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Carol Lem: Longtime professor, poet left indelible mark

By Megan Perry Adored and admired poet and teacher, Carol Lem, died of cancer February 11, leaving her mark on East Los Angeles College and in the Los Angeles literary world. She was a petite woman who stood approximately five feet tall, but her power and influence were gigantic. “I always admired that somebody who was not at all physically intimidating carried her weight and got her way out there,” said…

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FTR barred for fraud

By Freddy Monares The Los Angeles Community College District debarred FTR International, Inc. on Feb. 8 at a meeting held at Los Angeles Harbor College from bidding or performing District contracts for up to five years. A committee of the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District held the three-day hearing, Dec. 6, 8 and 9 of 2011. FTR was the low bidder on the Math/Science building at…

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Splash is back

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and diving teams opened the season producing competitive results that has put the Huskies back on the swimming map for the first time in eleven years. The Huskies opened the season placing sixth out of 9 teams at the South Coast Conference Pentathlon Friday, Feb. 17, at Pasadena City College, in a preview of the competition the Huskies will face at the end of…

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Pac-12 comes to ELAC

By Tadzio Garcia The NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference will host their men’s swimming championships for four days at the East Los Angeles Swim Center beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s agenda includes the 50-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle races as well as the 200-yard individual medley freestyle. Preliminaries and standard times trials begin on Thursday through Saturday,at 11 a.m. Evening finals begin at 6 p.m. each night. Admission is…

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LACCD board of trustee member opens forum on Cain firing

  By Erik Luna Former head coach of Huskies football Lynn Cain was fired from his position on Jan. 30, after leading the Huskies to win the American Championship Bowl game last season. A Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees member, Kelly Candaele, held a forum on Feb. 16 at the auditorium foyer so people from the community, as well as the school, could voice their opinion regarding…

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Huskies end on high note

By Alfonso Rivera Deon Geary and Rafael Morelos helped lead the Huskies to an 88-76 victory in the final game of the season against a tough El Camino College Compton Center team.] Sophomore Geary (Blair High School) scored 21 points in the winning effort. Geary ended the regular season the No. 10-leading scorer in the state with a 19.7 points per game average. Sophomore Morelos (Baldwin Park High), who averages 13.8…

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Huskies earn fourth seed

By Alfonso Rivera ​The women’s basketball team received the number four seed in the California Community College Athletic Association Southern California Regional playoffs. As a result, the Huskies host their first postseason game ever. The Huskies, 22-6 overall and ranked 7th in the state, will play against Irvine Valley College in the second round, tonight at 7 p.m. Irvine is 18-12 overall and the 13th seed. When asked about the…

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Basketball teams lose two

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s team lost, 71-61, at Pasadena City College on Wednesday, eliminating themselves from playoff consideration while the women’s team lost a, 60-56, nail-biter. Both teams host El Camino College Compton Center tonight in their final games of the regular season. The women’s game begins at 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. start time for the men’s team. The Huskies and Pasadena men’s teams were fighting…

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Tough game turned over

By William Hernandez                                            The men’s basketball team took on the states No. 6-ranked team, Mt. San Antonio College last Friday and lost a tough battle to the Mounties, who are undefeated in South Coast Conference play. East Los Angeles College came into the game hoping to end the Mounties conference Marti Gras and sneak their way into the playoffs. Mt. SAC jumped to a five-point lead after trailing 36-35 at the…

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Husky baseball revives after losing streak

By Carlos Alvarez A victory against the Los Angeles Valley College Monarchs put an end to a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a score of 6-4 at the Monarchs’ stadium. With an unusually big crowd of more than 100 spectators during a Saturday afternoon game, the Husky offense came out swinging the bats. During the game against No. 6-ranked Glendale last Friday, the Husky offense struggled to make plays…

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