Hip Hop Summit comes to ELAC

By Steven Adamo Analyzing Hip Hop as a tool of change, Adelante FYE’s “Hip Hop Summit” will feature guest speakers and live performances at the G3 Auditorium on May 12. The Emcee and facilitator of the event is Tyson Amir, educator and author of “Black Boy Poems.” The summit will also include a Hip Hop Empowerment panel. Turntablism will also be featured at the event with live performances from DJ…

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Wildfires impact drinking water

By Gustavo Buenrostro Wildfires can change the water quality of rivers according to Fernando Rosario-Ortiz during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Science festival on Monday. Wildfires can change the amount of nutrients and pH levels. It can also increase the turbidity, which is the cloudiness or smokiness in the water. The amount of carbon in water is also increased. Ortiz, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder,…

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‘God Of War’ strikes a milestone in series

By Andrew Ayala “God of War” is Sony’s Santa Monica Studio’s latest and greatest PlayStation exclusive which tells the story of a familiar hero in a new light. This is the newest addition to the series and follows the infamous protagonist Kratos along with his son Atreus on the biggest journey of their lives. The main purpose of the story is to fulfill his departed wife’s wish of taking her…

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ELAC athletic trainer earns Doctorate

By Susan Lorenzana East Los Angeles College athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz earned her Doctorate degree in athletic training from the University of Idaho, last year. Stankevitz received her Bachelor’s Degree in physiological science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s Degree in kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach. Stankevitz said that she could not pass the opportunity to receive her doctorate in two years. She went…

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Softball loss threatens playoff hopes

By Noe Ortega Lack of hits caused East Los Angeles College softball’s second consecutive loss,2-1, against Pasadena City College at Robinson Park on Monday. Prior to Monday’s loss, the Huskies lost their last home game of the season on Friday against Cerritos College 10-4. PCC dominated ELAC the last time they collided but the Huskies came into this game knowing that they needed a win to make it to playoffs….

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Husky baseball aims for playoffs

By Jerry Flores Husky baseball won its second consecutive game against El Camino College last Thursday at home with a final score of 8-4. Losing by two runs, the Huskies offense started to work in the bottom of the fifth inning when sophomore infielder Matthew Sosa smashed the ball to the rightfield allowing Freshmen outfielder Brandon Acosta to score the run for East Los Angeles College. Freshman designated hitter Grant…

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Schumer’s newest movie defies society’s ‘Pretty’ standards

By Allison Beatty “I Feel Pretty” is a comedy rollercoaster that stops right before it jumps the shark and stays true to its message. The film stars stand-up comedian and producer of the film Amy Schumer as Renee Bennett, a woman struggling with insecurities over her weight and appearance, who suffers a head injury and believes she has become the most beautiful woman on the planet. She even compares her…

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ASU funds Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad Club

By Susan Lorenzana The Associate Student Union helps fund the Amsterdam Paris Study Abroad club and various topics were talked about such as proposal funding, board discussions, and a new ASU Senator of Political Activism was appointed . “It was definitely an experience and I am grateful to be part of ASU board,” Stephanie Trelles said. Many clubs had hopes of having their club funded. ASU funds the Amsterdam-Paris Study Abroad…

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Users should delete profiles to teach Facebook a lesson

By Giselle Palomera Facebook users should delete profiles, in light of the investigation regarding the privacy crisis that 87 million users are unaware of. Did someone forget to read the fine print? What do you mean Facebook was not aware of the issue? These might be some areas of concern for some users. Those who have used the app, This Is Your Digital Life, are part of the 87 million…

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Airstrikes are not helping Syrian Refugees

By Rogelio Alvarez Recent airstrikes against the Syrian government will not lead to a ceasefire, but will increase civilian casualties in the war-torn region. Since current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad government forces shot at peaceful protesters in spring 2011, Syria has been ravaged by civil war. Millions of Syrians have fled the country or lost their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in the crossfire between al-Assad’s government…

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