Physics and Astronomy club explores depths of the universe

November 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan Some people look to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars. To the East Los Angeles College Physics and Astronomy Club, founded in 2010, the sky is an infinite source of information, a vast, ever-expanding playground that reveals its treasures to those who are dedicated. “During our club meetings we try to show our club members everything about physics like experiments, demonstrations, seminars and…

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From Myanmar to Congress, student strives for change

By Dorany Pineda The indigenous Rohingya people of Myanmar are described by many to be the most persecuted people in the world. Maung Nu, 32, is one of them. A political science student at East Los Angeles College, Nu was very lucky to have received his visa to study in the United States. “After I finish, I want to help my people, my country,” Nu said. Nu is a member of…

November 5, 2017
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Sports Briefs

Volleyball Volleyball improved to 10-8 overall, after beating Chaffey College 3-1 in sets played. This was thier second win in a row.   Water Polo Water Polo won 14-13 on the road against Rio Hondo Wednesday, to go 6-10 overall on the season. Freshman Amy Cervantes contributed 6 points in the victory. Cross Country Grecia Estrada placed in the top 10 among community college women and men’s cross country finished…

October 25, 2017
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Student talents showcased in S2

October 25, 2017

By Steven Adamo Some of East Los Angeles College’s finest vocalists and pianists were on display at the Fall Student Recital, presented by the Music Department on Wednesday. A cell phone ring didn’t disrupt Daniel Lopez’ piano performance of “Danza de la moza donosa” by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. Lopez gestured softly as he began, which quickly stormed into a fury of uneasiness as odd-sounding chords were sprinkled throughout each…

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Love misguided in ‘Blood Wedding’

October 25, 2017

By Frank Portillo “Blood Wedding” could have been a great way to spend the holiday season, but the play fails to overcome mediocrity due to weak performances and a lackluster ending. The latest Theater Department production follows two characters that are in love with each other but are being pulled apart by society. Leonardo is married with a child but still lusts over the character known only as The Bride….

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The Avalanche heard ‘round ELAC Campus

October 25, 2017

By Julie Santiago For most college students, becoming the school’s mascot is not their first choice for an extracurricular activity. For Melissa Ann Sawyer though, it was. At 5 feet 3 inches, the yellow-haired Sawyer had no problem picturing herself in a large, gray fluffy suit. East Los Angeles College’s newest official mascot has appeared at more football and school events since becoming Avalanche, the Husky mascot, last semester. “They…

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Sports Briefs

Football The football team demolished Los Angeles Southwest College 71-13 to win its second straight game. During the win-streak, the team has outscored its opponents 120-20. The next game will be against West Los Angeles College on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium.   Cross country Woman’s cross country’s best finisher was Sylvia Calvache at the Mount San Antonio Invite, coming in 41 of 125 runners with a finishing…

October 18, 2017
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‘Blood Wedding’ debuts Friday

By Frank Portillo The first play of the semester, “Blood Wedding,” is set to debut Friday. The play is based on a story by Federico Garcia Lorca from the ‘30s and is meant to be a commentary on society at the time of its inception. “Blood Wedding” focuses on Leonardo, played by Michael Herrera, who falls in love with The Bride, played by Miriam Menendez, despite the fact that she…

October 18, 2017
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Art flows through movements

October 18, 2017

By Steven Adamo Art, science and philosophy are woven through history in the mural titled “Education Suite: Arte, Ciencia, y Filosofia” located inside the Helen Miller Bailey Library. Erika Montenegro, instruction librarian at the Helen Miller Bailey Library, put together a research guide last month on the ELAC website out of demand for information about the mural from students and professors. Montenegro teaches a library science class and uses the…

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Men’s soccer fights back to tie the game

October 11, 2017

By Noe Ortega Men’s soccer tied 4-4 with a last-minute goal by freshman defender Salvador Alvarez on Friday in a South Coast Conference-North match at home against Chaffey College. In  minute 92, East Los Angeles College had a corner kick where freshman Chaffey goalkeeper Alex Fonseca misplayed the ball, and it slipped past the defense, leaving Alvarez to score. “We came out over-confident. We were on a winning streak and…

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