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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Matheson takes control of women’s swim team

By Jane Fernandez After going a decade without a swim team, East Los Angeles College will now be lead by experienced swim coach Erik Matheson. Matheson’s experience dates back to when he attended Culver City High School. Matheson played other sports such as soccer, but due to a knee injury, he was led to aquatics. He was part of the swim team for four years, where he earned and still holds three…

November 2, 2011
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Students occupy ELAC for fair, free education

By Yesenia Martinez Students that are angry with fee hikes and cutting of classes and the budget are taking action by occupying East Los Angeles College to ensure a fair and free education for all. The purpose of Occupy ELAC is to achieve the goal of getting student voices across to Governor Jerry Brown about the education crisis. They want  affordable education for all students and to stop budget cuts that…

November 2, 2011
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Self-defense tactics get students involved

By Lourdes Espinoza As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Team hosted “Common Sense Self-Defense” where Marilyn Ladd taught students how to defend themselves from sexual assault. Ladd, Women’s P.E. Instructor and Violence Intervention Team member, demonstrated self-defense moves to students last Thursday in the Women’s Gym. Students were taught how they could use common self-defense tips if they are ever in an unwanted confrontation with a…

October 26, 2011
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Occupy ELAC to show student hardships

By Cristina Galvan Motivated by the Occupy movements, East Los Angeles College students plan on protesting against budget cuts in what they call Occupy ELAC this Monday. ELAC and other schools have experienced budget cuts throughout the past semesters, and tuition has increased. This semester, tuition has been raised to $36 per unit from the $26 per unit of last semester. It is expected to be raised even more. Besides paying for…

October 26, 2011
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Survivor recounts past abuse in film

By Ruth Calcoa Sonia Rivera, director of the Sexual Assault Program at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, said  her objective is to stop violence on campus. Violence seems to be escalating each year, according to Rivera. Rivera visits campuses from middle schools to universities to raise more awareness on domestic violence and the dangers it poses. “Parents are usually the last to know. We as peers, friends, teachers and…

October 20, 2011
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Campus News wins big

By Megan Perry A journalism conference at California State University, Fullerton over the weekend resulted in the most awards Campus News has won in more than 10 years. The Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ convention included all registered community colleges from Southern California. Schools competed against one another for the top spot, and East Los Angeles College came home with 14 awards in various competitions. Last year, ELAC went home with…

October 19, 2011
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