Brutal holidays ahead for some

While a portion of society is wrapping presents, preparing turkeys and singing christmas carols in November, there are people who know that the holidays suck. Overspending money, fighting with family and friends and, of course, feeling the holiday blues are just a few of the reasons it might be that holiday gatherings are being limited in scope due to COVID-19.

November 7, 2020

Vampires, gentrification battle against ‘the Bronx’

October 12, 2020

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” is campy and a bit rough, but a fun movie about fighting for and loving your town and friends. The Netflix original film weaves the sneaking vampire invasion of the Bronx along the more obvious gentrification of the borough. This makes for a fun, restrained, horror movie with plenty of in-your-face criticism of gentrification.


Proctoring software creates concern to student privacy

Proctoring software installed on a student’s computer is entirely invasive and doesn’t help build an important part of student-teacher relationships, trust.
The Los Angeles Community College District provides professors with a proctoring software called “Proctorio” that can be used for testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 5, 2020

‘Call of Duty’ provides sneak look at upcoming multiplayer for ‘Cold War’

September 27, 2020

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold Wars Alpha” is a fun, albeit-run-of-the-mill experience, but the series’ new mode shows hope for the franchise.
“Black Ops Cold Wars Alpha” shows off a taste of two of the yet to be released games multiplayer modes.
The modes included are six versus six and a new mode called combined arms, which mixes 12 versus 12 player battles, alongside large-scale vehicles.


Nazi war criminals brought to justice in “Hunters” debut

By Juan Calvillo Amazon’s “Hunters“ takes creative license with a tragic moment in history, but allows its main character to figure whether the best revenge is revenge.  Taking place in a fictional world, the show asks the audience to imagine a world where Nazis managed to escape to the United States. Over the 10-episode first-season run of “Hunters,” the main characters go through hell and back as Nazi enemies come…

March 3, 2020

Elac student steps up to fight campus hunger

By Juan Calvillo  Though East Los Angeles College’s administration takes steps to tackle food insecurity on campus, Monika Rueda, a current ELAC student, is compelled to do her part. She distributes food to students in need across from the Helen Miller Library every other Tuesday. She spoke with Cecilia Cruz, coordinator for the student Health Center, and asked what was the most immediate course of action she could take. “She…

March 2, 2020

Health Center prepares students in case of Novel Coronavirus

By Juan Calvillo The Student Health Center explained available health resources, sanitary options and facts about the Coronavirus during a meeting on Thursday. The informational meeting was conducted by Cecilia Cruz and Michelle Quon. Cruz, coordinator of the student Health Center, said that if students feel ill they are welcome to come to the health center for a check up.  The Center for Disease Control in the United States has…

March 2, 2020