Lion dance honors Lunar New Year

By Christopher Reynoso The International Student Advancement Program (ISAP) kicked off the Lunar New Year with a lion dance and other festivities on February 16 at the E3 quad. The main event of the festival was the lion dance performed by the Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Academy. In addition to the lion dance ISAP hosted other activities including Chinese yo-yo, a ring toss, a lucky draw, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese…

March 1, 2017
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Restaurant serves up Asian-Italian infusion

By Christian Horta  Savoy is where customers receive an adequate amount of food at an affordable price.  It is a great introduction because it’s Asian food but does not feel Asian.  The spot feels like something that could be on the westside of Los Angeles.  The hole-in-the-wall restaurant features Asian food with an Italian twist. Savoy is best known for their Hainan chicken dish.  It is served over rice and…

February 15, 2017
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Jazz band captivates audience

By Russel Zazueta  Jazz music performed by the Charlie Ferguson Sextet did a great job in charming audiences of all ages during the First Friday Jazz Series concert at East Los Angeles College. Inside the dimly-lit recital hall, shades of blue light shot up the walls for ambience, when pianist Charlie Ferguson counted off the next jazz standard by snapping his fingers. The sextet launched into a standard called “Breakfast…

November 9, 2016
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‘Doctor Strange’ conjures visually stunning story

By Francisco Portillo The Sorcerer Supreme makes his big screen debut in the visually stunning origin story “Doctor Strange.” The addition of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) introduces the audience to the mystical elements of the fictional world. The visual effects in the movie take the audience on a psychedelic experience that seems to mirror that of an LSD trip.  Some of the special effects in the…

November 9, 2016
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Documentary produced-Leonardo DiCaprio focuses on ecological future

By Dorany Pineda  Fisher Steven’s documentary “Before the Flood,” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, takes an in-depth look at planet earth’s terrifying trajectory into an apocalyptic ecological future. A bleak, but poignant, insight into a nightmarish time, the film is a vivid portrait of the beauty and fragility of life on our planet, and all that is at risk if we don’t care for it. “Before the Flood” is incredibly persuasive…

November 9, 2016
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Pokemon 25th anniversary delivers new experience for longtime fans

By Francisco Portillo  The recently released videogame demo for Pokemon Sun and Moon puts its beautiful new region of Alola on display. The demo takes place in the fictional city of Hau’oli, which is a coastal city that closely resembles Hawaii. Using Hawaiian culture as the basis for character interactions,  the antagonist character, the controlled player, is constantly greeted with the friendly “Alola,” greeting as opposed to the real- world’s…

November 3, 2016
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Brazilian buffet offers diverse foods

By Jordan Elias  There are many places to go to eat dinner on the weekend, but there is one place in particular, named the By Brazil, that serves many unique and delicious foods. The restaurant is a Brazilian Restaurant located in Torrance, 30 minutes away from East Los Angeles College. The restaurant presents a buffet-style taste of dishes from Brazil. People pay approximately $30  each, and eat whatever they want…

November 3, 2016
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