Soccer averts loss with draw

By Liliana Marquez Despite completely dominating  second half play, the men’s soccer team had to settle for a draw versus Mt. San Antonio College with a score of 1-1,last Friday at Weingart Stadium. It was the second time the Huskies and the Mounties faced each other in conference play this season. The Mounties won as home team on the first game with a final score of 1-0. This was an important…

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‘Allen’ refreshes Fox’s ‘Animation Domination’

By Erik Luna Fox’s new animated series “Allen Gregory” has brought a darker sophisticated humor to the network’s bland and repetative repertoire. “Allen Gregory,” the brainchild of Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul deals with a pretentious young elementary school child named Allen Gregory DeLongpre. Gregory, voiced by Hill, is forced to go to a regular elementary school with ordinary children because of the recession. His parents, Richard and his…

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Lupe’s food earns customers’ loyalty

By Lindsey Maeda Serving up an array of affordable Mexican dishes, Lupe’s #2 has built a loyal customer base that keeps locals and foreigners coming back for more. Lupe’s is located on one of East Los Angeles’ main streets, 3rd St., but it can be easily overlooked.  Its obscure location, sandwiched between two automotive shops, is probably the reason why community-goers may fail to notice it. The lot where Lupe’s is…

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ELAC professor undergoes brain surgery

By Joseph Recinos History professor Robert John Arias is recovering successfully following emergency brain surgery to remove a blood clot after experiencing a stroke while teaching a class Sept. 27. The 16-year veteran of East Los Angeles College was conducting a lecture about enlightenment when he suddenly lost his balance and bumped up against the white board. He said he was feeling “very weird” and one of his students, a nursing…

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Husky quarterback strives for greatness

By Daniella Molina Aaron Cantu sits in Weingart Stadium overlooking the football field. “I want to win here.  I want to win a conference championship,” said Cantu. The lean 6-foot, 210-pound 18-year-old, quarterback is in the process of making his dreams come true as well making history for the Huskies. The Schurr High School graduate has been making major moves before he started the 2011 Fall semester at ELAC. He ended his…

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The dangers of texting

By Edgar Lopez Most of us benefit from texting. It gives us the ability to communicate with others without having to call them. It can be a simple, innocent, sub-conscious act, but it can harm or annoy some people. Texters become a hazard to themselves when walking down the street. They feel a vibration or hear their phone calling and dig deep into their pocket for their phone and start…

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Scavengers help recycle

By Erik Luna Although it’s hip to be green now, some people have been doing their part for the green movement without realizing it. Late into the night people from all around the East Los Angeles community get their flashlights and gloves ready for a night of Dumpster-picking in hopes of finding a good score. Usually, a good score for them is finding aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Everyone who roams the…

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Students lack passion, drive to occupy ELAC

By Megan Perry A disappointing display of student activism, resulting from a poor showing at the Occupy ELAC protest, raises the question of students’ priorities. Occupy ELAC is a movement of students who are tired of the fee hikes and who feel they deserve a free higher education. So, one would think that students would show up to support one another and demonstrate to the government that they are tired of…

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Matheson takes control of women’s swim team

By Jane Fernandez After going a decade without a swim team, East Los Angeles College will now be lead by experienced swim coach Erik Matheson. Matheson’s experience dates back to when he attended Culver City High School. Matheson played other sports such as soccer, but due to a knee injury, he was led to aquatics. He was part of the swim team for four years, where he earned and still holds three…

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