‘Brown and Out’ spotlights Latino community

By Vivian Ramirez CASA 0101 was greeted with much success during its opening weekend of the Brown and Out Play Festival, representing the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Festival was a series of short plays authored by six people. All 10 plays vary from humorous to serious and touch base with nearly every emotion in between. Brown & Out tells the stories of a wide spectrum of Latinos…

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Big dishes fill small ‘Cocina’

By Amanda Mayberry Big portions and big flavor are what separates Mama’s Cocina on Mednik Avenue from other Mexican restaurants. They give students that are on a budget more for their money. Students could easily get there by train, car, or even walking, though the latter might take a little longer. The walk is about 15 to 20 minutes. The area is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the Gold Line’s Civic…

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Student friendly vending machines

  By Rodolfo Trujillo Vending machines need to dispense more vital supplies than chips and soda, even though reporters, especially certain opinion writers, like chips and soda. Imagine this scenario. It’s 8:45 p.m. and your pen has run out of ink. What could you do if no one has an extra pen to lend to you? The local store is too far to go and come back in a reasonable amount…

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Don’t take all general education classes first

By Yesenia Martinez Waiting to take major course work right before transferring or graduating can be foolish and costly. Most students enter college being undecided on their major. Students want to decide on a major early in their school career so it does not cause money or delays in the long run. It is a good idea for students who know what they want to major in to take introductory courses…

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School should be safer

By Cristina Galvan School should be a safe environment where students should not have to worry about having their belongings stolen. Last week, Yadira Hernandez had her car broken into in the parking structure. Among some of the things that were stolen were her laptop, books and money to pay for her classes. Since Hernandez is an AB 540 student she does not qualify for financial aid and therefore has to…

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ELAC creates emergency evacuation team

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of the new F7 building being opened this semester, a new evacuation plan is now required for East Los Angeles College. And with this new evacuation plan comes a new emergency team. The ELAC Emergency Team is made up of faculty and staff and is divided into two parts, the evacuation team and the emergency team. Faculty members are asked to volunteer and all…

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Thief steals tuition from Elan

By Isaac Tovar Yadira Hernandez was returning to her vehicle on the fourth floor of the parking structure Tuesday morning, between 10a.m.-noon, to pick up her forgotten cell phone charger when she noticed her car door lock had been tampered with. As she entered her vehicle, she made a horrifying discovery. A number of important and expensive items had gone missing. The items taken were three text books, $450, and a…

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Unchartered 350-2-SH club promotes healthy environment

By Jane Fernandez 350-2-Sustain Humanity, an unchartered club aims to not only become a part of the student’s life, but a part of the world. The club’s mission is to “bring education and awareness to people about the benefits and importance of living a sustainable life style,” as said in the club’s mission statement. “We are stressing the 350 because this represents the limit of parts per million of CO2…

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Watchdog hiring under investigation by Los Angeles City

By Rodolfo Trujillo Los Angeles Community College District Inspector General Christine Marez released a report last week stating that there was the possibility of “improper design-build scoring,” and alleged coercion in district bond construction. The improprieties were reported to have occurred at West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Mission College Marez’s report comes a week after Board President Miguel Santiago announced that Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel will…

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Cross country dashes to second place

By Tadzio Garcia Producing their best results in five years at Mt. San Antonio College invitational, the men’s and women’s cross country teams placed second last Saturday. “We did well at Mt. SAC,” said coach Louis Ramirez, “we will be at full strength at our next meet.” Johana Ceja and Daniel Rincon were the first Husky runners to cross the finish line both finishing in fifth place in their respective…

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