Art returns to ELAC

Visitors at the Vincent Price Art Museum re-opening reception have snacks by the entrance before heading into the galleries. PHOTO BY HUGO DOMINGUEZ, JR.   By Hugo Dominguez, Jr. Click here for photo essay After years of waiting for a space worthy of its collection, the Vincent Price Art Museum held its opening reception on Saturday evening. The galleries opened shortly after 6 p.m. and slowly began to fill. Karen…

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Dancers shine bright

  By Maria Gonzalez The Let’s Dance Company wowed the audience with Visions of Dance this past weekend. Visions included performances from the dance department’s classes as well as a showcase of Let’s Dance Company’s 5th Repertoire Concert. Both the beginning and the advanced students delivered brave and incredible performances at the S2 recital hall. Many of the different dances were set to musical classics. “The Waltz” used Tchaikovsky’s “The…

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Luchadores take on soapbox race

  By Rodolfo Trujillo A close-knit team mostly composed of current or former Elans competed in the 2011 Red Bull Soapbox Derby this Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. Lucha Libre started when Jesus Abril, who is studying to receive his Computer Assisted Drafting certification, heard through an email from his job, which is in the area of the race, that traffic would be delayed because of the race. Abril looked…

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Restroom traps two women at art museum grand opening

    By Erik Luna Two women, who attended the opening of East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Museum, got trapped in a restroom of the building for three hours during the event last Saturday. Many attendees who heard about the mishap assumed the women were students, but this was not true. The women were not students of ELAC. The restroom that held the women captive is located on the…

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Track stars compete in West Region Championships

By Tadzio Garcia Jill Schmidt placed second in the high jump at the track and field state finals last week, while Shawnta Barnes placed fourth in the heptathlon. As a result Barnes was awarded All-American status. “The All-American award feels great, but I am just as excited about Jill’s results as well,” said Barnes. Schmidt and Barnes led the Huskies to a 20th place finish. The Huskies scored 13 points…

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Unit limit for Fall ‘11 to be lifted

By Megan Perry East Los Angeles College has been limiting continuing students to enroll for a maximum of 15 units for Fall 2011, but the limit will be lifted on May 31 for open registration. The maximum will go back up to 18 units, and students will be able to petition if they want to take more than that. This limits on the number of units students could sign up…

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ELAC to talk immigration this Friday

By Christopher Yee Following up on President Barack Obama’s recent call for nationwide immigration reform, United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will be holding a forum on the same subject at East Los Angeles College on Friday. The event, titled “A Conversation on Immigration Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place in the P2 Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Complex from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Solis explained…

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Badminton shines in finals

By Robert Barrett   Four members of the badminton team competed in the 2011 Badminton State Championships at City College of San Francisco on Friday and Saturday. Diana Su, Lisa Vittayarukskul, Ruth Wei and Leanna Xu flew to Fresno on Thursday night then drove to San Francisco to represent East Los Angeles College in the finals. All four Huskies qualified to play doubles, with Vittayarukskul and Wei forming one pair…

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Baseball reflects on season

  By Freddy Monares   With the misfortune of not having a home field to practice on, the East Los Angeles College baseball team made the state playoffs with a 22-13 overall record and a 13-8 record in South Coast Conference play. Postseason plans were cut short for the Huskies, losing two week­ends ago in the first round of the playoff series to Palomar College. “We had a shot at…

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Track set for state

  By Tadzio Garcia   Two members of the women’s track and field team advanced to the state finals after the team placed 12th in the Southern California Championships last Friday at Mt. San Antonio College. The Huskies scored 27 points, “the most by a women’s Husky team since I’ve been here—1988,” said assis­tant coach Louis Ramirez. Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes, who scored all of ELAC’s points, advanced to…

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