Stylistic contemporary art on display at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa Two artists show their unique styles to the Vincent Price Art Museum in two exhibits that showcase artwork yesterday. The detail and fine art of Shizu Saldamando get displayed in the Small Gallery in her exhibit “When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando,” her first solo museum show. “Karen Rapp had been following my work for a while and attended my first solo exhibition at Tropico…

September 12, 2013

Award-winning artist dies in traffic accident

    By Jesus Figueroa   “2009 Student Art Show” winner Barbara Shwe-Ching Liang died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 29 in a traffic accident in Los Angeles. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Award-winning sculpture “Warning: May Contain Peanuts” held on display at the Vincent Price Art Museum in the student art show was was created by Liang. The elephant sculpture made…

July 17, 2013

‘Shapes Seeps Through’ onto VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum enjoy a reminiscent experience at Carmen Argote’s “720 sqft: Shape Seeps Through” exhibit.  VPAM’s large gallery displays the carpet from the childhood home that Argote grew up on for about 22 years. The carpet is painted with white paint 12 inches from the perimeter. “I started painting the carpet and then noticed the stains seeping through.  It’s almost like a…

June 15, 2013

Action-packed ‘Oblivion’ leaves audience dissatisfied

By Jesus Figueroa The action filled, yet at times overly complex, science fiction feature “Oblivion” takes audiences on a long journey that seems to intensify, but not reach a satisfactory climax. The two hour and six minute long film plunges into detail on certain aspects of the story, but leaves some important details unexplained. “Oblivion” follows Jack Harper, played by Cruise, as he serves as a security repairmen stationed on…

May 5, 2013

Roosevelt, Garfield High compete in ‘East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic’

By Danny Vasquez and Jesus Figueroa The rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and Garfield high schools continued with the first “East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic” at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium on April 6. Roosevelt’s alumni won the close game, 18-16. Both high schools are no strangers to competing against each other. Garfield won the 78th East Los Angeles (high school football) Classic last season, which was also…

April 17, 2013

Cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ delivers terrifying gore to audience

The book of the dead is ready to rise again in the highly anticipated remake of the horror cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ with gore galore and shocking fun. The story focused around a group of friend ready to help out David, played by Shiloh Fernandez, with an intervention for his junkie sister Mia, played by Jane Levy, at their former summer cabin. As the intervention and withdrawals symptoms come to…

April 10, 2013

Privacy does not end at death

By Jesus Figueroa   In a battle over privacy, lawyers go after Facebook to release accounts of deceased family members to their rightful heirs. The attempts to change the internet laws came after a mother, Karen Williams, lost her 22 year-old son in a motorcycle accident. She attempted to use her son’s account as a memorial for friends and family. Facebook administrators locked her out of the account due to…

March 20, 2013

NAMI advocates mental well being

By Jesus Figueroa   The National Alliance of Mental Illness Club attempts to get students aware of mental wellbeing through an art contest. “Culture and mental well being” was chosen by the majority vote of club members as the theme for the “NAMI on campus art contest.” The contest is open to all students on campus. The top three winners will get gift cards from Michael’s. First place will get…

March 19, 2013

New email system leads to missed deadlines

  By Jesus Figueroa    East Los Angeles College students have no choice, but to use the new glitchy cloud email system to receive information from the school. Since cloud is new to ELAC, the system has had many problems that have caused students to get frustrated and miss deadlines. Most recently, the system was down for a day causing students to wonder when the system would be back up…

March 13, 2013