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Tax oil to fund education

By Isaac Tovar Proposition 1481 would place a 15 percent tax on crude oil extraction from California, on-shore and off-shore drilling sites, to fund education, from K through college. This will approximately produce $3 billion annually. If you have been anywhere near student activities lately you might have been asked to sign a petition for this Proposition to be put in the California ballot. $1.5 billion of that goes to community colleges,…

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Discontinued TAP cards upsets students

By Christian Valles The Metro I-TAP program ended on June 6 with no future plans to continue the program at East Los Angeles College, which has left many students scrambling to find reasonable alternatives. Metro has offered an alternative to full time students, $36 a month student discount tap pass. The alternative has left one student questioning this action by Metro. David, who declined to give a last name, has…

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Clubs help families for Thanksgiving

By Jane Fernandez Thanksgiving is more than two months away, but some Elans are already working to help collect enough food to feed many low-income families. The Feminist Club and the East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness, ESPA, joined together on Friday to host a canned food drive for low-income families for Thanksgiving. “Children are waking up hungry and going to sleep hungry, the only food they get is…

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Husky Store relocates to B-1 complex

By Ruth Caloca This fall semester has brought  changes to East Los Angeles College, and among them is the relocation of the Husky Store. The store was located at the center of campus between the F-7 and F-5 buildings and there was always a line during store hours. Over the summer, the Husky Store went from being located at ELAC’s core to a hidden bungalow at the far east side of…

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ELAC hosts oil tax debate

   By Justine Quintana Professor, author and lead proponent of Proposition 1481, Peter Matthews, visited East Los Angeles College last Thursday to debate on how taxing oil companies will affect students. Anita Mangels, project director  for Woodward and McDowell, a ballot measure and issue advocacy firm, was on the opposing side. Mangels stated that California does not need higher taxes, but better spending strategies. Mangels took the stage with Mathews, a professor…

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Gridiron Gang loses to SMC

By Megan Perry The gridiron gang from East Los Angeles College battled the Santa Monica College Corsairs in a hotly contested game that featured four lead changes losing 26 – 20 on Sept. 10. During the last few moments of the game, Quarterback Mike Oliver worked hard at moving the ball down the field and into the end zone.  It didn’t happen quite that way. A few complete passes, negative rushing…

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Huskies dominate Hornets

By Liliana Marquez The Men’s Soccer Team defeated the Fullerton College Hornets last Friday at Weingart Stadium in an afternoon full of excitement and goals by the home team. The Huskies were playing their third game of the season and having the advantage of playing as the local team was crucial for their 4-0 victory over Fullerton. After half-time the match turned into a showcase of great touches and finishes…

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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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