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Police kill pipe-wielding assailant in Carl’s Jr. parking lot

  By Erik Luna A Hispanic man was shot and killed today by Monterey Park police officers at the Carl’s Jr. parking lot located near East Los Angeles College. The unidentified man came into and out of the restaurant quickly, returning shortly thereafter carrying something that resembled a pipe and began breaking the restaurant’s windows. The man bashed-in windows from the outside of the restaurant, which caused customers and employees to rush out….

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Huskies beat Pasadena City, 78-70

By Tadzio Garcia  The women’s basketball team recorded a rare victory over Pasadena City College, 78-70, in a key South Coast Conference game at East Los Angeles College, last Friday. ELAC sophomore guard Keyanna Johnson led all scorers with 27 points and as a result, is the SCC’s No. 3 top scorer with an average of 17.1 points per game. Johnson also pulled down five rebounds, had seven steals, five assists…

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Women’s basketball falls to third

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies lost two nail biters after opening South Coast Conference play in dominating fashion with three victories by an average of 24 points each game. As a result, the Huskies are locked in third place one game ahead of Pasadena City, Long Beach City and El Camino colleges. East Los Angeles College hosts PCC in a showdown to stay in the hunt for a playoff playoff berth….

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Holiday Season brings out the worst in people

By Augustine Ugalde The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time that some people spend in the company of family and friends to celebrate their spirituality and get closer to God. It is also the time to reflect on the past year and to bring hope for the year to come; it is a special time of year. So why does it also bring on so much stress, intolerance…

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Dead body found at East Los Angeles College

By Edgar Lopez and Tadzio Garcia An unidentified male body was found dead in East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium’s pool, today. The body had been there for some time said Sergeant Walker, of ELAC’s Sherriff’s station. The coroner picked up the body at some point in between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Women’s swim coach Erik Matheson was called and told the pool was shut down. He said he didn’t…

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Cheating is the wrong way to go

By Christina Rocha Cheating on finals is a good way to end up expelled.  Some people know how to cheat, and arrange to get a copy of the test or use their cell phones, or their Ti 83 and Ti 84 calculators to cheat. Do not do this because you will be suspended from the college. If one takes the same instructor, he or she will always see one as…

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It’s not OK to abuse children

By Christina Rocha Imagine when you were a teenager. Did you ever get into trouble? Well, almost every teenager gets into some kind of trouble at one time or another. When I saw a video of a disabled girl named Hillary who has cerebral palsy who was beat by her parents with a belt and cursed at her, I was disturbed by this. The only crime that this teenager committed…

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ELAC Political Science teacher wants to help students

By Christina Rocha A person becomes a teacher because they care about students as human beings who crave to learn.  Jeffrey Hernandez is the vice chair for the Political Science Department. His duty as vice chair is to be a facilitator for the political science instructors and to also supervise part-time political science teachers. Hernandez taught at East Los Angeles College part-time before he heard about an open full-time position…

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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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