Coach strives to inspire athletes

November 28, 2018

By Mariana Montoya (J-101 Staff Writer) Ricardo Raygoza, assistant coach for the East Los Angeles College men’s  soccer team, started off as a player for the Huskies before he became an assistant coach. He played at ELAC in  2005, and 2006. In those two years, he found head coach, mentor and main inspiration men’s soccer head coach Eddie Flores. “He came to me as an older player and played two years for…

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Music Department to showcase students’ talent

By Elisa Nava (J-101 Staff Writer) The East Los Angeles College Music Department will present six musical performance events in December. These events will be the last ones held before the end of the semester. Music students will have the opportunity to showcase their talent through various recitals and concerts. “All music majors are required to participate in our December events. Vocalists will need to perform in at least three of…

November 28, 2018
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Newly proposed rule threatens student civil rights

November 28, 2018

By Melisa Valenzuela (J-101 Staff Writer) The East Los Angeles College Academic Senate meeting was held yesterday to discuss two recent changes happening both on campus and at the state level. One important issue discussed was the need to address the culture and climate of sexual harassment on campus. As part of Title IX, the education secretary recently proposed a new rule that would significantly reduce the obligations of colleges to…

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Students showcase musical talent at recital

November 28, 2018

By Maritza Ibarra (J-101 Staff Writer) The East Los Angeles College Music Department presented a student recital on November 21 which included  accompanist Melissa Sky-Eagle. Guitarist Eric Qing Xie rocked the electric guitar with beautiful strumming, elegant and sweet sound. It added a perfect dynamics to the song, “Days of Wine and Roses” by Henry Mancini. The second song, ”Etude, No.3 Op.60,” consists of string-picking -lullaby tone written by Matteo Carcassi,…

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Internet outage slows down daily academics

November 28, 2018

By Jose Paulo De Paz (J-101 Staff Writer) This past Tuesday, students and staff alike were surprised with no internet on campus. The outage not only affected East Los Angeles College (ELAC) but six other colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Many students and staff were upset as they were unable to get much done. There was no service at 8 a.m. and IT continuously updated staff on the…

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Transforming Lives Campaign helps students

November 28, 2018

By Mauricio Batista and Elisa Nava (J-101 Staff Writers) Homelessness has become an issue for students at East Los Angeles College. Non-profit organizations such as the Transforming Lives Campaign (TLC) and Jovenes Inc offer help to students in need to acquire housing, food, and even clothes. The TLC committee held a panel discussion yesterday to provide an update on the progress they have made with their partner Jovenes Inc. Paul de…

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Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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‘Solo’ explores origin of classic character

BY Juan Calvillo “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the fantastical origin story that most fans didn’t know they needed. It combines the thrills and battles of summer box-office blockbusters with subtle nods to the lore that it came from. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo. Ehrenreich captured the character that Harrison Ford perfected all those years ago. The subtle, roughish grin is exactly what would be expected of…

May 16, 2018
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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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#SheDoes helps homeless women

May 16, 2018

The #SheDoes movement is led by Mel Tillekeratne, a man who is dreaming of a future where all the homeless women are off the streets. “I was at work, and saw that the Women’s March was happening a few blocks from Skid Row… but there was little mention of all the homeless women who were there,” Tillekeratne explained, “I saw all the energy at the march, and I wondered to…

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