ELAC celebrates animation, honors legendary animator

Guests were treated to Oscar-award winning Canadian animated short films. By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the National Film Board presented the National Film Board of Canada Animation Day at ELAC Saturday with a tribute to Phil Roman. Banjin Tehari, the editor-in-chief of Cinema Without Borders was the organizer of the event, along with Mike Libonati, who is the head of animation at ELAC. “Every…

May 25, 2016
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‘Captain America’ saga continues with action and adventure

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Captain America: Civil War,” or simply“Civil War,” continues the story of Steve Rogers looking for his friend Bucky Barnes, as well as addressing the actions of the Avengers in  “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “Civil War” deals with the impact the Avengers are having in the world since they formed the team. The Russo Brothers, directors of the film, wanted to show that even the Avengers cannot save everyone,…

May 11, 2016
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Student achieves goal to be editor-in-chief

By Gustavo Buenrostro Everyone has goals when they are young. Karla Rendon made and accomplished her goal this past semester in her senior year to become editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper. Rendon is an East Los Angeles College student who also attends the University of La Verne, where she is the editor-in-chief of its newspaper, Campus Times. “I started as a staff writer, news editor, arts editor, feature editor and…

May 11, 2016
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Campus to prepare for simulated active shooter drill this Friday

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College will be hosting an active shooter drill May 13 from 7 a.m. to noon around the C2 bungalow area. The Sheriff’s Department will be in charge of the event, along with the Monterey Park Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and Emergency Medical Services. The drill will consist of two simulated active shooter situations in which two teams will neutralize each situation. The drill…

May 11, 2016
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SAAVE aids sexual assault victims at ELAC

By Gustavo Buenrostro People have been affected by sexual assault one way or another and East Los Angeles College hopes to bring awareness with Sexual Assault Awareness and Violence Education. SAAVE is a group of faculty and students who want to inform other people about sexual assault. This month is about spreading information to those who may not know much about sexual assault or for people who are also looking…

April 20, 2016
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Math holds students back: Valid complaints or just student excuses?

By Gustavo Buenrostro Many students constantly struggle in math and the majority of them put blame on the teacher. However, teachers don’t necessarily seem to be the problem. In fact, students are usually the ones to blame for their low and even failing tests, whether they’re in math or another subject they struggle with. Students even admit to their own failures as a student. Some might say, “They’re not taking…

April 13, 2016
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Hell’s Kitchen serves up punishment

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Daredevil,” last year, showed that comic-book-based shows can be wildly entertaining while also dealing with some heavy themes and a fantastic story, and season two is no different. Season two of Daredevil proves to be one of the best shows out there. “Daredevil” continues the story in New York’s district of Hell’s Kitchen with Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox, fighting against the criminal underground trying to keep…

March 23, 2016
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New club has history

By Gustavo Buenrostro The History Circle is not a brand new club. The History Circle emerges from the ashes of its former club and begins to get its bearings back. The original club began in 2009 with professor Robert Arias as the advisor. However, Arias suffered from a stroke and the club ceased activity for three years. The students wanted to bring it back, so ELAC students Rafa Tapia, Mario…

March 14, 2016
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‘Deadpool’ redefines superhero genere

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Deadpool” is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is possibly growing stale. It plays many of the tropes in other superhero films and makes fun of them. Deadpool is a loudmouth mercenary who develops cancer and the only cure comes from joining a special weapons program that gives him superpowers.  Much of the humor stemmed from the many references Deadpool made about other movie…

February 23, 2016
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