‘The Phantom of the Opera’ haunts LA

By Sergio Berrueta Three-dimensional film experience, “The Phantom of the  Opera” creates an all new live musical soundtrack to the classic 1925 silent film of the same name starring horror legend Lon Chaney. Vox Lumiere brings their creative blend of cinema and stage to The Los Angeles Theatre Center with this musical. The Phantom, portrayed musically by James Lynch, haunts the opera below in his cavern. After the opera is…

October 15, 2014

Women’s soccer stuns No. 2

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Huskies won a key South Coast Conference game, 4-2, after an aggressive match against No. 2-ranked Mt. San Antonio College Oct. 14 at home in Weingart Stadium. Two Huskies were injured. Maria Beccerra fell and slid to the ground at minute 15. Also, Ayre Looney of ELAC was injured after jumping in the air to dodge a player. Looney missed the landing when coming down. She…

October 14, 2014

Scheduled Data Center shutdown causes system remodeling problems

By Sergio Berrueta The LACCD Data Center is underwent a shutdown this past weekend after a cooling system failure last Wednesday. The shutdown occured from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two recent failures have occurred during a 24-Hour period, causing engineers to manually reset the system. This has caused the planned remodeling of the LACCD to be investigated. Services that were shutdown including the Student Information Service, library services such…

September 25, 2014

Banned Books Week highlights controversial, challenged books

By Sergio Berrueta Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 21 to 27, celebrated works of literature that have been challenged or banned by local libraries. Books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling are a select few of the overall 100 list of books challenged for removal in the…

September 25, 2014

Negativity affects judgement of today’s generation

By Sergio Berrueta Negativity is an attitude occurring within young adults today. Pessimism in our society is becoming an increasing issue. Many are unhappy with the world today and there is a long list of problems that surround them. Instead of trying to solve their issues, they dump their frustration on everyone else and bring them down to their level of misery. This only adds to their frustration. The old…

September 17, 2014

Limited water supply areas to be shutoff due to construction

By Sergio Berrueta East Los Angeles College’s water supply will be shutoff in the E7, F7 and E9 buildings tomorrow at 6 a.m. This temporary shutdown is to allow the water supply to be connected to the new bookstore building that is currently under construction. “Restrooms will be available in the D5, G8 & G9 (buildings). Signs will be posted,” Abel Rodriguez, Facilities Director, said in an e-mail earlier today….

August 13, 2014

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ tangled in a web of plot

By Sergio Berrueta Marvel’s famous web slinger is back on the big screen for his greatest battle in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,”  but the true battle may be trying to figure out what story to follow. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”continue on from the 2012 film reboot with the witty Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, still protecting New York from danger as Spider-Man and trying to keep his girlfriend Gwen…

May 7, 2014

Huskies badminton ends regular season undefeated

  By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College women’s badminton team continues their streak over South Coast Conference rival Pasadena City College winning 16-5 on April 23. Pasadena won the SCC title for five consecutive years, from 2009 to 2013, sharing the 2013 title with ELAC. This year, ELAC won the title beating Pasadena four times. “The girls are doing better…(having) lost to PCC in previous (years),” ELAC Head…

April 27, 2014

Elac’s speech team continues win streak

  By Sergio Berrueta ELAC’s Speech team is vying to continue their winning streak at the state championship in Concord, Calif. in order to achieve national success in Denver, Colo. At the state championship,  the team managed to sweep up a new ELAC Speech Team record of 11 awards, including the Raul Herrera garnering prestigious Pentathlon Award. “Simply put, this win is epic,” Speech Team coach Ryan Smith said. Smith has been…

March 26, 2014

Speech team wins 11 state awards

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Speech Team garnered second place this past weekend at the 2014 state championship tournament in Concord, California. The team earned a new record of 11 awards in various performance and speech categories including two gold, five silver, two bronze, a second place team award and the Pentathlon Award. Raul Herrera garnered the Pentathlon Award, which is given to the student in the…

March 19, 2014