• Faculty, staff train for emergency situations
  • Students learn about domestic violence through workshop
  • Domestic violence victims honored with march and candlelight vigil
  • Elixir Piano Trio performs on ELAC campus
  • CAOT fundraises $500 for breast cancer awareness

Softball looks forward to upcoming seaon

By Rogelio Alvarez The softball team aims for success through hard work and preparation for the upcoming 2016-17 season. “Our plans are always to be competitive. The goal of this program is to always make (the) postseason. I think this team is definitely capable of that,” East Los Angeles College head coach Erika Blanco said. The Huskies strive for not just making the postseason, but also winning the South Coast…

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Badminton seeks another successful season

By Francisco Portillo The badminton team is looking to continue their success from last season. Two members of the team, Jean Buenaflor and Serena Lieu, won the first state doubles team title in school history at the California Community College Athletic Association’s Badminton State Individual Championships. Of the two, only Buenaflor is returning to the team as a captain for the upcoming season to continue the high level of play…

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Women’s basketball wins with buzzer-beating shot

By Dan Gudino Women’s basketball continued its stellar play on Sunday with a tournament-winning, buzzer-beating shot by sophomore center Gloria Ortiz, against Palomar College, to win 72-70, in the 33rd Annual Lady Charger Classic held at Cypress College. East Los Angeles College, still undefeated in 2016 at 9-0, captured its third tournament this season with a last second scramble for a loose ball that ELAC sophomore guard Katrina Reeves dove…

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Workshop helps domestic abuse victims cope with pain

By Johanna Calderon “Why domestic violence victims won’t leave” was an informational workshop presented to ELAC students on Oct. 13  in E3-325. According to sociology professor Eileen Le who spoke to the students, it is never easy for the victims because they are in love with the person and hope that they can change them. At first everything is going wonderfully, but then little-by-little the abuse isolates them from everyone….

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Kinesiology Department hosts third annual Thanksgiving food drive

BY Maria Cubillo The Third Annual Husky Turkey Trot & Thanksgiving Food Drive’s main purpose was to provide food to the Calvary Chapel Food Bank and the campus food bank run by EOP&S. Kinesiology Department faculty member and kinesology club advisor Rick Gamboa was in charge of the event. “Hopefully with our help it can grow and we can help more students and their families here at ELAC,” Gamboa said….

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Dance company performs fourth member choreographic project.

By Marlene Dominguez The Let’s Dance Company brought live action rhythm to the audience and presented the 4th member choreographic project on Friday and Saturday in the S2 Complex. It was presented by the company artistic director Kimberly Rabins, along with alumni choreographers Breanne Genite, Evelynn Rodriguez, and Michael Vallejos. Although the dance concert was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m, it started 10 minutes later. There were 11 performances…

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Local comedian returns to humble beginnings

By Tiana Hunter  After 20 years as a comedian, the hilarious Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias hasn’t changed one bit. Before East Los Angeles College auditorium doors opened Tuesday night, people lined up all the way past the student services office. The auditorium was packed with 2,000 people who went to see Fluffy. As they began to fill up the auditorium, you could feel the essence in the air that this show…

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Elixir Piano Trio delivers outstanding performance

By Felipe Rodriguez The Elixir Piano Trio held a phenomenal performance this past Monday at the S2 Recital Hall. The Trio performed famous works from composers Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla. “Hoboken XV:25(1732-1809)” by Joseph Haydn was soft in progression and                           ended with a rather smooth tone compared to the rest of the pieces. By the…

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Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

  By Eliana Ayala Dr. Tomás Garcia, born deaf, gained a new perspective on life after overcoming obstacles to become an American Sign Language professor and ordained deacon. “My deafness gave me a broader understanding of the world. My deafness allowed me to listen with my heart.” Garcia said, using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus displayed at the home. “I thought he was my…

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