• Former ELAC President honored, E3 building named after him
  • Exhibition gives audience production insight
  • ‘Disney’s Aladdin’ brings bilingual twist
  • Baseball confronts setbacks v. Riverside City College

Theater Arts Department seeks new talent

By Collin Ho Kumamoto The Theater Arts Department  hosts different showcases and is casting  actors  year round  for plays. For the most part,  run by theater students. Students are responsible for building and designing props for each show.  The Theater Department opens their auditions to all students across campus, however having experience is always encouraged.  The Theater Department takes pride in the connections that are developed between students and those…

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ELAC basketball coach defies odds

  By Brittney Lee East Los Angeles College basketball coach, Kenneth Hunter, has been coaching for 14 years. He may be one of the most well-known basketball coaches in the country. He is currently helping basketball players perfect their playing strategies and begin their basketball careers. At a young age, Hunter became paralyzed, putting  a permanent stop to his basketball career. Hunter was born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Michigan…

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Dancer balances school with profession

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed dancing…

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British student launches American football career

By Israel Moreno Frances Bongwalanga is a student athlete who moved to Los Angeles from East London England to play football for East Los Angeles College.   Bongwalanga, 21, is currently a sophomore at ELAC who was offered a full ride football scholarship to West Virginia State University. “ It’s a division II National Collegiate Athletic Association school.”I’m always blessed for the offer” Bongwalanga said. “It’s a great experience, it’s a…

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Football player sets new records

By Tiana Hunter Twenty year old Vicente Luis-Juan broke not one, but two East Los Angeles College football records this season.  Making new school records is an accomplishment few can say they have achieved. Luis-Juan a sophomore who has played kicker for ELAC’s football team the last two years wasn’t focused on setting new records but bettering the team he is part of. Luis-Juan broke the record for most extra…

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Anti-Trump protest unites college students

By Lauren Colberg and Joshua Davis East Los Angeles College students took part in a walkout last Wednesday to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. Students began the walkout at 11 a.m., and marched together around the school and to City hall. The walkout was organized by a group of students the morning after the presidential election on Nov. 8. The students got in touch with the ASU…

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Volleyball ends disappointing season with win

By Jerry Flores Volleyball team’s struggling season came to an end last Thursday, finishing with a 9-14 overall record. Individuals did well statistically, but the team won 1-8 conference games and did not make it to the post season play. “When we were on the court there was no communication, and we got all frustrated. We had the skills to win, but we didn’t get the results because there was no…

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Cross country falls short at state championships

By Francisco Padilla Freshman runners Martin Perez and Grecia Estrada, competed in the California Community College Athletics Association State Championships tournament in Woodward Park, Fresno this past weekend. Perez placed 80th out of 206 in the men’s race with a time of 21:46. Estrada placed 144th out of 199 in the women’s race with a time of 21:34. Perez was the only qualifier from this year’s men’s Cross Country team,…

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Setbacks hold men’s soccer team down

  By Noe Ortega  The  Men’s Soccer team struggled to find team chemistry throughout the season leading them to a record 2-10-9. Men’s soccer had a team that had what it took to be a competitive team, unfortunately they had setbacks like injuries, dropped players, and referees not making good calls. Players were a problem to the team because they expected to have a different team before all these setbacks…

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‘Arrival’ gives a new take on alien invasion

    By Jose Guillen “Arrival” is pure movie magic that hasn’t been seen since 1977’s “Close Encounter of the Third-kind”, where scientists use musical notes or tones to communicate with extraterrestrials. Amy Adams plays Dr. Louise Banks who is not a typical hero. She is a professor of linguistics recruited by the U.S.military into helping them bridge communication with the alien visitors. Adams’ portrayal of her character brings a level…

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