Theatre students find outside stage

By Ariana Renteria Echoes of voices can be heard walking down the ramp toward the P2 theatre building. Gradually the echoes begin to make sense. The voices are not random. They are poetry leaving the mouths of East Los Angeles College students. The students are speaking words from the likes of “Hamlet,” “Rhinoceros in Love” and “Personal Messages.” Not only are these words flowing from students mouths, they are passionately acted  out…

November 23, 2011
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ELAC history professor gives back to community

By Rosa Guillen  History Professor at both the South Gate and Monterey Park ELAC campuses, Carlos Ramirez, is definitely not “all books and no play.” He also enjoys a jam session here and there with fellow musicians. Even while teaching history classes at ELAC and Advanced Placement Government courses at South East High School in South Gate, Ramirez still makes time to pick up a guitar. “I like to pretend…

November 23, 2011
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‘Shazamwiches’ take on YouTube

By Lindsey Maeda Like a wizard, Daniel Noriega, a student at East Los Angeles College, conjures up novelty sandwiches on his new YouTube series, Shazamwiches. Noriega has an affinity for sandwiches and it is apparent by the way his face lights up when speaking about them. “I really think (sandwiches) are the perfect food. Primarily because they are so versatile, and you can do anything with them. You can make them as…

November 23, 2011
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Professor Rick Crawford dances through life

By Julie Rincon   Dancing for many famous companies and in some of the most recognized musical numbers, East Los Angeles College professor Rick Crawford has traveled a long way. “I believe that art is the emancipator of the spirit,” Crawford said. He is a man known to perform in many known dances around the Los Angeles County area and has taught classes in several schools and auditoriums. Crawford is…

November 23, 2011
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Elan breaks record ‘living the dream’

By Liliana Marquez David Farias tried out for the men’s soccer team without knowing that he would set a record as part of the team. Farias, 20, who is currently part of the men’s soccer team was intimidated after seeing so many people trying to get a spot on the team. “I didn’t want to try out. I felt intimidated but I decided to gave it a try even if I…

November 9, 2011
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Husky quarterback strives for greatness

By Daniella Molina Aaron Cantu sits in Weingart Stadium overlooking the football field. “I want to win here.  I want to win a conference championship,” said Cantu. The lean 6-foot, 210-pound 18-year-old, quarterback is in the process of making his dreams come true as well making history for the Huskies. The Schurr High School graduate has been making major moves before he started the 2011 Fall semester at ELAC. He ended his…

November 3, 2011
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Student sells shirts, sheds light on cancer

By Yesenia Martinez Grey Lizarraga got the idea of making shirts and donating half of his profits to the Breast Cancer Awareness Association by just looking at his keychain. During one of his photo shoots, Lizarraga looked down at his “Keep-A-Breast, I Heart Boobies” lanyard and said, “Hey, next month is October. I should do something.” “That’s how it started. I wasn’t planning on it,” Lizarraga said. Nineteen-year-old Lizarraga is currently…

October 26, 2011
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Former Husky star goes to NFL

By J.C. Casarez For Antoine “Shaky” Smithson, life in the NFL is just beginning. His journey to the professional level is something that began long before his days at the University of Utah, where he majored in Sociology. The 24-year-old Smithson signed with the Green Bay Packers this year as an undrafted free agent. Smithson attended East Los Angeles College for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring. He spent the next two…

October 20, 2011
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Art focuses on Chicana struggle

By Lourdes Espinoza As a supplement to “After The Gold Rush: Reflections and Postscripts on the National Chicano Moratorium of August 29, 1970,” the Vincent Price Art Museum has hosted a number of postscript events for the duration of the exhibition through Dec. 16. “Cuentos De Amor y Resistencia: The Tenacity of Chicana Artistic Expression” was held Saturday from noon – 3 p.m. inside the small gallery, lecture hall and…

October 13, 2011
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