Self-defense tactics get students involved

By Lourdes Espinoza As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Team hosted “Common Sense Self-Defense” where Marilyn Ladd taught students how to defend themselves from sexual assault. Ladd, Women’s P.E. Instructor and Violence Intervention Team member, demonstrated self-defense moves to students last Thursday in the Women’s Gym. Students were taught how they could use common self-defense tips if they are ever in an unwanted confrontation with a…

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Occupy ELAC to show student hardships

By Cristina Galvan Motivated by the Occupy movements, East Los Angeles College students plan on protesting against budget cuts in what they call Occupy ELAC this Monday. ELAC and other schools have experienced budget cuts throughout the past semesters, and tuition has increased. This semester, tuition has been raised to $36 per unit from the $26 per unit of last semester. It is expected to be raised even more. Besides paying for…

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Former Husky star goes to NFL

By J.C. Casarez For Antoine “Shaky” Smithson, life in the NFL is just beginning. His journey to the professional level is something that began long before his days at the University of Utah, where he majored in Sociology. The 24-year-old Smithson signed with the Green Bay Packers this year as an undrafted free agent. Smithson attended East Los Angeles College for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring. He spent the next two…

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MEChA rocks, raises funds

By Isaac Tovar MEChA welcomed independent music and revolutionary minds for their “Day of the Indigenous” concert on Saturday night at the auditorium foyer. The event raised $700 to establish a scholarship fund for AB 540 students. The audience was entertained by culture driven music, ranging from blues-like-reggae songs telling the stories of a struggling culture in English and Nahuatl, to hard edged hip-hop with revolutionary undertones, to more fast paced…

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Soccer wins third straight

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team achieved their third consecutive victory in conference after defeating El Camino College last Friday at Weingart Stadium 3-0. The Huskies also defeated Compton College as visitors last week with goals by Kevin Gomez, Galo Moreno, Giovanni Reyes, and Adolfo Larios. The first half against El Camino was difficult for the Huskies. ELAC had a lot of chances to score early, but the team had trouble. Losing…

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Women’s soccer completes sweep

By Liliana Marquez The Women’s soccer team defeated the Warriors from El Camino College last Friday at Weingart Stadium by a final score of 3-1. This was their sixth game, and fifth consecutive victory in the South Coast conference. The Huskies also faced and defeated Compton College last week at Compton 2-0. The game kicked off with the Huskies dominating the match. Jessica Guzman scored two goals in less than 20 minutes. During…

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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

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CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

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