Former baseball player slides home

By Carlos Alvarez Head varsity baseball coach at Roosevelt High School and former East Los Angeles College baseball standout Ramon Ruiz continues to share his experience of what it takes to make it to the major leagues. “I have always taken pride in the community and try to give back anyway I can.  It’s an honor to coach at my high school alma mater,” Ruiz said. Upon graduating from Roosevelt…

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Club raises awareness on deaf community

By Amanda Mayberry The Chatting Hands Club is using their voices and their hands to advocate their message to students and the world. The president of the club Aron Camargo said, “We want to inform people that deafness isn’t a disorder and people shouldn’t be embarrassed to communicate with the deaf.” This spring semester is Camargo’s first time as president, though he has been a member since the club first…

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Instructor writes motivational parody

By Yessenia Martinez Professor Tom Atha, Speech Communication and Theater Arts Department, wrote a spoof on motivational books, named “Forever FWAP.” The e-book is a fast read and mainly about the character Lucky. Lucky is failing without a pause, FWAP, in everything he attempts on doing and he is proud of it. An e-book version was published on August 22 by Amazon.com. He started writing the book about ten years ago,…

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Soccer players earn scholarships

By Liliana Marquez Three sophomore players of the men’s soccer team accepted full scholarships to attend Kansas Wesleyan University for the fall, yesterday, after a meeting held at East Los Angeles College. Defender Galo Moreno, forward Kevin Gomez and midfielder Geovanni Rodriguez have decided to continue their education and soccer careers with the Kansas Coyotes after two seasons playing for the Huskies. ELAC’s Head Soccer Coach Eddie Flores was present…

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Elan tries to create Machista Club

By Liliana Marquez The word “machista” has always had negative connotations but the new Machista Club will try to reform the definition of the word and its significance in today’s society. During Occupy ELAC, Elan Mike Sanchez saw some division between the men and women who participated in the movement and decided to create a Machista Club.“At first, the idea seemed childish, but it slowly began to gain momentum and…

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Professor plans to retire after 35 years

By Megan Perry Long-time English professor Stanley Oropesa is planning to retire from East Los Angeles College this semester and travel to Eastern Europe. He will be coming back on a part-time basis and is set to teach one or two classes in the spring of next year. “I’m ready to teach two (classes) in the spring, but I’d like to take a semester off to just have some fun…

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Student pianist place top three in sonata competition

By Keyla Lopez Three students succeeded in placing in the top three in a piano sonata competition sponsored by the California Association of Professional Music Teachers March 10. Elans Jerome de los Santos, Chun M. Jeremy Lee, and Hui-Chi Melody Lin, who are under the instruction of Lucy Nargizyan in the applied music program at East Los Angeles College, placed first, second and third, respectively, in the competition. De los…

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Project Ethos sets this season’s trends

By Megan Perry The heels were strapped, the bow ties tied and the glitter was on for the Project Ethos spring fashion show at the Avalon in Hollywood on March 13. The trends have been set and it is final.The trends seem to be open backs, floral print, light vibrant colors and glittered fabric to make the look a little more bold. Ten up-and-coming designers debuted their latest collections for…

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Healthy choices benefit in long run

By Jane Fernandez Keeping up with a healthy diet can be hard for most college students, considering their hectic schedules. A small number of us may have the time to fix ourselves a good breakfast before going to school. However, not many of us even think about what we are going to eat for lunch, much less have time to pack lunch, find a place to heat it up at school…

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Elan’s safety should be top priority

By Erik Luna Should I cross now? No, how about now? It’s been over five minutes, I have to get to class already. The students who park in the hills behind East Los Angeles College know the fear of crossing Floral Dr. during rush hour. Busy bodies from East Los Angeles and Monterey Park zip through this street on their way back from lunch or to rush back home. Usually there will…

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