Men’s basketball season ends

March 9, 2017

By Dan Gudino Men’s basketball ended its season today with a 90-76 loss to Feather River College in the California Community College Athletic Association state playoffs, held at Las Positas College. East Los Angeles College sophomore forward Roderick Williams played his last game as a Husky scoring 20 points and had seven rebounds. Williams will now transfer to the University of Texas at El Paso. ELAC was too small at…

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Alumnus cleared of domestic battery allegation

By Ivan Cazares  Former East Los Angeles College athlete Michael Wyche was cleared of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge filed on him on Oct. 28, 2015, after an altercation with his girlfriend. The incident occurred on Wyche’s 23rd birthday after he returned from football practice. He was a senior defensive tackle for the University of Miami after transferring from ELAC. Wyche said both he and his girlfriend were under a…

March 8, 2017
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Women’s basketball advances to Elite Eight

March 8, 2017

By Dan Gudino Sophomore guard Allissa Gomez scored 14 points in overtime, sending women’s basketball to the Elite Eight of the state playoffs after an intense 70-64 win at home against Pasadena City College on Saturday. With two minutes to go in the game, Gomez splashed a go-ahead jump shot, falling to the floor on her back as she was fouled. She then closed the game with five straight free…

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Literary Salon celebrates life of activist James Baldwin

March 8, 2017

By Tiana Hunter  The Fifth Annual Black History Project 2017 will present a literary salon based on the works of James Baldwin on March 16 at East Los Angeles College. The works of Baldwin will be presented through music, dance and much more The production, funded by the Associated Student Union, will include international performing artist Charles Reese. Reese will shine a light on artist and activist James Baldwin in…

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‘Metamorphasis’ transforms from classic story to stage play

By Francisco Portillo The Theater Department’s first play of the semester is “The Metamorphosis,” by E. Thomalen based on a novel by Franz Kafka. The play is about a hard-working man named Gregor Samsa who supports his family, played by Christopher Magallanes. He wakes up one day mysteriously transformed into a dung beetle. His family tries to get rid of the hideous insect, unaware of the transformation that has taken…

March 8, 2017
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‘Logan’ gives fans a faithful R-rated comic-book film

March 8, 2017

By Francisco Portillo  Fueled by an amazing performance by Hugh Jackman,  “Logan” is the best on-screen representation of the Wolverine character to date. Director and writer James Mangold finally gives fans what they’ve been waiting for with the perfect mixture of humor, emotion, vulgarity and gore. The greatest thing about this movie is it’s R-rating. Without having to cater to a younger audience, Mangold is given free reigns to portray…

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Jazz musicians perform classic songs

March 8, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco Jazz Town Buffet harmonized the night with soothing uplifting tunes that had the audience wanting more. The soothing tunes involved Latin beats that made the audience excited in the S2 Recital hall on Friday. The four musicians that make up the ensemble, Dan Sawyer, Henry Newmark, Sergio Minervini and Grandville Young, took their places on stage to perform for a modest audience. The group performed a number…

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DACA students revive applications with legal aid

By Noe Ortega  The Welcome and Support Resource Center invited students to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal assistance from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic on Thursday Feb. 16. DACA is an American immigration policy that the Obama administration started in 2012. It allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. It also makes them eligible…

March 2, 2017
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Dreamers ally with Telemundo network

By Francisco Portillo The Dream Resource Center partnered with the television network Telemundo for a news special titled “Conoce tus Derechos (Know Your Rights)” on Friday. The purpose of the news special was to inform citizens on what to do and not do if United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents come knocking on their doors. Telemundo built a set in front of campus to interview representatives of the resource…

March 2, 2017
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Undocumented students face new threat

March 2, 2017

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College is one of many sanctuary schools that encourage undocumented students to pursue their dreams and even though the current administration is starting to deport illegal immigrants, students should be granted full permission to stay here. With immigration raids and new policies constantly gaining more and more attention in the news, students that are undocumented find it harder each day to continue working toward…

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