‘Scream’ changes horror genre

May 2, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wes Craven’s “Scream” turned the horror/ slasher genre on its head and become a staple in horror. “Scream” is a film about a serial killer going off and killing unsuspecting teenagers. The premise is the same as any other horror film. The difference, however, is in the execution of the film. Most films before “Scream” would advertise a certain actor or actress for their films as the…

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Slasher horror films becoming outdated

By Gustavo Buenrostro John Carpenter’s “Halloween” was one of the first films to be considered a slasher and set trends that caused the genre’s downfall. Many of the horror tropes and clichés stem from “Halloween” that most horror film since then still exessive use. One of the most annoying clichés that came from “Halloween” is the jump scare. The scene starts off with a character going into a creepy house….

April 25, 2018
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Wildfires impact drinking water

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wildfires can change the water quality of rivers according to Fernando Rosario-Ortiz during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science festival on Monday. Wildfires can change the amount of nutrients and pH levels. It can also increase the turbidity, which is the cloudiness or smokiness in the water. The amount of carbon in water is also increased. Ortiz, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder,…

April 25, 2018
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ELAC student stabbed on Montebello bus

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Austin Zavala, an East Los Angeles college student, was stabbed multiple times in the chest on April 9 while taking the Montebello 10 bus to ELAC. The last update on Zavala is that he is still in critical condition. The stabbing happened at 10:13 a.m. on Whittier Boulevard. The suspect has been arrested and identified as Manuel Ortiz by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives. Ortiz…

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‘The Dark Knight’ continues impacting films to this day

April 18, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” is one of the most influential films in the past decade and its impact can be felt in films today. “The Dark Knight” is a comic-book movie based on the Detective Comics character Batman. It tells the story of Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, dealing with the strain of being Batman and a new villian that has made his presence known…

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Modern video games are full price with half the content

By Gustavo Buenrostro Video game companies’ focus has shifted towards3 profit rather than having a complete game. Video game companies 10 to 15 years ago would focus on giving a complete game to players. The game that they would give would have extra levels, different skins or even entire levels that are locked out and the player would have to play the game to unlock them. Big companies like Bungie,…

April 11, 2018
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Video games not to blame for gun violence

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Video games are the cause of violence” is a narrative that is played out at this point, yet it still persists. President Donald Trump made a statement saying that video games are shaping the youths mind to be more violent in early March after the shooting in Florida. He also said that movies are also violent triggers for young people. The Kentucky governor Matt Bevin said video…

March 21, 2018
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Late financial aid causes troubles for students

March 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro The spring semester is more than a month in and students still have not received their financial aid.  That is not okay. Many students are going to the Financial Aid Office to figure out why they haven’t received any money yet.  What the office tells students is that they don’t  know when they will receive their financial aid. The best they can do is tell students whether…

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Error after error causes another baseball defeat

February 28, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College baseball continues to suffer from  errors in its second consecutive loss against Santa Ana College with a score of 8-3 last Friday. ELAC head coach James Hines said that little-to-no errors in games was something the team could take pride in. However, these past games the team has been suffering from more errors than usual. “What is really frustrating is that these are…

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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

February 14, 2018

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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