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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‘Straw Dogs’ does not disappoint

By Erik Luna If audience reaction accounts for anything, the new thriller, “Straw Dogs”, does not disappoint its suspense-crazed viewers. The movie utilizes many effective techniques to progress its intriguing storyline, such as foreshadowing and suspense. The suspense created by the main character’s unease is very noticeable and sets the mood for the movie. James Marsden plays the lead, David Sumner, who is married to a famous actress named Amy, played…

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Wounded Huskies recover match with late rally

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team achieved their fourth consecutive victory this season against San Diego Mesa College last Friday at Weingart Stadium. With a dramatic 3-2 victory, the Huskies played a difficult match where they had trouble gaining control of the ball during the first half and ended the match with two players injured. This was their fourth consecutive victory following their defeat of Taft, in a road…

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Huskies bounce back

By Brigette Ramirez The Huskies earned their first win of the season Saturday night at Glendale by dominating the Glendale College Vaqueros 48-17. The Huskies were hungry for a victory after they had been defeated in the season opener against LA Valley College and their second game against Santa Monica College. The Huskies started down by three early, but were motivated. Huskie wide receiver Carlos Portillo ran a 22 yard…

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Residency triggers community duty

By Liliana Marquez Mike Sanchez arrived in this country when he was only three months old without knowing that later on, his personality would be a great way to communicate and be the voice of others. Sanchez arrived from Mexico as a child and soon developed a dynamic personality that allowed him to become a great communicator. Raised by his mother, along with three brothers and one sister, he believes that…

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Husky Store employee retires

By Ruth Caloca After 42 years of service at East Los Angeles College, Christina Gaytan, Husky Store cashier, is saying goodbye to ELAC. Gaytan was first employed on Oct. 17, 1969, as a food service supervisor at age 18, while attending classes. She moved up over the years to fill different positions until her current one. She attended school to major in business management. Yet, her career did not go as…

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Chief justice takes charge

By Rodolfo Trujillo James Garcia, Associated Student Union president has answered the call to serve. Garcia has had a challenging road just to make it to school every day, trying to balance school, while caring for an ailing family member and performing his duties.   After graduating from St. Paul High School, Garcia got into real estate and insurance sales for about four years. It is around this time that…

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Higher Education, higher prices

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of recent budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community College District has discontinued the $15 a semester I-TAP program, and is now offering the College/Vocational TAP. The College/Vocational TAP allows students to buy monthly reduced passes for $36 per month. Students who have 12 units or more must fill out an application,which can be found at the fiscal office on campus or on the Los…

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Bookstores disappearing

By Christian Valles Every year the number of bookstores in America is decreasing, and this troubles some people. Most parents and teachers have always encouraged reading. However, most children play Nintendo rather than picking up a book. Bookstores have always been a place where students could get lost for hours. An institution where one could discover ideas and worlds that, to some, were unimaginable. Recently, county libraries have been cutting back on their…

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Tax oil to fund education

By Isaac Tovar Proposition 1481 would place a 15 percent tax on crude oil extraction from California, on-shore and off-shore drilling sites, to fund education, from K through college. This will approximately produce $3 billion annually. If you have been anywhere near student activities lately you might have been asked to sign a petition for this Proposition to be put in the California ballot. $1.5 billion of that goes to community colleges,…

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