‘Maze Runner’ falls short

By Julianne Obregon “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” fails to reach it’s full potential with an unsatisfactory storyline. Though the cast played their roles exceptionally, the storyline left the audience feeling slightly confused. Even if the audience has never read the books and has seen the first film, this movie will leave them feeling as if something is missing. In the film, Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien, and his fellow…

September 25, 2015

M. Night Shayamalan returns to the box office

  By Julianne Obregon Director and producer M. Night Shyamalan once again brings an unexpected twist in his newest film “The Visit.” Shyamalan, known for “The Sixth Sense” and “Signs,” created a story about two young children, named Becca and Tyler, going to meet their grandparents for the first time. When Becca, played by Olivia DeJonge, and Tyler, played by Ed Oxenbould, find out that their grandparents want to meet…

September 22, 2015

East Los Angeles College plans for new hires

By Julianne Obregon  The Budget Committee plans to expand staff, faculty and deans for the 2015-16 school year. The committee shared its budget plans during the College Forum on Budget Priorities for first year 2015-16 May 18. “There is no way we can manage this campus by having less staff,” East Los Angeles College president Marvin Martinez said. Vice president of Workforce Education Laura Ramirez hopes to hire three deans…

June 1, 2015

Director re-envisions fury of ‘Mad Max’

By Julianne Obregon Filmmaker George Miller returns to the world of Mad Max and reinvents the post-apocalyptic world in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” In the film, Miller takes the audience to a world where civilization is gone, to a place known as the Wasteland where the necessities are controlled by the Citadel and its allies, Gas Town and the Bullet Farm. In this world there are no laws and no…

May 15, 2015

New Milestone edition captivates

By Julianne Obregon  For the first time in Milestone history, students were able to manage the content in its yearly publication. The magazine is filled with artwork and literary work from students at East Los Angeles College as well as residents of East LA. The literary work in this magazine ranges from a story about adding classes on the first day of college to submissions for a six-word story contest…

April 27, 2015

Baseball team fall short against El Camino

By Julianne Obregon The East Los Angeles College baseball team suffered a 10-4 loss in its last home game against El Camino College April 23 in a South Coast Conference game. The Huskies did not generate runs with runners in a scoring position. “We didn’t take advantage of our scoring opportunities,” ELAC assistant coach Phillip Valdez said. For sophomore pitcher Gabriel Ramos, this game was his last home game for…

April 24, 2015

Disney delights with new ‘Cinderella’

By Julianne Obregon Disney reinvents its 1950s animated film “Cinderella” through live-action and leaves the audience wondering what will happen next. In this version of the film, the audience is given the opportunity to get a better look at Cinderella’s life before and after her new family arrives. When Cinderella, played by Lily James, was a young girl, she made a promise to her mother, played by Hayley Atwell, to…

March 21, 2015

Vendors Overlook Students With Food Allergies

  By Julianne Obregon With the number of people with food allergies increasing, East Los Angeles College should look into providing better food alternatives on campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study in 2013 that showed an increase of food allergies among children to be approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. ELAC should have another vendor on campus to accommodate those with food allergies. On campus,…

March 12, 2015

Bike thefts plague ELAC

By Julianne Obregon and Cardling Del Real The Sheriff’s Department is working on a plan to help eliminate bike thefts occurring on campus. Team Leader Deputy William Dunkin said the campus has had two or three more bikes stolen over the last six months from different handrails. Deputy Jessie Martinez said that a bike was stolen Feb. 18 between the G and H buildings. The bicycle was not secured onto…

March 4, 2015

‘Kingsman’ trills audience with action scenes

By Julianne Obregon Action film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” brings the audience to the edge of their seats as they wonder what will happen next. Matthew Vaughn, known for directing “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class,” brought action and humor to this film, based off the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The film is about a young man named Gary “Eggsy” Unwin, played by Taron…

February 23, 2015