ELAC journalists win in regional conference competition

By Melody Ortiz East Los Angeles College Campus News students won six awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal Conference on Oct. 14 at California State University, Fullerton. The winners included Steven Adamo, Stephanie Guevara, Diego Linares, Dorany Pineda, Julie Santiago and Russell Zazueta. Two were  Publications Awards and four were On-the-Spot awards. The Publications Awards are for students’ published work throughout the year and the On-the-Spot Awards…

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Huskies come up short to top-ranked Cerritos College

By Stephanie Guevara In an aggravated clash where men’s soccer saw three red cards, East Los Angeles College lost 3-1 to Cerritos College yesterday at the Weingart Stadium. In minute 86 of the game, ELAC sophomore fullback Jorge Mejia committed a foul on Cerritos freshman midfielder Alberto Carrillo when both fought for the ball in the air in the keeper’s area. The foul resulted in a penalty kick that angered…

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One Book, One College program to engage students

By Kevin Camargo One Book, One College is a program that English instructors Dina Szklarek and Grace Lee decided to bring to East Los Angeles College so the whole campus can engage in one same book. On Thursday, the English department hosted a flash-mob reading, which is a large public gathering to introduce the book, of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof…

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P!nk defies genre labels with new album

By Anastasia Landeros After years of lifting the spirits of her listeners with strong messages of empowerment, P!nk reflects on life, love and motherhood on her seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma.” The album showcases her beautiful vocals, wonderfully expressive songwriting skills and a knack for matching hopeful rhythms with sobering lyrics. “Barbies” opens reminiscent of a classic folk song, with smooth vocals lamenting over not being a kid anymore to…

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‘Blood Wedding’ debuts Friday

By Frank Portillo The first play of the semester, “Blood Wedding,” is set to debut Friday. The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca from the ‘30s and is meant to be a commentary on society at the time of its inception. “Blood Wedding” focuses on Leonardo, played by Michael Herrera, who falls in love with The Bride, played by Miriam Menendez, despite the fact that she…

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Jason lives in new multiplayer game

By Frank Portillo The extremely violent and entertaining “Friday the 13th” was released Friday, which happened to be the thirteenth. The game gives players the ability to control the machete-wielding Jason Vorhees and hapless camp counselors. “Friday the 13th” is currently only playable online and requires an internet connection and Xbox Live account. Having a headset can sometimes be the difference between winning and losing matches. Being able to communicate…

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Consent is Sexy Workshop

By Giselle Palomera Monica Avila hosted a workshop Wednesday to help students build skills to effectively communicate personal feelings and establish consent to create a healthier relationship. The purpose of the workshop was to create a space where all partners can feel free of judgment and shame. The workshop centered around personal experiences, while students and faculty spoke about situations they had been in revolving around the lack of consent. Female…

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Art flows through movements

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

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Letter to the Editor: How free is free education

Bill Cushings/ English Dept. Both President Obama and Bernie Sanders fought for “free” community college, and now it encores at ELAC. After all, educated citizens help society. However, what does “free” education cost? At some point, bills need paying—unless staff and faculty are prepared to give their time and energy for nothing. Any takers? Who pays for “free” education? Short answer: government. Problem is, government only pays out what it…

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Gun control laws lack power to stop mass killings

By Michael Dominguez Guns should not be allowed to the public because they can fall in the wrong hands and can be used to cause harm and fatal events. Should guns be allowed? And who shouldcan have access to them them?   According to CNN.com, the United States has had a total of 90 mass shootings since 2012 while other countries combined have had only 54 mass shootings, with  numbers…

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