Club fundraises to equip disabled people with adaptive equipment

By Francisco Portillo The Kinesiology Club is raising money for AbilityFirst, a program that is dedicated to providing disabled persons with adaptive equipment that assists the activities of daily living. AbilityFirst is a local program, with a building located on 154 N Gage Ave. In order to fundraise, the Kinesiology Club is teaming up with other clubs such as the Adelante, Math Club and the Association of Future Fire Fighters…

November 3, 2016
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Pokemon 25th anniversary delivers new experience for longtime fans

By Francisco Portillo  The recently released videogame demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon puts its beautiful new region of Alola on display. The demo takes place in the fictional city of Hau’oli, which is a coastal city that closely resembles Hawaii. Using Hawaiian culture as the basis for character interactions,  the antagonist character, the controlled player, is constantly greeted with the friendly “Alola,” greeting as opposed to the real- world’s…

November 3, 2016
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Comedian expected to bring laughter to Elans

October 26, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the G3 auditorium on Nov. 15 to perform his touring “Fluffy Breaks Even” show. Iglesias is headlining the show, with other comedians serving as the opening performances. The event is being coordinated by the Athletic Trainer Diane Stankevitz. “It will basically be the same thing that they did at the LA County Fair,” Stankevitz said. The show is a private college…

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Fall semester’s first play delivers ‘Den of Thieves’

By Francisco Portillo  The Department of Theatre Arts is putting on its first play of the fall semester, “Den of Thieves,” a story by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Director Rodney Lloyd Scott said the show follows a group of  four people “who are not the brightest of characters.” In the world of thieves, they are probably amongst some of the dumbest. Set in New York City in the 1990s, these characters get…

October 12, 2016
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‘Luke Cage’ adds diversity to Marvel

October 5, 2016

By Francisco Portillo  Marvel delivers its best Netflix original series yet, as “Luke Cage” adds some much needed diversity to the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” focuses on the darker and grittier cornerstones of the Marvel universe. This series marks the first time in the Cinematic Universe that a minority has served as the main character in his own outing, beating out “Black Panther,”…

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Free legal assistance offers help with DACA

By Francisco Portillo  Undocumented students at East Los Angeles College have the opportunity to receive free legal assistance from attorneys by applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in E1-227. A partnership between the Dream Resource Center and the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC), students can meet with an attorney that specializes in immigrant justice for free. DACA, created by President Obama in 2012, offers temporary deportation relief for…

September 29, 2016
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‘Blair Witch’ makes comeback

By Francisco Portillo “Blair Witch” has made a return to theaters after a decade of being shelved, managing to scare the hell out of audiences everywhere. With the emerging popularity of horror films, it was only a matter of time before a sequel or remake of the 1999 classic, “The Blair Witch Project” was made. Ignoring the original sequel “Book of Shadows,” “Blair Witch” takes place 17 years after the…

September 21, 2016
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Nursing students provide health assistance for Elans

April 27, 2016

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College nursing students voluntarily held a free checkup event which provided testsing foron blood pressure and, blood glucose and addressed health questions. Nursing Program students set up tents outside of the Nursing Building last Wednesday. “We want to help people in our community. That’s why we have the fair,” Nursing Department Chair Lurelean Gaines said. The main goal for the health fair is to…

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