Men’s soccer loses on controversial goal

By Stephanie Guevera  Men’s soccer lost by a polemical offside goal, 1-0, in the last minute of the game against Rio Hondo College on Friday at Weingart Stadium. “Players should either win, lose or draw games, not officials. It’s simple. The game was evenly matched. It could have gone both ways. Let the players decide. Don’t let an official decide in the 90th minute of the game. That’s wrong at…

October 5, 2016

Central American Studies: First program of its kind

By Dorany Pineda A new Central American Studies Program is now offered at East Los Angeles College, the first of its kind in California’s Community Colleges. The program comes after decades of talk and attempts to offer the program to the growing population of Central American students in ELAC. The population makes up 13 percentof its Latino student body. “For years there was no support from the administration,” Assistant Professor in the Chicano…

March 23, 2016

Men’s soccer fails to seize playoff spot

by Stephanie Guevara   The East Los Angeles soccer team fell short from qualifying to the California Community College Athletics Association SoCal Regional playoff, after ending a tough season. The Huskies ended the season 9-6-6 overall and 6-5-3 in the South Coast conference. From the South Coast Conference, only two teams advanced to the playoffs. According to head coach Eddie Flores, the Huskies had a better team this season than…

December 9, 2015

Coach sets example for men’s soccer team

By Liliana Marquez As the van started to move along the street, passengers’ silence reflected the outcome of the match. Ricardo Raygoza drove his players back to campus while he and one of them cried as the others sat quiet, reflecting on what happened that night. The East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team qualified for the 2014 CCCAA Men’s Soccer SoCal Regional playoffs where they played the first round…

December 10, 2014

Tartars stun Huskies, end streak

By Liliana Marquez For the first time in the last five seasons, El Camino College Compton Center defeated  the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team, 2-1. The Huskies suffered a disappointing loss after a second-half-winner strike by Joey Loza of Compton Nov. 4 at Weingart Stadium. Loza’s goal allowed the Tartars to earn the come-from-behind victory. ELAC Head Coach Eddie Flores said that the Huskies did not work nor connect and…

November 8, 2014

Men’s soccer scores crucial three-point victory

By Liliana Marquez After three winless South Coast Conference matches, the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team scored a 4-2 victory over El Camino College Compton Center Oct. 10 at Weingart Stadium earning a much-needed three-points in the South Coast Conference standings. This result helped the Huskies move up in the SCC standings. They are now tied with Los Angeles Harbor and Pasadena City colleges, all with four points…

October 13, 2014

Soccer player motivates people not to give up

  By Liliana Marquez Ernesto Ruvalcaba has many stories to share about his journey through soccer and life. While some of them show his struggles, others tell of the happiness the game has given him despite of being a half-an-arm athlete. Ruvalcaba, a 20-year-old soccer player for East Los Angeles College, was born without the lower half of his right arm. “My mom said that I was leaning on that…

September 23, 2014

Huskies soccer prospects add finesse

By Liliana Marquez   After two consecutive seasons without advancing to the playoffs, the 2014 East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team is preparing to challenge its South Coast Conference rivals with an anticipated stronger and renovated team. This year, Head Coach Eddie Flores and his coaching staff prepared themselves and recruited players from local high schools as well as schools from Pasadena and Harbor. They also recruited players from…

May 20, 2014