‘Alien Convenant’ adds more to sci-fi universe

May 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  “Alien: Covenant,” directed by Ridley Scott, adds more to the franchise’s mythos in this thought provoking and gruesome installment to the “Aliens” franchise. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Katherine Waterston. The film takes place ten years after “Prometheus,” its predecessor from2012. The colonization ship ‘Covenant’ is damaged by a space phenomenon. It results in minor damage to the ship and the death…

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Elans narrative life experiences through works of literature

By Maria Cubillo  Prose, poems and songs were performed by ELAC Writers Society, Speech team and creative writing 127 students during their Drop the Mic Night which packed the F5 201 Multipurpose room on Thursday. The audience recorded the performances. English professor and Writers Society adviser, Obed Silva, said, “I wanted to teach (my students) that they can create and write beautifully. I want them to know if you can…

May 24, 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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Former ELAC student opens restaurant

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez opened Casa Fina Restaurant and Cantina in Boyle Heights on Friday. Free tacos, aguas frescas and cake were served from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The food was so delicious. Everyone was really nice and kind,” said Lizette Palominos, a resident of Boyle Heights.The restaurant will host stand-up comedy nights, open mic nights, bohemian nights, and karaoke nights….

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‘Unforgettable’ cast fails to portray emotion, sense of realism

April 26, 2017

By Gil Milanes  “Unforgettable” is a female centered film focused on a love triangle that lacks true-to-life drama and fails to show genuine emotions. Rosario Dawson as Julia, Katherine Heigl as Tessa, and Geoff Stults as David star alongside Cheryl Ladd and Isabella Rice in this R rated Warner Brothers film. “Unforgettable” focuses on a year in the life of Julia, Tess and David. In that short period, the cast…

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Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

April 19, 2017

By Hector Gomez  “DAMN.” is the fourth studio album by seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. This album proves to all fans who thought of him as an unstoppable creative lyricist were certainly not wrong. After more than a year since releasing his compilation album “Untitled Unmastered” and two years since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick finally released the album on April 14. O n “ D A M N…

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World War I drama puts spotlight on women

April 19, 2017

By Christina Rodriguez “The Accrington Pals” by Peter Whelan brilliantly focuses on the women during World War I and their adversities. Whelan’s title refers to the 700 soldiers that marched voluntarily to the WWI in the summer of 1914 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. The play was directed by Kelley Hogan. The women of Accrington showcase their perspectives while their husbands, boyfriends or sweethearts embark to war. The play considers the…

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Dark, well written Netflix drama focuses on teen suicide

April 12, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Netflix original content hits another homerun with “13 Reasons why,” a dark, brilliante, told adaptation with fantastic performances. The show is about the aftermath of the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford. The story follows Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, who had feelings for Hannah and discovers that she left cassette tapes behind explaining why she decided to commit suicide. The…

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Deep, dark fears awaken in ‘Metamorphosis’

March 22, 2017

By Francisco Portillo The first play of the semester, “Metamorphosis,” takes a look into one of humanity’s deepest fears: being discriminated upon based on physical differences. White drapery is placed all around the stage, giving the audience the sense that they’re watching a play taking place in a cocoon. The play is located in P2-205 and the audience is right in front of the action with the actors on the…

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