and self-proclaimed movie buffs, Anastasia Landeros and Gustavo Buenrostro. This episode is all about Guardians of the Galaxy. And Baby Groot. Who doesn’t like Baby Groot?  

May 11, 2017
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Hulu brings dystopian tale to life in new original series

By Megan G. Razzetti  Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” comes to life in a riveting Hulu original series and brings eerie parallels to social issues that are present in today’s world. The premiere on April 26 opened with its first three episodes of the series and provides a terrifying look into a dystopian, non-secular, authoritarian regime that prohibits women from everything including reading. Each episode is an hour long, yet…

May 10, 2017
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Vocalists deliver graceful, angelic concert

May 10, 2017

By Russell Zazueta  No microphones were needed to hear the graceful, angelic voices of the East Los Angeles College Chamber Chorale and Choir at the Spring Choral Concert. Each member showcased their vocal abilities, sometimes in tandem, a group of soloists took the stage throughout the show. They demonstrated to the audience that a dynamic of different registers (soprano, tenor, baritone) can add intense emotion over the ethereal blanket that…

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