Elan copes with disaster in Japan

  By Christopher Yee Miki Itsubo finds herself preoccupied in English class these days. She came to the United States from Japan in 2006 so that she could improve her English, but she still has difficulty keeping up with the pace of in-class discussions. Her current problem, however, is not listening comprehension. Despite the fact that English 103 is the last class she needs to complete her transfer requirements, Itsubo’s…

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College anticipates budget cuts

By Jerry Casarez With California budget cut discussions going on in Sacramento that will have direct impact to all community colleges statewide, the responsibility has now been shifted locally. ELAC’s vice presidents met Monday with the school’s budget committee. Different departments were asked to meet and discuss how they can come together and plan the 2011-12 budget. The information discussed is all based on a proposed five percent cut to…

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Podcast 3.22.11

This week, CNC looks at the budget crisis through the eyes of school administrators, ELAC’s accreditation status, and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle who was invited by the Puente Project to speak to Elans. And as always, a look at sports with Freddy’s Sports Corner. Podcast 3.22.11

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Baseball strikes back at Mounties

  By Jesus Arvizu and Erik Luna With each team winning on their home fields, East Los Angeles College split two games against Mt. San Antonio College with a 6-5 loss on Thursday and a 13-1 win on Saturday. The Huskies sent Cameron Baker to face the Mounties on Thursday. Baker left the game in the ninth inning after striking out seven batters and having a four-run cushion. Both Baker…

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Track leaps into top marks

    By Tadzio Garcia The track and field team’s improvement paved the way for a record-breaking day in the summer-like heat at the Cal State Northridge Invitational last Saturday. The team surpassed 22 of their previous top times, marks and distances of the season, and they did this competing against top community colleges and notable four-year universities. “The energy of the team was the best I’ve seen all year…

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Elans ill prepared for quake

By Augustine Ugalde The devastating news coming from Japan following the colossal 9.0 earthquake suffered March 10 can only be described as shocking and horrific. We have all seen the devastating videos and news reports chronicling the utter despair the Japanese people have endured during the past week. By some reports, the earthquake suffered in Northern Japan was more than 3,000 times more intense than the Northridge quake of 1994….

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Show highlights fashion’s future

  By Anastasia Landeros Fashionistas from all walks of the runway gathered amid fashion designers, artists and musicians at last Saturday’s Project Ethos fashion week event. The fashion, music and art show, held at the Avalon in Hollywood, featured five up-and-coming designers as well as the winner of season seven of Project Runway, Seth Aaron Henderson. The first floor played host to the runway, while the second floor showcased photography…

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East L.A. remembers baseball forefather

By Rodolfo Trujillo The long-time manager of the semi-professional team the Carmelita Chorizeros, Manuel “Shorty” Perez, was honored Sunday at Belvedere Park with a plaque next to the baseball field where he worked for many years. Along with Mario Lopez, Sr., owner of Carmelita Chorizeros and sponsor of the team, were partially responsible for organizing baseball in East Los Angeles and providing an opportunity for local talent to play and,…

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Flooded library upsets students

By Rosie Charmuryan Several students were disappointed and frustrated as they were turned away from the temporary library housed at the fitness center inside the men’s gym earlier this month. Maintenance workers noticed the flooding on the morning of March 2. “The library was already closed down when I got here at 7:15 a.m. and remained completely closed the rest of the day for the safety of the students,” said…

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Construction head gets free pass for next year

By Christopher Yee Despite evidence that the former head of the Los Angeles Community College District’s building program misused and mismanaged funds, the district Board of Trustees has not yet terminated his contract. Instead, the board voted unanimously last Wednesday to put Larry Eisenberg on one-year’s notice of his contract’s termination and then placed him on administrative leave, effectively removing him from his position. ELAC Academic Senate vice president Jeffrey…

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