Watchdog hiring under investigation by Los Angeles City

By Rodolfo Trujillo Los Angeles Community College District Inspector General Christine Marez released a report last week stating that there was the possibility of “improper design-build scoring,” and alleged coercion in district bond construction. The improprieties were reported to have occurred at West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Mission College Marez’s report comes a week after Board President Miguel Santiago announced that Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel will…

September 28, 2011
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‘Straw Dogs’ does not disappoint

By Erik Luna If audience reaction accounts for anything, the new thriller, “Straw Dogs”, does not disappoint its suspense-crazed viewers. The movie utilizes many effective techniques to progress its intriguing storyline, such as foreshadowing and suspense. The suspense created by the main character’s unease is very noticeable and sets the mood for the movie. James Marsden plays the lead, David Sumner, who is married to a famous actress named Amy, played…

September 23, 2011
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Wounded Huskies recover match with late rally

September 22, 2011

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team achieved their fourth consecutive victory this season against San Diego Mesa College last Friday at Weingart Stadium. With a dramatic 3-2 victory, the Huskies played a difficult match where they had trouble gaining control of the ball during the first half and ended the match with two players injured. This was their fourth consecutive victory following their defeat of Taft, in a road…

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Huskies bounce back

By Brigette Ramirez The Huskies earned their first win of the season Saturday night at Glendale by dominating the Glendale College Vaqueros 48-17. The Huskies were hungry for a victory after they had been defeated in the season opener against LA Valley College and their second game against Santa Monica College. The Huskies started down by three early, but were motivated. Huskie wide receiver Carlos Portillo ran a 22 yard…

September 22, 2011
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Residency triggers community duty

By Liliana Marquez Mike Sanchez arrived in this country when he was only three months old without knowing that later on, his personality would be a great way to communicate and be the voice of others. Sanchez arrived from Mexico as a child and soon developed a dynamic personality that allowed him to become a great communicator. Raised by his mother, along with three brothers and one sister, he believes that…

September 22, 2011
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Husky Store employee retires

September 22, 2011

By Ruth Caloca After 42 years of service at East Los Angeles College, Christina Gaytan, Husky Store cashier, is saying goodbye to ELAC. Gaytan was first employed on Oct. 17, 1969, as a food service supervisor at age 18, while attending classes. She moved up over the years to fill different positions until her current one. She attended school to major in business management. Yet, her career did not go as…

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Higher Education, higher prices

By Amanda Mayberry As a result of recent budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community College District has discontinued the $15 a semester I-TAP program, and is now offering the College/Vocational TAP. The College/Vocational TAP allows students to buy monthly reduced passes for $36 per month. Students who have 12 units or more must fill out an application,which can be found at the fiscal office on campus or on the Los…

September 22, 2011
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Tax oil to fund education

By Isaac Tovar Proposition 1481 would place a 15 percent tax on crude oil extraction from California, on-shore and off-shore drilling sites, to fund education, from K through college. This will approximately produce $3 billion annually. If you have been anywhere near student activities lately you might have been asked to sign a petition for this Proposition to be put in the California ballot. $1.5 billion of that goes to community colleges,…

September 22, 2011
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Discontinued TAP cards upsets students

By Christian Valles The Metro I-TAP program ended on June 6 with no future plans to continue the program at East Los Angeles College, which has left many students scrambling to find reasonable alternatives. Metro has offered an alternative to full time students, $36 a month student discount tap pass. The alternative has left one student questioning this action by Metro. David, who declined to give a last name, has…

September 22, 2011
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Clubs help families for Thanksgiving

By Jane Fernandez Thanksgiving is more than two months away, but some Elans are already working to help collect enough food to feed many low-income families. The Feminist Club and the East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness, ESPA, joined together on Friday to host a canned food drive for low-income families for Thanksgiving. “Children are waking up hungry and going to sleep hungry, the only food they get is…

September 22, 2011
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