Spanish Club offers unison through language

By Johanna Calderon The Spanish Club’s purpose is to help others not lose their first spoken language. Students speak the entire meeting in Spanish. It helps because when they started school, teachers required students to speak English when the students came to the U.S for the first time. Club member Fatima Alvarado Platero is from El Salvador and she knew some English when she was going to school in El…

October 12, 2016
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Casa 0101 celebrates 15 year anniversary

February 25, 2015

By Jesus Figueroa Former East Los Angeles College student Josefina Lopez prides herself in bringing theater productions to the community she grew up in. Casa 0101 is a theater in East Los Angeles. It was founded by Lopez and is run by several volunteers. “My vision for the future is that we have nurtured enough Latina/o writers [and] that a new Theatrical literature exists because of us,” Lopez said. From…

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Casa 0101 clashes cultures in hilarious new play

By Jesus Figueroa Comedy and culture took center stage in Casa 0101’s newest original production “Clean Start” on opening weekend in Los Angeles, California. The play written by Kathy Fischer and Josefina Lopez delights while telling the story of two cultures coming together under one roof. Beverly Hills Socialite Parker Reed, played by Kim Chase, finds herself in need of a friend and her house maid Rosario Rodriguez, played by…

January 27, 2015
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Josefina Lopez brings ‘Piñata Dreams’ to Casa 0101

By Jesus Figueroa A colorful set build the dream like mood which fills the trilingual play “Piñata Dreams” with a cartoon feel. Writer Josefina Lopez brings an original Hispanic story told in English and Spanish, translated into American Sign Language, to the stage of Casa 0101 in Los Angeles, California. Most actors play several parts as well as narrate a section of the play. The play begins as young J.J.,…

December 16, 2014
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Non-Spanish speakers lose piece of heritage

By Ayana Arroyo Students at East Los Angeles College might be losing their language roots. I believe it is slightly disappointing not knowing how to speak Spanish in a community that is of  Hispanic heritage. It’s wrong to forget or not care to know about something which is closely tied to who you are. Learning Spanish is probably the easiest language to learn in Los Angeles. I asked students outside…

November 19, 2014
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Women’s basketball player finds recognition as a Husky

By Liliana Marquez Karina Ortiz stood with confidence facing the hoop as she prepared to take a shot during basketball practice. Ortiz arrived to this country afraid. She was without any goals in life and unaware that an opportunity of a lifetime was going to change her future. Ortiz received an invitation from the East Los Angeles College women’s basketball team Head Coach Bruce Turner to play for the Huskies…

February 26, 2013
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Lunch truck misplaces orders

By Erik Luna People make mistakes. It’s a part of what makes us human and it’s a way of learning. If we touch something that is hot, we won’t touch that particular thing anymore. It’s the way we learn from our mistakes that makes us different. When it comes to food service though, people should keep a sharp eye and remember what exactly the customer ordered. About Time, the lunch truck on…

March 14, 2012
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