• Club discusses society’s fascination with serial killers
  • Workshop provides employment skills training
  • Theater Department wins multiple awards at Kennedy Center
  • ELAC plans to demolish gyms for new athletic center
  • Language lab temporarily relocates due to Flood

Former architect professor pushed students to become productive in society

By Edward Singleton Robert Theodore Weiss former architecture professor who taught at East Los Angeles College for 31 years died on Jan. 26. Weiss, a former Korean War veteran, began teaching at ELAC in the fall of 1961 and retired in 1991. As a young man, Weiss attended ELAC where he earned a scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated from ELAC in 1944. While attending USC he became…

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East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble brings energy to first spring concert

By Maria Gonzalez From classics to self-written songs, the East Los Angeles Latin Jazz Ensemble got the audience moving to the beat at their first concert Friday. “Cuarto de Tula,” a classic Cuban song that has been performed by some of the best musicians of all time, highlighted the night and provided a challenge to the ensemble with a remarkable performance that was true to its legacy. The song was about…

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Santa Monica College’s two-tier tuition afflicts community college students

By Veronica Hurtado Increasing the cost of high demand classes by approximately 400 percent, while still offering the same classes at a regular price may be a fine solution for colleges to increase class offerings but it’s an unfair deal for students. Last week, Santa Monica College announced that due to budget cuts it would have to raise tuition from $36 to $46 per unit. In addition, the school also plans…

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ELAC softball starts rally too late; loses to Valley

By Rodolfo Trujillo and Edgar Lopez A late rally was not enough to help the softball team, who came up short in a 5-4 non-conference loss against Los Angeles Valley College, Friday at ELAC. The loss leaves the Huskies with 9 wins and 15 losses overall, 4-6 in conference play. “We came out flat,” Head Coach Erika Blanco said. The Huskies allowed a run in the first inning, as pitcher Janessa…

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John Carter dazzles viewers with special effects

By Erik Luna Disney’s new movie “John Carter,” dazzles viewers with its thrilling action scenes, comedic dialogue and fabulous Digital 3D visual effects. The movie, based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel “A Princess of Mars,” takes place on Earth and Mars, or Jarsoom and Barsoom as they are known on Mars. On Earth, Carter is a rogue confederate captain in search of a mythical cave of gold and will stop…

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Silent House remake has hits, misses

By Kien Ha “Silent House” is an American psychological thriller and remake of the Uruguayan original film of the same name, “La Casa Muda.” Both films were shot to appear as one continuous take, and follows main character Sarah as she faces the horror that unfolds within her family vacation home. The film opens with Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), hanging out by a lake alone. She returns to a house nearby…

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ELAC deliberates recommended section reductions

  By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College will reduce section offerings by approximately seven percent for the 2012-13 school year to meet expected budget as the school’s Enrollment Management Committee proposes. The school’s EMC, composed of faculty and some administration staff, released a report recommending new section targets and a process for the school to meet enrollment demand. The EMC’s purpose is to inform the college on how to best address…

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ELAC softball loses rubber match

By Liliana Marquez The softball team suffered a conference defeat last Thursday against the Long Beach City College Vikings, a 12-0, mercy-rule five-inning loss. The Huskies host Los Angeles Valley College tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Monarchs enter the East Los Angeles softball stadium with an overall record of 10-9. The loss to Long Beach left the Huskies with a record of 8-14 overall and 3-5 in South Coast Conference play. The Huskies lost the…

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Huskies win easily against Lancers

By Carlos Alvarez The ELAC baseball team winning streak reaches three with a victory over Pasadena City College, 7-0. A crowd of close to 100 in attendance for a Tuesday evening game at Cal State LA saw the Huskies take control of the game early. After winning two out of three against El Camino College, they began this three game series against Pasadena with an offensive bang. The Huskies collected a total…

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