South Gate campus to undergo construction

December 6, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara After being postponed for nine years, construction for the new East Los Angeles College South Gate Center has a set date to start. The demolition process is set to start within March or May in the new facility located across the street from the current South Gate campus on Santa Fe Avenue and Firestone Boulevard. The new facility, formerly the Firestone Tire Company since World War II,…

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Men’s Soccer playoff bound despite losing three in a row

November 15, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Despite losing a decisive match against El Camino Compton Center 0-1, men’s soccer will return to the playoffs after a three-year absence. The Huskies have lost the last three consecutive games in the same fashion. Despite the losses, men’s soccer’s previous record helped them advance to playoffs. Throughout the season, not scoring in key moments have anguished East Los Angeles College, and Friday’s game wasn’t the exception….

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Defensive woes continue for men’s soccer

By Stephanie Guevara Defensive mistakes and frustration continued to hold men’s soccer back in Friday’s game, resulting in a 3-2 loss against Pasadena City College at Weingart Stadium. East Los Angeles College started the game offensively strong, having two shots on goal in the first eight minutes. Not scoring in key moments, however, backfired on the team. In the 18th minute of the game, PCC freshman midfielder Romio Sislian scored…

November 15, 2017
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Team lacks consistency in key moments

November 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara A defensive lapse in the second half left men’s soccer short of a victory against Mount San Antonio College, resulting in a 3-0 lost on Friday. East Los Angeles College began the game strong, beating Mt. Sac in quickness at moments in the wings. Defensive errors however, distorted ELAC’s flow and Mt. Sac took advantage. In minute 28 of the game, Mt.Sac sophomore midfielder Sam Ponting took the…

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Saturday nights, family affair

November 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Every weekend since August, freshman quarterback Phillip Tran’s family hasn’t minded driving six hours from San Jose to Los Angeles to attend his football games. “The traveling never crossed my mind. It’s a matter of being there no matter where my son is. I will give up anything to not miss any of his games,” Phillip’s father Nathan said. The Tran family decided to devote every weekend of…

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Spanish speakers prompt change

By Stephanie Guevara People should stop assuming all Hispanics are Mexican just because we speak Spanish. 21 countries  have Spanish as the official language. Therefore, not all Spanish speakers come from Mexico. Why are we quick to assume all Spanish speakers come from Mexico? I am a Salvadoran who grew up in Huntington Park, where the majority of its population is  Mexican. Because of that, everyone in school assumed I…

October 25, 2017
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ATTN. solicitors: stop harassing students

By Stephanie Guevara Solicitors at the free speech area must stop using their jobs as an excuse to flirt with women. On Wednesday, as I walked by the E3 building, I was approached by one of these so called solicitors who was selling Carl’s Jr. coupon pamphlets. He approached me incognito, but when I showed no interest in buying the pamphlet, he asked me a series of inappropriate questions, such…

October 18, 2017
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Huskies come up short to top-ranked Cerritos College

October 18, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara In an aggravated clash where men’s soccer saw three red cards, East Los Angeles College lost 3-1 to Cerritos College yesterday at the Weingart Stadium. In minute 86 of the game, ELAC sophomore fullback Jorge Mejia committed a foul on Cerritos freshman midfielder Alberto Carrillo when both fought for the ball in the air in the keeper’s area. The foul resulted in a penalty kick that angered…

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Men’s soccer wins intense battle

October 5, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara A fierce contest between two long-time rivals resulted in a men’s soccer victory, on a late goal, over Rio Hondo College,1-0, Friday at Weingart Stadium. East Los Angeles College’s dominance angered Rio Hondo players, resulting in many aggressive fouls. In minute 47 of the game, sophomore midfielder Carlos Zarate received a red card after an aggressive foul, where he elbowed ELAC sophomore fullback Jorge Mejia. After Zarate’s…

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Facebook: a feeder of lies or help?

October 4, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara I’m a millennial and I love Facebook. Facebook has been deemed as a negative source of information, but we forget that the reason it was created was to improve our way of communicating. Not too long ago, people had to buy international phone cards to speak to family members abroad. With Facebook’s video chats and voice calls, communication is now easier than ever. When I was a…

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