Time management is key as summer approaches

  By Edward Singleton   It’s that time of the year again, students are near the end of the semester and they’re beginning to feel the pressure of accumulated school work. As summer vacations are approaching, it is easy to get distracted and leave school work for the last minute. The cure to summertime lag boils down to two parts: learning how to manage time and learning how to do…

April 24, 2013
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‘Take Back the Night’ speakers share experiences with crowd

By Brian Villalba   Survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse shared pain, courage and solidarity at East Los Angeles College’s fourth annual “Take Back the Night.” With dozens of students in attendance in the ELAC G8 foyer, survivors shared stories of abuse and survival. Speakers moved those listening to tears of empathy.  A speaker said that being able to speak about the abuse is a part of the healing…

April 24, 2013
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Professor’s new world experiences opens students’ eyes

  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…

April 23, 2013
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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

  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…

April 22, 2013
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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

  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…

April 16, 2013
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Jazz trio’s music variety soothes audiences

  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…

April 16, 2013
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Life in space inspires discussion at Vincent Price Art Museum

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…

March 26, 2013
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Good samaritan stabbed on corner of Riggin, Atlantic

    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…

March 21, 2013
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