Athletic Department splits workload with two new directors

September 13, 2018

By Joe Dargan Robert “Bobby” Godinez and James Hines were named co-athletic directors by President Marvin Martinez in the wake of Al Cone’s abrupt resignation after  19 years of service. “I bowed out gracefully and respectfully to let the new regime take over in any way they see fit.” said Cone. Godinez, who’s also beginning his third season as the East Los Angeles College head football coach, will assume 80…

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Football collects first win in comeback

September 12, 2018

By Joe Dargan Staff Writer   The football team defeated Orange Coast College 24-14 in a non-conference game at Weingart stadium on Saturday,  giving the team its first win of the season. Coming off of two consecutive winning seasons under head coach Robert “Bobby” Godinez, the Huskies were eager to rebound from a 56-21 opening game loss to Cerritos College. “We had a rough first week, but it was a…

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Solid defense leads to double-digit victory for basketball

December 13, 2017

By Joe Dargan Men’s basketball capped off the Citrus Invitational with a 76-62, thumping of Southwestern College on Sunday. From the opening tip, East Los Angeles College’s ball movement was crisp, scoring the first two baskets of the game. After a brief scoring exchange, ELAC’s Coach John Mosley, who has over 20 wins in each of his previous four seasons as the Huskies’ head coach, called an early timeout to…

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Strings of ELAC fill hall with music

By Joe Dargan Violins, violas and cellos dazzled the crowd during the string recital led by instructor and violinist Samvel Chilingarian on Thursday in the S2 Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the group initially performed in sections according to the instrumentalist’s skill level. The Beginning String Class opened the event with a performance of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells,” written by James Lord Peirpont in 1857 and…

December 13, 2017
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Guns on campus to save student lives

December 6, 2017

By Joe Dargan Students, 21 or older with concealed carry licenses, are now allowed to bring guns into community college classrooms in 10 states which could save someone’s life. Senate bill 11, otherwise known as the “Campus Carry” bill, was signed into law by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott in 2015, but didn’t go into effect for community colleges until August of 2017. The states of Texas, Colorado and Mississippi…

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Recent groping incidents prompt larger cadet presence

By Joe Dargan The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department placed a cadet, a non-sworn peace officer with the Los Angeles Community College District, in East Los Angeles College’s library full time. The placement of a full-time cadet follows recent groping events. On Sept. 5, a male student was arrested for groping a female student in the library and returned on Sept. 14 to victimize someone else. Before October, cadets would patrol…

November 8, 2017
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Huskies destroy West Los Angeles College on Alumni Night

November 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan Along with the fun night of food and drinks, the Football team extended its winning streak to three. ELAC defeated divisional rival West Los Angeles College 35-17 on Alumni Night in the final home game of the season. Before the game began the Alumni Association hosted its inaugural pre-game watch party at the ELAC Garden to give previous East Los Angeles College attendees a unique game-viewing experience. The…

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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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Football loses opening conference game to Santa Ana College in a shootout

October 5, 2017

By Joe Dargan The football team lost to Santa Ana College 75-61 in an offensive free-for-all. The Huskies began with the ball on offense, executing two running plays and gaining a first down to start. The success was short lived due to sophomore running back Marquise Arnold’s fumble on the 44-yard line, giving the ball to Santa Ana for its first possession of the game. Though ELAC’s defense did not…

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From man of the house to ASU president

October 4, 2017

By Joe Dargan The neatly kept and cozy offices of the Associated Student Union are a far cry from Oscar Cruz’s humble beginnings. While looking down the barrel of a handgun in 2015, Cruz, 21, had to make a decision. Does he give up the borrowed laptop he’s been using to continue his education online, while working four jobs to support his family, or does he risk his life to…

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