Barnes is top scorer in state

FIRST AT LAST—ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes (center) wins the first Husky title at the SoCal finals in 13 years by edging Chiza Eze (right of Barnes) of LA Valley College last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. CN/Tadzio Garcia By Denise Orozco and Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team stamped their ticket to the state finals with a stellar performance by All-American Shawnta Barnes at the SoCal finals at San Diego Mesa College,…

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Badminton ends at state finals

By Gabriela Gomez Husky badminton wrapped up the seasoan with losses at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships on May 11th and 12th at San Diego City College. Leanna Xu lost 21-13, 3-21, 21-16, in the first-round singles playing against Tina Lam from Irvine Valley College. Diana Su also suffered a loss to Melody Kuo from De Anza College, during her first singles round but qualified for the consolation…

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Student tardiness disrupts lecture

By Anthony Mejanoff Students walking into class in the middle of a lecture can be very disrupting. Whenever the door opens, the majority of students shift their eyes away from the instructor and to the person walking through the door. Some instructors even take time out of the class to ask for the person’s name to mark them tardy. In one of my classes, there are about 5 to 10 students…

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Husky football ready to howl

By Jonathan Castro Happy about last season’s 8-3 record, first year Head Coach Steve Mojarro and his Huskies are ready to come back for the 2012-13 season. The Husky football team finished their best season since 1974, by winning the American Bowl over the Santa Monica College Corsairs 42-28. Mojarro is pleased that 22 players from last year’s Mountain Conference Championship team will be returning. In addition, 10 more recruits are expected…

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Hard work earns basketball player scholarship

By Dennis Kim Rafael Morelos is witnessing his dreams become a reality thanks to the opportunities given by college and the game of basketball. Born and raised in the city of Baldwin Park, Morelos decided to stay close to his home after high school. He chose to attend East Los Angeles College with the dreams of receiving a basketball scholarship. A natural sportsman, Morelos grew up in a home filled…

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Alternative way to sell books

By Gabriela Gomez When this Spring semester ends, many students will be left with textbooks they will no longer need. In addition, they will have the expense of purchasing new textbooks for the upcoming Summer and Spring semesters. During this time, many students sell their used textbooks to the campus bookstore or stores like Text Mania in return for a small percentage of their original investment.  Students also buy used…

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Basketball player dribbles to scholarship

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary has a bright future after an outstanding basketball career at East Los Angeles College The 2011-2012 first team All-South Coast Conference North Division guard accepted a full basketball scholarship to California State University Dominguez Hills. As a top-100  community college recruit in California, Geary drew attention from Dominguez Hills, California State University Los Angeles and Cal Baptist University. In the end Dominguez Hills made the strongest…

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Band has a vendetta for music

By Martha Raya Team Vendetta, a band whose name reflects all the struggles and hardships that the band members have encountered, has managed to stay positive and focused on what their hearts desire, which is to change the course of their lives through music. This local band consists of bassist and vocalist Erik Gonzales, Drummer and vocalist Diego Javier and guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gastelum. Team Vendetta was officially formed…

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Young painter controls artistic brush strokes with her toes

By Maxine Casillas As she lays her paintbrush against a paper, her muscles relax. It’s typical to think that her fingers are doing the magic, but in reality it’s her toes. As a young girl, Lexis Barragan was always seen with a pencil and paper in hand, along with her box of 12 Crayola crayons and paint set. “You would rarely see me without them,” Barragan said. Out of all of her…

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Child Development teacher set to retire

By Toya Bailey After being employed at East Los Angeles College since 1975, Child Development Center teacher Linda Irene Jimenez is retiring. As a young child, Jimenez remembers playing school with her sisters and cousins all the time. Jimenez had influential teachers through most of her elementary and high school years, which ultimately gave her the urge to become a teacher. While studying early childhood development at ELAC and taking a…

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