Casa 0101 clashes cultures in hilarious new play

By Jesus Figueroa Comedy and culture took center stage in Casa 0101’s newest original production “Clean Start” on opening weekend in Los Angeles, California. The play written by Kathy Fischer and Josefina Lopez delights while telling the story of two cultures coming together under one roof. Beverly Hills Socialite Parker Reed, played by Kim Chase, finds herself in need of a friend and her house maid Rosario Rodriguez, played by…

January 27, 2015

Josefina Lopez brings ‘Piñata Dreams’ to Casa 0101

By Jesus Figueroa A colorful set build the dream like mood which fills the trilingual play “Piñata Dreams” with a cartoon feel. Writer Josefina Lopez brings an original Hispanic story told in English and Spanish, translated into American Sign Language, to the stage of Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, California. Most actors play several parts as well as narrate a section of the play. The play begins as young J.J.,…

December 16, 2014

Non-Spanish speakers lose piece of heritage

By Ayana Arroyo Students at East Los Angeles College might be losing their language roots. I believe it is slightly disappointing not knowing how to speak Spanish in a community that is of  Hispanic heritage. It’s wrong to forget or not care to know about something which is closely tied to who you are. Learning Spanish is probably the easiest language to learn in Los Angeles. I asked students outside…

November 19, 2014

English instructor continues long writing career

By Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College Professor Susan Suntree’s writing has won awards allowing her to travel all over the world. Originally wanting to become an actress, Suntree still remains passionate about performing but ultimately chose to pursue writing. After starting out at a community college, she left California and transferred to the University of Arizona to continue her education. “I studied nursing at the University of Arizona for…

November 27, 2013

Professor plans to retire after 35 years

By Megan Perry Long-time English professor Stanley Oropesa is planning to retire from East Los Angeles College this semester and travel to Eastern Europe. He will be coming back on a part-time basis and is set to teach one or two classes in the spring of next year. “I’m ready to teach two (classes) in the spring, but I’d like to take a semester off to just have some fun…

March 21, 2012

Lunch truck misplaces orders

By Erik Luna People make mistakes. It’s a part of what makes us human and it’s a way of learning. If we touch something that is hot, we won’t touch that particular thing anymore. It’s the way we learn from our mistakes that makes us different. When it comes to food service though, people should keep a sharp eye and remember what exactly the customer ordered. About Time, the lunch truck on…

March 14, 2012