Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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‘Solo’ explores origin of classic character

BY Juan Calvillo “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fantastical origin story that most fans didn’t know they needed. It combines the thrills and battles of summer box-office blockbusters with subtle nods to the lore that it came from. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich captured the character that Harrison Ford perfected all those years ago. The subtle, roughish grin is exactly what would be expected of…

May 16, 2018
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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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#SheDoes helps homeless women

May 16, 2018

The #SheDoes movement is led by Mel Tillekeratne, a man who is dreaming of a future where all the homeless women are off the streets. “I was at work, and saw that the Women’s March was happening a few blocks from Skid Row… but there was little mention of all the homeless women who were there,” Tillekeratne explained, “I saw all the energy at the march, and I wondered to…

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ELAC’s REDIO leads the fight against student hunger

By Juan Calvillo The East Los Angeles College Foundation recently created the Resource Economic Development and Innovation Office ( REDIO ) to solve the long-term issues of hunger, housing, transportation and clothing among students. The Associated Student Union is working with the school to solve similar problems. The issues that affect community college students have been written about before. A Los Angeles Times article from June 29 reported that  one…

May 16, 2018
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Future Husky quarterback prepares for new challenges

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ Incoming Husky and Montebello High School quarterback Gabriel Tapia played his last high school football game on  Friday against  Schurr High School in Montebello. After ending his high school football career with a win,Tapia will be join the Huskies this upcoming 2018-2019 football season.“Gabriel is going to bring great leadership, a lot of great work ethic to the school, and is someone to lead by example,” Montebello…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Showcase manifests importance of student art

May 9, 2018

BY andrew ayala Four young and talented artists displayed, performed and expressed their messages through their art in a  enticing fashion at the Art and Short Film Showcase on Saturday. The event included an art walk, poetry, short films and an artist Q&A.  At the entrance of the event, beautifully drawn pencil sketches were displayed to the left and meaningful poetry with flowers below them ran along the right side. …

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Spring Choral Concert interprets religious hymns

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Songs of a religious nature were sung Monday by the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale at the Spring Choral Concert.  Presented by the ELAC Music Department, the conductor for the evening was Dr. Anthony Lupica.  The ELAC Choir began the evening with “Go Down Moses,” which contains the famous line “let my people go!”  The ELAC choir was positioned in a semi-circle around a…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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