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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wrestling team remembers former elan BY ANDREW AYALA Staff Writer Former East Los Angeles College student and wrestler Joshua Newman died in a car accident on August 25. His former wrestling coach, Ralph Valle said that “Joshua was a quiet leader who never complained and was naturally talented.” Newman had been recognized and mentioned in multiple articles over the years as a great talented wrestler. He wrestled and attended ELAC during the ’11-’12 and to the ’12-’13 seasons until he tore his ACL and never fully recovered.
“He would have gone to wrestle at University but his injury got in the way.” RALPH VALLE
Newman’s entry into the team wasn’t a typical one, Coach Valle said. “Every now and then I will go to a kid’s house, but he was different because he lived in Long Beach. I spoke to his mother and recruited him. He came from a program at Long Beach Wilson. The kid was very gifted and very smart. He could figure things out quickly. He was pointed out to me by the Long Beach Poly coach. It took him about a year to learn everything properly but for the most part he was all natural
talent,” Coach Valle said. Newman’s former teammate of two years and current assistant coach to Valle, Hugo Perez said, “Joshua was very quiet and humble. We had strong guys on the team but he was very strong. He won a lot and was humble about it. I needed that motivation to do well. He never missed a day and always trained hard.” Some of his biggest accolades as a wrestler included being the team MVP for ’13. “He didn’t feel the need to say a lot. His wrestling, attitude, and work ethic spoke for him. He was a shut up and work type of guy,” Coach Perez said. Newman took fourth place at the 2012 California Community College Wrestling Championships and was ranked the No.3 wrestler in the state until his injury. He had done so well he even wrestled the No.1 ranked wrestler in the state at one point of his career. “He would have gone to wrestle at University but his injury got in the way,” Valle said. During his career at ELAC, he was recognized All-American, which is when a player is recognized as being the best in their sport. “He was the guy who loved to fight but wasn’t mean. I just had to talk to him not yell at him like some of the other kids and even after I chewed him out he would say I’ll get them next time,” Valle said. “Josh was always focused. We were the same age but I still looked up to him. He was one of those guys who made everything look easy. He showed up every day and put the work in. He would do
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GOING DOWN— Former ELAC wrestler Joshua Newman, left, during his wrestilng years. a lot when others didn’t want to do it,” Perez said. “I hope he is remembered as somebody who motivated others to be better, and not just in wrestling. He pushed others and inspired the rest of the team and me. He
made me want to do my best in school, work, and just in general. I needed that at that time in my life. Aside from a parent, a teacher, or a coach, I needed a friend that really motivated me.” A few weeks before the passing
of Newman, Perez and Valle both mentioned a day when their former team all met up and practiced one last time at ELAC. The session was unplanned but went as smooth as when they used to wrestle.
“I still keep in touch with those guys on a constant basis. Josh’s death was very heartbreaking and shocking. It’s never good when you lose a friend. As a matter of fact, we lost more than a friend. We lost a brother.” said Perez.
Athletic Department splits workload with two new directors BY JOE DARGAN
ELATED FINGERS— Pianist and assistant professor of music, Lucy Nargizyan, plays a short piece by one of her favorite Russian composers, Alexander Scriabin.
Walt Disney Music Hall to welcome ELAC professor BY STEVEN ADAMO Staff Writer Pianist and assistant professor of music at ELAC, Lucy Nargizyan, will perform at the All-Russian chamber music concert series at the Walk Disney Concert Hall next month. Nargizyan, along with violinist Mark Kashper and cellist Barry Gold, will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano Trio No. 2,” which Shostakovich composed when he was 19 years old. The event will also include a violin duet performing Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Two Violins” and a sextet performance of Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” Performing a portion of the piece by herself would be unfair to the music, Nargizyan said, because it is meant to be played with other people. “When we play in a chamber music setting, it’s the collective interpretation— so you have to agree on many aspects,” Nargizyan said. Between teaching at ELAC and focusing on her own trio called The Elixir Trio, her schedule has prevented her from taking on extra work. When she received the invitation however, she said, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Though Nargizyan is excited to
play the Walt Disney Concert Hall, she enjoys teaching students about music and performing. “As much as I love performing, the teaching part, being connected to the students here, is just so meaningful,” Nargizyan said. Every week, students get to perform in the recital hall, allowing them the opportunity to practice performing in front of an audience. “It’s one thing to practice on your own or to play for your teacher in the studio; It’s another thing to go on stage and deliver,” Nargizyan said. The “All-Russian” concert takes place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Tuesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.laphil.com.
Latin American films coming to VPAM
Vincent Prince Art Museum will show multiple films from Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA), Cine Sin Fronteras Saturday from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Robert “Bobby” Godinez and James Hines were named co-athletic directors by President Marvin Martinez in the wake of Al Cone’s abrupt resignation after 19 years of service. “I bowed out gracefully and respectfully to let the new regime take over in any way they see fit.” said Cone. Godinez, who’s also beginning his third season as the East Los Angeles College head football coach, will assume 80 percent of the athletic director duties, while Hines, ELAC’s baseball coach, will take on 20 percent of the responsibility. Godinez’s contract states that during the 4-year tenure process if an individual is chosen for a 1.0 release, a description given to positions like athletic director which will require 100 percent of Godinez’s time to be spent outside of the classroom, that employee will only be able to take over 80 percent of the responsibilities. The other 20 percent is to be spent in the classroom for evaluation, making way for an opportunity for Hines to fill the gap. Hines, who has been the head baseball coach at ELAC since 1999, approached President Martinez about the athletic director position for himself, but was informed that Coach Godinez had already been chosen. Hines says he’s still gracious for the opportunity to lend a helping hand. The athletic director oversees the administration of all school sports.
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From hiring and firing coaches and other athletic department employees, to fundraising and budgeting. “I’m overseeing every single sport, including their responsibilities and coaches. That includes scheduling and attending events, as well as making sure student athletes’ eligibility is on track. Basically overseeing everything. Any facility issues have to be rectified. We went through an audit last year so we‘re trying to make sure the infrastructure of the way things are run is done with better protocol so we don’t run into any problems,” said Godinez. “I look at it as myself continuing to be involved in the department as a whole. Even if it’s not me, I’m still on board with what’s best for the program, and, more specifically, Coach Godinez’s success. I want to make sure that Bobby is the main voice and that the decisions are coming from him,” said Hines.
He also cited Cone as being one of the best mentors of his life. Hines was coached by Cone at ELAC in his early years as a student athlete. Though he’s a baseball coach, his role in the position mainly involves the overseeing of all football operations. “Myself and president Martinez were wondering who’s somebody that could take that 20 percent load and help me in this process and really oversee some football since I’ll be coaching during the games. I needed someone to manage the event and James Hines was hands down the person that we thought of. It’s way more responsibility than the 20 percent he’s getting credit for with all of the work that we have to do during this transitional period. So I want to commend him for that,” said Godinez. The two men will hold the position until further notice.
ROBERT “BOBBY” GODINEZ
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OPINION Student loan predators gain power 2
BY MIGUEL BARRAGAN Staff Writer I fear for my fellow Americans who are struggling with predatory lending issues. Many students can relate to dealing with the stress and fear of making sure their ﬁnancial aid is secure. However, when student loan servicers have the potential to harm the future of students by overcharging them we should all be scared. Student loan borrowers are in danger after watchdog in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues telling resignation letter. Seth Frotman served as an assistant director and student loan ombudsman at the CFPB.
“The authority that I have now as the acting director really should frighten people.”
Acting director of the CFPB
His job was to protect student loan borrowers from predatory lending. Frotman says one of his main concerns is leadership under Mulvaney, which didn’t resist the Education Department’s decision last August to stop the Bureau’s sharing of consumer complaints and oversight of the largest student
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loan companies. The decision by the department means the bureau can no longer efﬁciently oversee the student loan industry and bring accountability by stopping bad practices. One case this has affected is the CFPB’s suing of the largest student loan servicer Navient Solutions. The bureau’s assistant director for enforcement Kristen Donoghue sent a letter to the department asking for records on Navient to identify the consumers potentially harmed by the practices described in the bureau’s complaint, and to quantify the amount of harm suffered. So far there has been no approval for the sharing of those records. Frotman also says senior leadership is actively blocking attempts by the agency to publish reports that show new evidence the nation’s largest banks were scamming students across the country by saddling them with legally dubious account fees. “It’s a wonderful example of how a bureaucracy will function if it has no accountability to anyone” says Mulvaney in a “Credit Unions Time” interview three years before being appointed acting director. The sudden shift in how the agency runs should surprise no one if they know anything about Mulvaney’s long-held stance on the bureau. Mulvaney said that the CFPB functions like a joke in a sick, sad kind of way. Mulvaney inadvertently warned us he would subvert the bureau in a “Lou Dobbs Tonight” interview where he says “The authority that I have now as the acting director really should frighten people.”
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SB-320 offers help for unplanned pregnancies BY MARIA MARROQUIN Staff Writer Female students should not have to struggle to obtain timesensitive medical services such as an abortion and that’s why Senate Bill 320 (SB-320) should pass. SB-320 promises to provide female students with an easier, safer choice to end an unwanted pregnancy at their school’s health care center. SB-320, also known as the “College Student Right to Access Act,” if approved, will come into effect January 2022 and it mandates California State Universities and Universities of California to offer the abortion pill at the campus health center to female students. Introduced by Senator Connie Leyva in February 2017 the bill’s purpose is to provide affordable, non-invasive and non-surgical abortions to California college students within a reasonable amount of time. Abortion is not an easy choice for anyone but in some cases it may be necessary and the only way for a woman to carry on with her life. Being able to go to their college campus health care center could make all the difference should she
choose to end the pregnancy. Students would not have to go through the hassle of dealing with referrals, travel distance and/ or harassment from the pro-life people outside of abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood or their primary care physician prolonging or refusing services due to their religious beliefs. The outcome of the pill would be
far more beneﬁcial than damaging because female students would not fall behind, stress over their situation or drop out of school. Www.plannedparenthood.org says, the abortion pill (RU-486) is more effective when taken within the ﬁrst 10 weeks of pregnancy. If students do not have access to the abortion pill within this time period they would have to
go through a surgical abortion, which is much more psychically damaging than a medical abortion. SB-320 is a sign of progress, and it is time we take women’s health seriously and stop blaming, judging and telling women what to do with their bodies. Opponents say this bill could endanger women’s health, raise tuition costs at universities, but
the reality is that the abortion pill is known to have minimal health risks and funding would not come out of taxpayers or raise school tuition. The bill states funding comes from some private donors and two foundations, Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to administer the College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund. California’s current population is 39.78 million and the ofﬁcial statistics from the 2017 Census Bureau state that California has a high 14.3 percent of poverty rate. If the ﬁnancial aspect is a real concern then supporters of the bill could argue that by providing the abortion pill other spending budgets such as governmental help for single mothers would decrease. College campuses are the safest place for a female student to obtain an abortion if she chooses because it is a discrete, convenient and nonthreatening environment. Californians should all collectively work towards taking care of women, making them feel safe in a society that is ﬁxated on constantly pointing ﬁngers at them for their life choices.
Rose McGowan sticks to guns on #MeToo BY KALEEN LUU Staff Writer Actress Rose McGowan set the standard for how we must hold people accountable for sexual assault allegations and refuse to make excuses for people based on who they claim to be. Last month, The New York Times detailed allegations that actress Asia Argento had sexually assaulted actor Jimmy Bennett in 2013 when he was 17 years old. The revelation made headlines as Argento is a prominent leader in the #MeToo movement, a crusade against sexual harassment and assault. Argento was previously very public about her disdain for producer Harvey Weinstein. In 2017 he was outed and accused by dozens of women for counts of rape, sexual assault and harassment over the period of 30 years. She was one of the ﬁrst women to speak out about Weinstein. McGowan is a close friend of Argento, who previously called their friendship a ride or die and defended her back in June when internet trolls blamed Argento for her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain’s
suicide, released a statement about the scandal. McGowan is now claiming that she was misled by Argento, who told her she was being extorted through blackmail for money. Argento has denied the sexual assault claims, but it should be noted that she previously settled with Bennett in private for a sum of $380,000 just months after stepping out with the Weinstein accusation. However, the truth came to light when McGowan’s partner, Rain Dove, came to her with text messages where Argento allegedly discusses having sex with Bennett. “Do the right thing. Be honest. Be fair. Let justice stay its course,” said McGowan in her statement. I have to commend McGowan for her bravery in speaking out about someone she obviously cared a lot about. It takes a great deal of courage to be able to face a friend after they break your trust, and to be able to realize that it’s better to not make excuses for them. She’s defended Argento and stuck by her side for many things, but it’s crucial that McGowan understands when she has to put
her foot down. It’s especially important for someone in the public eye like McGowan to stand her ground in such a high proﬁle case like this.
It takes a great deal of courage to be able to face a friend after they break your trust, and to be able to realize that it’s better not to make excuses for them. The public is watching and scrutinizing, and it’s essential to drive home the point that we will not stand for this.We must not excuse Argento because she’s a celebrity and a supposed leader. No, it is because she was a leader that it’s important to hold her accountable. To act with apathy is
to be complicit. It’s a relief that McGowan is using her platform to voice her support for the #MeToo movement, and that she is not choosing to be another bystander in this case. McGowan is actively refusing to be complicit in rape culture. It’s upsetting to hear about the hypocrisy of Argento, who claims to be an advocate for survivors of sexual harassment and assault, yet she made a deal with her own accuser to keep her own scandal quiet. Instead of deﬂecting blame, Argento should at the very least, acknowledge the role she played. It may seem like a small gesture but her apathy makes a monumental impact in how the #MeToo movement will have to recover from the damage.The damage she has caused is overwhelming. In the face of social media, where many ridicule the #MeToo movement and undermine the efforts of everyone ﬁghting to get justice, Argento has set them all back. Make no mistake, Argento was no ﬁgurehead. She had the power to make a difference. She was revered as the forefront
of this revolution, but she set her own selﬁsh ﬁght above the long and hard war. It’s disappointing. Argento’s apathy about the severity of her actions is harmful to the movement not just because of her own hypocrisy, but also for the reason that she is creating a lethal acceptance for her actions. #MeToo strives for justice and to be the voice of all the victims. The very idea that Argento, who was the face of such a movement, could have committed these acts behind her mask, has threatened the foundation of the ﬁght. She has risked everything she claimed to stand for, but refuses to admit her wrongdoing. This is especially important because Argento should understand that, as a victim herself who built up the courage to speak up about her own perpetrator, how crucial it is for everyone to not let this slide. To hold her accountable and to not make excuses. It is never the victim’s fault for speaking up, and Argento needs to absorb the aftermath and not deﬂect. I have to agree with Rose McGowan: “Be the person you wish Harvey could have been.”
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ELAC Foundation offers free scholarships BY ANTHONY AGUILAR Staff Writer
PRESIDENT’S ASCENT—ELAC President Marvin Martinez is chosen as the new Board President among the CEOs for California Community Colleges by the nonprofit public Community College League of California.
ELAC President Marvin Martinez elected board president of CCLC BY JOE DARGAN Staff Writer East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez was elected Board President of the Chief Executive Officers for California Community Colleges by the Community College League of California. The CCLC, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, has a voluntary membership of 72 local community college districts in California. Its purpose is to promote student success through advocacy, leadership development, district services and policy development. As board president, Martinez will work cohesively with the CEOs of each district. Together, they will not only carry on proven traditions, but develop and implement new programs and initiatives. An immediate priority for the president is student housing and hunger issues. “According to a recent survey, 1 out of 5 students are homeless and it’s almost the same for food insecurities. If you are hungry and you have no place to live, you will not finish college,” Martinez said. As a result of this knowledge and a reformative spirit,
Martinez has created the CEO Affordability and Housing Access Task force to provide systemwide recommendations addressing community college students’ housing and food insecurities. The task force will participate in discussions with leading scholars and hear from students regarding their challenges with housing and hunger issues.
“I want to make sure that when decisions are made, they are helping and not hurting students.” MARVIN MARTINEZ ELAC President
Another area of concern for the president is funding appropriation. Because school funding no longer relies on the number of enrollees and relies more on graduation, transfer and certificate success rates, Martinez has also created the CEO funding formula work group. The purpose of the work group is to look at the funding formula
and provide recommendations to the legislature by March of 2019 in hopes of developing the correct plan of action to further ensure the success of California community college students. The task forces are made up of hand-picked CEOs and trustees. “I believe in community colleges and representing students,” Martinez said, “I want to make sure that the legislature knows what’s happening. I want to make sure that when decisions are made, they are helping and not hurting students.” For example, with changes including the dismissal of certain remedial courses to improve graduation speed brought on by Assembly Bill 705, the president is fully aware of the need for greater access to tools like tutoring. He is also an advocate of Assembly Bill 19. A bill that, if passed, will provide free tuition for students who enroll in 12 units or more. As an educator for nearly 30 years, Martinez says he is continuously inspired by knowing the power of an education and the doors that it opens. “Education is the ticket to get into the theater. The degree is that ticket and without that ticket, you can’t get into the show.”
The East Los Angeles College Foundation currently has a scholarship opportunity going on for students who are looking into extra financial opportunities. One of the scholarships available at the moment is the Equal Access to Education scholarship, open especially for undocumented students. With this, undocumented students will have a chance at earning more money to help them with their studies. The Equal Access to Education scholarship, according to the ELAC Foundation website, is one that distinctively strives to help undocumented students with their education. The requirements for this particular scholarship includes a 2.5 GPA, as well as being on track to transfer to a 4 year university. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is September 30, and
interested students can complete an application on the ELAC Foundation website. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. For any further questions about the “Equal Access to Education Scholarship,” the ELAC Foundation can help, as well as with questions towards the other scholarships that are available.
To apply, students should visit their website; additional information about all available scholarships can be found.
This foundation’s goal is to help students find opportunities. They are an independent nonprofit organization that also has resources in helping students. According to their website “Our Vision: Transforming Lives” just last year they “awarded over $48,500 in scholarships to ELAC students at the 2017 Fall Scholarships Awards Ceremony.” “The Foundation is dedicated to helping our students succeed both personally and professionally, and will continue to support these vital scholarship programs,”executive director of the foundation, Paul De La Cerda said. According to their website, they’ve helped many students by providing these scholarship oppotunities, and by informing them about potential awards for those who may qualify for additional financial help. Contact the ELAC foundation at: (323) 265-8901 or elacfoundation. com
SAG-AFTRA of Southern California offers free broadcast mentoring BY KALEEN LUU Staff Writer The Screen Actors GuildAmerican Federation of Television and Radio Arts of Southern California is sponsoring a free broadcast mentoring function September 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SAG-AFTRA is welcoming all people interested in a future career in television or radio as a newsperson, reporter, sportscaster, disc jockey or announcer to attend the event. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with various industry professionals for advice on landing that first job. The daylong event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Attendees will have an array of panel discussions to participate in and have the chance to have a oneminute-long reel to be reviewed by
seasoned professionals. “I think this event will be extremely beneficial to students because we’re able to get valuable advice from professionals who are actually working in the field,” second year ELAC student Carina Ortiz said.
SAG-AFTRA is welcoming all people interested in a future career in television or radio to attend. She is a journalism major interested in working in radio in the future. “Broadcast journalism is scary because you aren’t hiding behind a paper or website,” Ortiz said,
“You’re exposed and vulnerable, so I think meeting people who are on the career path you want to take gives you even more motivation. My eventual goal is to work with KROQ and I want to see what it’s really like out there.” This is a great opportunity for interested students to network with industry professionals. Attendees will get the chance to learn from people who have firsthand experience working in the field, and familiarize themselves with all the different careers. The event will be held at the SAG-AFTRA Plaza in the James Cagney Boardroom (5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036). For questions, contact Sandra Carranza or Tamaki Wallace at (323) 634-8129. RSVPs can be made to allison. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Football collects first win in comeback BY JOE DARGAN Staff Writer The football team defeated Orange Coast College 24-14 in a non-conference game at Weingart stadium on Saturday, giving the team its ﬁrst win of the season. Coming off of two consecutive winning seasons under head coach Robert “Bobby” Godinez, the Huskies were eager to rebound from a 56-21 opening game loss to Cerritos College. “We had a rough ﬁrst week, but it was a good learning experience for us. We’ve moved up a division because of our success and we knew we would be facing some new really tough football teams.,” said Godinez. “We started off with Cerritos College and we really didn’t help ourselves out in that game; a lot of turnovers and missed tackles. We’ve addressed that this week. We have a talented group. We have to just come out and play like it.” East Los Angeles College began the game with a lack of focus defensively. Orange Coast sophomore quarterback Pete Mitchell was able to complete a 5-yard pass to freshman wide-receiver Dylan Laurent, followed by a handoff to freshman running back Ahmad Lewis that resulted in a 26-yard burst to the ELAC 34-yard line. The Huskies defense was able to right the ship by forcing Orange Coast to punt after three consecutive failed plays. ELAC’s ﬁrst possession showed promise as sophomore running back Kameron Johnson took a handoff from Tran 76 yards to the Orange Coast 15-yard line, only to be thwarted by a Tran fumble on a 4-yard run. ELAC recovered and followed with a missed 42-yard ﬁeld goal attempt by freshman kicker Jaun Rangel. On its next possession, Orange
EYES DOWNFIELD—Paul Herrera scrambles out of the pocket for a pass attempt against Orange Coast College. East Los Angeles College defeated OCC at Weingart Stadium on Saturday 25-14. Coast went on a 12-play, 76-yard drive that was capped off with a play-action pass from Mitchell to freshman tight end Isaiah Alonzo for an 8-yard touchdown. After a successful point-after attempt, Orange Coast led the game 7-0. In a bid to shake things up, Godinez replaced Tran with
sophomore quarterback Paul Herrera. After no signiﬁcant gains or fumbles by both teams, another change was made at the quarterback position. With 2:52 left in the second quarter, Godinez elected to go with freshman quarterback Miguel Aguero, a recent add-on
from Schurr High School. On his ﬁrst play, Aguero completed a 15-yard pass to sophomore running back David Allan after scrambling out of a broken-down pocket. Though the possession resulted in a punt, Godinez left Aguero for the remainder of the half. Aguero was able to put together
a 15-play, 80-yard drive, resulting in a 1-yard punch-in by sophomore running back David Allen. After a successful point after touchdown by Rangel, the game was tied 7-7 going into the half. “We have three guys that can execute the quarterback job. Right now it was about ﬁnding spark. Miguel gave that to us so we’re
sticking with him for now,” said Godinez. Three minutes into the half, Mitchell was sacked by sophomore linebacker Garrett Rodgers on the Orange Coast 4-yard line. Taking advantage of Orange Coast’s poor ﬁeld position, freshman linebacker Carlos Alverez, who ﬁnished the game with 11 tackles and three sacks, was able to stop sophomore running back Dadrian Ellis for a 1-yard loss in the Orange Coast endzone. The play resulted in a called Safety, giving the Huskies a 2-point lead at 9-7. Two possessions later, sophomore defensive back Delon Collins interception led to a successful 40-yard ﬁeld goal attempt by Rangle. The Huskies now led 12-7. Two minutes later, after a 2-sack defensive possession, Aguero found sophomore wide receiver Tredious Thomas for a far 51yard touchdown on the sideline that gave ELAC a 19-7 lead and made Rangel kick. Orange Coast would show signs of life with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Laurent from sophomore quarterback Nathan West. The momentum was short lived as ELAC sophomore running back Cannan Chandler rushed in for a 3-yard touchdown on the next possession. The resulting and ﬁnal score was 25-14 ELAC giving the team its ﬁrst win of the season. “The greatest take-away from this game is that you can always respond from adversity,” said Godinez. “We sucked it up last week, but we looked ourselves in the mirror and new we had to get better. We did it in practice and we showed it in the game.” The Huskies’ next game will be at Compton College on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Offense secures men’s soccer win early in game BY JERRY FLORES Staff Writer Husky men’s soccer won its non-conference game on Saturday against Southwestern College with a ﬁnal score of 3-1. The Huskies’ offense started to work early in the game when sophomore forward Guillermo Guzman scored in the ﬁrst minute of play. “It just happened [scoring early in the game], but it gave us a lot of conﬁdence to play the rest of the game,” said East Los Angeles College head coach Eddie Flores. ELAC’s offense continued attacking as minutes passed. They attacked from the sides and center as they tried to increase the lead. At minute 25, Huskies scored the second goal by freshmen forward Denilson Rivera who shot from inside the area. The shot passed through the right side of the goalkeeper. The goal came from an error by Southwestern sophomore defender Omar Padilla who lost the ball outside the goalkeeper’s box allowing Rivera to score. ELAC controlled most of game during the ﬁrst half with ball possession, attacking, and good work by the defense, who was almost impenetrable for the entire game.
“I think it was good for the moments, but when they scored the goal they stopped [the good work the defense was doing]. We had to make a substitution to ﬁx those errors,” said Flores. “The guy who came in, Soto, he hasn’t played any minutes in the whole preseason. He is a freshman and he did a really good job in the game.” Southwestern tried to tie the game when freshmen midﬁelder Ivan Ramos made a sprint on the left side and threw a pass to the center, where freshman forward Jehova To r r e s took a shot, but
deviated to the right side. In the ﬁrst minutes of the second half, the Huskies seemed lost in the ﬁeld. They were unable to make good passes and allowed Southwestern to create many chances to score. Southwestern scored a goal in minute 66, when sophomore midﬁelder Christian Velasco shot a free kick. After many bounces inside the box, freshman midﬁelder Kyo Adachi took the ball to the center box and scored. Southwestern was dominating the game, but a counter attack allowed Rivera to score the third goal for ELAC in minute 70, after a pass from Husky freshman goalkeeper Sergio Rubalcava. Rubalcava grabbed the ball in the air and quickly threw it to the center of the ﬁeld, where Rivera won the ball possession. Rivera sent his shot to the left corner of the goalkeeper. He ﬁnished the game with two goals. “Everything was working good for us. We were working together as a team. When we communicate with each other, our game is always better. Fortunately for me, I was able to score two goals today and I’m really happy for the win we got today,” said Rivera. Toward the end of the game, Southwestern still had a chance to score when freshman defender Abraham Negrete was face-toface with the goalkeeper, but missed the opportunity by sending his shot into the post. The Huskies lost 2-1 to Bakersﬁeld College in an away game yesterday. Huskies are 1-3-1 overall and their next game will be against Glendale on Friday at home at 6:00 p.m. in another nonconference game.
EYES ON THE PRIZE—ELAC freshman defender Claudia Ceja boxes out L.A. Valley sophomore midﬁelder Crystal Torres in an attempt to gain conotrol of the ball in Saturday’s loss at Weingart Stadium.
Shaky defense costs women’s soccer win BY JERRY FLORES Staff Writer Women’s soccer lost its nonconference game against Los Angeles Valley College on Saturday with a ﬁnal score of 0-3. L.A. Valley scored the ﬁrst goal of the game in minute 65 when freshmen defender Brenda Florian shot a free kick from outside the penalty box. East Los Angeles College sophomore goalkeeper Adriana Huerta could not grab the ball because it bounced and the direction changed to her left side. The free kick was given to L.A. Valley after Husky freshman Precious Avila committed an aggressive foul, that resulted in a yellow card. A defensive error at minute 77 by Husky freshmen Julianne Garcia and Avila allowed L.A. Valley freshman forward Nataly Vargas to shoot from inside the penalty box to the right side of the goal scoring the second goal for the team.
“There was no communication and that hurted us. After the second goal we put our heads down. Those errors made us lose the game,” said Husky assistant coach Javier Arellano. The Huskies tried to score by attacking through the sides and sending passes to the box, but they could not score. “We need to take more shots and be more aggressive. We need to play better and score the chances that we get. Overall we need to have better communication,” said Arellano. At minute 81, the third goal for L.A. Valley was scored by Vargas. “In the second half we started to have ball possession. Pass the ball at the right time and we ﬁnished the chances that we got. That was the key for getting this win,” said LA Valley head coach Greg Venger. L.A. Valley player Vargas suffered an injury after Huskies freshman defender Danette Garcia slid from the back and kicked her ankle.
Vargas had to be carried out of the game by the coaches. Vargas ﬁnished the game with two goals scored. “She had an amazing game. Unfortunately, she got injured. We have to wait to see what this is. It obviously does not look good. The win is great but losing her is very disappointing. I just hope that she is ok and we will see what happens,” said Venger. The Huskies dominated for most of the ﬁrst half. They had most of the ball possession. They created opportunities and continuously made shots, most of the time with freshman forward Jennifer Chavarria who was the most dangerous player of the game. “I just love to play and help the team as much as I can. I like to dribble the ball and always try to participate during the game defending or attacking,” said Chavarria. With this loss, ELAC is 0-2-2 overall. Their next game will be a non-conference game today at Los Angeles Harbor at 3 p.m.
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‘Echoes of a Collective Memory’ retraces past
ART BY GUADALUPE ROSALES, COURTESY OF THE VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM
BY LUIS CASTILLA Staff Writer
The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) will hold an exhibit that explores the experiences of Latino/a youth culture in 1990s Los Angeles. VPAM will have an opening reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. which will feature a car
show with NU MINIS, VW Clan and Lady Volks. There will also be guest DJs, refreshments, and a cash bar. The artist behind “Echoes of a Collective Memory” is Guadalupe Rosales, a Los-Angeles-based artist and activist whose work has been featured at VPAM before as well as other museums in the nation.
“Having previously worked with Guadalupe in a group exhibition, we are so excited to deepen our engagement with her work at the museum,” said VPAM Director Pilar Tompkins Rivas. The exhibit will explore the experiences, cultures and lifestyles of Latino/a youth in the 1990s through a two-channel video, sculptures, a wall collage,
a payphone sound piece, and an altar honoring her cousin who passed away from gang violence. “Teenagers, including myself, were creating unique spaces in the midst of gang violence, the 1992 L.A. Riots, and other racial injustices such as proposition 187,” said Rosales. Rosales is also the founder and operator of two Instagram
accounts. “Veteranas and Rucas” is dedicated to archiving photographs of Latino/a women raised in Southern California and “Map Pointz,” which focuses on the youth party scene of communities of color in the 1990s. “I began to understand my work as a personal and collective memory of that time.
It is about unlearning/relearning/ reexamining our history as youth in Southern California. It is also about honoring those who we’ve lost in time,” said Rosales. The exhibit will be on display from Saturday to Jan. 19. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.
Spectacular ‘Spider-Man’ swings high BY ANDREW AYALA Staff Writer Marvel’s super-hero steam engine hasn’t stopped running thanks to the developers at Insomniac Games with their newest PlayStation exclusive “Spider-Man.” The game brings everyone’s favorite web slinger off the big screen and into players’ homes to get a more intimate look into the character. From the start, players are thrown into Peter Parker’s room, which is filled with foreshadowing and easter eggs, that any SpiderMan fan would instantly recognize. The first cutscene has a beautiful transition into one of the most entertaining aspects of the game, web-swinging through New York City. The game is very detailed and allows players to see the world from Spider-Man’s point of view of, showing how intense and swinging through the Big Apple is. New moves players learned throughout the game are based off of a skill tree that players must upgrade as they level up and progress through the story.
Along with unlocking skills, there are a numerous new gadgets like the spider drone, which makes facing enemies easier and more entertaining. At first, combat seems like the average punch and dodge system, but with the skill tree, players find themselves disarming enemies and throwing their weapons back at them, or even throwing web bombs, which make multiple enemies stick to walls. Players can even take a stealthy approach to defeating foes and remain undetected the whole time by using certain gadgets, moves and structures that can be used for their height advantage. There are many suits to choose from and gamers can acquire them by leveling up and gathering the right materials. The best part of each suit is that they have their own individual power-ups and special abilities. Once unlocked, players can swap suits while keeping the abilitis of others. As progress is made through the story, players will see new side missions and encounters throughout the city. The fast travel feature is fun because the loading screen for
fast travelling shows Spider-Man bobbing his head to a beat that a passenger is playing from a boom box. One of the more distinguishable easter eggs is pressing a button to trigger a greeting, which fans will recognize from “Spider-Man 3.” From stopping drug deals to catching pigeons for a man named Howard, to completing research labs for Harry Osborn, players will find themselves busy even when they aren’t progressing in the story. Players might even spend hours swinging around the city enjoying the beautifully detailed scenery, finding buildings or locations they had never seen before or recognized from a Marvel show or movie. There is a learning curve when swinging, but once mastered, players will feel like the wall crawler himself. Previous Spider-Man games allowed players to web swing, but this game in particular makes the player feel like New York City is a concrete jungle where no obstacle is too high or too challenging to get through. One interesting aspect of the game is playing through
multiple perspectives, not just as Spider-Man. There are certain points where players can be Peter Parker, Mary Jane or Miles Morales, which was quite entertaining. When playing Parker, players will be able to access Octavius Industries and do puzzles that help both himself and Dr. Octavius with their research. The voice acting is done perfectly for all characters. Spider-Man has the same personality as in the movies and comics, full of puns and jokes to lighten the mood even in the most difficult battles. Throughout the city, there are hidden backpacks that hold mementos from different times in Peter’s life. Each is unique, such as a piece of Rhino’s horn or even Peter’s first pair of glasses that were seen in the comics. There are landmarks that tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was amusing to dive from the top of the Avengers tower, and swing by Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum or the Wakandan Embassy. Players will recognize the game’s villains like Kingpin, Shocker, Electro, Scorpion, Rhino, Vulture,
PHOTO COURTESTY OF INSOMNIAC GAMES
THE WEB SLINGER—Spider-Man swings through New York City looking for civilians to save. Taskmaster and Mister Negative. On the way to defeating these villains, gamers will also know other notable Marvel characters like Black Cat and Otto Octavius who, eventually becomes Dr. Octopus. Throughout the story, players witness tension between the lives of Spider-Man and Parker and will understand why it is so difficult to live a double life. The plot thickens as players progress, and it doesn’t let gamers who love a good story down.
The photo mode that is included in the game is a blast to use. Players can either take a normal photo with multiple effects and photo customization, or even take a selfie as Spider-Man 0in front of the many recognizable structures throughout the city. Even players who are new to the series are bound to have a blast and find themselves lost in the web-swinging, action-packed, dramatic universe. “Spider-Man” was released on Sep. 7 and is rated T for teen.
‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ coming to VPAM the festival. Each of these three films has a Staff Writer different focus. The Vincent Price Art Museum “Through ‘Cine Sin Fronteras,’ will present “Cine Sin Fronteras,” we aim to highlight the innovative a short film program focusing on works of experimental Mexican Latin filmmakers Saturday. filmmakers,” said Marissa HicksAn offshoot of the Morelia Alcaraz director of programming International Film Festival, the for the Latin American Cinemateca program will be screening three of Los Angeles, LACLA, and short films. curator of the festival. Part of the afternoon’s events The films screened will each will be a live performance by El highlight something different Rio, a Latin American folk group. when it comes to latin filmmaking. The festival will be concluded “Relato Familiar” focuses in on w i t h a q u e s t i o n a n d a n s w e r the often overlooked Japanese portion. The Q&A will have the immigration after World War 2. producers of the film “El Sonido Using the backdrop of a Que Vemos,” Paolo Davanza and goods store named, Foto Seiki. Lisa Marr. “Coyolxauhqui” will retell the “El Sonido Que Vemos” is myth of the Aztec goddess, while just one of the three films being “El Sonido Que Vemos” is a short screened. “Relato Familiar” and that was shot over a 24-hour period “Coyolxauhqui” are also part of in the nation’s capital and focuses
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on an orchestra from Mexico City itself. LACLA first introduced ‘Cine Sin Fronteras’ in 2010 and has since done it annually. This year’s event at VPAM will run from noon to 3:30 p.m. The venue seats about 100 people and is free and open to the public. More information can be found on both the LACLA website, www. lacla.org and the VPAM website http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org/ visit.html . “We hope ‘Cine Sin Fronteras at VPAM will serve as a communal space in which various groups, such as students, filmmakers, artists, scholars, and community members can come together and engage in meaningful dialogue around U.S. Latinx, Latin American, and youth filmmaking,” said Hicks-Alcaraz. COURTESY OF THE VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM
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BY MELODY ORTIZ Staff Writer East Los Angeles College student, Hope Flores said she was excited and surprised walking into the Vincent Price Art Museum to discover her artwork had won first place. After submitting pieces to the “New Voices” exhibition each year, this is the first time that one of her pieces was selected. VPAM hosted a reception for the “New Voices 2018” exhibit on September 4. “New Voices” is an annual exhibit that displays the artwork of ELAC students from the 20172018 term. The artwork by Flores is called “Tres Hermanas” and took her around two years to finish. She said the shape was enjoyable to mold. “That’s why I like clay so
New Voices much, because it tells you what it wants,” said Flores. She said the name was inspired by the relationship between herself, her mom, and her sister. “We grew up together, we’re strong together,” said Flores. “It was a dedication to them.” Flores, who recently ended an internship at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), said the win gave her a boost of confidence to do more ceramics work. Richard Tran took second place with his ceramics piece “Meat Hook” and third place went to Saran Alderson for her painting “Birthday Party.” This year’s exhibit had less art than the previous. VPAM director, Pilar Tompkins Rivas said it was up to the judge to choose which submissions made it. “I think the result is really beautiful,” said
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Rivas, “Usually, it’s a little more dense. And in this case, I think having less work gives you a real opportunity to see the specific pieces.” Rivas said they encourage the juror to pick between 50 and 60 artworks and they respect the decisions when made. She also said that this was the first year to have a video on display, as far as she can recall. The 47-second video by Daniel Sandoval is called “Ivanoxide” and received an honorable mention. The video shows different locations around Los Angeles. Rivas said she finds judges of “New Voices” through her relationships with people in the art community. “In this particular case,” said Rivas, “I picked someone that is a person who is looking at emerging artists coming out of our community and will be
able to, in the future, keep certain people in mind.” This year, the exhibit was juried and curated by Julian Bermudez, who launched the Bermudez Projects in 2011. The program is dedicated to increasing public access to the visual arts through exhibitions, publications, events, video and sound, and social media. In a juror’s statement, Bermudez, said, “In this exhibit, you are witnessing the birth of burgeoning talent. And, it is important to be mindful of all the thoughts, feelings, hopes, and long hours of work that went into producing what you see around you.” The “New Voices 2018” exhibit will be on display until November 3. Admission is free and open to the public. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. (and 7 p.m. on Thursday).
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NO END—Amanda Coronel’s oil painting on a wooden canvas is on display for viewing until November 3 in the Vincent Price Art Museum.