ELAC baseball sweeps Cerritos

By Alfonso Rivera and Carlos Alvarez The Husky baseball team culminated a three game sweep in the South Coast Conference against Cerritos College, taking over sole possession of second place. The Huskies, 18-15 overall and 12-6 in SCC play, have a one-game SCC lead over El Camino College and Compton Educational Center. The Huskies have won five in a row and are ranked 18th in the SoCal poll. El Camino…

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ELAC baseball team winning streak reaches six

By Carlos Alvarez The baseball team winning streak reaches six with come from behind victory against Los Angeles Harbor College, 6-4, on Tuesday, April 24. Sophomore starting pitcher Christian Madrid (3-4) gained his composure after giving up four runs (3 earned) in the first inning to get the victory. “He was trying to do too much. He was to pumped up before the game, but he did a good job,” Head…

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Student wins bus line art contest

By Veronica Hurtado Art Graphic Communication major Mario Hernandez’s graphic design won the Montebello Bus Lines “Ride Green” Art Contest on April 6. “I was pretty surprised (to win). I had no idea of the competition and how it was going to be. I really wasn’t expecting to win,” he said. The Boyle Heights native participated in a contest along with other participants. Hernandez and participants took part in a competition to…

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Disabled dancer develops passion in dance

By Billy Galvez In the fourth grade, Vanessa Cruz started developing a passion for dancing. Her parents wouldn’t support her because they thought she would get injured. From sixth to eighth grade she began practicing at home. “I would practice for hours in front of the mirror in my room, and I would imagine myself on the stage,” Cruz said. Vanessa has had obstacles since birth, but she was determined not…

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‘The Lucky One’ paints picture for romantic viewers

By Keyla Lopez In the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One,” the idea of fate is strongly conveyed to win hearts over. Nicholas Sparks’ novels are known for painting beautiful and poignant love stories that often translate onto the big screen. “The Lucky One” introduces Logan Thibault played by Zac Efron, who is best known for Troy from High School Musical, is a U.S. Marine serving his…

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‘August G’ sweeps streets

By Keyla Lopez Casa 0101 presents the American Premiere of “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G,”originally written by Armand Gatti. The play was originally written in French and first premiered in France in 1962. This English version of the play was translated and also directed by Emmanuel Deleage and is the first time the production has been presented in English. The play runs concurrently with and art…

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NAMI hosts poetry reading to bring awareness to mental illness

By Maria Gonzalez and William Hernandez Students had an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through poetry this past Wednesday. NAMI on Campus, a student chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, gathered in the open space between P2 and S2 buildings to let students recite poetry. Students were able to recite their own or the work of others. Part of the mission of NAMI on Campus is…

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‘Grease’ stands test of time

  By Keyla Lopez “Grease”  is the word when it comes to this timeless story about two star-crossed lovers who meet and fall in love one summer. “Grease,” the 1971 musical first hit theaters on June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson. The story is a little cheesy and cliché, but with the catchy music and performances by it’s great cast makes up…

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