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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Huskies’ win spoils San Diego Mesa’s homecoming

September 28, 2017

By Joe Dargan The football team scored three unanswered touchdowns to come back and beat San Diego Mesa College 20-13 in their homecoming game on Saturday in San Diego. As a show of confidence in the team’s defense, the Huskies won the toss, but chose to give the opening possession of the game to 3-0 Mesa College. Within the first four plays of the game, East Los Angeles College was charged…

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FreedomPop aims to disrupt major phone companies

September 27, 2017

BY Joe Dargan Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is disrupting the mobile phone industry by becoming the first international service provider to offer a 100 percent free mobile service plan. Plans start at zero dollars a month, including 500 text messages, 200 minutes of international talk time, 500 megabytes of internet service and 8 million free internet hotspots nationwide. A variety of refurbished phones can be purchased on the company’s website….

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Text service offers salvation

September 27, 2017

By Joe Dargan The national organization Crisis Text Line began a partnership in June with the foundation of Community College Students and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to provide students with a 24-hour text hotline. Crisis Text Line’s website says that a crisis is typically a moment of extreme emotional pain that gets in the way of living an everyday life. By texting “connect” or “courage”  to 741741, students…

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