Feminist leader promotes Occupy ELAC

By Joshua Avila Having seen the improvements of Occupy ELAC, Angie Rincon urges students to show support to fight the budget cuts. Rincon started Occupy ELAC through a feminist group she was involved in. At 22 years old, Rincon has made progress by catching the attention of senators and assembly men. She has spoken with Pedro Salcido and Ivan Carillo to help with the situation at Occupy ELAC. “The first week was slow,…

November 29, 2011
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Fitness center plans for new ‘Bio Measure’ machine

By Jorge Lopez Obesity a big problem for Elans, East Los Angeles College’s fitness center is making progressive steps in order to make fitness exciting. They have a surplus of machines which would include a new Bio Measure machine. The fitness center plans to get one more Bio Measure adult measuring system by the end of the spring semester. The Bio Measure is a free standing device that accurately measures weight, height,…

November 29, 2011
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MEChA educates students on ‘School of Assassins’

By Alan Morales A deplorable look into the government’s covert activities involving training assassins and their murderous missions were highlighted on campus last week. Hoping to raise awareness, ELAC students gathered in the auditorium to watch the film “School of Assassins” promoted by School of the Americas Watch and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán. The SOA Watch, a pacifist organization opposing the School of the Americas and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security…

November 29, 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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Goldline extension a welcome improvement

By Oscar Landeros The Eastside Goldline extension will improve mobility to students located on the farther side of East Los Angeles. This project will help improve traffic congestions and possibly reduce the usage of automobiles. It may also reduce the usage of gas, allowing us to have less polluted air. The Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project is part of the “30/10 Initiative,” which is 30 years of transit projects…

November 23, 2011
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Senators to visit occupy ELAC

By Brian Villalba The Occupy East Los Angeles College movement has drawn elected officials to visit “tent city” after an early struggle. California State Senator Ed Hernandez of Senate District 24, was the first elected official to set foot in “tent city.”  There was some confusion, as a scheduling conflict prevented him from his first scheduled visit. Pedro Salcido from the Field Office of Hernandez said, “The senator was excited…

November 23, 2011
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Black Friday arrives early

By Marcelle Alvarado The Christmas shopping kick-off is just around the corner as Black Friday creeps up closer this year and shoppers everywhere are preparing to hit stores. It used to be a tradition that department stores like Macy’s, would unveil their Christmas displays and bargains the day after Thanksgiving, now more popularly known as Black Friday. However, it seems Christmas music is on continuous play at shopping centers and…

November 23, 2011
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ELAC baseball strikes out with field

By Carlos Alvarez Faced with uncertainty of when the construction of a new field will begin, anticipation for a new home baseball field has become a frustrating situation. “It’s a mess. Time is limited. We basically have to work around Cal State LA’s schedule. We play a game at seven in the afternoon and the kids get home at midnight. Then weights at six in the morning. It’s hard,” said…

November 23, 2011
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Huskies secure American Championship Bowl

By Carlos Alvarez The Huskies got their payback with a 42-28 win over the Corsairs at Santa Monica College, capturing the American Championship Bowl trophy. The game was dominated by the Huskies’ high-scoring offense and stifling red zone defense. Led by freshman quarterback Aaron Cantu, the offense answered each Santa Monica scoring drive with their own. After falling behind early in the first quarter 14-7, the Huskies began their drive at…

November 23, 2011
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