Football crushes Compton in record-breaking win

    By Diego Linares East Los Angeles College overpowered the opposing Compton College football team in a 55-0 win on Saturday. The football team opened the first quarter with 31 points and continued their dominance on the ground throughout the game. The rushing attack garnered 234 yards on 33 carries, averaging 7.1 yards a carry. Running Backs Armando Velasco, David Allen and Tony Toledo combined for 187 yards on…

September 20, 2018
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Black Mambas prepare for overseas tour

May 3, 2017

By Diego Linares Southeast Los Angeles band Black Mambas are set to take the stage for their third European tour starting this Friday after first starting out by performing in backyards and underage in local venues. The band members say the ability to play overseas has come after gaining experience in the scene and being diligent with their craft. “It’s cool. It’s great, but it’s a lot of hard work….

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VPAM student altars exhibit celebrate life and culture

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  A melange of heavy hearts, bright minds and curious onlookers filled the Community Focus Gallery of the Vincent Price Arts Museum for the 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibition last Saturday. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day in Mexican tradition when it is believed that people who have died come back to visit, as the living celebrate their lives…

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Honoring the dead: ELANs, community members celebrate Dia de los Muertos

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  Vendors, student clubs, outside foundations and musical acts gathered for the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival yesterday in the front quad. Grammy award-winning musical group Quetzal played a slew of songs about social injustices, just a few feet away from Avenida Cesar Chavez. Musical director and founding member of the band, Quetzal Flores, said that remembering loved ones with the tradition…

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Family and culture honored through exhibit

October 26, 2016

By Diego Linares  The 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibit, opening this Saturday, is a commemoration of influential Chicano/a public figures who have made a significant impact in the arts. The exhibition is a display of altars and ofrendas (offerings) honoring those who have died. Chicano/a Studies professor Angelita Rovero-Herrera is spearheading the upcoming event and says she sees the exhibit as a way of promoting the…

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Men’s soccer fails to score equilizer in away game

September 29, 2016

By Diego Linares  Men’s soccer lost 2-1 in a matchup where they controlled possession of the ball at Chaffey College yesterday. East Los Angeles College started the game intent on scoring goals. The offensive attack was effective in penetrating the opposing team’s defense, but was unable to come up with a score. “There were three goals we could’ve had there. It could’ve been 3-0. I think we played well at…

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Sports Briefs: Sept. 15 – 21, 2016

By Diego Linares Water Polo  The water polo team looks to regain its composure after going 0-8 to start the season. The team has had to play through two injuries, one being a shoulder subluxation suffered by starter Irene Young, but are looking toward a young core of athletes to propel them forward. ELAC water polo head coach Erik Matheson said freshman players Jessenia Barberena and Cynthia Sanchez have been…

September 21, 2016
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New club looks to motivate photographers

By Diego Linares The newly-formed Foto Club gives East Los Angeles College students a place to grow and network with other people looking to get into photography. The group’s inception came this semester on the deadline of April 25, when they found out they were chartered by the Associated Student Union. Club members spent weeks forming the club, filing proper paperwork, finding students to be a part of the club and…

May 25, 2016
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