State cuts to modify CSU regulations

By Vivian Ramirez With the possibility of a $200 million budget cut pending the tax initiative in the November elections, California State Universities may shut their doors to new students for the Spring 2013 semester and create  a wait list of applicants for Fall 2013. The CSU system will turn down an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 student applicants for the 2012-13 school year. But freezing Spring enrollment at many campuses is…

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Former L.A. Laker Girl teaches dance

By Oliver Blanco Former Los Angeles Laker and Rams cheerleader Annie Yee is currently teaching Chinese Dance at East Los Angeles College. Yee was born and raised in Monterey Park and dedicated her life to the art of dance and theater. At an early age, Yee’s mother, Nancy Yee exposed her to many types of dance: ballet, Chinese, tap, jazz and hula. Yee’s Chinese dance teacher, Cheng Pei Pei, was the first…

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Cyclist loses weight, gains friends

By Gabriel Serrano Contributing Writer As the sun begins to set and Los Angeles’ busy rush hour traffic begins to dwindle, a herd of bicyclists burst out on to the scene, composed of riders of all shapes and sizes pedaling on an assortment of bikes. They are known as the Eastside Bike Club. ESBC is a community organization founded by Carlos Morales and Eric Cornejo. It was first established as a support…

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ELAC basketball player led Huskies to great season

By Alfonso Rivera Keyanna Johnson led the basketball team to a season filled with firsts. The Huskies made the playoffs for the first time in more than 20 years. In addition, they also hosted two playoff games and won them both. The team ended their storybook season with a record of 24-7 overall. A big reason for these accomplishments was the stellar play of Johnson, the First Team, All-State California Community…

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Badminton beats El Camino

By Joseph Recinos The badminton team proved their dominance over El Camino College last Friday as the Huskies defeated the Warriors, 16-5, in their second game of the season. This win comes after a tough season-opening match against Pasadena City College, 6-15, last Wednesday at Pasadena. No. 1 player Leanna Xu pulled off one singles win, 21-10, 21-9, against Kumiko Noguchi and lost, 18-21, 9-21, against Corinne Belandres a Badminton Junior…

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Swimmers threaten tough competition

By Jorge Lopez The swimming and diving team stunned Long Beach City and El Camino colleges at the double-dual meet held at Long Beach on Friday, taking the huskies to a 4-1 record in dual-meet competitition . They beat the Vikings, 63-59, and the Warriors, 67-60. The meet got off to a great start in the 200-yard medley, when the Husky A-team, composed of Alexandra Gonzalez, Beisi Li, Martha Rivas and…

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Baseball team earns team victory

 By Carlos Alvarez The Husky baseball team defeated Pasadena City College 13-3, with strong pitching and potent offense in the final game of the three-game series. After losing the second game of the series, 9-10, on a walk-off two- run hit by Lancers sophomore Sean Stone, the Huskies took control of the third game early. ”We have a great team so we are expected to bounce back the way we did,”…

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Decision to debar contractor for five years from LACCD projects overruled

By Freddy Monares The decision to debar FTR International from performing work on any of the schools in the Los Angeles Community College District for five years was overruled by the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on Mar. 3. Honorable Judge Jane Johnson ruled that the board did not have proper evidence to support their claims against FTR and did not allow due process when debarring FTR. Due…

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‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ mixes comedy with classic story

By J.C. Casarez Before a sold out audience at the Black Box Theater, the play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” opened Friday night. The Tom Stoppard play is presented by the Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department and is directed by W. Colin McKay and David Laird Scott. The play is based on characters from the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet.” It focuses on the travels and actions of the main characters, …

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