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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State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011
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Department spreads disabled awareness

By Edgar Lopez Juan Espinoza dreamed of becoming an artist, and because of the Disabled Student Program and Services department the visually impaired student is now living that dream. Espinoza’s success is not an isolated story. Wheelchair user Roger Hernandez always wanted to be a photographer and today, he owns his own studio blocks away from East Los Angeles College. In order to spread the word and in observance of…

November 16, 2011
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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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