Despite protest, bookfair carries on

By Joe Dargan The Anarchist Book Fair went from a peaceful exhibition of free speech, to a chaotic, verbal clash between white vendors and black community activists in Leimert Park on Saturday. The fair was a result of a collaboration between the Anarchist Bookfair Collective, an independent group of writers, publishers and activists promoting peace through dialogue and the Chaos network, a broadcasting and media company created by long time community…

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Stranger Things 2 leaves fans guessing

By Melody Ortiz “Stranger Things 2” both pleased and shocked fans by expanding and darkening the world inside the series. Creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, AKA the Duffer Brothers, delivered a satisfactory second season with much material worth discussing, from racism to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The season’s plot was supported with amazing special effects and left viewers analyzing each episode. Though there were a few references to season…

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Fans, stars converge at Los Angeles Comic Con

By Frank Portillo The seventh annual Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con featured a star-studded lineup of celebrities and creators this past weekend, with the biggest being Dwyane “the Rock” Johnson. Some attendees wore costumes of their favorite popular culture characters, shopped at the multiple vendors, met with some of their favorite creators and attended panels that took place throughout the weekend. The convention, which is a relatively new one, attracts…

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Former Husky trains to represent Mexico in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Noe Ortega Passion and dedication is what drives former East Los Angeles College student Laura Aceves who plans on representing Mexico by competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. “I feel confident, it’s a lot of work and I know there are a lot of athletes out there trying their best to make it, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Aceves said. “I believe that I…

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Physics and Astronomy club explores depths of the universe

By Joe Dargan Some people look to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars. To the East Los Angeles College Physics and Astronomy Club, founded in 2010, the sky is an infinite source of information, a vast, ever-expanding playground that reveals its treasures to those who are dedicated. “During our club meetings we try to show our club members everything about physics like experiments, demonstrations, seminars and…

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From Myanmar to Congress, student strives for change

By Dorany Pineda The indigenous Rohingya people of Myanmar are described by many to be the most persecuted people in the world. Maung Nu, 32, is one of them. A political science student at East Los Angeles College, Nu was very lucky to have received his visa to study in the United States. “After I finish, I want to help my people, my country,” Nu said. Nu is a member of…

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Students raise money for hurricane relief

  By Melody Ortiz East Los Angeles College’s Students for Political Awareness club and the American Federation of Teachers held a fundraiser on Thursday night for student artists to sell their pieces. The fundraiser was set up to raise money for Mexico, Puerto Rico and Dominica after they suffered hurricane disasters. ELAC art students set up tables to sell their work at the fundraiser. Some items for sale were photographs,…

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Training gives Elans insight into veteran struggles

By Noe Ortega Guest speakers Marshall Thomas and David Joseph introduced a Welcome Home training program to educate faculty, staff and students about veteran issues on campus. Both speakers presented videos consisting of house raids, soldiers coming home to their loved ones and soldiers in gun battles. The event was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center to help people who haven’t served in the military gain an understanding of what…

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Retired professor Louie Sarracino dies at age 95

By Dorany Pineda Retired professor of speech and communications Louie Sarracino, who taught at East Los Angeles College for 53 years before retiring in 2002, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 95. Sarracino is remembered by family and friends as having been friendly and fun, and loved by all his students. “Louie was really personable and funny,” Tom Atha, a speech professor, said. “He had a lot of…

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Dodgers mania: true fans or just posers?

By Frank Portillo With the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, a lot of bandwagon fans have come out of nowhere. The sea of blue and white jerseys, shirts, hats and even car flags is impossible to escape and begs the question: “Where were all of these fans before the success of the Dodgers?” The term fanatic is subjective. The definition of what constitutes one as a sports fan…

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