Local Boxer takes on favorites

By Carlos Alvarez Local boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte and the rest of the USA Boxing Team’s hopes of capturing gold in London begins today with first round bouts. Diaz, who likes to be called “JoJo,” takes on favored Pavlo Ishchenko of the Ukraine in the bantamweight division. Although Ishchenko is heavily favored, Diaz Jr. says that he is ready after training hard to get to the…

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2012 Olympics feature local athletes

By Tadzio Garcia The four-year countdown has elapsed—the 2012 Olympics have arrived. Among the almost 11,000 athletes competing during the Olympic Games four are local talents. The local athletes are boxers Dominic Breazeale (super heavyweight) and Joseph Diaz, Jr. (bantamweight), shooter Kim Rhode (double trap and skeet) and Brenda Villa, a member of Team USA’s women’s water polo team. Both boxers drew difficult opening bouts. Diaz Jr. drew favored Pavlo…

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Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

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Chago Ahogados satisfies taste buds

By Joe Ruiz Students seem to be growing tired of the same options for lunch everyday at East Los Angeles College.  Luckily a restaurant not too far from ELAC’s main campus has already begun to revive students’ and locals’ taste buds.  Chago Ahogadas is a wonderful hidden gold mine in Montebello, serving authentic dishes from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Chago Ahogadas just closed their location in East Los Angeles to a…

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‘What to expect’ offers comical view of pregnancy

By Keyla Lopez “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” offers its audience a handful of laughs and conflicts about pregnancy. The movie is based off the bestselling parenthood manual of the same name, but that’s about all that compares between the two. With its clichéd situations, the all-star cast provides, while being a little unrealistic and over the top, a comical look into pregnancy, parenthood and the emotional difference between…

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Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

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Three sisters make ‘Norteno’ music

By Joe Ruiz Most groups begin with friends getting together to make music, to have fun and to spend more time with each other and end up feeling like siblings. Hermanas Martínez is a “Norteño,” Regional Mexican group of actual sisters who have now been playing for 10 years. The group consists of three young, talented sisters: bassist and vocalist, Leticia Martínez; guitarist and vocalist, Alicia Martínez; drummer and accordionists, Kathy…

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ELAC celebrates first gay pride event

By Dulce Carrillo Techno music, food and go-go dancers brought out a wonderful day outdoors for the Gay Pride Festival. East Los Angeles College celebrated their first gay pride event at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex, last Thursday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The crowd of people began to arrive around noon when the go-go dancers came out with their unique style of rainbow outfits. The go-go dancers consisted of two females…

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Scholars should not use Google for research

By Edward Singleton In an age where information is instantaneous, thanks to Google and other search engines, students need to develop better research habits to ensure the information they share is accurate. The problem is, students enter a search on Google and usually fall for the top search results. This practice leads to biased, inaccurate or outdated information being shared. Whether a company paid more to have its information ranked…

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ELAC track and field wins three All-American honors at state finals

By Tadzio Garcia   Shawnta Barnes brought home All-American honors in three events for the Huskies at the California Community College Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College last Friday and Saturday. Add Barnes to the list of the many records that fell at the state finals, which she accomplished competing in more events than any other athlete, male or female. Barnes twice broke the East Los Angeles College…

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