Lunch truck misplaces orders

By Erik Luna People make mistakes. It’s a part of what makes us human and it’s a way of learning. If we touch something that is hot, we won’t touch that particular thing anymore. It’s the way we learn from our mistakes that makes us different. When it comes to food service though, people should keep a sharp eye and remember what exactly the customer ordered. About Time, the lunch truck on…

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Be prepared when adopting pets

By Edgar Lopez My street seems to be the evilest of places or the most tragic. Every month or so, a new dog is seen running around my place. The dog didn’t just break out of the pen and run for the greener grass. No, my street is notorious for having owners abandon their four-legged friends. They leave them right in front of a barbed-wire brick wall, in front of my house….

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Huskies improve in Chaffey Invitational

By Tadzio Garcia The swimming team placed eight out of 10 teams at the Chaffey Invitational at Riverside Community College last weekend. The Huskies improved on their score by more than 100 points from their previous invitational. “We have to race against top teams to be able to compete at that level. We try to improve individual times to move up in the standings,” said Head Coach Erik Matheson. All four…

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Track and field lights up the field

By Tadzio Garcia For the second-straight week, the track and field team competed against top four-year universities, producing top results, including All-American Shawnta Barnes top javelin throw in the state. At the Long Beach State Classic Barnes threw the javelin, 142 feet 8.2 inches. “Barnes broke Adreana Cano’s 15-year school record,” head coach Louis Ramirez said. Cano holds the current national throws pentathlon record for women, ages 35-39, according to USA Track and…

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Husky baseball defeats Warriors

By J.C. Casarez After starting the season of conference play with a loss, the baseball team defeated El Camino College Thursday afternoon with a final score of 4-1. The Huskies traveled to Warrior Field in Torrance for the second game of this three game series. The Huskies scored early in the game, taking a two-run lead in the third inning. They scored off four hits in that inning. They added to that total…

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Huskies swim team wins big

By Tadzio Garcia The swimming team won 9-of-13 events and trounced two conference foes at the LA Trade Tech College Dual Meet Friday, March 2, after previously losing to both teams. The Huskies beat Rio Hondo College, 82-33, and Trade Tech, 98-17. The Huskies previously lost to Rio Hondo by 11 points and by three points to Tech at the Mt. San Antonio College Invite, Feb. 25. East Los Angeles College…

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The streak continues

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University won its 31st straight title at the 2012 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships held at East Los Angeles College, Feb. 29 through March 3. No. 3-ranked Stanford overcame upset bids by defending national champion Cal, which placed second and the University of Arizona, the top-ranked team in the country, which placed third. “We came to swim our fastest times that would qualify for the NCAA Championships….

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ELAC Track and Field opens strong

By Tadzio Garcia The track and field team came home with some individual community college statewide rankings while competing against top universities and colleges at the Long Beach State Classic on March 3. Shawnta Barnes, won her 200-meter dash heat, edging USC’s Charity Bruce for third place overall out of 69 sprinters. Barnes is ranked No. 3 in this event for community colleges. Barnes placed third in the javelin and…

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AFT protests removal of representative chair in board meetings

By J.C. Casarez While the Board of Trustees met on Wednesday afternoon at East Los Angeles College, angry protesters representing the American Federation of Teachers College Staff Guild, Local 1521A gathered outside. According to Union President Velma J. Butler, the cause for protest is over the removal of their representative chair from the board’s meetings.“For 25 years we have been a part of the decision making (process), but now we…

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ELAC’s storybook season comes to an end

By Alfonso Rivera The number-one-seeded Mt. San Antonio College Mounties ended the most successful season in East Los Angeles College women’s basketball history. The Huskies suffered a heart-breaking defeat in the regional finals 62-60. The fourth-seeded Huskies battled throughout the contest. The battle between the conference foes was a defensive struggle on both ends of the court. In the end it was a layup by point guard Ashawnte Hawkins with 1.1 seconds left…

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