Men’s basketball blows out Chaffey in last game of regular season

By Michael Dominguez Men’s Basketball rolls over Chaffey College 86 to 45  to win their eighth game in row and go 24-5 overall on the season. On Sophomore night, the offense was hot from start to finish as the Huskies opened the game with a three from sophomore guard, Frank Bertz, who scored 20 points and going seven of 10 from the floor then along with six three pointers. The…

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First Cupid’s Dance celebrates love

By Maria Marroquin First Cupid’s Dance hosted at East Los Angeles College was a great welcome back to students due to its combination of great music and free tacos. Only a couple of minutes went by after the doors of the event opened when a long line started forming outside ELACs multipurpose room. Once people walking by smelled the delicious scent of tacos al pastor, asada and chicken they could not…

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‘Black Panther’ claws its way to top of box office

By Frank Portillo Ten years after their first movie, Marvel Studios released what is perhaps their best film yet with “Black Panther.” Everything about the movie works including the writing, acting and directing. The story takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” where the titular character was first introduced. With the death of his father, King T’Chaka (John Kani), T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his hidden kingdom…

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Win brings women’s basketball closer to playoff spot

By Rogelio Alvarez Women’s Basketball (5-3) defeated conference rivals Rio Hondo (3-5) 81-58 last Friday at Rio. The game was a must-win for East Los Angeles College, who is in contention for the Southern Coast North Conference title and a spot in the postseason. ELAC came into the game seeking to make up a tough loss at home to Mt. San Antonio College (7-1). ELAC is 17-9 overall. “We can’t…

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Pitching woes lead to baseball’s second straight loss

By Jerry Flores The baseball team lost their second consecutive game against Riverside City College on Saturday. The final score was 2-5. During the 4th inning, the Huskies allowed the first run by the Tiger’s freshman outfielder Joseph Hodapp, who automatically won first base because of poor pitching by East Los Angeles College’s freshman pitcher Paul Kosanovich. Losing by a run, the Huskies were able to tie the game in…

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Basketball team dominates Rio Hondo for sixth win in a row

By Rogelio Alvarez Men’s Basketball defeated Rio Hondo College 94-64 last Friday at Rio. East  Los Angeles College extended its winning streak to six games. They are now 7-1 in the Southern Coast North Conference and 22-5 overall. “Our main focus right now is to take it one game at a time and work toward our goal of winning the conference championship,” ELAC Assistant coach Darren French said. ELAC dominated…

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Softball team breaks two-game losing streak

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles College Softball broke its two game losing streak after a 6-4 win against Long Beach City College yesterday at home. The first few innings did not yield any points for ELAC. It took  the team a while to find its rythm. The Huskies were behind by two runs in the fifth inning when sophomore outfielder Dominique De Alba hit a bunt that Long Beach…

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‘Altered Carbon’ suffers from predictability

By Gustavo Buenrostro “Altered Carbon” has great visual effects, fantastic costumes and good acting, but plays on overused tropes. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is one of the last remaining envoys, warriors that can easily adapt to any environment they are put in. His character has been brought back to life after being dead for 250 years and put into a new body, which the show refers to as sleeves. The…

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Author and prison educator to speak at Adelante event

By Frank Portillo The second event in the Adelante First-Year Program’s Social Justice Platica series for the semester will feature a reading of poetry from author and educator Tyson Amir. Amir will be reading poetry from his newly published book titled “Black Boy Problems: An Account of Black Survival in America” and engaging with those in attendance with a question and answer on Feb. 22. Organizer of the event and…

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Netflix breaks new ground with latest ‘Cloverfield’ film

By Frank Portillo While not as strong as the first two installments of the franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” is a fun science fiction ride that loosely ties into the events of its predecessors. The fact that the movie isn’t as strong as the previous two entries doesn’t speak to its quality as a whole because it’s enjoyable. “The Cloverfield Paradox” is set in 2028 as Earth’s energy resources are dwindling….

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