Monterey Park to break on Transit Center

By Rodolfo Trujillo Student bus riders will have a central place to wait for the bus. With all the focus on building parking structures for driving students, bus riders will get their due soon. Completion was originally estimated for early 2011, but now looks as if it will be done by either late spring or early summer 2012. The City of Monterey Park will begin construction next week on the Transit…

November 16, 2011
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ELAC jazz festival entertains audience

By Justine Quintana A lively performance by Caleb Quaye and the Faculty had the audience at the Performing and Fine Arts Center on the edge of their seats last Friday night. The event showcased talented musicians playing a wide range of music from the band’s original songs to covers such as “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin. The set of 14 songs drew in a 40-plus crowd for the intimate performance, keeping…

November 9, 2011
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Self-Help Graphics celebrates death

By Maria Gonzales Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 38th Annual Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos brought the community together with a wide spectrum of cultural arts and entertainment. The event commemorated the annual celebrations that fuse Christians and other spiritual beliefs of the afterlife. The theme of the night was “Revival,” in celebration of SHG’s new home located in the heart of Boyle Heights. The evening started with a traditional procession from…

November 9, 2011
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ELAC professor undergoes brain surgery

By Joseph Recinos History professor Robert John Arias is recovering successfully following emergency brain surgery to remove a blood clot after experiencing a stroke while teaching a class Sept. 27. The 16-year veteran of East Los Angeles College was conducting a lecture about enlightenment when he suddenly lost his balance and bumped up against the white board. He said he was feeling “very weird” and one of his students, a nursing…

November 3, 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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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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