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ELAC baseball ousted in Regionals

By Carlos Alvarez The season comes to an end for the Husky baseball team with an 8-0 loss to the Riverside City College Tigers at the California community College Athletic Association Southern California Regionals at Cerritos College. After losing the opener 1-0 last Saturday, the  Huskies needed to win the next two games Christian Madrid led the Huskies as the starting pitcher. Madrid (4-4) pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing one…

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Sausages for all tastes at local German restaurant

By Maria Gonzalez Located in the heart of the Arts District, fancy sausage restaurant Wurstküche bursts in flavor. Wurstküche, which in German means kitchen that serves sausage, has a variety of 21 different sausages.  When entering the restaurant, customers go into a small room where they are greeted by host and given a thin, two-sided menu. As you wait in line to order, a display case of all the sausages…

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” wows on the big screen

  By Liliana Marquez The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Hawkeye team up in the impressive film “The Avengers.” Director and writer Joss Whedon bring to life some of Marvel’s most famous and beloved characters. When the security of the world is threatened by emerging enemy Loki, Thor’s brother. Nick Fury, director of the International Peacekeeping Agency also known as S.H.I.E.L.D, finds himself in the need of putting…

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Auto-tech Elans earn certificates

By David Bilbao Eighty-six out of the 88 automotive technology students passed the National Automotive Students Skill Standards Assessment certification test, which is run by the automotive service excellence organization as proof of professionalism on the field. The NA3SA  provides third party documentation of the students’ accomplishments against the National Standards for Automotive training program. Automotive technology instructor Walter Kangas said, “(Getting the certification) is a huge accomplishment for my students.”…

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Services needed for evening students

By Rodolpho Trujillo East Los Angeles College should do more to help evening students. As someone who has a day job, it is challenging to find time to complete my education.  When I returned to ELAC to take some requirements necessary to advance my career, I was working during the evening and therefore found it easier to take classes, get access to instructors and find a place to study. When…

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Students should plan a sleeping schedule

By Jane Fernandez Many of us wake up and grab some coffee to boost our energy thinking that’s the best thing we can do, but eventually that coffee makes us crash and we are back to square one. Maybe drinking coffee to stay awake during class is not the best idea and sleeping, something we all do, is the answer. While looking around my political science class I noticed many…

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It’s time to take classes elsewhere

By Brian Villalba I am not saying that I am going to break up with East Los Angeles College, but I think we should start seeing other people.  I am not getting what I expected in this relationship. The Los Angeles Community College District has been cutting budgets and it has affected the quality of education that I am receiving.  It may seem silly to treat ELAC like a person…

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Respecting poetry as yourself

By Erik Luna People need to realize that the written word is something to be marveled at not something to be made a mockery of. Students, usually immature teenagers, look down on those who choose to express themselves verbally and intellectually. Poetry and spoken word have risen to some popularity as of late, but there are always those wise-cracking, loose lipped and intellectually challenged people who look down on this…

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Professor plans to retire, enjoy Florida

By Freddy Monares Looking forward to the title “retired,” department chair of Automobile Technology Walter Kangas is prepared to live on his lake-front property in Florida after his last day at East Los Angeles College on June 30. Kangas has been with ELAC since Aug. 2001 and says his biggest accomplishment for the college is getting the department certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2003. This…

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