Feminist leader promotes Occupy ELAC

By Joshua Avila Having seen the improvements of Occupy ELAC, Angie Rincon urges students to show support to fight the budget cuts. Rincon started Occupy ELAC through a feminist group she was involved in. At 22 years old, Rincon has made progress by catching the attention of senators and assembly men. She has spoken with Pedro Salcido and Ivan Carillo to help with the situation at Occupy ELAC. “The first week was slow,…

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Fitness center plans for new ‘Bio Measure’ machine

By Jorge Lopez Obesity a big problem for Elans, East Los Angeles College’s fitness center is making progressive steps in order to make fitness exciting. They have a surplus of machines which would include a new Bio Measure machine. The fitness center plans to get one more Bio Measure adult measuring system by the end of the spring semester. The Bio Measure is a free standing device that accurately measures weight, height,…

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MEChA educates students on ‘School of Assassins’

By Alan Morales A deplorable look into the government’s covert activities involving training assassins and their murderous missions were highlighted on campus last week. Hoping to raise awareness, ELAC students gathered in the auditorium to watch the film “School of Assassins” promoted by School of the Americas Watch and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán. The SOA Watch, a pacifist organization opposing the School of the Americas and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security…

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Aztec dancers keep tradition alive

By Sarah Rivero Aztec dancers and community members gathered at Belvedere Park on Saturday to commemorate “La Despedida de las Animas.” It was a ceremony that has been celebrated throughout the years to farewell souls of the departed who arrive at the altars on “The Day of the Dead.” Aztec dancers came from far and near to be part of this important celebration that dancers from Mexico D.F., Puebla, San Bernardino…

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Boiling Crab offers a delicious mess

By Victor Borja If one is looking for an experience of messily eating without utensils, then look no further because the Boiling Crab on Main Street and North Garfield Avenue offers just that. Having nothing other than the smooth surface of the booths to rest your elbows on, eating with one’s hands can be messy. However, the taste is unrivaled. One may go through about a dozen napkins in one sitting. It…

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NiBi Pho brings quality to the table

By Alex Lopez Outstanding hospitality and great food keeps loyal customers coming back to NiBi Pho Bistro, which serves the best Vietnamese home-made soup in the City of Commerce. NiBi Pho’s Bistro is set in the Citadel Outlet Mall food court where a variety of restaurants are also found. Being the only Vietnamese restaurant in the court, this place stands out from the rest promoting loyalty to all incoming customers daily. The…

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East L.A. Farmers Market promotes healthy eating

By Kritsida Adisakkitti The East Los Angeles Farmers Market celebrated their 5-year anniversary on Saturday at East L.A. Civic Center, keeping to their roots of bringing the community back together. Fresh buttery kettlecorn popping with the strong scent of roasted peanuts reminds the community what it means to be “organically grown.” With more than 40 vendors selling a variety of items from vegetables, fruits, jewelry and artwork, there’s always something to…

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Newsboys revive Christian Rock

By Adrian Lepe Following a hugely successful album “Born Again,” Newsboys return with a new album entitled “God’s Not Dead.” The debut of their new album showed everyone that Christian rock is on the rise. In this album many of the songs are not new, but are actually well-known songs from church and worship. More than half of the songs have been recorded by other artists, and have actually topped the…

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ELAC Wrestling captain fundraises for fellow athletes

By Ashley Garcia Out on the mat since the eighth grade, the captain of the wrestling team worked hard in order to give back to his community. Adrian Macias received an Ernest H. Moreno Scholarship Award at a ceremony held on November 15. The 19-year-old student-worker will be collecting $1000 annually and received $500 of his award at the ceremony. As a first-generation college student, Macias is a major in…

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Lady Huskies finish strong

By Max Perez  In their last home game of the season, the women’s volleyball team defeated Long Beach City College Saturday night, three set to one. Despite playing a team who recently competed in a higher division, the Huskies combined all their efforts and dominated the match. The team was lead by sophomore captains Roxanna Cardona, Jessica Espinoza, Bianca Acosta and freshman Marisa Carrillo. Their focus and competitive nature brought…

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