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‘Hotel Transylvania’ welcomes monster laughs

By Cristina Galvan If people want to watch a funny and entertaining movie, Hotel Transylvania will be a good choice. The movie revolves around Count Dracula, who tries to protect his only daughter Mavis from the human world. To do so, Dracula builds a luxurious hotel where he lives with her. The hotel is also a mecca for all monsters including Frankenstein, a wolf and his family, and the invisible man, who…

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Casa 0101 play tackles gay issues

By Erik Luna With an awe-inspiring ensemble of actors, the second annual production of the “Brown & Out Theater Festival,” sets the mixed emotions of being gay to the Casa 0101 stage. Eleven segments are stitched into two acts, starting with the humorous “Foundation For a Better Gay Brown Life,” to the informative “Forever Young,” creating one, for a lack of a better word, fabulous play. Each segment in the play…

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Libros Schmibros bookstore opens in Boyle Heights

  By Lourdes Espinoza Exit Mariachi Plaza off the Gold Line and enter Libros Schmibros, a Boyle Heights-based, lending library/bookstore founded by former director of literature of the National Endowment of the Arts David Kipen. Walk through the mariachis into this quaint location as it offers an extensive collection of books ranging from art, history, children’s books, biographies and its own Shakespeare section. This new location has been a popular…

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Social worker advocates HIV/AIDS awareness

  By Carlos Alvarez Even after National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day passed, former Elan Steve Sandoval-Templeman continues to educate and provide counsel to all who seek knowledge on HIV/AIDS. “When I was younger, I knew I wanted to mentor young adults. To provide them with a place they felt safe,” Sandoval-Templeman said. At a young age he knew he wasn’t like the kids around him. Sandoval-Templeman said that he…

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Health center provides servce for Elans

by Cristina Galvan A variety of services are available to Elans in the Student Health Center. The $11 health fee gives students access to the Health Center and its services. In order to get services, students must bring their current ID with the semester sticker, or their registration form that shows that they paid for their health fee. Some of the services available are first aid, TB skin test, physicals,…

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Community college transfers fill four-year universities

By Brian Villalba On their path to four-year universities, 65 percent of California’s college graduates attended a two-year institution. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) has California tied for third in percentage of students that attended community college on their way to a four-year degree. East Los Angeles College is second in the district in students that transfer to four-year institutions,  Los Angeles Pierce College first. Just under half…

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Responsible riding avoids accidents

    By Erik Luna   Bicycles and skateboards are a great way to get to and from school, but if the riders aren’t careful, they can cause accidents harming others. Just the other day, I was walking past the Plant Facilities building, when I saw a guy on a skateboard come shooting down from behind the G-9 building, with no regard to the safety of those walking to class….

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Ex-ELAC soccer athlete follows dreams

By Liliana Marquez   Brian Hoist sat in East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium stands and watched his former teammates prepare to face another challenge. He was set to play his last season for the men’s soccer team, but suddenly everything changed. Hoist, 20, who was born in Pasadena and raised in Alhambra, made one of the biggest decisions of his life when he decided to leave school and the…

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ELAC volleyball opens conference with a loss

By Jerry Casarez , Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012 The Huskies volleyball team opened South Coast Conference play with a three-set loss, 25-8, 25-21 and 25-23, to El Camino College on the road last Friday. East Los Angeles College dropped to 1-6, overall, 0-1 in the SCC. The Huskies showed some resilience by overcoming the loss in the first set and making the next two sets competitive. “In the second set we…

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