ELAC diver ends season

By Tadzio Garcia The South Coast Conference Championships began with the diving preliminaries last Friday at El Camino College. Melissa Marinero was the lone East Los Angeles College diver to compete in the one-meter diving. Optimism was high because Marinero was entering the competition off a recent season-high 84 points. These points were good enough for fourth place in a dual meet against Chaffey and Mt. San Antonio colleges on March…

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ELAC baseball upsets 10th ranked Mt. SAC

By William Hernandez The baseball team won a pivotal series finale against the South Coast Conference’s first place team and tenth ranked in the state, the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties, 5-4, last Saturday at Mt. SAC. Saturday’s game was a must-win for the Huskies and they had some momentum coming into it after pulling off a 4-3 stunner against the Mounties, in extra innings, last Thursday. The Huskies set the tone of the game…

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Meet the ASU candidates

The time has come to vote for this year’s Associated Student Union board members. The elections will take place at the main campus next Wednesday and Thursday, and at the South Gate campus next Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are nine candidates running for the various positions on the ASU board. The requirements to vote are that a student must attend East Los Angeles College,…

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ELAC awaits district approval of funds for construction of new facilities

By Rodolfo Trujillo While some ELAC students and instructors have state-of-the-art classrooms, others might have to wait months to find out if they will ever get to see a new facility. The Los Angeles Community College District is currently reviewing a request from ELAC to allow construction of the Science Career and Mathematics building, Baseball Field Renovation, Campus Student Center/Bookstore Complex and the Student Success and Retention Center. In October…

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Elan wins scholarship contest

By Jane Fernandez Ricardo Ramirez won third place in the Achieve the Dream contest, inspiring others to stay in school, aim for their best and to never stop dreaming.Ramirez was the only East Los Angeles College student to submit a video. Achieve the Dream is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping community college students, mostly low income, to stay in school and earn a college degree.  The…

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Elan poster on pedophilia wins first-place during community college state conference

By Edward Singleton Psychology major Jose Luna’s poster on pedophilia and abnormal sexual behavior won first place at the 12th Annual Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges. The event was hosted by UC Irvine in March.  More than 34 community colleges participated. Participants competed in three categories: oral presentation, group presentation and poster presentation.  “I couldn’t find my poster anywhere…they didn’t even tell me…

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ELAC host first-ever paranormal conference

  By Vivian Ramirez Alternate realities, extraterrestrial channels, and conversations with ghosts were hot topics at the First Annual East Los Angeles Paranormal Conference at East Los Angeles College last Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Psychology Club, hosted 11 paranormal organizations and vendors from Southern California. “This convention is to bring awareness to paranormal phenomenon and help families suffering from paranormal activity,”  Juan Martinez, Psychology Club member, said. “Parapsychology is…

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ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes qualifies for state finals

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta (Shawn-Tay) Barnes will be advancing to the state championships in the heptathlon after overcoming one of her fears in the event to place second at the SoCal Heptathlon Championships, Tuesday, April 10 at Cerritos College in the first qualifying postseason meet of the year. When asked what difficulties Barnes had with the heptathlon Barnes said, “The 800 run, that’s all.” In previous 800 races this season and…

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‘Plumed Serpent’ shows the real Quetzalcoatl

By Maria Gonzalez The “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico” is the latest Latin exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that captures Mesoamerica deity Quetzalcoatl with late Pre-Columbian art and material and the trade-work that happened during that period. The exhibit explores the complexity of  the Nahua, Mixtec and Zapotec communities that were located in the south of Mexico, known as…

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