Ancient Egyptian mummy arrives at VPAM

By Steven Adamo For the first time, an Egyptian mummy was brought to East Los Angeles and revealed at the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday during the opening of “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art.” The mummy is of an individual named Tastetnethor and is from the 22nd to 24th Dynasty, 945-700 BCE. The mummy set comes in four pieces: the wood coffin containing the human remains of Tastetnethor, the…

March 27, 2018
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Sequel of ‘The Strangers’ surpasses original

March 14, 2018

By Allison Beatty “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sweet and short experience of tension, thrills and jumpscares. At only an hour and twenty five minutes, this movie doesn’t drag on too long or get boring to watch. It’s decently paced, beautifully shot and gives the world an actual good horror sequel. Even if it is 10 years after the original. Similar to the 2008 “The Strangers,” the movie…

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Greek tragedy to come to upstairs theatre

March 14, 2018

By Francisco Portillo “Antigone,” the latest play on campus, is set to open on Friday at 8 p.m. in the P2 Upstairs theater. The latest production from the Theater Department is being directed by David Laird Scott. The story, which was written by philosopher Sophocles, is a family drama that questions the basic rights of human beings when presented with laws created by man. The main cast of characters are…

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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…

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Realistic action captures audience

March 7, 2018

By Allison Beatty Instead of just a by the numbers gun-flick filled with shootouts and drawn out fight sequences, 2018’s “Death Wish” is an interesting story following believable human characters and realistic action. It’s everything you aren’t expecting in a film starring acclaimed action star Willis. Which is good or bad depending on your opinion of Willis. The movie follows Dr. Paul Kersey, played by Willis, a wealthy Chicago surgeon…

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‘Kingdom Come’ delivers success across all platforms

February 28, 2018

By Andrew Ayala Kingdom Come: Deliverance” is a medieval role-playing game that takes gamers back to the Middle Ages in the most realistic and interesting way possible. The game takes place in 15th century Bohemia during the year 1403 when there was a fight for power between two brothers. King Charles IV died and gave his son Wenceslaus IV the crown. Once villagers realized the son of the old king…

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MGMT comes back after long hiatus

February 28, 2018

By Andrea Cerna The willful duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser popularly known as MGMT is back with their new album, “Little Dark Age.” After their 2013 self-titled album that was unsuccessful; it is safe to say that this album could be considered as their comeback. MGMT revealed that they collaborated with Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin on “Little Dark Age.” The album was produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and…

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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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