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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Aztec dancers keep tradition alive

By Sarah Rivero Aztec dancers and community members gathered at Belvedere Park on Saturday to commemorate “La Despedida de las Animas.” It was a ceremony that has been celebrated throughout the years to farewell souls of the departed who arrive at the altars on “The Day of the Dead.” Aztec dancers came from far and near to be part of this important celebration that dancers from Mexico D.F., Puebla, San Bernardino…

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Boiling Crab offers a delicious mess

By Victor Borja If one is looking for an experience of messily eating without utensils, then look no further because the Boiling Crab on Main Street and North Garfield Avenue offers just that. Having nothing other than the smooth surface of the booths to rest your elbows on, eating with one’s hands can be messy. However, the taste is unrivaled. One may go through about a dozen napkins in one sitting. It…

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NiBi Pho brings quality to the table

By Alex Lopez Outstanding hospitality and great food keeps loyal customers coming back to NiBi Pho Bistro, which serves the best Vietnamese home-made soup in the City of Commerce. NiBi Pho’s Bistro is set in the Citadel Outlet Mall food court where a variety of restaurants are also found. Being the only Vietnamese restaurant in the court, this place stands out from the rest promoting loyalty to all incoming customers daily. The…

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