Author: Hipolito

2001 A Space Odyssey – A Timeless Achievement

Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher So I took a ride to space at the wonderful American Cinematheque in the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA and at their Saturday presentation of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey my mind was blown, again. Honestly, I had never seen the film in a theatre, and I can see the difference, let me rephrase that, I experienced the difference. Every time it would be on TV and now on one of the streaming channels, I never seemed to have the attention span or the time to finish the film two hours and twenty nine...

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A High School Diploma Must Mean Something

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher As the cost of higher education is used by this administration to create a larger gap between the poor and the wealthy, and by poor now we include the middle class, a high school diploma is much more relevant and important than ever. It should not just signify that the individual was persistent, it must also mean they are qualified, not for just entry level jobs at the local burger joint, but to think critically, have, at least, the basic technical skills for a career in media, science or any other place that can...

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Meet Target Excellence – This Is What Can Happen After School.

So, what happens after school? Where can the children go to be safe, active and engaged in a learning environment that does not feel like a chore, but an opportunity to grow, prepare and develop healthy habits? All school districts tend to either make an effort to create a program for those students that need a place to be as their parents work past the 2 or 3 pm bell schedule, and many more contract with after school providers whose sole focus is to create a program that will at minimum engage the students in fun activities and at...

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“Urban Seeds” A Story About The School Grown Movement

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher Dr. Lani Cupchoy is a storyteller who wants to spotlight the positive changes brewing in communities such as her native Montebello, who experience monumental changes for the better, but receive little exposure because in the mind set of the mainstream media, these events are unlikely to happen and when they do happen, they seem unlikely to create sustainable opportunities for their community, and especially for their youth. Dr. Lani Cupchoy, Ph. D., is an educator and a filmmaker, and believes passionately otherwise and is focused on changing this perception. Her last documentary “Truth Seekers,”...

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Pedro Infante and Google’s Doodles of Bravery

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher There are only 365 per year and every day is a precious amount of time to spend noticed online, especially on the Google landing page. Google executes over 3.5 billion searches per day, the exposure for any icon, entity or event is extraordinary. Featuring Mexican Icon, Pedro Infante, “the Mexican actor and singer. Hailed as one of the greatest actors of the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema” is certainly a way to present proof of the Mexico many know and love, and under the current administration it can be considered a subversive action. Pedro...

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