Students look for scapegoat

By Augustine Ugalde It was suggested in this space last week that East Los Angeles College is somehow an unsafe place to be. The commentary advanced the notion that because of a vehicular burglary that resulted in the theft of a laptop, books and money from student Yadira Hernandez, we were all at risk when on campus. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is not a commentary that looks…

October 5, 2011
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Veterans of ELAC launch Socks ‘n’ Undies drive

By Augustine Ugalde Helping homeless veterans of the U.S. Armed forces regain control of their lives is what the Veterans of East Los Angeles College hope to accomplish on Oct. 20. The fledgling club will help stage the Stand Down event in the San Gabriel Valley. This is where homeless veterans are being sought to take advantage of what the program has to offer. As part of the event the…

October 5, 2011
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Thefts becoming problem at ELAC

By Vivian Ramirez A chain of campus-wide thefts has raced through East Los Angeles College within the last two weeks. Student’s backpacks, cell phones and other personal belongings have been stolen from the men’s gym, the pool area and the book store. The most affected location for these incidents is the gym, located in the hallway of the C1 fitness center by the temporary library. Until last Tuesday, there were large…

October 5, 2011
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ELAC brings back women’s swim team after 10 years

   By Oliver Blanco After a 10-year absence, the East Los Angeles College women’s swim team has returned with Erik Matheson taking charge as head coach. Matheson is grateful for the opportunity to coach the women as he prepares the 35 women for their first competition in January. Matheson is receiving the position in June, a month after high school recruiting took place. With no high school students available to recruit,…

October 5, 2011
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Men’s soccer scores tough loss

  By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team finished their preparation for the next conference matches with a defeat at Weingart Stadium last Friday versus the Oxnard College Condors. The final score was 2-1 favoring the away team. The Huskies played a very complicated match without Head Coach Eddie Flores. In seven non-conference games, the Huskies have won five and loss two.  In those games, they have scored a total…

September 28, 2011
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Elan wins cross country award

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja’s outstanding individual performance placed her on the women’s all-classic team, while the men’s team finished 10th at the Golden West Central Park Classic last Saturday. Both East Los Angeles College’s cross country teams ran short in Huntington Beach due to injuries. “Missing were three of our top five runners from the women’s team and two of the top five from the men’s team. However, we…

September 28, 2011
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Poor script kills ‘Killer’

By Thy Lam Regardless of its big names such as Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, “Killer Elite” disappoints with a poorly written script. Based on a true story, “Killer Elite” is a cat and mouse game between Danny (played by Jason Statham), a former special agent of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service (SAS), and a leader of a secret military society, Spike (played by Clive Owen). While…

September 28, 2011
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‘Brown and Out’ spotlights Latino community

By Vivian Ramirez CASA 0101 was greeted with much success during its opening weekend of the Brown and Out Play Festival, representing the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Festival was a series of short plays authored by six people. All 10 plays vary from humorous to serious and touch base with nearly every emotion in between. Brown & Out tells the stories of a wide spectrum of Latinos…

September 28, 2011
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Big dishes fill small ‘Cocina’

By Amanda Mayberry Big portions and big flavor are what separates Mama’s Cocina on Mednik Avenue from other Mexican restaurants. They give students that are on a budget more for their money. Students could easily get there by train, car, or even walking, though the latter might take a little longer. The walk is about 15 to 20 minutes. The area is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the Gold Line’s Civic…

September 28, 2011
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Student friendly vending machines

  By Rodolfo Trujillo Vending machines need to dispense more vital supplies than chips and soda, even though reporters, especially certain opinion writers, like chips and soda. Imagine this scenario. It’s 8:45 p.m. and your pen has run out of ink. What could you do if no one has an extra pen to lend to you? The local store is too far to go and come back in a reasonable amount…

September 28, 2011
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