Art show hits South Gate

By Jose Zuniga Bringing attention to Chicano art, Chicano Studies 54 is hosting a show entitled “Titeocalli” from May 24 to 26 at the South Gate campus. The students’ artwork will be displayed in room 105 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Gate campus. According to the Chicano Studies instructor Raul Herrera, students from the class use many approaches to understand the Chicano art. Not only do…

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Elans engage in philosophical debate

  By Vivian Ramirez The Speech and Debate Team were the winners of last Thursday’s Student Symposium, a philosophical debate competition between student groups. The five ELAC clubs that participated are the Philosophy Club, Psychology Club, ELAC Students for Political Awareness, Speech and Debate Team, and The History Circle. “A symposium literally means Greek drinking party,” said Robert John Arias, History instructor and adviser for The History Circle. “Plato wrote…

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Americans free to celebrate, mourn

  By Christopher Yee I had just gotten home from a family dinner Sunday night when I received a startling text from a friend, “Bin Laden is dead.” I stopped immediately halfway up the stairs and responded with the only thought I could muster, “Whoa.” I ran to my computer to verify what that stark text had said, and it was all over every news outlet—Osama bin Laden dead, President…

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Clubs compete in Husky Bowl for cash prize

  By Megan Perry Puente Club won the first Husky Bowl last Wednesday for a monetary reward and their name on a plaque on the trophy. East Los Angeles College’s clubs competed for a first prize of $1,000. The Husky Bowl was created by the Associated Student Union vice president Robert Cancio so the ASU clubs would be able to come together for friendly competitions and the chance to win…

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Sex assault awareness raised at ELAC

  By Megan Perry Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. As a result, the East Los Angeles College Violence Intervention Team to hold a month long series of informational activities to help combat sexual assault. The number of rapes and assaults that go unreported is about 60 percent, and the percentage of incidents perpetuated by someone the victim knows is even higher, at 66 percent….

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Elans march on May Day

The Sociology Club unites with people of diverse backgrounds in a protest on May Day, the annual rally for workers’ rights and immigration reform. PHOTO ROBERT BARRETT By Daniella Molina The sounds of Aztec drums, rally horns and the people’s message could clearly be heard for miles. “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” Among all the flags and chants, the diversity of the city that…

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Badminton knocks down pins for Japan

By Christopher Yee  Badminton team captain Lisa Vittayarukskul rushed forward across the hardwood just like she’s done in countless matches over the past two seasons at East Los Angeles College. But instead of a birdie flying away from her last Friday night, she unleashed a bright pink bowling ball from her hand. With two weeks off until the Southern Coast Conference indi­vidual playoffs on May 6, the badminton team took…

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Track and Field dashes into conference finals

By Tadzio Garcia  Two Elans will qualify for the track and field state championships while other Huskies compete to advance at the South Coast Confer­ence finals Friday. East Los Angeles College will host the SCC finals for the first time in a decade, but the event will be held at Mt. San Antonio College. “East Los Angeles College doesn’t have the facilities to host the throwing events on campus,” said…

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Exhibition honors cult-classic

By Sandy Isidoro  Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting an “Edward Scissorhands” Tribute exhibition with various forms of art, in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary. The exhibition is filled with various art works from digital to pencil art and all 78 pieces in the exhibition are dedicated to the movie. The exhibition contains beautiful pieces that vary in color, size and even dimension. They all manage to portray the…

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