Badminton wins its first game

By Kevin Camargo Badminton defeated Compton College 17-4 on Friday to get its first win of the season and improve its record to 1-2. “The team didn’t give up, so that’s good. They didn’t feel they were going to (be) 0-3,” said East Los Angeles College head coach Qui Nguy. Nguy said he believes that his team did well, aside from having a young team. “We need to work on…

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Extra innings end win streak

By Jerry Flores  After 10 innings, Huskies baseball lost another South Coast Conference-North game at home against Los Angeles Harbor College 4-3 In the top of the tenth inning, with a player on third base, Harbor sophomore designated hitter David Ramirez smashed the ball to centerfield where freshman outfielder Eddie Zavala, who stole third base, scored the winning run for Harbor. “We stayed in the system we have planned against…

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Softball recover after conference loss

By Noe Ortega   Softball won its 10th game of the season after a 8-4 victory against Compton College yesterday at home. The Huskies extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning after a run batted in double from freshman infielder Julie Granadeno. Sophomore infielder Jessica Hernandez and sophomore outfielder Monne’t Manning scored East Los Angeles College’s last runs of the game. “We all have that confidence. We’re…

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Hendrix electrifies once more

By Andrew Ayala “Both Sides of the Sky” is the newest album by the late and great Jimi Hendrix and it doesn’t disappoint one bit. Despite his death being over 40 years ago, new music is introduced and released to the public by the record label Legacy Recordings and the music festival Experience Hendrix. The album includes 10 unheard studio recordings and gives the audience a better understanding of how…

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Casa 0101 hosts powerful plays

By Vicky Nguyen Although heavy-handed, the all-Latina play festival, “Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme: Stand Up! Speak out!” urges vigilance in face of political and social strife. “Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme,” created by Casa 0101 founder Josefina Lopez, is a play festival featuring Latina writers and directors. Its sixth iteration opened last weekend at Casa 0101, premiering a dozen 10-minute plays. “Stand up! Speak out!” implored playwrights to tell stories relating…

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Ancient Egyptian mummy arrives at VPAM

By Steven Adamo For the first time, an Egyptian mummy was brought to East Los Angeles and revealed at the Vincent Price Art Museum Saturday during the opening of “Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art.” The mummy is of an individual named Tastetnethor and is from the 22nd to 24th Dynasty, 945-700 BCE. The mummy set comes in four pieces: the wood coffin containing the human remains of Tastetnethor, the…

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Art Department students make exhibit

By Giselle Palomera Art Department students are being featured in the Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial exhibit at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. Chinyi “Peggy” Tai, Zengo Yoshida and Gabriella Padilla, have had their art chosen by a juror to be part of the exhibit. The exhibit features students and 77 other artists from around the world to display their ceramic art. Tai submitted a ceramic art piece titled,…

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Center Theatre Group makes ELAC exclusive partner

By Frank Portillo The Theater Arts Department partnered with the Center Theatre Group to make East Los Angeles College its official higher education partner. “It’s a pretty overwhelming honor … They’ve been pursued by many schools before, and we’re even talking four-year universities with really impressive programs. They decided to choose ELAC out of all those schools for their education partner,” Faculty member Jessica Hansen said. The head of the…

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Theater alumnus gets big break

By Frank Portillo Alumnus Peter Mendoza journeyed from student actor to playing the lead in “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas theater in Los Angeles. In a Los Angeles Times review of the play from theater critic Charles McNulty, Mendoza was said to “raise the emotional stakes for the audience as the young Marine descends into hell.” The actor, however, didn’t end up in his position easily. He…

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Poetry Reading Night at ELAC

By Maria Marroquin Inspiring 11-year-old poet, Violeta Tabilla joined East Los Angeles College Writers Society club’s open mic night last Friday at Tonali Studio. Obed Silva, host of the event, promoted “East Side Rose”, the 1st edition of ELAC’s literary magazine. In addition to pieces written by ELAC’s current and past students as well as some professors, the magazine contains work from members of the East LA community such as the…

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