Band ends semester on good note

  By Christina Burrola Amazing solos on the piano, flute, and trumpet, plus some good vocals, made the Latin Jazz Concert great. Mixed all together it made you want to dance. The East Los Angeles College music department and the associated students had a latin jazz concert featuring the ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble. It was supposed to begin at 7:30 on Saturday night in the S2 recital hall but due…

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Baja conquers seafood

By Summer Gomez  For those who are seafood lovers and really enjoy Mexican food at a favored price, Tacos Baja is the perfect place to gorge at located across the street from the Commerce Center on Whittier Boulevard, . This Ensenada inspired restaurant serves nothing but the finest Mexican seafood platters around. Having been open for fifteen years, Tacos Bajas is famous for its fish tacos. When taking the first…

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Burton, Depp fail to impress

  By Jair Fuentes  Director Tim Burton fuses two generations and takes a stab at dark humor in his latest film “Dark Shadows,” which is loosely based on the popular gothic soap opera of the same name. This film marked the seventh time that Burton and Johnny Depp have worked together.  In the film, Depp portrays Barnabas Collins. As a young boy, Collins and his parents moved to America in…

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Theatre Department captivates audiences with dark comedy

  By Jovanna Sanchez  ELAC theatre’s rendition of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is funny and captivating with an overall charming cast. It is the unfortunate tale of Billy Claven, referred to as Crippled Billy for most of the play, played by Joe Mejia, it is a crippled orphan boy who was adopted by his aunt Kate Osbourne, played by Mayuhmi Roehm, and her sister Eileen, played by Amy…

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‘Girl’ makes no progress

By Albert Fuentes “Girl in Progress” struggles to make any progress. With several direction and writing problems. Main character Ansiedad, played by Cierra Ramirez, goes out of her way to produce many rites of passage in her quest to reach womanhood as fast as she can. As a smart, responsible student, Ansiedad knows that she wants to be successful in life but doesn’t always get the support she needs. She…

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Husky legend plays professional ball

By Alfonso Rivera   Professional basketball player and former Husky, Steve Monreal, is living his lifelong dream.  Growing up in East Los Angeles, Monreal played football, baseball, and  basketball. It was on the hardwood where he found his niche. Monreal began playing basketball at the age of eight at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles. As a freshman at Garfield High School, Monreal was called up to the varsity team during the…

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Support same sex marriage

By Daisy Rodriguez Same sex couples are just like heterosexual couples. They both have the same relationship problems. Just because they like the same sex doesn’t make them any different. President Obama is calling for equality when it comes to same sex marriage. The states that do allow gay marriage are Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Washington D.C, Iowa, and Washington. In 2011 President Barrack Obama eliminated the “Don’t Ask, Don’t…

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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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