NAMI advocates mental well being

By Jesus Figueroa   The National Alliance of Mental Illness Club attempts to get students aware of mental wellbeing through an art contest. “Culture and mental well being” was chosen by the majority vote of club members as the theme for the “NAMI on campus art contest.” The contest is open to all students on campus. The top three winners will get gift cards from Michael’s. First place will get…

March 19, 2013
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Artist talks about life in Cuba

By Cristina Galvan & Mannie Miguel   Guest speaker Carlos Enrique Prado Herrera used humor in his art to show the hardships of growing up in communist-ruled Cuba while talking to students last Wednesday in the S2 building. According to Prado, from 1992 through 1997 Cubans lived in deep crisis and did not have food, electricity or other basic necessities. In 1994, at the age of 16, Prado had his…

March 19, 2013
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ELAC softball defeats LA Harbor

March 19, 2013

  By Pete Moye’   The softball team’s bats came alive again early and gave East Los Angeles College the advantage in a 12-3 South Coast Conference win against Los Angeles Harbor College last Thursday. ELAC, 5-12 overall, 4-5 in SCC play, returns home for a game tomorrow against Cerritos College at 3 p.m. at the softball field. Cerritos is No. 10-ranked in the SoCal Coaches Association poll. The Huskies…

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Records fall for Huskies track and field

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies got their strongest results in six years at the Ben Brown Invitational held at Cal State Fullerton last Friday and Saturday stunning the crowd with first place finishes. They did this without recent East Los Angeles College All-Americans Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes. Schmidt left off where she did two years ago in the women’s high jump at Ben Brown as a Husky. She won…

March 13, 2013
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Huskies make waves at Riverside

By Tadzio Garcia     The swim and dive team recorded 18 individual records while competing against 340 swimmers at the Chaffey Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Riverside City College. “It was another great weekend. We’re still seeing the best times. “One focus has been aggressive head-to-head racing  that has helped improve our performances overall as well,” Head Coach Erik Matheson said. The Huskies, 2-0 in South Coast Conference…

March 13, 2013
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Online daters need to be careful about whom they date

By Alejandra Carrillo   Online dating has become very popular since the turn of the century, but people should be more cautious of whom they meet online. Well known dating sites like match.com, eharmony.com and plentyoffish.com have opened many opportunities for people to meet their significant other. Popular websites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Tumblr are not considered dating sites, but can still be used to meet and date people…

March 13, 2013
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Broadway performer becomes instructor

March 13, 2013

    By Alejandra Carrillo   Longtime Broadway performer and professional actress Wanda-Lee Evans brings hertalents to East Los Angeles College in the performance “African Cultural Influences in Latin America” on Monday. Evans began dancing at a young age. She was born in Florida, but moved to Boyle Heights, California during her elementary school years. She says she grew up in the ghetto with five siblings and parents who encouraged…

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Former ELAC student pays homage to instructor

By Cristina Galvan   Rita Soza remembers her times with teacher Helen Miller Bailey fondly. Soza is currently working on a biography on Bailey. Besides having the library named after her, Bailey left a strong impact on many of her students, including Soza. Soza attended Elac in the Early ‘70s.  She took two classes with Bailey, which were Western Civilization 1 and 2. After receiving her Associates degree, Soza attended…

March 13, 2013
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Bowie brings back classic style

By Jesus Figueroa   An album made in secret, “The Next Day,” brings back David Bowie to the music world with an awe-inspiring mix of songs. Bowie’s first album in a decade shows off his creativity through brilliant lyrics that match, if not surpass, his previous hits such as “China Girl” and “Let’s Dance.” “Where We Are Now?”, the first single released earlier this year took fans by surprise. Bowie,…

March 13, 2013
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Cloud environment comes to LACCD, ELAC

By Sergio Berrueta   The Los Angeles Community College District and College Information Systems released new email account for students and faculty with “cloud” based services for more effective communication last month on February 4th. With the new accounts, standard email services will still remain with 10 gigabytes of storage and 20 megabytes limit for attachment of files. Along with these features, students and faculty will gain access to Microsoft…

March 6, 2013
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