Sisters help lead women’s basketball team in solid season

By Cortez Cruz Serrato In their first season playing together, sisters Guadalupe and Kimberly Perez helped lead the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team to an unprecedented season. The Perez sisters played a pivotal role in helping ELAC make the California Community College women’s basketball state championships final four, the first in school history. Guadalupe, 23, and Kimberly, 19, came into the season as sophomores. Kimberly played last year…

June 1, 2015
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School services aid student success

May 6, 2015

By Cortez Cruz Serrato and Rogelio Alvarez Students often worry about feeling stuck at a junior college, but fail to realize that they have every opportunity to graduate or transfer in a timely manner. Colleges around the country offer multiple resources to help students complete the process of obtaining a degree at an appropriate pace, but most students just refuse to take advantage. East Los Angeles College is no different…

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Oaxacan street food offers unique hand-made varities

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Standing on the side of a liquor store parking lot in Echo Park is the Oaxacan Quesadilla Cart assembling quesadillas that are a little different from the one’s that our mothers used to cook up for us. Pulling up to the quesadilla cart anyone will be instantly amazed by the aroma of fresh handmade blue corn masa being warmed up on the stovetop and the small…

March 4, 2015
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Unproductive students in library distract the rest

By Amber Paramo and Cortez Cruz Serrato As of Spring 2015, East Los Angeles College library has not been the environment it once was quiet and accessible. ELAC’s library is a place where students should be able to concentrate, study and focus. Nothing is more important than the level of silence that helps create the library’s environment. With loud volume of voices, music and conversations the library is no longer…

March 4, 2015
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Szechuan Impression stands out from the rest

December 10, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato Located in the city of Alhambra, Szechuan Impression serves up Chinese cuisine that firmly separates itself from other restaurants in the area. Szechuan food is a style of Chinese cuisine that comes from the province of Sichuan in China. Szechuan cuisine is known for using an abundant amount of garlic, spices and chili peppers. The restaurant opened in September and has generated a lot of buzz…

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Women’s soccer eyes a playoff berth

November 5, 2014

  By Cortez Cruz Serrato  The women’s soccer team beat El Camino College Compton Center, 4-0, in a South Coast Conference game Nov. 4 staying in contention for the Southern California Regional playoffs. With the win, the Huskies have an opportunity to move ahead of Mt. San Antonio College for second place in the South Coast Conference this Friday night if they can beat the Mounties. ELAC is now 10-4-3 overall, 7-2-2 in…

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Women’s soccer bounces back

October 29, 2014

  By Cortez Cruz Serrato The East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team beat El Camino College 4-1 in a South Coast Conference match up Oct. 28 at home in Weingart Stadium after its one-sided loss to Cerritos College Oct. 24. ELAC is now 8-4-3 overall, 5-2-2 in the SCC. Huskies Head Coach Tessa Troglia said that getting the win against El Camino after the loss against Cerritos, the SCC’s first…

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Women’s soccer plays to scoreless tie

October 22, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato  The East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team tied Los Angeles Harbor College, 0-0, Oct. 21 at home in Weingart Stadium. The Huskies did not capitalize on multiple scoring opportunities late in the second half. As a result they drop to 7-3-3 overall and 4-1-2 in SCC play. ELAC secured possession of the ball for most of the first half, but both teams couldn’t create any good scoring opportunities. In the…

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Daikokuya serves authentic Japanese food

October 22, 2014

By Cortez Cruz Serrato In only a five-minute drive away from East Los Angeles College, Daikokuya offers a ramen that is like no other. Walking into Daikokuya, you are greeted by one of the waitresses and you instantly feel that you have been transported to a traditional ramen house. On the outside window there are pictures of every appetizer, ramen and entree with prices. Daikokuya offers 15 different types of…

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Book banning limits students’ educational growth

By Cortez Cruz Serrato The banning of books goes against the ideals and values that our country stands for. Adult readers should have the right to choose what kind of literature they want to read. Parents and guardians should be the only decision makers in what literature their child has access to and if the reading material they are being assigned in their school is appropriate. The banning and challenging…

October 8, 2014
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