Video interview with ‘Cesar Chavez’ director Diego Luna

Staff writer Jesus Figueroa interviews “Cesar Chavez” director Diego Luna. Luna discusses his excitement over making a film about a historical Chicano in America and about keeping the film grounded and true to life. Read a full review of the film here: “Cesar Chavez” opened in theaters yesterday. This film is rated PG-13.

March 29, 2014

Chicano history comes to life in “Cesar Chavez” film

By Jesus Figueroa  Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez” brings the historical struggle of the Chicano farm worker’s movement to the big screen in a grand film. The story based on true events keeps a real humanized version of Chavez, making the struggle he goes through relatable to not just Chicanos but to everyone as well. Chavez, played by Michael Peña, moves back to Delano, from working at an office job in…

March 26, 2014

Poli Sci club talks of gender and race inequality

By Amanda Rodarte In honor of Women’s history month, East Los Angeles College Political Science Club (ESPA) hosted a discussion about the history of women in politics this past Thursday. In the discussion, it was discovered that not only gender, but race also contributes to inequality. President of ESPA Sonny Martinez began by reintroducing women who have made an impact in the United States. He started with Clara Lemlich, who…

March 21, 2014

Elans pay $1 for representation

By Isaac Tovar It is for your advantage to vote “yes” in a special election today.  This small increase will give ELAC something students need the most during these economically tough times: a voice. Elans will be voting to pass a $1 additional fee to tuition that will allow students to be represented in our state Capitol and Board of Governors. Special elections will be held in front of the parking…

November 9, 2011