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Dine like Ghengis Khan

By Xavier Morales Shabu Shabu House restaurant, a local Japanese style eatery in Little Tokyo usually has hordes of people eagerly waiting to enter its warm ambiance for dinner. Shabu-shabu (literally, “swishswish”), the Japanese art of cooking thinly-sliced beef and vegetables by dipping them in a pot of boiling water, is said to have been created by Genghis Khan in the 13th century as a means of rapidly feeding his…

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Comedy train rolls around again

By Gabriel Serrano The comedy train rolls into East Los Angeles College for another night of laughs to raise money for the athletic department on Sunday. There was a total of five comedians that made the Edison Theater fill with laughter the whole night. The first comedian Marty Ross, an older man with a dark and shady sense of humor, brought the crowd to the first laughs by opening with…

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Goldline extension a welcome improvement

By Oscar Landeros The Eastside Goldline extension will improve mobility to students located on the farther side of East Los Angeles. This project will help improve traffic congestions and possibly reduce the usage of automobiles. It may also reduce the usage of gas, allowing us to have less polluted air. The Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project is part of the “30/10 Initiative,” which is 30 years of transit projects…

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Unattended drinks leave students vulnerable

By Giang Hoang Across the United States, there are now higher rates of intentional drug poisoning. Many people are not aware that they can be the next victims. Some people seek clubs and parties to socialize, mingle, or meet new acquaintances. On the common grounds of nightclubs and parties, more than half of the people there indulge in alcoholic beverages. Some people are offered drinks by random strangers and the…

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Senators to visit occupy ELAC

By Brian Villalba The Occupy East Los Angeles College movement has drawn elected officials to visit “tent city” after an early struggle. California State Senator Ed Hernandez of Senate District 24, was the first elected official to set foot in “tent city.”  There was some confusion, as a scheduling conflict prevented him from his first scheduled visit. Pedro Salcido from the Field Office of Hernandez said, “The senator was excited…

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Students should have equal enrollment

By Rosa Guillen For years now, community colleges have been at the bottom of the educational food chain, belittled by the UC’s and Cal States. However, many more students today are turning to community colleges to expand their education. Community college has become an important and efficient form of education that provides students flexible schedules and numerous fields of study. Recently, with so many students attending community college, it has…

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Black Friday arrives early

By Marcelle Alvarado The Christmas shopping kick-off is just around the corner as Black Friday creeps up closer this year and shoppers everywhere are preparing to hit stores. It used to be a tradition that department stores like Macy’s, would unveil their Christmas displays and bargains the day after Thanksgiving, now more popularly known as Black Friday. However, it seems Christmas music is on continuous play at shopping centers and…

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Students oblivious to Vincent Price Art Museum

By Dulce Carrillo After half a year of being re-opened, students still don’t have any idea that East Los Angeles College has their very own art museum. “We have a museum?” is a comment which is what you’ll hear from most students when they hear ELAC has a museum. The Vincent Price Art museum is located by the S1 building, close to Carl’s Jr. Students usually pass by the building…

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