Garfield Bulldogs earn ‘Classic’ win

By Megan Perry The James A. Garfield High School Bulldogs clinched a spot in the Division I high school football playoffs on Friday as they defeated the Theodore Roosevelt High School Rough Riders in the 77th Annual East Los Angeles Classic, at Weingart Stadium. Garfield beat Roosevelt in Friday’s Eastern League match for a second straight year since 2006 with a final score of 29-15,  placing the Bulldogs second in…

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Runner overcomes obstacles, gets to finals

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja advanced to the cross country state finals while the men’s team ended its season in a cold downpour at the Southern California Championships last Saturday in Ontario. Favored to earn a top-14 finish at SoCal, Ceja qualified for state by placing 41st out of 191 runners after straining her left foot last Thursday while trying to catch the train for work. “I did not race my…

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Occupy ELAC demands unrealistic

By Augustine Ugalde We all learn that this road called life is difficult for the most part, but it can be rich and rewarding for those who dare to take a chance. The grounds of East Los Angeles College are currently playing host to a group of hardy souls who have had enough of state budget cuts and have decided to protest this injustice with a show of solidarity. The exact…

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Abuse victims need to speak up

By Johanna Calderon Domestic violence is the biggest crime and victims don’t want to report it. Most mothers do not want to call the police because they may have children and do not have another place to stay or an income. Because they have no other place to go, they stay with their abusing father, who continues abusing the mother. This traumatizes the children, resulting in an unhappy childhood. The…

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Elans should be ready for class registration

By Thy Lam Being prepared for class registration always helps students get their needed classes before they are all filled up. Because classes are being cut every semester and filled quickly, students need to review educational plans carefully before registering. Reviewing educational plans is a good way for students to know which classes they need for their specific major or for future transfer. Some classes require prerequisites and corequisites, and students…

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Elans pay $1 for representation

By Isaac Tovar It is for your advantage to vote “yes” in a special election today.  This small increase will give ELAC something students need the most during these economically tough times: a voice. Elans will be voting to pass a $1 additional fee to tuition that will allow students to be represented in our state Capitol and Board of Governors. Special elections will be held in front of the parking…

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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…

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ELAC Huskies football dominate Mountain Conference

By Megan Perry The Huskies made history by defeating the Compton Tartars at Homecoming Saturday night, earning their fifth consecutive win, and fourth straight wins in conference. The Huskies took advantage of their home field advantage with a blowout score of 45-13 that improved their overall record to 6-3 for the season. Holding the top spot, the Huskies are an undefeated 4 – 0 in the American Mountain Conference. Huskies play the…

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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…

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