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  • Community drives thru ELAC health fair
  • New movie premiers on HBO
  • Candidate plans to re-open college bookstores

‘It’s Time’ brings folk music back

By Erik Luna With a perfect blend of traditional Son Jarocho music from Veracruz, spoken word, poetry and Afro-beat, Las Cafeteras’ new and first studio album, “It’s Time” brings together an old but refreshing sound that brings people together to dance. The energy given out from this seven-piece band is apparent from their first song, “El Chuchumbe” to their last, “Trabajador Trabajadora”. This English and Spanish speaking band, which features…

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Football streak ends at 10

By Megan Perry A last-second field goal lead to a Husky loss during a nail-biting conference opener against Mt. San Jacinto College last Saturday on Husky territory. It was the first loss since Sept. 24, 2011 against College of the Canyons. MSJC kicker Jaime Lucio connected on a winning 32-yard field goal with 7.5 seconds left on the clock for a 35-32 Eagles win. Both teams stepped on the field…

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Former Elan becomes owner of comic book store

  By Amanda Mayberry   With a love for comic books, former Elan Peter Mellini went from comic store employee to owner almost overnight. Mellini has been owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics for about two weeks. “I always say if it wasn’t for comic books, I wouldn’t know how to read,” Mellini said. In spite of a few difficulties Mellini remains enthusiastic and has a lot of plans to improve…

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No. 13 ELAC runners glide to fifth

  By Tadzio Garcia   The No.13-ranked East Los Angeles cross country men’s team took fifth place out of 15 teams, their best in years, at the Golden West Invitational last Friday, Sept. 21 in Huntington Beach. Andres De La Cruz placed 11th  in 21:09 minutes to earn a spot on his second All Top-14 team this season. “I am happy with the race results both for myself and for…

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Huskies end non-conference with tie

  By Liliana Marquez   The Huskies ended non-conference play with a 2-2 draw against Southwestern College last Friday at Weingart Stadium. Conference play begins this week against rivals that include four top-25 ranked teams in the state, including No. 18 Long Beach City College. The Huskies square off with Pasadena City College at home Friday at 6 p.m. ELAC begins SCC games with an overall record of 2-1-4, with two…

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East LA College Scoreboard, Week 4

  By Tadzio Garcia, Sunday Sept. 23, 2012   Week-four was busy for the Huskies sport teams resulting in exciting news for Huskyville. The wrestling team opened the season winning their pool-play at the Mt. SAC Duals. The season’s first rankings will be out as a result of opening matches statewide. The cross country teams are improving their times and brought home another early season trophy. The green-machine football team…

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Canceled classes disrupt learning

    BY JANE FERNANDEZ   “Awesome! Class is cancelled, let’s go hang out!”  We might say this to ourselves or hear this from one of our classmates as we throw a little mental party in our heads, but do we really think about the consequences of a canceled class? Should we really take those consequences for granted and let our excitement take a toll on our education? From my past…

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Wrestlers start off dueling green and white

By Michael Price Friday, September 21, 2012 Two squads of ELAC wrestlers faced off against each other for starting positions yesterday evening at the Green-and-White Duals held in the men’s gym. The meet showcased new and returning Elan wrestlers. Eleven matches were held in total. The inter-squad meet is held to assess where the wrestlers are at, Head Coach Ralph J. Valle explained, “The purpose [of the Green and White Duals]…

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Know your food: Vote ‘Yes’ on Proposition 37

  By Brian Villalba   Proposition 37 is being framed as a choice between genetically enhanced food and food that doesn’t have genetic enhancements. The reality is that Proposition 37 has very little to do with genetics and everything to do with showing the public what they are eating. If people are presented with a choice of knowing what is in their food, or not knowing, then it should be…

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