Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

April 23, 2013

  By Dulce Carrillo    Real world experience and eye opening stories is what anthropology professor Jeffrey Rigby encounters in his teachings. Rigby has been working at East Los Angeles College as an anthropology professor for 10 years,  and at other community colleges around the Los Angeles area since 1989. Rigby graduated from Santa Monica High School and has a Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles that focuses…

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Students dedicated to breaking barriers

By Erik Machuca   Now in its second semester at East Los Angeles College, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Club (ALPFA) is looking to break barriers for minorities in the business field. ALPFA is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with more than 100 chapters nationwide and more than 20,000 members. Committed to enhancing networking opportunities, access to scholarships and building leadership and…

April 23, 2013
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Track and Field burns the competition

April 22, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies moved up in  the state individual rankings after improving their times in recent meets. The team has one final meet before postseason play, which is the Cal State LA Twilight this Saturday. The South Coast Conference prelims are at LA Trade Tech College next Tuesday with the finals on April 26. Huskies that are favored to advance out of the SCC finals to…

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Roosevelt, Garfield High compete in ‘East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic’

By Danny Vasquez and Jesus Figueroa The rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and Garfield high schools continued with the first “East Los Angeles Hall of Fame Classic” at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium on April 6. Roosevelt’s alumni won the close game, 18-16. Both high schools are no strangers to competing against each other. Garfield won the 78th East Los Angeles (high school football) Classic last season, which was also…

April 17, 2013
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Student receives $30,000 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

April 16, 2013

  By Mannie Miguel   Fernando Jaime received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for $30,000 last week in front of his Calculus class. This is the largest scholarship in the nation for community college students.  Every year, thousands of students apply for this scholarship. Jaime was one of 73 students around the country awarded this year, and the only one from East Los Angeles College.   Transfer Center Director…

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Jazz trio’s music variety soothes audiences

April 16, 2013

  By Gabrielle Osei    A mixture of improvisation, scatting, melodies, lyrics and passion soothed the East Los Angeles College’s “First Friday Jazz Concert series” audience April 5. A male trio compiled of pianist and vocalist Bill Cantos, drummer Michael Shapiro and bassist Hussain Jiffry took the stage for the concert. The trio has played together for seven years, but the chemistry on stage shows much longer. Brazilian music has…

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Life in space inspires discussion at Vincent Price Art Museum

March 26, 2013

By Erik Machuca For those skeptical of alien life, Dr. Seth Shostak shared his life’s passion of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence at the Vincent Price Art Museum last Thursday. Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, advocated that we will soon know of life beyond Earth. “The bottom line is, because of the increase in speed and the vast amount of habitable…

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Good samaritan stabbed on corner of Riggin, Atlantic

March 21, 2013

    By Erik Luna   A Hispanic male is in police custody in connection to a stabbing of an unidentified man on the eastern corner of Riggin Street and Atlantic Boulevard today around 4 or 5 p.m. According to witnesses, the altercation started when the Hispanic male alledgedly attempted to kidnap a young girl by the Hawaiian Island BBQ restaurant. The victim was driving a Mercedes ML 320 and…

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No. 16-ranked baseball wins first series

March 20, 2013

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies, ranked 16th in the SoCal poll moved into third place in the South Coast Conference after winning their first series of the season over Long Beach City College. The Huskies, 10-8 overall, 3-3 in SCC play closed out the series at Long Beach (9-10, 2-4) with two wins after losing the series opener 8-2, at Long Beach last Tuesday. The Huskies bounced back…

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Young designers fashion new trends

March 20, 2013

  By Lourdes Espinoza   Hundreds of fashionistas flooded the sold out “Project Ethos LA Fashion Week: The Fate of Fashion, Music and Art” Tuesday night at the Avalon in Hollywood. Encompassing urban trends, this show was the mecca for style, live music and art. This colorful exhibition reflects the unique trends within the city. LA flair popped with emerging talent as models and dancers strutting down the runway wearing…

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