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Rising Star: Christopher Tormo

By Stanley Wu

March 25, 2004

Having been acting throughout his life, Christopher Tormo, 20, has landed one of his dream roles in the upcoming play "Brighton Beach Memoir." Tormo was first exposed to the stage at the age of 4. He has participated in...

Rising Star: Jason Palines

By Laura Villalpando

March 18, 2004

Walking across campus with his video camera in hand, Jason Palines, 22, president of the Cinema Arts Club, observes the scenery and gathers ideas to shoot his next film. Palines said he picked up his first video camera at...

Rising Star: Alexander Smith

By Cynthia Curtis

March 11, 2004

After learning how to play the piano as a boy, Alexander Smith, 22, music therapy major, soon picked up a set of drumsticks and joined the concert band during his eight semesters at EC. Smith learned how to play the drums...

Science and brass are a good match

By Stanley Wu

March 4, 2004

After he mastered the French horn, Edwin Wan, 20, biology major, decided to pick up playing the trumpet and joined the EC Concert Band. Wan is a foreign student from Macau SAR and he was the leader of the French horn...

Rising Star: Erika Johnson

By David Scarpero

December 4, 2003

With a natural ear for music and a passion for the soothing sounds of strings, music performance major Erika Johnson is pursuing her dream of becoming a violin virtuoso. "Ever since I heard my middle school teacher Mr. LeFevre...

Rising Star: Dane Heathcock

By Eva Allen

November 20, 2003

It's not easy understanding the mind of an artist, but it is evident in every intricate detail how much heart goes into the body-casting art of Dane Heathcock. Heathcock moved to Los Angeles from Texas at 22 with only $13...

Rising Star: Noel Castrillo

By Michele Polendey

October 30, 2003

Picture an average cosmetology classroom, a group of females in their 20s, multicolored heads and manicured nails. What might catch your attention is a Filipino male studying the techniques of hair-cutting. Noel Castrillo,...

Rising Star: Xiomara Cornejo

By Eva Allen

October 16, 2003

There's an old saying that "good things come in small packages" and this could very well hold true when it comes to Xiomara Cornejo, the petite, 5 foot 3 inch aspiring director. Her passion for being in the spotlight was recognized...

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