Hopeful author, Elan overcomes disability

By Cristina Galvan Lizbeth Gutierrez does not let her disabilities get in the way.  She uses her faith to stay strong and help others. Twenty-two-year-old Gutierrez was born with cerebral palsy. Growing up, one of the hardest things she had to endure was being told by others that she could not do certain things, because she has a disability. This constant put down led Gutierrez to fall into a depression that…

December 7, 2011
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Coach rescues ELAC debate team

By Kritsida Adisakkitti Many students and faculty undermined the East Los Angeles College debate team that continuously brought home wins during the past five years. Nadar Haddad is the founder and coach of the official debate team that ELAC lacked for a 25-year period. After Haddad received his Bachelor’s Degree at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science and his Master’s Degree at University of North Texas, he was offered a…

November 29, 2011
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ELAC Wrestling captain fundraises for fellow athletes

By Ashley Garcia Out on the mat since the eighth grade, the captain of the wrestling team worked hard in order to give back to his community. Adrian Macias received an Ernest H. Moreno Scholarship Award at a ceremony held on November 15. The 19-year-old student-worker will be collecting $1000 annually and received $500 of his award at the ceremony. As a first-generation college student, Macias is a major in…

November 28, 2011
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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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