District accuses companies of fraud

By Edgar Lopez Two major construction firms working for the Los Angeles Community College District are being investigated on accusations of submitting and approving fraudulent paperwork. In an effort to clean up fraudulent spending, the LACCD has been considering firing three building contractors, which supervised the building projects in the nine community colleges the district serves. The two construction firms in question of fraud are Gateway Science and Engineering from Pasadena…

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Alondra Hot Wings shoots for mobster theme

By Giselle Carrasco Serving dish after dish of mouthwatering hot wings, Alondra Hot Wings has been able to sustain there reputation of living up to their motto of having “the best wings in town.” For those individuals who are wing lovers, Alondra Hot Wings is the place to be. The wings are made the delicious and incredible way wings are supposed to be made: fried and incredibly moist and juicy in the…

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Tofu house tantalizes taste buds

By  Cindy Luong While some people are spending their days and nights slaving away to homework, others are spending their time at the warm, quiet and delectable Korean Restaurant named A Ri Rang Tofu House. In July, they had a grand opening and have attracted a large amount of customers ever since. As they swarm in, they are pleased to find a warm greeting and a bright smile from all of…

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Tamales Liliana’s fills customers cravings

By Robert Ortega For those craving real authentic Mexican food made by hand, Tamales Liliana’s is the place to stop and get your grub on. The all natural mouth drooling restaurant is the place to be. It is very convenient for East Los Angeles College students, just three minutes away from the ELAC campus. Sr. Juan Santoyo, the owner of Tamales Liliana’s, opened the restaurant in 2007. Liliana’s offers over 50…

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Cook’s Tortas impresses with flavorful sandwiches

By Ningke Song For a cozy place to sit and a delicious dish to eat, try the wonderful Mexican restaurant Cook’s Tortas, which specializes in different types of sandwiches in a coffee-shop setting. The place has a really great vibe, with chalkboards for walls. The menu and specials are written across two walls, which leads customers to believe that they like to change up their menu once in a while. The staff…

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ELAC wrestling hosts first tournament

By Annalise Petersen and Tadzio Garcia In what could have been dubbed a tournament of champions, the wrestling team hosted the first ELAC wrestling tournament, Saturday, Nov. 19. The Huskies, ranked 17th in the state, hosted Cerritos, ranked No. 3, Victor Valley, (No. 14) and Bakersfield (No. 15). The Victor Valley Rams were a no-show because they could not spot a full team. The tournament was a warm-up for the…

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Coach rescues ELAC debate team

By Kritsida Adisakkitti Many students and faculty undermined the East Los Angeles College debate team that continuously brought home wins during the past five years. Nadar Haddad is the founder and coach of the official debate team that ELAC lacked for a 25-year period. After Haddad received his Bachelor’s Degree at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science and his Master’s Degree at University of North Texas, he was offered a…

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Feminist leader promotes Occupy ELAC

By Joshua Avila Having seen the improvements of Occupy ELAC, Angie Rincon urges students to show support to fight the budget cuts. Rincon started Occupy ELAC through a feminist group she was involved in. At 22 years old, Rincon has made progress by catching the attention of senators and assembly men. She has spoken with Pedro Salcido and Ivan Carillo to help with the situation at Occupy ELAC. “The first week was slow,…

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Fitness center plans for new ‘Bio Measure’ machine

By Jorge Lopez Obesity a big problem for Elans, East Los Angeles College’s fitness center is making progressive steps in order to make fitness exciting. They have a surplus of machines which would include a new Bio Measure machine. The fitness center plans to get one more Bio Measure adult measuring system by the end of the spring semester. The Bio Measure is a free standing device that accurately measures weight, height,…

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MEChA educates students on ‘School of Assassins’

By Alan Morales A deplorable look into the government’s covert activities involving training assassins and their murderous missions were highlighted on campus last week. Hoping to raise awareness, ELAC students gathered in the auditorium to watch the film “School of Assassins” promoted by School of the Americas Watch and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán. The SOA Watch, a pacifist organization opposing the School of the Americas and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security…

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