‘Black Mass’ proves captivating

By Diego Olivares “Black Mass” is a raw and engaging true crime film led by powerful performances from all around. Based off a true story, the film follows the grim world of James “Whitey” Bulger, played with chilling perfection by Johnny Depp. Bulger was the crime lord of an Irish-American mob based in South Boston during the 1970s and 80s. Bulger would later be one of F.B.I.’s Ten Most Wanted….

September 25, 2015

Students encouraged to check financial aid limits

  By Diego Olivares Students enrolling at East Los Angeles College need to plan how they use their financial aid before it reaches its limits. New and returning students depend on financial aid to help with problemss such as lack of employment or need of extra cash. One mistake students make is believing that financial aid grants them unlimited funds. The truth of the matter is that financial aid does…

September 22, 2015

Coach creates positive values through athletics

By Diego Olivares East Los Angeles College Women’s Basketball Coach Bruce Turner hopes to create positive values through his coaching. A basketball fan since childhood, Turner has huge passion of the sport. “I’ve always loved basketball. I love the teamwork,” Turner said. Turner has been coaching and teaching ELAC’s women’s basketball for more than eight seasons. His first season was back in fall of 2005. It is through the fast-paced,…

June 1, 2014

Job scams take advantage of students

By Diego Olivares College students should not apply to mysterious job offers that secretly want to take advantage of them. These job offers are advertised through fliers posted around college campuses, this includes East Los Angeles College. The ads give little to no information about the promoted job. Jobs like these could actually be scams design to take advantage of college students. This is something that is completely dishonest to…

May 31, 2014

‘The Other Woman’ fails to bring laughs

By Diego Olivares Romantic comedies enter a new low with “The Other Woman” with its poor humor and uninteresting characters while having some positive traits. The plot deals with a lawyer named Carly, played by Cameron Diaz, dating amoral businessman, Mark. She soon discovers that her beau is actually married to a nutty woman, Kate, played by Leslie Mann. Kate is heartbroken after crossing paths with Carly and learning of…

May 8, 2014

‘That Demon Within’ terrifies with fast-past thrills

By Diego Olivares “That Demon Within” is a fast-paced thriller with deep psychological pathos mixed with violent action scenes. Imported from China, the film centers on a righteous yet mentally unstable cop Dave Wong, played by Daniel Wu. While on guard duty at a hospital one night, a critically wounded man walks in. Wong volunteers to give a blood transfusion to man which results in saving his life. To his…

May 8, 2014

Students struggle to stay in school

By Diego Olivares Dropping out of college is a serious decision that requires a lot of thought.Students have to make a choice about dropping out or not. Anyone who goes to community college, or any college, reaches a limit.Some students don’t mind the time span as long as they reach their future goals.Others don’t feel that at all and dropout to move on with life. Being a student who’s feeling…

May 7, 2014

Resource Event provides information for student health

By Diego Olivares The Associated Student Union sponsored the Resource Event of Spring 2014 held on April 24. Located at East Los Angeles College’s E7 main walkway, the event is part of the Violence Intervention Program. “It was something the staff wanted.” ASU President Eduardo Vargas said. “It’s to provide psychological help that a student may need.” The event allows many programs to get their message out to students. Many…

May 3, 2014

Sleep deprivation disrupts students’ life

    By Diego Olivares As East Los Angeles College students begin the second-half of this semester, they feel more pressure, for multi reasons. Many students are behind and have to work harder to catch up with their school work. Others feel they must study hard to get top grades. Much of this could take up a person’s time. Additionally, students could have personal commitments. These include work, relationships and…

April 24, 2014

Fans bring ‘Veronica Mars’ to big screen

By Diego Olivares “Veronica Mars” is a film project that’s funny, suspenseful and fulfills the needs of the series’ fans. Based on the cult TV series of the same name, the film follows her life as a youthful private eye, played by Kristen Bell. Trying to move on with her life, Mars is called upon by a former lover to solve a murder. The victim is a friend of theirs,…

March 20, 2014