Trump’s unreasonable blame game against immigrants

By Kevin Camargo People should not generalize that all immigrants are criminals because of one case out of thousands. Instead, we need to make the country safe for everyone living in the United States whether they are documented or not. President Trump tweeted  Feb. 6 that it is “disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies.”…

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Clubs rush to introduce themselves

By Vicky Nguyen The Spring 2018 Club Rush began Tuesday in the E3-Quad, where student organizations wishing to welcome new members promoted themselves to students. A scavenger hunt game encouraged students to meet with many clubs by allowing them to redeem signatures collected from different booths in exchange for small prizes, such as candy and keychains. Popcorn and music by a DJ were also provided at the event. “It’s a…

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G8 building construction on schedule for Spring

By Allison Beatty The construction of the G8 Physics and Earth Science building is on schedule and expected to be completed by the end of the Spring semester. “It was a little noisy during the summer, kind of an inconvenience,”said Cristal Gomez, who attended East Los Angeles College in the summer. By the beginning of June they will begin furnishing the classrooms and moving everything in. The building is set…

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SIS system returns after failure

By Andrew Ayala After its first year in use, the Student Information System has malfunctioned twice, affecting students and staff. The SIS is essential to a college student/educators’ year because that is where you are allowed to add/drop classes, view/pay fees, check grades, order your transcripts, and see the status of financial aid. It is easily accessed through the East Los Angeles College website. The system is back up and…

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Sports Briefs

Baseball preview Baseball looks to regroup after finishing  16-24 last season. Many of the teamís players are returning students. Its looking for a strong start at the  College of Desert tournament on January 26 at 2 p.m.   Softball preview The sophomore-filled softball team will see its first action on January 30 as it looks to perform a repeat of last yearís victory away against  L.A. Mission College at 2:30…

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A season worth forgetting for six wins in women’s soccer team

By Noe Ortega East Los Angeles Women’s soccer ended a season to forget with an overall record of 6-11-3. ELAC ended in last place with zero wins, six losses and two draws in the South Coast Conference-North play. The Huskies played its last game of the season on November 10 with a 2-0 win against Compton College with two goals from freshman forward Breanna Sandoval. Out of the 20 games…

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Solid defense leads to double-digit victory for basketball

By Joe Dargan Men’s basketball capped off the Citrus Invitational with a 76-62, thumping of Southwestern College on Sunday. From the opening tip, East Los Angeles College’s ball movement was crisp, scoring the first two baskets of the game. After a brief scoring exchange, ELAC’s Coach John Mosley, who has over 20 wins in each of his previous four seasons as the Huskies’ head coach, called an early timeout to…

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Strings of ELAC fill hall with music

By Joe Dargan Violins, violas and cellos dazzled the crowd during the string recital led by instructor and violinist Samvel Chilingarian on Thursday in the S2 Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the group initially performed in sections according to the instrumentalist’s skill level. The Beginning String Class opened the event with a performance of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells,” written by James Lord Peirpont in 1857 and…

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Chinese Restaurants Taste Authentic and Exceptional

By Yuan Wei Mama Lu’s Dumpling House has some of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley area. Chengdu Taste is another popular chinese restaurant that has the traditional Chongqing flavor. There are certain foods and restaurants that gain almost legendary status. Buzz picks up about them, food blogs and TV shows highlight them, and whispers among friends continue. When it comes to Chinese…

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Student Discovers Passion for Writing

By Melody Ortiz Like many college students, former East Los Angeles College student Joshua Castro, 30, enrolled without any idea of what he wanted to do. “I just knew I was supposed to go to college after high school,” Castro said. However, after the first two years of general education classes and other subjects that peaked his interest, Castro found his passion for writing. He writes and performs his original…

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