Elan breaks record ‘living the dream’

By Liliana Marquez David Farias tried out for the men’s soccer team without knowing that he would set a record as part of the team. Farias, 20, who is currently part of the men’s soccer team was intimidated after seeing so many people trying to get a spot on the team. “I didn’t want to try out. I felt intimidated but I decided to gave it a try even if I…

November 9, 2011
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Occupy ELAC demands unrealistic

By Augustine Ugalde We all learn that this road called life is difficult for the most part, but it can be rich and rewarding for those who dare to take a chance. The grounds of East Los Angeles College are currently playing host to a group of hardy souls who have had enough of state budget cuts and have decided to protest this injustice with a show of solidarity. The exact…

November 9, 2011
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Abuse victims need to speak up

By Johanna Calderon Domestic violence is the biggest crime and victims don’t want to report it. Most mothers do not want to call the police because they may have children and do not have another place to stay or an income. Because they have no other place to go, they stay with their abusing father, who continues abusing the mother. This traumatizes the children, resulting in an unhappy childhood. The…

November 9, 2011
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Elans should be ready for class registration

By Thy Lam Being prepared for class registration always helps students get their needed classes before they are all filled up. Because classes are being cut every semester and filled quickly, students need to review educational plans carefully before registering. Reviewing educational plans is a good way for students to know which classes they need for their specific major or for future transfer. Some classes require prerequisites and corequisites, and students…

November 9, 2011
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Elans pay $1 for representation

By Isaac Tovar It is for your advantage to vote “yes” in a special election today.  This small increase will give ELAC something students need the most during these economically tough times: a voice. Elans will be voting to pass a $1 additional fee to tuition that will allow students to be represented in our state Capitol and Board of Governors. Special elections will be held in front of the parking…

November 9, 2011
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ELAC jazz festival entertains audience

By Justine Quintana A lively performance by Caleb Quaye and the Faculty had the audience at the Performing and Fine Arts Center on the edge of their seats last Friday night. The event showcased talented musicians playing a wide range of music from the band’s original songs to covers such as “The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin. The set of 14 songs drew in a 40-plus crowd for the intimate performance, keeping…

November 9, 2011
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ELAC Huskies football dominate Mountain Conference

By Megan Perry The Huskies made history by defeating the Compton Tartars at Homecoming Saturday night, earning their fifth consecutive win, and fourth straight wins in conference. The Huskies took advantage of their home field advantage with a blowout score of 45-13 that improved their overall record to 6-3 for the season. Holding the top spot, the Huskies are an undefeated 4 – 0 in the American Mountain Conference. Huskies play the…

November 9, 2011
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Self-Help Graphics celebrates death

By Maria Gonzales Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 38th Annual Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos brought the community together with a wide spectrum of cultural arts and entertainment. The event commemorated the annual celebrations that fuse Christians and other spiritual beliefs of the afterlife. The theme of the night was “Revival,” in celebration of SHG’s new home located in the heart of Boyle Heights. The evening started with a traditional procession from…

November 9, 2011
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Garfield, Rosevelt Classic unites East Los Angeles

By Cristina Galvan In an event that transcends football, Roosevelt and Garfield renewed their 77-year rivalry at Weingart Stadium, in front of 25,000 rabid fans. Known as the most attended high school football game west of the Mississippi, the East L.A. Classic attracts fans from East L.A., Boyle Heights and all around Southern California and the country. The tradition began in 1925 and has taken place ever since, except from 1939…

November 8, 2011
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ELAC men’s soccer extends unbeaten record in conference

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team was able to extend their unbeaten record on the second half of conference play to five straight games after defeating the Compton Tartars last Friday at Weingart Stadium with a score of 5-0. ELAC’s next home game will be this Friday versus Cerritos College at 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium. The Huskies were also able to obtain a victory last week at Pasadena City…

November 8, 2011
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