Basketball teams lose two

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s team lost, 71-61, at Pasadena City College on Wednesday, eliminating themselves from playoff consideration while the women’s team lost a, 60-56, nail-biter. Both teams host El Camino College Compton Center tonight in their final games of the regular season. The women’s game begins at 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. start time for the men’s team. The Huskies and Pasadena men’s teams were fighting…

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Tough game turned over

By William Hernandez                                            The men’s basketball team took on the states No. 6-ranked team, Mt. San Antonio College last Friday and lost a tough battle to the Mounties, who are undefeated in South Coast Conference play. East Los Angeles College came into the game hoping to end the Mounties conference Marti Gras and sneak their way into the playoffs. Mt. SAC jumped to a five-point lead after trailing 36-35 at the…

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Husky baseball revives after losing streak

By Carlos Alvarez A victory against the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs put an end to a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a score of 6-4 at the Monarchs’ stadium. With an unusually big crowd of more than 100 spectators during a Saturday afternoon game, the Husky offense came out swinging the bats. During the game against No. 6-ranked Glendale last Friday, the Husky offense struggled to make plays…

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Huskies stun No. 2-ranked Mt. SAC

  By Tadzio Garcia Host East Los Angeles College, the No. 10-ranked team in the state, stunned No. 2-ranked Mt. San Antonio College, 77-71, in front of a packed house. “This was a great team win and the first victory over Mt. SAC in about 20 years,” said six year coach Bruce Turner. ELAC improved to 21-5 overall, 11-3 in South Coast Conference play. Mt. SAC fell to 25-3, 14-1…

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Huskies lose despite pitching

By Carlos Alvarez Unable to back up a strong pitching performance from sophomore Juan Vera, the Husky baseball team lost to the Cougars of College of the Canyons by a score of 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Four games into the season, the Huskies, ranked No. 16 in the SoCal California Community College baseball poll, have split two, three games against ranked opponents. The Huskies opened the season beating No. 9-ranked…

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Latinos lack outrage after shooting

By Augustine Ugalde Police are killing Latinos on the streets of Monterey Park and no one seems to care. The shooting of an East Los Angeles College student at the Carl’s Jr. across the street from the campus on Jan. 23 has many people wondering why this man had to die. Steven Rodriguez, 22, was shot and killed in broad daylight by two trigger-happy Monterey Park police officers for breaking a…

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Coach Lynn Cain terminated after successful season

By Erik Luna State championship winning coach Lynn Cain was fired after four years as head coach for the Huskies’ football program last week. His being fired prompted many to speak out against the East Los Angeles College Athletics Department. ELAC Athletics Director Al Cone asked Cain to collect his belongings and turn in his keys by Feb. 3. “Quite often with these situations communication between coaches, administration and staff is a…

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Di Composers brings back pachuco boogie to stage

By Erik Luna Who would think the S2 recital hall at East Los Angeles College could be used as a time machine? That’s exactly what the case was for Di Composers’s last concert for the winter semester last Thursday. Headlining the event was Pachuco Jose y los Diamantes, which translates into Pachuco Joe and the Diamonds. The nine-piece band plays a style of music dubbed pachuco boogie that was quite…

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Huskies split two

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s basketball team split two inter-divisional conference games beating Long Beach City College, 87-75, then losing a thriller, 66-60, to previously ranked Los Angeles Harbor College. The Huskies are 11-10 overall, 2-2 in the South Coast Conference, North Division standings. Long Beach fell to 8-12 overall. The defending SCC South Division champion LA Harbor improved to 14-8 overall. East Los Angeles College was down at the…

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“Extremely Loud and incredibly Close” leads controversies

By Anna Ortega A mysterious key found in the aftermath of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, leads a young boy on a quest to discover his fathers secrets of that horrific day. The story of Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) during the September 11, terrorist attacks. Searching through his father’s things, Oskar discovers a mysterious key and feels compelled to search around…

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