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Tournament encourages softball pitcher

By Dulce Carillo  It all happened at a high school softball tournament in East Los Angeles College where the softball coaches encouraged a young pitcher to try out for the team. Janessa Martinez, 19, is one of the softball team’s starting pitchers. Her coaches consider her a consistent player. When out of the field, the team looks comfortable when Martinez is up on the mound. “Work hard” is what Martinez believes doing…

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Autism should not be ignored

By Edgar Lopez As a child, I would have punched anyone who would have called my autistic brother retarded. Some people are offended with certain terms and prefer others. Retarded is clearly an offensive term, not only to the person with autism but to the families and friends of that person. “Autism Spectrum Disorder and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development” which…

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Faulty connection results in E7 flood

By Oliver Blanco A three and a quarter inch pipeline burst and flooded the E7 building basement, during spring break last Friday at approximately 1 p.m. While off duty, a member of the facilities department, whose name is being withheld, discovered the flood last Sunday at noon. “It was fate.  He (the Facilities Department member) had just come in on a Sunday afternoon to use the computer lab down in the…

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Soccer player receives scholarship

By Liliana Marquez Kevin Gomez never expected that soccer would give him another opportunity to start over after receiving a scholarship into Kansas Wesleyan University. Gomez was offered a full scholarship to KWU after finishing two years playing for the Huskies soccer team as a forward. Gomez, 20, was born in Bellflower and lived in Michoacan, Mexico for 13 years. While living in Mexico, he had to work and go to school…

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District clarifies smoking rules

By Vivian Ramirez Smokers at East Los Angeles College will no longer be able to light up in non-designated smoking areas, as the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees standardized the smoking policy last week to help cite violators. The amendment of current policy results from growing pressure from students and non-smoking organizations to reduce smoking at school. Former district policy dictates that no student or employee can smoke…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

“Until the Violence Stops” Film Screening and Discussion Monterey Park Campus. Tomorrow at 12:10-1:15 p.m. in AA-1. Facilitated by Marilyn Ladd, Women’s PE. Refreshments sponsored by ASU and Psychology Club.  Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Student Athletes Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Friday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in C1 gym. “Reporting Sexual Assault” Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Tuesday April 24, 12 – 1 p.m….

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Softball team spanked by Vikings 10-0

By Dulce Carrillo Sometimes the third time is not a charm. During spring break, the softball team played against Long Beach City College, loosing by mercy rule, 10- 0, in five innings. The starting pitcher for the Huskies was No. 9, Evangeline Montes. Montes was effective early in the game as she did not surrender any runs to the Vikings potent offense through the first two innings. Montes started the…

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ELAC Baseball upsets Fresno, loses a squeaker to Cuesta

 By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies posted a 1-2 record during a spring-break road trip at Allan Hancock (0-11 loss,) Fresno City (5-4 win) and Cuesta (8-9 loss) colleges last week. The road series ended with the Huskies, then ranked No. 19 in Southern California, losing a heartbreaker to the No. 3-ranked Cuesta College Cougars. With score knotted at eight-all after five innings, an error by Husky Manual Estevez put Cuesta’s…

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Barnes one-woman show beats three teams

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta Barnes scored all 34 of the Huskies points at the Coast Team Invite hosted by Orange Coast College, giving the women’s team enough points to upset Concordia University on Friday, April 6. The Huskies only fielded about one-third of their team in Costa Mesa. The women’s team placed 11th also beating Santa Ana and Santiago colleges. The men’s team didn’t score. Eleven of the Huskies 19…

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Huskies swim to 23 individual records in the Pasadena Invitational

By William Hernandez The Huskies swimming and diving team placed 14th at the Pasadena Invitational swimming without a full team while posting 23 top times of the season, April 6 and 7. The level of competition at the Invitational was tough, the 18 schools participating included the defending state champs Orange Coast College who won the women’s title in Pasadena. On the first day of the competition the Huskies had a tough time keeping up with the other…

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