• Senate meeting discusses President Martinez’s departure, future logos
  • Campus News remembers Raul Guerra, former editor-in-chief
  • Black Student Union returns from inactivity
  • Our Voices Matter event brings discrimination to light

Former ELAC coach leverages dark past to help others

By Tadzio Garcia A popular horror movie prompted former East Los Angeles College student and track coach, Jason Tena-Encarnación, to take the first step towards helping underprivileged youth. “The plot about A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, was about kids being killed off one by one for something their parents did. The kids didn’t create the circumstances of their death but the kids had to deal with the…

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Canoodles creates comfy atmosphere

By Christine Dang Contributing Writer Newly opened restaurant Canoodles has attracted customers with its creative pun of a name, which pokes at their curiosity as to see what’s inside. The restaurant has taken over what used to be Naga Naga Ramen and is now an Italian-Asian Fusion restaurant operated by Noodle World owner, John Mekpongsatorn. The inside décor has completely changed, along with the menu. Inside the restaurant, the atmosphere…

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Measure R funds more than traffic relief

By Oscar Landeros Measure R will bring a lot of traffic relief and provide transportation throughout the county of Los Angeles over the next 30 years. Measure R was approved by a two-thirds majority to commit $40 billion to traffic relief and transportation upgrades. Funding projects, such as the East Side Corridor Phase Two project and the rebuilding of the El Monte station, will affect a variety of individuals such…

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ELAC bookstore manager steps up

By Anna Ortega Contributing Writer Filled with passion and experience, Joyce Garcia is the bookstore manager and the new manager at the Husky Store. Garcia has been the bookstore manager for the last three and a half years. She loves to work with students. They are her passion, and to be able to help them is her pride. She became the cafeteria manager six months ago when the ex-manager, Christina Gaytan…

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Galo looks to score in life

By Liliana Marquez The final whistle echoed across Weingart Stadium marking the end of another season for the men’s soccer team, but for Galo Moreno it marked the beginning of a new chapter on his life. Moreno, 19, born and raised in Monterey Park has been part of the men’s soccer team for the past two years, making this season his last playing for ELAC. He grew up having soccer as…

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Philippe stands test of time

By Victor Borja Philippe the Original is one of the oldest and well known restaurants in all of Southern California, established in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu himself. Mathieu claimed to have been the creator of the “French Dipped Sandwich.” In 1918, he cut a French roll and inadvertently dropped it into the roasting pan filled with juices still hot from the oven. The patron said he would take the sandwich…

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‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

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Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

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Vietnamese club gives comfort to students

By Thy Lam Providing a sense of family by helping Vietnamese students connect with other students from their homeland is what the Vietnam Student Association hopes to accomplish. The group was established three years ago as a study group and then began to share experiences about learning, cultures and lifestyles. After gathering for some months, they felt the need of an official association for Vietnamese students. The purpose of VSA’s establishment is…

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ELAC softball plays Santa

By Amanda Mayberry Bringing holiday cheer, food  and entertainment to underprivildeged children, the East Los Angeles College Softball team will be playing the role of Santa Claus every year.  The softball team will host the 5th Annual Gift and Food Drive on Tuesday at 4 p.m. All who wish to donate can turn in donations at the women’s gym located behind the technology center or in various offices throughout campus….

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