Recent groping incidents prompt larger cadet presence

By Joe Dargan The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department placed a cadet, a non-sworn peace officer with the Los Angeles Community College District, in East Los Angeles College’s library full time. The placement of a full-time cadet follows recent groping events. On Sept. 5, a male student was arrested for groping a female student in the library and returned on Sept. 14 to victimize someone else. Before October, cadets would patrol…

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Chavez Ravine history still painful to displaced Hispanic Community

By Kevin Gonzalez The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the spotlight after finally playing in the World Series for the first time since 1988 and many fans have come forth. Ready to pledge their allegiance without knowing the genesis of the team. According to the MLB attendance report, the Dodgers saw an increase in attendance of more than 62,000 people compared to 2016. Los Angeles County is 47 percent  to…

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Weinstein triggers Hollywood downfall

By Dorany Pineda The allegations of sexual harassment and rape against former movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein were no surprise to many women. It is an incident that is not singular. Since the New York Times published an article on Oct. 5 that revealed Weinstein as a scumbag whose enormous power and influence protected him for decades from accusations of sexual assault and rape, a ripple effect has occurred. Countless women, and…

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ELAC first school in district to offer Women/Gender Studies degree

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College became the only school in the district to offer a Women/Gender Studies degree and kicked off a celebration on Thursday at the G3 Foyer. The degree was submitted in January of this year and was approved in June, making it the 59th associate degree to be approved. The Women/Gender Studies faculty came up with classes for the 13-class requirement. There are four categories…

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Assembly Bills 19 and 705 to affect incoming students

Frank Portillo Two assembly bills were passed by California legislature recently that might impact the student population on campus. A free year of community college for first-time students and self-assessments for new students were the main focus of the Senate Executive Committee meeting Wednesday. The committee spent a large portion of the meeting discussing ways in which it can assist the math and English faculty with the new Assembly Bills….

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Administration delays student AA degrees, certificates

By Frank Portillo East Los Angeles College alumni and current students are experiencing delays in receiving their degrees and/or certificates. Alumnus Alejandro Nunez Gutierrez posted on the college’s Facebook page asking other students if they were dealing with the same issue. The delays have prompted both negative and neutral reactions from the students involved. Colonda Hawkins, who is in charge of substandard grade petitions, said that the issue must be…

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Garfield High wins Classic for eight year streak

By Kevin Camargo Garfield takes the East Los Angeles Classic game. For  the eighth time in a row, the Garfield High School Bulldogs defeated the Roosevelt High School Rough RIders, 34-14, in the 83rd annual East LA Classic. Roosevelt dominated the first quarter of the game, with the score 7-0 leaving Garfield without any points. Garfield had many dropped passes, flags and a high snap that gave Roosevelt good field position….

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Team lacks consistency in key moments

By Stephanie Guevara A defensive lapse in the second half left men’s soccer short of a victory against Mount San Antonio College, resulting in a 3-0 lost on Friday. East Los Angeles College began the game strong, beating Mt. Sac in quickness at moments in the wings. Defensive errors however, distorted ELAC’s flow and Mt. Sac took advantage. In minute 28 of the game, Mt.Sac sophomore midfielder Sam Ponting took the…

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Saturday nights, family affair

By Stephanie Guevara Every weekend since August, freshman quarterback Phillip Tran’s family hasn’t minded driving six hours from San Jose to Los Angeles to attend his football games. “The traveling never crossed my mind. It’s a matter of being there no matter where my son is. I will give up anything to not miss any of his games,” Phillip’s father Nathan said. The Tran family decided to devote every weekend of…

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Huskies destroy West Los Angeles College on Alumni Night

By Joe Dargan Along with the fun night of food and drinks, the Football team extended its winning streak to three. ELAC defeated divisional rival West Los Angeles College 35-17 on Alumni Night in the final home game of the season. Before the game began the Alumni Association hosted its inaugural pre-game watch party at the ELAC Garden to give previous East Los Angeles College attendees a unique game-viewing experience. The…

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