academics

How to Get Into College

12:13 PM

Click-bait warning: if you’re a rising senior looking to craft the perfect app, this won’t give you the answers that you’re looking for.

By academics editor, Diana Meza

political

Hands Off Venezuela

9:45 AM

Venezuela: its image conjures up without scenes of oil, crackdowns on dissent and international forces battling over its fate. 

By politics editor, Teotl Veliz

music

When I Get Home Review

11:10 AM

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As I begin to write this article, it has only been seventeen minutes since Solange’s album When I Get Home dropped. 

By politics editor, Cameron Price

film

Practical Effects vs. CGI and Video FX

5:32 PM

A struggle I have with watching a lot of films is having to cope with the fact that Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) still doesn’t look that good to me. 

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

film

Musical Scenes in Non-Musicals

6:25 PM

Minor spoilers for The Lego Movie series, Shrek 2, Back to the Future, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and The Mask

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

music

Into the New World

9:14 PM

Way back in early January, editor-in-chief Stephanie put together a New Year’s playlist to start 2019 with a very specific state-of-mind...

By guest writer, Anne Tsai 

music

Essential Political Songs

8:44 PM

Since its creation, music has been a vessel for activists to spread their message. It is tradition for artists to sing about what affects them and those around them. It can be used as a tool to lift up the oppressed and fight for the rights of marginalized people, as well as give encouragement to those getting their hands dirty. 

By politics editor, Cameron Price

political

South Bay's Dirty Little Secret

6:49 PM



Despite being near Los Angeles, South Bay has become a hub of discomfort for the LGBT folks living here. Rampant homophobia is a problem that is rarely addressed, but it takes place constantly in our schools and work environments, as well as in everyday life. While this district often votes blue, the beliefs of those who live here lack the empathy that Democrats claim to have.

By politics editor, Cameron Price

academics

Summer Programs!

6:38 PM

Editor in Chief, Stephanie Castaneda Perez, with Edward Snowden at the ACLU Summer Advocacy Program
Calling all juniors, sophomores, and freshmen! Summer’s (almost) coming up which means that it’s the perfect time to apply to summer programs! 

By academics editor, Diana Meza

film

How to Use Nothing for a Plot

10:52 AM

The article for today is going to be more of an essay about my thoughts on the use of down-to-earth and relatable writing using the short film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons.

By Ajay Ascano, film editor

writing

Unraveled

10:40 AM

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By April Owens

This poem was published in the 2018 edition of Myriad, El Camino College’s literary magazine.

writing

Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions

5:56 PM

The prospect of a new year is exciting, invigorating. With a new year comes new opportunities. So in late December, you make resolutions. You ponder what your life could be, and this fantasy towers in comparison to how it feels right now. You make a promise, either privately or publicly, to be better in the new year. This is what I’m gonna do, you tell yourself, to make the new year great. These are my resolutions. 

Well, it’s a week into 2019. How are those resolutions holding up? 

By writing editor, April Owens