Le’s painting reflects war

By Yesenia Martinez Artist Trang T. Lê’s painting “111, 978” confronts the Iraq War in a way that allows the audience to experience the sense of pleasure before that of pain. Walking into HOY Space located at the Vincent Price Art Museum, where the Los Angeles-based artist’s painting is displayed, is like walking into a large body of water. The work wraps the walls with the confusing sense of infinity that…

October 26, 2011
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Student sells shirts, sheds light on cancer

By Yesenia Martinez Grey Lizarraga got the idea of making shirts and donating half of his profits to the Breast Cancer Awareness Association by just looking at his keychain. During one of his photo shoots, Lizarraga looked down at his “Keep-A-Breast, I Heart Boobies” lanyard and said, “Hey, next month is October. I should do something.” “That’s how it started. I wasn’t planning on it,” Lizarraga said. Nineteen-year-old Lizarraga is currently…

October 26, 2011
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Self-defense tactics get students involved

By Lourdes Espinoza As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Team hosted “Common Sense Self-Defense” where Marilyn Ladd taught students how to defend themselves from sexual assault. Ladd, Women’s P.E. Instructor and Violence Intervention Team member, demonstrated self-defense moves to students last Thursday in the Women’s Gym. Students were taught how they could use common self-defense tips if they are ever in an unwanted confrontation with a…

October 26, 2011
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Occupy ELAC to show student hardships

By Cristina Galvan Motivated by the Occupy movements, East Los Angeles College students plan on protesting against budget cuts in what they call Occupy ELAC this Monday. ELAC and other schools have experienced budget cuts throughout the past semesters, and tuition has increased. This semester, tuition has been raised to $36 per unit from the $26 per unit of last semester. It is expected to be raised even more. Besides paying for…

October 26, 2011
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‘Big Year’ gives inside look to ‘birding’

By Erik Luna Watching birds may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but when Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin do it, it certainly is funny. Black, Wilson and Martin star in the new comedy “The Big Year,” a story of three men attempting to have a big year, which is a “birding” term for watching as many species of birds possible within one calendar year….

October 20, 2011
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Former Husky star goes to NFL

By J.C. Casarez For Antoine “Shaky” Smithson, life in the NFL is just beginning. His journey to the professional level is something that began long before his days at the University of Utah, where he majored in Sociology. The 24-year-old Smithson signed with the Green Bay Packers this year as an undrafted free agent. Smithson attended East Los Angeles College for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring. He spent the next two…

October 20, 2011
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Soccer wins third straight

By Liliana Marquez The men’s soccer team achieved their third consecutive victory in conference after defeating El Camino College last Friday at Weingart Stadium 3-0. The Huskies also defeated Compton College as visitors last week with goals by Kevin Gomez, Galo Moreno, Giovanni Reyes, and Adolfo Larios. The first half against El Camino was difficult for the Huskies. ELAC had a lot of chances to score early, but the team had trouble. Losing…

October 20, 2011
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Women’s soccer completes sweep

By Liliana Marquez The Women’s soccer team defeated the Warriors from El Camino College last Friday at Weingart Stadium by a final score of 3-1. This was their sixth game, and fifth consecutive victory in the South Coast conference. The Huskies also faced and defeated Compton College last week at Compton 2-0. The game kicked off with the Huskies dominating the match. Jessica Guzman scored two goals in less than 20 minutes. During…

October 20, 2011
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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011
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