Students participate in Day of Silence

By Jorge Lopez Joyful members of the Queer-Straight Alliance gathered last Thursday at the center of the Husky Bowl, located between the E5 and E3 buildings, in observance of a Day of Silence. “The Day of Silence is a nation-wide event,” said club President Carmen Meza.  It is a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people, and those who support them….

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Puente Club takes trophy again in ASU’s second annual Husky Bowl

By Amanda Mayberry Puente Club were the champions again in the second annual Husky Bowl hosted by Associated Student Union between the E3 and E5 buildings last Thursday. The Husky Bowl is a contest in which chartered clubs compete against one another to earn first, second and third place. The club in first place received $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250. The contest was comprised of a series of…

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Elans need to stay on top of technology

By Brian Villaba If you are having trouble keeping up with the waves of mobile technology, you better catch up.  If you don’t, you will be a dinosaur in a digital world. According to mashable.com, mobile commerce is expected to increase to $31 billion by 2016. In 2010 mobile commerce was $3 billion.  That is more than a 100 percent increase in six years.  There are some major implications from…

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Architecture students place in contest, awarded best overall

By Keyla Lopez For the first time since 1978, students from the Architecture Department were awarded best overall structure at the annual architectural competition Design Village 2012 last Sunday. The competition was held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The winning team consisted of Felipe Oros, Adam Martinez, Mario Arana and Roberto Rojas. Another team from ELAC, along with 50 other teams from schools like Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Woodburry University,…

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Financial Aid Office stops issuing Ability to Benefit examination

By Veronica Hurtado Starting July 2012 the school’s financial aid office will stop administering the Ability to Benefit test for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED. Students without a diploma or GED seeking financial aid had to the option of taking the ATB exam or waiting to complete at least six units toward a college degree or certificate to qualify for aid. Under the new July…

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Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

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American Civil Liberties Union stopped at ELAC to gain petition signatures

Updated Wednesday 4:23 p.m. By Erik Luna Due to the controversy of discriminatory laws, the American Civil Liberties Union’s cross-country caravan “Estamos Unidos” stopped at East Los Angeles College Monday afternoon to recruit students against laws such as SB 1070. The ACLU started to plan for the caravan in mid-March with stops in Santa Ana and San Diego. The caravan will then travel to neighboring state Arizona, on to Texas…

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ELAC track and field team add personal records

By Carlos Alvarez The track and field team competed in the Beach Invitational, one of the largest track and field events on the west coast, April 20-21 at Cerritos College. East Los Angeles College competed against a few community college athletes, but most of the competitors were from four-year universities across the U.S., and England and Mexico. Elizabeth Bosch placed 65th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.88 seconds, beating San Diego State hurdler Sarah Haydock….

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ELAC badminton crushes Tartars in shutout

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies badminton team beat the El Camino College Compton Center in a 21-0 shutout last Wednesday in the women’s gym. The Husky No. 1 player of the game, Shirley Su, beat Compton’s No. 1 player Emely Aguilar, 21-6, 21-11. Su also beat Compton’s No. 2 player, Ariana Ordiano, 21-4 and 21-1. Teresa Chiang, ELAC’s No. 2 player against Compton, also beat Aguilar and Ordiano. In a close…

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ELAC soccer edged by the University of Redlands

By LILIANA MARQUEZ Returning players from the men’s soccer team faced the University of Redlands last Sunday during an exhibition game held at Weingart Stadium where the Redlands Bulldogs won 2-1. The scrimmage was intended to let the East Los Angeles College  coaches and returning players see how the team looks for the upcoming season. The lack of forwards for the Huskies is a problem that both Head Coach Eddie…

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