ELAC Campus News Fall 2022 Issue 3

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Monkeypox affecting Black, Latino communities at higher rates BY JUAN CALVILLO

HIV disease. Persons who had skin-toskin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health. “If you are immunocompromised, including uncontrolled or advanced HIV, you may be at high risk for severe disease and will be prioritized for vaccination,” the LACDPH’s website said. During the ELAC Foundations event, the consensus was that monkeypox infections in Latino communities are starting to go up. The virus, along with its physical issues, also comes with a social stigma in Latino communities. Jeffery Reynoso, a doctor speaking from the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, said people in communities with lower resources, in this case Latinos, are more likely to be infected. He said Latinos have the highest infection rate in LA County. Latinos and the Latino LGBTQ+ community are some of the most vulnerable. Reynoso said these groups feel intimidated or afraid to reach out for information when it comes to diseases like monkeypox. Loya said the idea now is to get vaccine accessibility to the communities of East and South-East Los Angeles. He said there is a stigma for those looking for information on or for monkeypox vaccines. He said media outlet’s information focused on how monkeypox was specifically affecting LGBTQ+ people. Loya said this made it seem that LGBTQ+ people were the only ones being infected. He said public institutions aren’t helping matters in their specifying LGBTQ+ groups that are at risk of being infected with monkeypox. “This, alongside the discourse the media had created, put individuals in situations where they could be outed for their sexual orientation and/or their sexual health history,” Loya said. This stigma is something that Loya said was important to dispel. He said informing the public that close contact for long durations is the main mode of transmission would help people understand that sexual orientation is not the mode of infection. Sherill Brown, a doctor at AltaMed Health Services, said the •

Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and local medical providers are trying to reconcile the disparity of resources and accessibility to Latino, Black and other minority communities when it comes to battling monkeypox. The East Los Angeles College Foundation and the Los Angeles Blade, a LGBTQ+ news resource, held an event at ELAC to review information on these concerns. Alexis Loya, LGBTQ programs manager at ViaCare, which works out of the Student Health Center, said the center’s health provider Michelle Quan can refer students to ViaCare locations. “While we were unable to provide the monkeypox vaccine out of our ELAC Wellness center, we worked closely with the provider to ensure she would be able to provide information of monkeypox vaccine availability to all students,” Loya said. Alicia H. Chang, infectious disease doctor and regional official for the LACDPH, said the infection curve seems to be going down as of August. She said 97% of those infected with monkeypox are men with 94% identifying as LGBTQ+. The LACDPH’s website has a list of symptoms for monkeypox. Symptoms of the virus include: • A rash having bumps, pimples, blisters, sores or scabs. • This rash may be anywhere on the body including genitals, mouth, hands or face. • The rash can be in one area or across the whole body. • The rash can itchy or painful • Flu-like symptoms may or may not be present. If they are present, they appear one to four days before or after the rash starts. These symptoms usually appear between five to 21 days after exposure. Recovery time for most people is between two to four weeks. B r e t t M o r r o w, C h i e f Communications Officer for the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, said the risk of contracting monkeypox is very low, taking into account the most current data. A vaccine that is given subcutaneously,

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INFECTIONS DECLINE—Alicia H. Chang, an infectious disease specialist at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, saying the number of infections due to monkeypox seem to be declining. The peak of infections was in August.

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COMMUNITY ALLIANCE—The East Los Angeles College Foundation monkeypox event has a variety of professionals going over the in-and-out’s of community responses to the virus.

beneath the skin, named JYNNEOS is currently being used for persons that fit the criteria for vaccination. Those that need to make an appointment for a vaccine can use www.myturn.ca.gov, the same website that is used for COVID-19 appointments. Morrow said supplies of the monkeypox vaccine are

currently adequate. The LACDPH’s website said the criteria for vaccination includes the following: • Gay or bisexual men, or any men or transgender people who have sex with men or transgender people. • Persons of any gender or sexual orientation who

engage in commercial and/ or transactional sex [for example those that engage in] sex in exchange for money, shelter, food, or other goods or needs. People living with HIV, especially persons with uncontrolled or advanced

stigma surrounding monkeypox has made it difficult to get patients to feel comfortable with disclosing intimate information. She said newly infected people are from different groups than before. There is a larger number of people that live in multigenerational homes versus what was originally groups of people who could afford being isolated from family and friends. Brown said most information that was available from public health sites was clinical and not tailored for local communities. “Many of our patients are monolingual Spanish. So a lot of the resources that we had were all in English and we had to translate them to Spanish. So that was difficult getting that information out initially to our patients,” Brown said. Morrow said the LACDPH translates everything into multiple languages, with Spanish being a primarily translated language. monkeypox information can be found at this link http://ph.lacounty. gov/media/Monkeypox/resources. htm. Morrow said at first the supply of vaccines being used for monkeypox, TPOXX was low. This vaccine is used to combat Smallpox. The use of the vaccine was focused on those that met certain criteria. He said if Los Angeles residents have questions concerning treatment, vaccines or general information concerning monkeypox, they can call the Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473. The center is open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. More information can be found on the Public Health’s website for monkeypox at http://publichealth. lacounty.gov/media/monkeypox/ vaccine.htm. The ELAC Foundation event was held almost entirely in Spanish. Jeffery King, representing the Black community group In the Meantime Men, was present at the event as well. Campus News reached out to Armond Aghakhanian, director of the ELAC Foundation, for information on why the event was focused solely on Black, Latino and Latinx communities and if other events would include other members of the community. No response was received by this issue’s print deadline.

Over a dozen clubs kick off club rush week virtually BY STEVEN ADAMO Staff Writer Club leaders gathered virtually Monday to share details about the different clubs on campus during Club Rush Week. Presented by the Inter-Club Council, ASU president Steven Gallegos introduced more than a dozen club leaders including the Students For Political Awareness, Cycling, Architecture, Students Against Substance Abuse and sociology clubs. “You don’t need a fancy bike,” said Jason Wang of the Cycling Club. Athlete or amateur, Wang said that this recreational club on campus is open to students who have a bike and enjoy riding it. Meetings also include discussions on subjects important to cyclists, like the unsafe nature cyclists face on many of the local streets.

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Jonathan Diaz and Gianfranco Abrego-Garcia of the Huskies Computer Club said in their presentation that the computer club is a lot more than talking about coding and setting up servers, which they are working on. Small, inexpensive computers called Arduinos are also experimented with. Diaz and Abrego-Garcia explained how Arduinos could bridge the gap between departments, like building and programming robots with the Technology department. The Computer Club meets Thursdays and Fridays between 6 and 8 p.m. at E7-310. Simulating the United Nations General Assembly and other specialized UN committees, the Model UN Club uses role-play to learn, discuss and debate current global issues. Members Kelly Velasquez and

‘Melancholia’ opening week

Carla Rascon were present at the Club Rush along with their adviser Frank Lozano. Velasquez said that she has made many friends at the club during their participation in the Model UN conferences around Southern California. Though many ELAC cheerleaders are in the club, Ruth Rojas of the ELAC Pep Squad Club said it is not a requirement to join. Rojas said that the club gives an inside view of the work involved in the sport of cheerleading, as well as a way for students to express their school spirit. After having hybrid-meetings last semester, the ELAC Students For Political Awareness and Advocacy club announced they were excited to meet in person this semester. Club member Adonia Burciaga said that they offer a safe space to discuss political topics on campus. Burciaga said one goal of the club is

‘Melancholia’ by Latino Theater Lab will be showing outdoors in the P2-S2 courtyard, tomorrow through Saturday at 7 p.m. To reserve your seats: https://www. latinotheaterco.org/melancholia

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to link with other organizations on campus and in the community. The ESPAA will meet Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at F7-217. The ELAC Pathway to Law School club is also a transfer program on campus. Lily from the club shared a list of affiliated

DACA webinar

colleges including University of California, Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, all aimed at current ELAC law students transferring to these colleges. Students interested in the law pertaining to civil rights, environmental justice, immigration

Dream Resource Center will host webinar on Zoom today from noon to 1 p.m. for a Q & A with an attorney with from its legal partner CARECEN. Registeration link bit.ly/DACA92822

reform and gender equality are encouraged to join by emailing lawpathway@elac.edu. Club Rush Week continues today at the South Gate campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby.

Meet with Cal Poly Pomona representative Appointments are available October 26 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and can be booked by calling the Transfer Center or via its virtual lobby on the ELAC website.


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OPINION

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COVID-19 lessons not applied to monkeypox BY BEATRIZ GARAY Staff Writer As the United States is coming to terms with the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, we need to learn from our past mistakes as Monkeypox disease spreads. For the last two-and-half years, we have lived through an unprecedented time where nearly everyone was cut off from one another and had to change their daily routines to ensure that they are able to protect themselves and their loved ones. This was achieved with somewhat clear communication from state leaders and fact-based science that helped lower the spread of COVID19. This can be seen as an achievement in handling a new virus. The way the outbreak of monkeypox is being handled may be repeating mistakes that happened with COVID-19. These mistakes include not providing accurate information and not having transparent messaging. This may seem an overreaction when comparing the cases of monkeypox to the number of cases of COVID-19. The way monkeypox is transmitted from person to person and the way it affects them is different. It is due to this misguided assumption that we lowered our defenses. This in turn, allowed the number of monkeypox cases to rise in different communities in not only California but also many others. An article titled “Inside America’s monkeypox crisis — and the mistakes that made it worse” in the Washington Post said we are mismanaging the handling of this issue. This article shows that “despite efforts to learn from the nation’s COVID-19 failures, officials struggled to meet growing demand for testing, vaccines, and treatments” (Diamond Nirappil and Sun, 2022). The article provides an awareness of how our society’s responses to outbreaks are ineffectual. Our attempt can be quite inept

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in trying to keep people safe from being infected. It was due to this neglect that many U.S citizens are losing faith in the federal government and how it can protect them from any form of danger. It goes to show that even if the U.S. had all kinds of resources at its

disposal, it still manages to repeat fatal mistakes. This means a lot of innocent people pay the price. It is important to understand that the relationship between the state and federal government leads to the problem facing the growing numbers of monkeypox cases across the

United States. States have their own ways of handling dilemmas. Yet they still rely on the federal government to give them much needed resources to keep from breaking down. It is due to this dependency and the federal government’s “red tape” that

so many people are getting infected. People dealing with the consequences of the ignorant government officials whose job is supposed to protect them. Kristen Hwang, a member of CalMatters, said in the article, “California monkeypox response is bumpy, but builds on some lessons from COVID,” we make the same mistakes in difficult times. “Even with a more coordinated statewide response, bureaucratic delays and shortages at the federal level threaten to upend local efforts to control the spread.” The article says even with the best intentions from both the federal and state governments in keeping people safe, there are always times where it is not enough, and people still die. It is sad to see how so many people could have been saved if governmental officials were to put their ideals and differences aside. The situation would be different and the way things are now would not be as bad. The handling of the monkeypox outbreak should be a real eye opener as it shows how people often repeat mistakes in providing the right kind of information that could keep everyone safe. So many people are struggling to keep their lives normal while trying to stay safe regardless of whatever medical options they have. If our government were to work as it is meant to, then we would be better equipped and effective at keeping both COVID-19 and Monkeypox cases to a manageable level. This would help people go back to a regular life. Making changes in decision processes and emergency handling would help those who live in the United States regain a better trust in both their federal and state governments. It just takes better communication and planning for our societies to be better prepared for dealing with the next pandemic, if there’s ever another one, or disease outbreaks to come up in five or ten years.

Newsom rejects bill for students Campus Voice BY LUIS DIAZ Staff Writer

How do you feel about returning to in-person classes?

“Online doesn’t quite work for certain classes. The hands-on experience has to be in person.” - Christine Schlientz

“I don’t mind in-person. I like it better because I can interact with a person.” - Katherine Bustamante

“In person classes are better, online classes would get me distracted. I’d rather take classes in person to focus”. - Mariaccelia Rodales www.ELACCampusNews.com

BY LEONARDO CERVANTES Staff Writer Governor Gavin Newsom made the wrong decision in rejecting Assembly 1919 which provided for free student public transit. Newsom’s decision will impact thousands of students trying to get by in life. Assembly Bill-1919 would have included students in K-12 school districts. It would also include students enrolled in state community colleges, California State Universities, and University of California systems. Students would have been able to access any bus or rail service available without limits. Newsom decided for whatever reason it wasn’t a necessary bill to pass. California is an over-populated state with traffic seemingly running rampant throughout the entire day. The way some people view public transportation gives a negative stigma around it. It is seen as being over-crowded and dirty. Some see it as demeaning to ride in, especially those that have access to vehicles. However, most that ride public transportation don’t have an alternative way to get around the city. While a metro bus ticket is only $1.75, this money adds up quickly. This is especially true for people who have to buy a ticket to and from their destination. Many college students are struggling financially; this is just another obstacle that they have to overcome. Just like college students, children that are in high school and those students that don’t have a job still rely on their parents for financial problems. All the money students save with free transpit could be better applied. The money they waste daily could go to better their food, housing or educational situation or other weekly needs. Walking isn’t an alternative in Los Angeles. There is far too much ground to cover to reach any destination. Riding a bike is also a tiring exercise, especially if your

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destination is over 20 minutes away. Frankly, Angelinos don’t want to be sweaty arriving at their destination every day, and some have never learned how to ride a bike. If free transport is unlikely, then there are options. Riding public transportation should be seen as an easy alternative for Angelinos and a non-financial dent to their pockets.

would save students hundreds of dollars yearly. Newsom’s decision impacts many student families, but especially those that come from low-income households. This would have been an opportunity for those that don’t have strong financial stability to save plenty of money monthly.

Newsom’s decision impacts many student families, but especially those that come from low-income households. A metro pass for students K-12 would cost $24 dollars a month. While it should be free, this fee could be cut in half to $12, which would make it slightly more than a combo meal at Mcdonalds. This

That saved money could have gone toward a student’s education, like buying an extra book or taking an extra tutoring session online. Many programs were put in place during the peak of the pandemic in

order to provide free transportation for all. It showed people that free public tansit was possible. It should be free again for students, as they are the future of this state and will propel it to new heights. The pandemic impacted everyone’s life and it still impacts hundreds even if the news doesn’t highlight the deaths as it did at the beginning of the pandemic. Many families are still feeling the remnants of the pandemic, as they perhaps lost a family member or were jobless for a large portion of the year. Public transportation fees cut into their daily and weekly budget. Providing free public transport would go a long way in helping these families.

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New funding helps high school students transition FACES program receives $200,000 through the Congressional Community Project Funding BY RAYMOND NAVA Staff Writer

California Representative Judy Chu presented a $200,000 check to the East Los Angeles College Family and Community Engagement Services program on August 26. By her side was leadership from ELAC, the Los Angeles Community College District and Alhambra Unified School District. The FACES program aims to provide a seamless transition from high school to college while building trust with the families of kindergarten through 12th grade students. Chu, a Democrat and former professor at ELAC, was able to secure the funding for the FACES program through the Congressional Community Project Funding process. The funding was added as part of the 2022 fiscal year congressional appropriations process. The CCPF allows members of Congress to request funding for projects in their districts. The Legislative & Governmental Affairs Officer for the Los Angeles Community College District, Maria Luisa Veloz, shared that all the colleges in the district submitted funding requests that in total was $6.345 million. She said that she sent all requests to the respective representatives of the districts each college is in. Veloz said that the law firm

Holland and Knight lobbied on behalf of Representative Chu in order to secure the $200,000 funding for the FACES program. The FACES program was first launched with the Los Angeles Unified School District and worked in conjunction with their Parent and Community Engagement program.

“When their sons or daughters come, they not only know of the services, but they also know who we are, and the campus and where they can go.”

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In an interview with Campus News, the Dean of Student Service, Blanca Gomez said the idea for the FACES program was inspired by the mission of the PACE program at LAUSD. The mission was to engage with parents and the community to facilitate their children’s transition from high school to college. “When their sons or daughters come, they not only know of the

services, but they also know who we are, and the campus and where they can go,” Gomez stated. During the pandemic, the FACES program acted, as Gomez put it, as a “conduit” of communication between ELAC and the community The program was able to have Spanish and English webinars in addition to College Hour webinars once a month. The program, in conjunction with LAUSD, proved to be such a success that the Montebello Unified School District reached out and wanted to do something similar to the College Hour that FACES did because it was so popular. Gomez said the first FACES College Hour with the PACE program had over 100 participants that came from South Gate to the northeast of Lincoln Heights. When asked about how the $200,000 would be spent, Gomez said that it would be up to the parents and community and what they determine is needed. “If it’s for bringing [students] onto campus, getting buses, providing activities, getting speakers, I think there’s a lot of opportunity,” Gomez said. Gomez further shared, “We want to do it collectively.” Gomez says they want to start having the conversation with parents regarding the transition of their children into higher education. There are even plans to poll parents on what they feel they currently need and how the FACES program can help them with those issues.

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Women’s Center warns of the dangers of stalking BY SOLEIL CARDENAS Staff Writer

East Los Angeles Women’s Center advocate, Gabby Orozco, taught students that stalking is a behavior in which a victim has their safety (or their family’s safety) threatened when they are willfully and maliciously followed or harassed. East Los Angeles College Student Health Center partnered with ELAWC last Thursday to host a webinar to help students understand stalking on campus. The ELAWC cautions students to be aware of their surroundings and recognize the signs of stalking. The Zoom webinar was led by Madelin Melara and Gabby Orozco who both work for ELAWC. Jessica Olivas, the ELAC student health center coordinator, planned this collaboration with ELAWC to provide more support to students. Orozco began the presentation by

educating the student attendees on what exactly stalking is. Orozco continued on to cover stalker stereotypes stating, “Oftentimes, stalkers have a very charming attitude and they’re very attractive, friendly and sociable. Their demeanor kind of comes off as too perfect. They are very passionate and could be very romantic.” Although there are some stalker stereotypes, Melara said, “Keep in mind, there’s no checkbox list…It’s just important to keep an open mind to a lot of things.” Melara continues on to say, “ Just stay aware, keep an open mind, especially when you’re meeting someone new. Stay aware and get to know them until you feel safe with this person.” The hosts also discussed popular shows and movies that include stalking. Their first example was a scene from “The Notebook” when the two protagonists, Noah and Allie, first meet. Noah quickly becomes obsessed with Allie and will stop at nothing to gain her attention.

The next example was from the When students make it clear that Netflix series “YOU” in which the certain behaviors are unwanted to main character, Joe Goldberg, stalks another student and that student several women and stops at nothing continues, it can become stalking. to control their A few examples lives. of this unwanted “Just stay aware, The fictional b e h a v i o r character Joe may include keep an open mind, G o l d b e rg i s unexpected gifts, a n e x t r e m e especially when you’re showing up example of t o o n e ’s h o m e meeting someone a stalker in unannounced and new. Stay aware and comparison reaching out to to N o a h get to know them until one’s friends to from “The pass a message you feel safe with this along. Notebook” O r o z c o Cyberstalking person.” described is similarly based different types on unwanted MADELIN MELARA of stalking behavior from an Domestic Violence and behavior individual. Sexual Assault Therapist whether that O r o z c o be in person or describes how cyberstalking. being cyberstalked S h e r e c o m m e n d s s t u d e n t s can be presented in many ways be cautious when sharing their whether it be through text message schedule with other students unless or on social media. they are trusted, because a stalker A stalker who has an individuals may try to follow a student around number may repeadtely text after based on their schedule. they have been asked to stop. The

stalker may also call repeatedly until they answer. On social media the individual may receive direct messages or several comments on a post from one person. Orozco warns students that stalkers will stop at nothing to get into contact with you. Some may even download a text app to reach out from a fake number. There are many ways a person could make another person feel uncomfortable. The most important thing is to stay aware and utilize support groups on campus such as ELAC Student Health Center. Students in relationships should also become cautious of red flags and unhealthy behaviors that may turn into a form of stalking. Regarding behaviors such as sharing locations with a significant other, Melara said, “I think…many people look at it as, ‘Oh,they just want to make sure I’m okay, see how I’m doing.’ “Which is totally fine but again… be aware… Because it can [lead to,] ‘What are you doing here? Why are

you there? You have no business being there…’Then the accusations start.” A partner constantly worrying a b o u t t h e o t h e r p a r t n e r ’s whereabouts can become threatening and possibly lead to physical or verbal abuse. A partner becoming extremely jealous, putting the other partner down in front of loved ones and damaging their personal property can all be considered red flags students should stay aware of. ELAWC works to assure students that there are many on-campus resources such as the campus police or a trusted professor if there is immediate danger. If an individual is not in immediate danger, there are support groups students can reach out to through the Student Health Center or ELAWC. For more information reach out to the ELAWC campus advocate at gorozco@elawc.org. Students can also find more information and support at www. elawc.org.

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Arts/Sports

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Netflix show leaves viewers with uncomfortable vibe BY ANNETTE QUIJADA Staff Writer Netflix’s current number one show is “DAHMER Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and it’s quite disturbing. Viewers should not be surprised by the gut wrenching feeling this show will give them.The show contains scenes that may be unwatchable for some. The 10 episode series follows the crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer played by Evan Peters. The timeline of the series jumps

from when Dahmer is backand-forth caught to glimpses of his childhood and adolesence. Dahmer killed, dismembered and cannibalized his victims in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin apartment. Evan Peters is well known in the horror community and he’s no disappointment in this series. Peters is best known for his various psychotic charcters in the infamous show American Horror Story. Peters captures Dahmer’s early interest in anatomy including his non-chalantness when it comes to dismembering his victims. Dharmer’s life and actions have

The only enlightening thing in this version is how the incompetence of the police contributed to Dahmer being able to murder 17 innocent people from 1978-1991.

been visited quite a number of times and has been told from several different angles. The only enlightening thing in this version is how the incompetence of the police contributed to Dahmer being able to murder 17 innocent people from 1978-1991. One essential character in the series is Glenda Cleveland played by Niecy Nash. Cleveland was Dahmer’s neighbor and was ignored by police when she called them to report on the odd things going on in Dahmer’s apartment. The series shows the rivetting night of May 27, 1991 when

Cleveland’s niece and daughter bump into one of Dahmer ’s victims, 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasonphone. He was trying to escape, but was drugged by Dehmar. When police finally showed up, they believed Dahmer when he said Sinthasonphone was his boyfriend. Nash manages to show the pained and nauseated feelings Cleveland must’ve felt while being ignored by the police and having to deal with the constant smell of human flesh coming through her air vents. Creator Ryan Murphy does well in trying not to glamorize Dahmer.

More importantly the series captures the pain of the victims and their families. Murphy most importantly sheds the light on who the victims were as individuals and the fact that Dahmer had a preference of Black and brown men. The popularity of the Netflix show brings up an interesting problem. These types of shows continue to glamorize monsters like Dahmer and keep them popular through new movies and series. It may be time to leave their monsters behind.

NO PAIN, NO GAIN—Luis Zometa back as starter after suffering injury.

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Injured defensive player back in action BY LUIS DIAZ Staff Writer Defensive starter Luis Zometa suffered a concussion during the first half of the September 16 Cypress Vs Huskies game. Luis Zometa was hit in the head, by a Cypress player as he was jumping to reach for the ball. Men’s soccer head coach Eddie Flores addressed Zometa’s injuryTuesday “He suffered a concussion, but he’s okay…he played a hell of a game today.” Flores said. During yesterday’s game Luis Zometa looked in good form and made good defensive stops. His aggression made it difficult for Victory Valley’s offense to get through him.

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