Cross Country back on track

  By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies opened the season Labor Day weekend at the California State University Fullerton ASICS Cross Country Invitational improving on last year’s times while eyeing the state playoffs. The meet consisted of NCAA Division I, II, and III teams as well as teams from community colleges. Long Beach State won the men’s 8k run while Loyola Marymount University won the women’s 6k race. The women’s team…

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‘Curves’ empowers women

  By Maria Gonzalez Twenty years in the making, Josefina Lopez’s “Real Women Have Curves” has stood the test of time, portraying women’s issues, particularly those of Latinas. A gala event was held Friday for the opening of the new CASA 0101 theater, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the play. “The Boyle Heights community was always neglected, and I always wanted to come back and do a cultural revival,”…

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‘Contagion’ spreads dull plot

By Erik Luna The new action-thriller, “Contagion,” delivers a poor storyline in the midst of a pending biological attack and leaves its audience in a state of confusion. Despite having a star-studded cast the movie fails in many different ways to maintain the audience’s attention. Having so many characters in the movie made it difficult to focus on a main topic throughout the movie. The topic of the movie was…

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‘Gold Rush’ reflects Moratorium

By Lourdes Espinoza An artistic look back at a day in history of Chicanos during the Vietnam War is captured through an exhibit titled “After The Gold Rush: Reflections and Postscripts on the National Chicano Moratorium of August 29th, 1970.” An opening reception will be held this Saturday, the 17, at the Small Gallery inside the Vincent Price Art Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. After The Gold Rush focuses…

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F7 Building should honor Ernest Moreno

By Edgar Lopez Former East Los Angeles College president Ernest H. Moreno’s retirement leads to the question of how he would be remembered. Although his work will be remembered by current staff and students, it would soon be forgotten after they graduate or retire and move on with their lives. Therefore, there should be some way to help preserve Moreno’s legacy. In honor of all the work he did to…

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Budget cuts hit students

By Augustine Ugalde California’s crippling budget cuts in education have adversely affected each and every one of the state’s 112 community colleges, including East Los Angeles College. The state’s education budget became a favorite target during former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s time in office and there is no indication this negative trend will soon end. The University of California State systems were not spared the ax either as each institution has…

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Wieder takes reign

    By Bryan Pedroza To fill a vacant spot, Tyree Wieder is coming out of retirement to serve as East Los Angeles College’s interim president until the Los Angeles Community College District finds a permanent president. “Community colleges are dedicated to students, to do everything they can and enhance student success, class offerings, and student services,” said Weider. One of her key goals is to finalize all aspects of…

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Budget cuts affect ELAC

By Erik Luna   The budget cuts that East Los Angeles College has suffered may soon cause changes in the academic year, and may cause problems for both students and instructors. These budget cuts have made many instructors at ELAC think twice about how they are running their classes, and what can be done to maintain a responsible use of materials. With the changes being brought forth by the district’s…

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Moreno retires as president on first day of class

By Freddy Monares The longest serving president in the history of the Los Angeles Community College District, Ernest H. Moreno retired August 30 from East Los Angeles College. Moreno was President of the college for nearly 18 years, during his tenure at ELAC. Moreno’s departure took the whole spring semester, as he made his goodbye speeches at every event he attended. “We tried to talk him out of it,” said Dennis Sanchez, an English instructor at ELAC, who was present around the…

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Moreno changes ELAC for the best

    By Edgar Lopez “Students walked in darkness,” said Dennis Sanchez, an instructor at East Los Angeles College, as he compared ELAC before Ernest H. Moreno, the former president, was hired. “I remember that there were tall weeds just about everywhere on campus, poor lighting, poor work conditions for teachers,” said Sanchez, who has been at ELAC as long as Moreno has. It was nearly 18 years ago since Moreno took the role of president. Moreno said there was a lot…

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