On Tuesday, July 19th at 5:30 pm, students from EC Los Angeles broke out of their comfort zones and hit the stage to show off their many wonderful talents! Talents included singing, rapping, and playing the guitar as well as group performances. EC embraced the mic, showing that our international students are full of life and culture! Check out some photos below!
Wednesday Word of the Day “Goody Two-Shoes” The popular idiom comes from a nursery tale called The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, published in 1765. The book is based on a poor orphan named Margery who has one shoe. One day, a rich relative takes pity and buys her a second shoe. Margery is so thrilled to finally have a pair of shoes that she runs around screaming, “Two shoes, ma’am, two shoes!”. She eventually becomes a teacher, marries a rich man, and helps the poor. Based on the story, there is some connection between the book’s purpose and the meaning of the popular idiom today! Nowadays, using the phrase usually implies an individual that tries to be as good and “clean” as humanly possible. These individuals believe that they harness righteous thoughts and actions. Don’t worry though, the idiom is actually a positive connotation and fun to throw around in conversation when you want to get your friends to try new adventures with you!
Calling all singers, dancers, stand-up comedians, scientists, linguists, and many more! Next Tuesday, July 19th, at ECLA, we will host an Open Mic Night, where students will be able to display their talents, far and wide. For those of you unaware of what an open mic show is, It is an opportunity for anyone to perform without the fear of being judged. It is also an enjoyable way to arouse a sense of excitement and happiness among audience members. Open mic nights are great ways to create strong bonds between each other and other audience members, in hopes of making someone laugh, cry, jam along, or understand the flurry of emotions produced through vocal vibrations or the way you move your body. So it does not matter what language you speak, show us what you hold dear to your heart!