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Unit limit for Fall ‘11 to be lifted

By Megan Perry East Los Angeles College has been limiting continuing students to enroll for a maximum of 15 units for Fall 2011, but the limit will be lifted on May 31 for open registration. The maximum will go back up to 18 units, and students will be able to petition if they want to take more than that. This limits on the number of units students could sign up…

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ELAC to talk immigration this Friday

By Christopher Yee Following up on President Barack Obama’s recent call for nationwide immigration reform, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be holding a forum on the same subject at East Los Angeles College on Friday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Immigration Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place in the P2 Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Complex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Solis explained…

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Badminton shines in finals

By Robert Barrett   Four members of the badminton team competed in the 2011 Badminton State Championships at City College of San Francisco on Friday and Saturday. Diana Su, Lisa Vittayarukskul, Ruth Wei and Leanna Xu flew to Fresno on Thursday night then drove to San Francisco to represent East Los Angeles College in the finals. All four Huskies qualified to play doubles, with Vittayarukskul and Wei forming one pair…

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Baseball reflects on season

  By Freddy Monares   With the misfortune of not having a home field to practice on, the East Los Angeles College baseball team made the state playoffs with a 22-13 overall record and a 13-8 record in South Coast Conference play. Postseason plans were cut short for the Huskies, losing two week­ends ago in the first round of the playoff series to Palomar College. “We had a shot at…

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Track set for state

  By Tadzio Garcia   Two members of the women’s track and field team advanced to the state finals after the team placed 12th in the Southern California Championships last Friday at Mt. San Antonio College. The Huskies scored 27 points, “the most by a women’s Husky team since I’ve been here—1988,” said assis­tant coach Louis Ramirez. Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes, who scored all of ELAC’s points, advanced to…

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Dessert defies shaved ice

      By Christopher Yee   The biggest misconception about shaved ice is that it’s the exact same as a snow cone, which is essentially chopped ice. The second biggest misconception is that it’s always as delicate and light as new-fallen snow. Fluff Ice, nestled just inside of the new Atlantic Times Square in Monterey Park, defies both of the above stereotypes with creations that are both distinctly theirs…

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‘Priest’ fails at box office

  By Erik Luna   With only a few fight scenes to offer its audience members and boring dialogue, “Priest” is not as interesting as movie trailers made them out to be. The setting is in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires fight against humans. The main character, Priest, is a forgotten warrior of a victorious war against the vampires. Although Paul Bettany is an adequate actor, his performance as Priest…

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ELAC play proves opposites attract

  By Rodolfo Trujillo   “The Girl Who Loved the Beatles” is the short, but tender story of a young woman who flees her dull suburban life for the excitement of New York City. The play consists of two unnamed persons, in the summer of 1974 at an advertising agency in New York City. The Beatles have been broken up for four years already, but for a sweet and idealistic…

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Students avoid counselors when it counts

By Thy Lam   With classes being cut every semester and students fighting every minute for the classes that they want, seeing a counselor and being prepared for the meeting always helps students and can save time and money. Making appointments with a counselor can help students, especially ones who are struggling with their educational plans. However, students are used to waiting to the very end of the semester to…

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District lacks dialogue with student reporters

  By Augustine Ugalde Jr.   The Los Angeles Community College District has been difficult to deal with since day one, whenever approached by someone carrying the “student journalist” moniker. I have never known a more uncooperative group of people in my life. The most disturbing part of this scenario is that these are the people who are entrusted with our educations. We are their students. It has been nearly…

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