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Elans march on May Day

The Sociology Club unites with people of diverse backgrounds in a protest on May Day, the annual rally for workers’ rights and immigration reform. PHOTO ROBERT BARRETT By Daniella Molina The sounds of Aztec drums, rally horns and the people’s message could clearly be heard for miles. “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” Among all the flags and chants, the diversity of the city that…

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Badminton knocks down pins for Japan

By Christopher Yee  Badminton team captain Lisa Vittayarukskul rushed forward across the hardwood just like she’s done in countless matches over the past two seasons at East Los Angeles College. But instead of a birdie flying away from her last Friday night, she unleashed a bright pink bowling ball from her hand. With two weeks off until the Southern Coast Conference indi­vidual playoffs on May 6, the badminton team took…

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Track and Field dashes into conference finals

By Tadzio Garcia  Two Elans will qualify for the track and field state championships while other Huskies compete to advance at the South Coast Confer­ence finals Friday. East Los Angeles College will host the SCC finals for the first time in a decade, but the event will be held at Mt. San Antonio College. “East Los Angeles College doesn’t have the facilities to host the throwing events on campus,” said…

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Exhibition honors cult-classic

By Sandy Isidoro  Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting an “Edward Scissorhands” Tribute exhibition with various forms of art, in honor of the movie’s 20th anniversary. The exhibition is filled with various art works from digital to pencil art and all 78 pieces in the exhibition are dedicated to the movie. The exhibition contains beautiful pieces that vary in color, size and even dimension. They all manage to portray the…

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Break leaves unfinished business

    By Abraham Jauregui  Spring Break is over, and it’s time for East Los Angeles College students to refocus on their academic work. The break came with great timing as it helped revitalize the overworked student body, but spring semester nears an end, and we must push forward to achieve the best grades possible. The anticipated spring break gave students an opportunity to travel, visit family elsewhere, or simply…

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Break leaves unfinished business

      By Augustine Ugalde During the recent spring break it occurred to me that this break is counterproductive to advancing student education. The students at East Los Angeles College have spent the last nine weeks attending classes, doing homework, visiting tutoring labs and studying in order to accomplish their academic goals. Most students find comfort and a sense of continuity in a routine that includes going to class…

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ASU spends lots, benefits few

By Edgar Lopez  The Associated Student Union offered members free tacos in order to encourage them to vote in the ASU election two weeks ago. What’s so wrong with that? The problem was that they overestimated how many members would vote and ended up giving tacos away to anyone on campus. Cash was misspent, and that’s a huge thing with budget cuts going around. It was cash that could used…

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Green chemistry speakers teach how to manage waste

  By Rosie Chamuryan Hazardous waste disposal was discussed by Elans in the Chemistry Club on April 13 in honor of Earth Day. Patrick Movley, a scientist with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, which protects California and Californians from exposure to hazardous waste, spoke at the meeting about pollution prevention and green chemistry. Pollution prevention is improving the manufacture, delivery and use of products so that they generate less…

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Students consider careers in science after Earth Day

  By Edgar Lopez Approaching every booth with a notebook in hand, Denilson Ardon, a John Adams Middle School student, spent his time at East Los Angeles College’s Earth Day event asking questions and getting ideas for his science project. “I have never been here. It is really fun being here, it’s better than being in a classroom,” Ardon said. He said that he is thinking of becoming an engineer….

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