• VPAM exhibits art on colonialism’s impact
  • Workshops on sexual assault inform students
  • Losing streak ends baseball’s playoff hopes
  • Softball ends eight-game losing streak
  • ‘Unforgettable’ cast fails to portray emotion, sense of realism

Faculty voice concerns to board

By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College faculty expressed their thoughts on the negative impact on last year’s budget at the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees meeting held last week. The faculty showed passion for service and dedication in efforts to help the district find a better solution to next year’s budget. Armida Ornelas, PhD, Advisor for the Club Students for Equal Rights, reminded the Board and…

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Huskies remember Urias

By Robert Barrett The men and women’s basketball programs united on Jan. 21 to help raise money for the family of Hector Urias, who was shot in his auto shop on Sept. 8. Hector Urias was an El Monte businessman who owned and operated Hector Urias Body Shop. He was 47 years old. Urias was a regular participant in the El Monte Adult Basketball League, where he maintained his relationship…

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Trainer finds funny bone

By Edgar Lopez Laughter roared from inside the VIP entrance of ELAC’s Weingart Stadium. It did not originate as a reaction to a blooper on the field but from a small crowd gathered around an ELAC athletic trainer. It was the small comedy skit of Diane Stankevitz, also known as Di Stanky, which caused the laughter amongst the crowd. Whether reciting a joke from an episode of “Friends” or telling…

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Turnovers kill women’s basketball

By Robert Barrett Turnovers were a major factor in the women’s basketball teams’ losses last week to Cerritos College and Mt. San Antonio College. The ELAC women’s basketball team played a competitive game against Cerritos last Wednesday at ELAC’s gym, with neither team leading by more than eight points the entire game. For the first half, the ELAC women showed outstanding transition defense not allowing any easy baskets. Early in…

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Men’s basketball battles to loss

By Robert Barrett The ELAC men’s basketball game on Friday was a tale of two halves, with the team coming up short at Mt. San Antonio College. ELAC started the game as an underdog, not only because of the size advantage that Mt. SAC had but because of an illness that was hindering some key ELAC players. The men started the game looking rattled.  They made many turnovers, and overall,…

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Track & Field season launches a promising season

By Tadzio Garcia High Jump standout Jill Schmidt took to the sky placing first at last Saturday’s All Comers meet at Mt.  San Antonio College, which kicked off the track and field season. The upcoming season promises to be a challenging one and, based on last Saturday’s results, the Huskies are poised to make a good showing. ELAC will next compete in the Cerritos Invitational, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday…

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Baseball loses by a whisker

By Jesus Arvizu After coming off two strong performances, the East Los Angeles Huskies lost to the Glendale College Vaqueros Saturday afternoon 4-3. The Huskies opened the game versus Glendale up with the right hander, Chris Reyes After a relatively quick first inning, in which the Huskies went down in order, the bats soon came to life in the top of the second. Two, no-out walks resulted in the Huskies…

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Controversy plagues softball

By Tadzio Garcia In front of a large and energetic crowd, the ELAC softball team was defeated 6-0, on Thursday, by the ninth ranked team in the state, the Santa Ana Dons. “We never gave up,” said freshman Janessa Martinez. Conference play began this week when ELAC played at El Camino College yesterday. Results were not available at the time of this printing. The game against Santa Ana drew a…

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Recruits sign letters of intent

By Robert Barrett Every year, outstanding football players sign letters of intent to play at universities, and on Feb. 2, three players from East Los Angeles College took that big step forward. ELAC sophomores Anthony Denham, Chris Dunlap and Jeremy Harris committed to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 schools. Chris Dunlap, who plays cornerback, chose to attend Eastern Michigan University which plays in the Mid-American Conference. Jeremy Harris, also…

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“Classic” rivalry helps raise funds at alumni game

By Robert Barrett The East Los Angeles Classic rivalry was put to good use on Saturday to help raise money for both Garfield and Roosevelt high school. Alumni from both schools had a chance to strap the pads back on and play in the First Annual Garfield vs. Roosevelt Alumni Football Game at ELAC Weingart Stadium. This was a full speed, full contact game between these Los Angeles rivals. Graduates…

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