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Graphic design professor to retire

By Russell Zazueta  In a classroom booming with computers and technology galore, graphic design professor Mike Owens flip-flops between a student’s questions and helping another print out artwork from a computer in the back row. It’s his last semester at East Los Angeles College as a full-time faculty member, but he says he’s not yet ready to retire completely. “I’ll be back part-time after a six-month hiatus to teach one…

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Business chair retires with 49 years of experience

By Dan Gudino Influence and experience are two things Business Department chairperson, Roderick Lipscomb will walk away with in retirement after 49 years of service at East Los Angeles College. By the end of 2017 semester, Lipscomb and 50 other faculty members will retire and start a new chapter in their lives. “It’s the proper time to hang it up. The main reasons are, of course, family and spending time…

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ELAC tight end signs to Division I University

By Christina Rodriguez Football’s sophomore tight end Ceejhay French-Love signed this off season with Arizona State University for Fall 2017. “Blessed, I feel blessed. I started to play football when I was 9 years old. Football is my life, it’s what I do, it’s what I love,” said French-Love. Verbally committed to ASU in February, French-Love officially signed with the Sun Devils while on his visit to Tempe, Arizona. The…

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Badminton doubles smash champion moves on

By Francisco Portillo  After winning the first state title in doubles last year, badminton player Jean Buenaflor faced a tough follow-up season. Last season Buenaflor was partnered with Serena Lieu, who she played with since 2013. With Lieu gone, she took on a larger leadership role. She partnered with international student Quan Zhang, which presented an obstacle as the two tried developing chemistry with one another. As a beginner, Zhang…

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Elans narrative life experiences through works of literature

By Maria Cubillo  Prose, poems and songs were performed by ELAC Writers Society, Speech team and creative writing 127 students during their Drop the Mic Night which packed the F5 201 Multipurpose room on Thursday. The audience recorded the performances. English professor and Writers Society adviser, Obed Silva, said, “I wanted to teach (my students) that they can create and write beautifully. I want them to know if you can…

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Men’s soccer looks forward to upcoming season

By Jordan Elias  The men’s soccer team’s main goal for the upcoming season is to qualify to playoff, after two season of not doing so. “The goal of this season is to go to Playoff,” said head coach Eddie Flores. “I feel great and ready. I feel like this season more determined players will come to play”, said sophomore forward Luis Alvarado. The overall of the last season was 2-10-9,…

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Women’s soccer have big hopes of to win title

By Stephanie Guevara  After a rough previous season, the women’s soccer seek to rebuild and win their conference division title. “My goal would be to be league champ or be a contender,” head coach Tessa Troglia said. Since the Huskies have never won a conference division title, Troglia said her goal was to make the team a contending team. In the previous season, the Huskies struggled in many areas, but…

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East Los Angeles Comic Con

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

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The Dream Act at work

By: Joseph Dargan The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or Dream Act, is saving America millions of dollars and with examples like Gilberto Macedo-Velasquez, simultaneously strengthening the Latino community one Dreamer at a time. Signed into law by former President Barack Obama in June of 2012, DACA was created to protect undocumented immigrants, who were illegally brought into the United States as children, from deportation as well as providing a…

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New movie, Snatched, to disappoint comedy seekers

By: Joseph Dargan   After planning a vacation for two, socially awkward Emily, played by Amy Shumer, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend and forced to invite her overprotective mom Linda, played by Goldie Hawn, on what would become the jungle adventure of a lifetime. With the overuse of dull-witted, lowbrow humor and the occasional predictable gag, “Snatched”, unfortunately falls short of comedy gold. Hawn’s performance is solid while Shumer’s…

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