Schumer’s newest movie defies society’s ‘Pretty’ standards

By Allison Beatty “I Feel Pretty” is a comedy rollercoaster that stops right before it jumps the shark and stays true to its message. The film stars stand-up comedian and producer of the film Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett, a woman struggling with insecurities over her weight and appearance, who suffers a head injury and believes she has become the most beautiful woman on the planet. She even compares her…

April 25, 2018

Workshops prepare ELAC for emergency situations

April 18, 2018

By Allison Beatty All next week there will be workshops preparing the East Los Angeles College faculty and staff for various emergency situations. Emergencies range from active shooters on campus to campus-wide evacuations. This is the first time an entire week has been dedicated to promoting emergency preparedness. “I really hope the amain message is about commitment, that’s really important to me,”  Myeshia Armstrong, Vice President of Administrative Services said….


Sequel of ‘The Strangers’ surpasses original

March 14, 2018

By Allison Beatty “The Strangers: Prey at Night” is a sweet and short experience of tension, thrills and jumpscares. At only an hour and twenty five minutes, this movie doesn’t drag on too long or get boring to watch. It’s decently paced, beautifully shot and gives the world an actual good horror sequel. Even if it is 10 years after the original. Similar to the 2008 “The Strangers,” the movie…


Realistic action captures audience

March 7, 2018

By Allison Beatty Instead of just a by the numbers gun-flick filled with shootouts and drawn out fight sequences, 2018’s “Death Wish” is an interesting story following believable human characters and realistic action. It’s everything you aren’t expecting in a film starring acclaimed action star Willis. Which is good or bad depending on your opinion of Willis. The movie follows Dr. Paul Kersey, played by Willis, a wealthy Chicago surgeon…


Library holds workshop to help students find sources

By Allison Beatty The ‘Find Articles’ workshop Monday in the East Los Angeles College library was attended by only one of the two students who registered. The workshop, held in room 103 of the library, focused on finding the difference between a popular and scholarly article, when using each would work best and how to take full advantage of the ELAC library article database. There were even group activities on…

February 28, 2018