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ASU works to clear confusion
Student tutoring still on campus
BY JONATHAN BERMUDEZ Staff Writer Vice president of liberal arts and science Ruben Arenas and ASU members met to clear up confusion surrounding tutoring on campus. President of ASU, Brian Han, and Vice President of Finance at ASU, Amber Arias, spoke to Arenas about concerns of students no longer having access to tutoring. Han asked why there was a sudden change and how will students get access to tutoring. Arenas said that the loss of tutoring was incorrect. Arenas said the reason for why there would be no more one-onone tutoring in the learning center is because of more funding and an increase in the number of tutors. He said the timing wasn’t perfect but he is trying to fix it by asking faculty to share more information about services. Arenas invited Han and Arias to visit the math center and the writing center. When they visited the math center, they asked instructor assistant Eddie Hidalgo questions about the math center and its services. Hidalgo said they had one-onone appointments and book rental programs for statistics books and math 125 books, but the center
Immigration policies to be brought to light Dream Resource Center to explore DACA BY JUAN CALVILLO Staff Writer Students at East Los Angeles College can learn about the future of immigration policies at an informational event on the Tuesday. The “Public Charge Rules, DACA and the Future of Immigration Policy” event will have legal experts in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, and public charge in attendance. The Dream Resource Center is helping with outreach for the event. DACA specialist María Ignacia Rodriguez Kmec and public charge expert Inna Parizher will be at the event to go over all the updates happening in each area. Kmec is an immigration policy advocate at the National Immigration Law Center. Parizher is an attorney for immigration projects at the Neighbourhood Legal Services of Los Angeles. Rigoberto Reyes from the LA County Office of Immigration Affairs will also be on hand at the event talking about local government resources. Public charges have become a talked about issue when it comes to immigration. Under the current presidential administration the idea of public charge has been linked to immigration status and the hopes of changing said status. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service defines public charges, “For purposes of determining inadmissibility, “public charge” means an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public cash assistance
for income maintenance or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense.” ELAC law professor Courtney Powers said that public charge was a very complicated issue to talk about. She said the current administration was broadening what it means to be a public charge and that it would challenge immigrants in getting their status changed. With the status of DACA in question and with public charge undergoing so many changes, it is important now more than ever for students and the community to know what can affect immigration status. Powers said, “On DACA there is a lot of confusion out there right now, because President Obama created the program. President Trump has tried to rescind it.” Powers said DACA students that have already registered are still able to get help but that no new students could apply. She said that with a court case pending in the Supreme Court, the fate of DACA was in question, and the experts in these fields might have greater insight into what might actually happen. ELAC Law professor Filemón Samson said the Law department is the main source of legal education on campus and that helping students with legal information on important issues made sense. “We feel it’s important to support our students with legal issues that are going to be impacting their daily lives,” Samson said. He reached out to Brian Henderson, student services specialist at the DRC, in the hopes of helping students. He said he had known that the DRC had legal help for students but that it was somewhat limited and that an event like this one might be able to reach a wider audience. “If we pool our resources we can
do more,” Samson said. Samson said the event was not just for students though, and that he hopes that the community at large will attend as well. He said some people might feel apprehensive about coming to an event like this, but Bianca Martinez from the DRC said that the event was for the entire community. “The event is open to all community members. We hope that students and their families will attend,” Martinez said. We also welcome local community members seeking advice and support with concerns related to immigration policy.” Martinez said getting students, their families and the community at large the right information when it comes to immigration status was key for this event. Martinez also said that despite the fear among people. It was important for them to know what was currently happening. Powers said that although the federal government is going in one direction, the state government has expanded help for people with immigration issues. Samson said he has high hopes for a program currently waiting approval that would help students in legal aspects. He said the program would provide legal aid for free to students when it comes to family and immigration law, but that nothing was set in stone as of now. “Public Charge rules, DACA and the future of immigration policy” event will be Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in F5201. For more information on the event contact SamsonFK@elac. edu or stop in at the DRC in E1142.
had a shortage of pre-calculus and calculus textbooks. Hidalgo plans to change appointment times in order to support all the new students coming from the learning center. He said the math center had not been doing a good job letting the public know about their services but, they plan to do better.
Arenas said that the tutor funding had increased from $1,074,265 last year to $1,494,756 this year.
He also said that during tight periods, they have up to seven tutors but plan to hire more. Maria Acosta, a learning skills center instructor said that the Writing Center has 30 to 45 minute sessions, online booking, one-anda-half-hour workshops for MLA format, grammar, thesis statement, in-class tutoring, group tutoring and unlimited computer use.
She said that there are long wait times for walk-ins, but that the center plans to fix that. Han asked Acosta about how they will support DSP&S (Disable Student Program and Services) students and she said that they had very qualified tutors that help students with special needs. She also showed that the writing center had more than enough tutors to help students. Arenas said that with the new budget, the math and Writing Center will be able to provide more services to students. Arenas said that the tutor funding had increased from $1,074,265 last year to $1,494,756 this year. “This is the most the college has ever spent and we are excited to do this,” Arenas said. With the new budget, Arenas plans to fund tutoring for other subjects such as anatomy and physiology. He said that tutoring was not going away, since it is a state law to help community college students to get help with subjects in entering their first year of school. This law is called AB 705 and all community colleges in California must follow it. Arenas is aware of the confusion when it comes to tutoring and wants to ensure students will be helped.
Club discusses fears, phobias to the feared objects or situations. This will progressively help Staff Writer decrease the level of fear and anxiety towards the object or Phobias have the ability to put situation. “Even a picture can cause the a hold on life and the Psychology Club at East Los Angeles College, subject to start sweating and Psi Beta showed how therapy can get nervous,” Campos said. “So exposing them to a picture first help. Club members presented the and allowing their anxiety levels ways phobias are formed and what to decrease, will cause them to lose treatments are used to treat them at their fear.” CBT is a goal-oriented treatment their meeting on Thursday. that helps the subject overcome the Phobias can be established in childhood through early adulthood fear of the object or situation by and can occur after a traumatic focusing on reconstructing their experience or a stressful event. negative thoughts and behaviors. A short “BBC Primal Fears” They can also be inherited or video was shown of a woman in learned from generations before. There is a strong distinction therapy for her phobia of birds and between a fear and a phobia. feathers. She had a debilitating fear Fears are manageable and do not of birds and the sight of a feather made her extremely deter people from uncomfortable. accomplishing The therapist tasks, but phobias exposed her to a can have a large single feather and impact on daily “Even a picture let her dictate how life. can cause the comfortable she was An example with the object near shown by Daniella subject to start her. At the end of Valdez, vice sweating and get her CBT session, president of the Psi the woman was able Beta club, said how nervous.” to hold the feather the fear of needles, without feeling trypanophobia, can overwhelmed. become dangerous As the presentation when a person came to an end JOCELYN CAMPOS who suffers from a and phobias were Club Historian chronic condition discussed by students, such as diabetes, Bryant Horowitz, avoids getting adviser of the Psi medical treatment that involves the Beta Club said, “A lot of times use of needles or injections. “Studies show that a remarkable they (phobias) are self diagnosed, 20% of the population has some so you say that you are afraid of degree of fear of needles or something but maybe it does not injections and 10% within that elicit that fight-or-flight response.” The fight-or-flight response suffer from trypanophobia,” Valdez happens when coming across a said. feared object or situation your Psi Beta Club said treating phobias is a good option to live a brain decided if you will fight the fear or flee from it. This response normal life. Treatment for phobias can occur to fearful things often times makes it difficult to live a normal life with a professional or by oneself. The most common treatments avoiding the object or situation at presented to treat phobias are all costs. “When it becomes disruptive to exposure therapy and Cognitive your life, when you can’t leave the Behavioral Therapy also known as house, that would be the reason CBT. “Exposure therapy is often times why you would want to try to very successful,” Jocelyn Campos, expose yourself to what you are afraid of. We want someone to the club historian said. The goal with exposure therapy live a normal life and to be able to is to gradually expose the subjects function,” said Valdez.
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BY JOHANNA RODRIGUEZ
News Briefs Registered Nurse Info Session
Learn about the Registered Nursing program requirements on Oct. 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in F5-209.
The ELAC Specialized America’s Job Center of California will have its grand opening on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the K7 building
Financial Aid Awareness Day ELAC will host a financial aid event on Oct. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. in front of the E3 building.
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Teachers lack proper training to use guns BY MELISA VALENZUELA Staff Writer From educators and parents to school security organizations and law enforcement, they all agree that putting guns in the hands of teachers does more harm than good. School shootings have become an epidemic in the United States, and some people seem to believe that the only real solution is to add more guns. Some states, such as Texas and Ohio, already allow school staff who have a concealed-carry permit to bring guns to school. However, a study by Everytown for Gun Safety suggest that putting more ﬁrearms in school increases the possibility that a troubled student could get their hands on the gun as well as the likelihood of an accidental shootings. Everytown is an organization made up of educators, moms and students that ﬁght for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence. They have been working with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association to research why these shootings happen. They have even come up with an evidence-based intervention plan to help prevent them.
Students accessing the guns, the increased risk of shootings and the liability risks that an armed teacher poses are some key ﬁndings from their research. Their research also mentions that law enforcement ofﬁcers receive
Giving (teachers) a weapon would just add to their already stressful workload... an average of 840 hours of basic training including 168 hours of training on weapons, self-defense and the use of force. At schools where guns are allowed, the teachers receive significantly less training and in some states, there is no minimum training required at all. Banning guns from schools might seem like a no-brainer, but the proposal to arm teachers is supported by influential people such as the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the National Rifle Association and President Donald Trump.
DeVos believes that “districts have the ﬂexibility to use federal funds to arm teachers.” The funds she talks about is money intended for academics and enrichment programs that would no doubt
beneﬁt the students more. After the Parkland, Florida massacre, Trump delivered a speech on school shootings where he said that we need to “harden” our schools, not “soften them up.” In
later tweets, he also suggested a yearly bonus for faculty and staff who volunteer to use their guns at school. What schools really need is a plan that focuses on intervening before the violence occurs, like the one created by Everytown, the AFT and the NEA. Their plan is a multifaceted approach that includes evidence-based and expert-endorsed actions that schools can take to address the early warning signs. Some of the things suggested are addressing students’ health, establishing threat assessment programs to manage potential threats of violence, implementing basic security upgrades and planning in advance for emergencies. The plan also focuses on preventing shooters from getting their hands on guns by pushing for more sensible gun laws. Teachers take on more roles and responsibilities than people realize. Giving them a weapon would just add to their already stressful workload, and there is not any evidence that suggests that carrying a gun makes them and their students safer. Guns, unfortunately, have a place in society, but they should never have a place in our schools.
Nintendo creates long-lifespan games BY ADAM ROBLES Staff Writer While the video game industry gets bigger every year, there are only a few games that will truly stand the test of time. These games have good graphics and mechanics, and entice players to replay it. They usually stand out from other games from the same time period. There are multiple reasons why a game ages better, but it varies from person to person. Games that have long lifespans are usually acclaimed by players more than professional critics. The critic scores, however, don’t determine whether a game will last long or not. Some reviewers may claim to love the game because they are nostalgic for it or are fans of the series. This bias makes it difﬁcult for them to say anything bad about it. It is important to realize that some professional reviewers get paid-trips from big companies to play a game early. This can make them feel obligated to give a positive review. Even with the user reviews, there are often users who will give a game a low score just because they don’t like certain aspects of the game. These types of people are often referred to as review bombers.
These types of players sometimes dislike a certain game because it isn’t on their preferred console or that they didn’t like how their favorite character was treated in the story. Events like these are unfortunate, but they do happen. One way to tell if a game has aged or will age well is by listening to its sound quality. When a game has many repetitive sounds that aren’t pleasant to listen to, it will usually age poorly. This is seen a lot in the lower-budget titles and games from the Nintendo 64 and Playstation era. That generation was a big leap from 16-bit graphics to 64-bit, which led to a lot of poorly-aged visuals and sounds from games that went for a realistic approach. Games that are heavily story-driven must have good voice actors in order to age well, especially if they’re focused on single-player. Game series like “The Last of Us,” “God of War” and “Persona” focus heavily on telling a story. These games have good storylines and are well voice acted, which increases their chances of holding up. The types of games that won’t age well are online multiplayer games that require the player to interact with other players online.
Since they require a player base, their lifespan relies solely on their ability to keep players interested in the gameplay. These online games only last as long as the publisher is happy with the proﬁt that the game continues to bring in. Once a game is no longer proﬁtable, many of its servers will most likely be shut down. Nintendo is famous for making games that hold up very well. Their franchises such as “Super Mario,” “Pokemon,” “The Legend of Zelda,” “Super Smash Bros.” and more are known for their visuals, good game mechanics and having some of the better-aged sound qualities even from older consoles. With most of its games, Nintendo goes for a more cartoon look in opposition to Sony and Microsoft’s gore and realistic games. This gives the impression that Nintendo is marketed more toward kids, but in 2019, that isn’t the case at all. The cartoon look is a stylistic choice that makes games graphically stand out for having recognizable characters. This art style makes it easier for the average player to identify the game. Having a game that has that identifiable look for the general audience can also play a part in whether it will be forgotten within a year or remembered for decades.
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Lowell Farms’ cannabis cafe helps normalize cannabis BY STEVEN ADAMO Staff Writer The new cannabis cafe from Lowell Farms opened yesterday in West Hollywood, a ﬁrst of its kind in California and possibly a ﬁrst of many more. More of these types of businesses will help normalize cannabis use and local businesses proﬁt in ways that local breweries have for the past several years. It will also help to counter years of misinformation and the effects of its criminalization. The cafe sells non-cannabisinfused foods that are paired with various strains of cannabis that has been tested and approved by the state of California. The information printed on some of Lowell Farms’ products includes a little insight into their business and their process— like the fact that they grow their cannabis using organic fertilizers instead of synthetic pesticides, as well as using natural materials throughout the entire process. This is helpful to those who use cannabis for medicinal purposes. California was the ﬁrst state to criminalize cannabis, then known as “Indian Hemp.” The ﬁrst known marijuana bust occurred in 1914, one year after The Poison Act was amended to include cannabis. It occurred in the MexicanAmerican neighborhood known as Sonoratown, which is currently Chinatown. Just as alcohol prohibition was ending in the 1930s, the ﬁrst Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger spread misleading and false information regarding the effects of cannabis use with the help of yellow journalist, William Randolph Hearst.
In 1959, Anslinger and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics treated drug use as a crime, even handcufﬁng singer Billie Holiday to her hospital bed where she died days later at the age of 44. Race played a big part in A n s l i n g e r ’s a n t i - m a r i j u a n a campaign. In an article posted last month on NPR.org, an FBI memo quoted a source in the Federal Bureau of Narcotics that said “because of the importance of Holiday, it has been the policy of this bureau to discredit individuals of this caliber using narcotics.” With the misinformation and the singling-out of communities of color, the war on drugs like cannabis has to end. Thankfully, several counties in California have been expunging prior marijuana convictions and reducing felonies to misdemeanors. Parts of the new legalization law also gives job priority to those whose lives have been affected by the war on drugs. Most of the horror stories that Anslinger and company told in order to inﬂuence federal regulation of cannabis have long been disproven. A lot of the money generated from cannabis sales goes into the general fund which a lot of other communities don’t receive because they’ve chosen not to participate. H o w e v e r, w i t h t h e 2 0 2 0 Democratic presidential candidates promoting plans like Medicare for all and free college tuition, with a lot of the discussion focused on how to pay for it, some of the extra revenue collected from cannabis could help fund these programs. Now that the ﬁrst cannabis cafe is open, this will only add to the tax revenue that legal cannabis brings in. This will also help a lot of entrepreneurs who want to dive into this new economy.
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Fusion of country music, anime make up ‘Sound and Fury’ BY ANDREW AYALA Staff Writer Country music and anime come together in an interesting yet unusual look into a dystopian world with the release of Netflix’s newest animated short “Sound & Fury.” The 40-minute film is a visul album by country music artist, Sturgill Simpson, with animation directed by japanese director, Jimpei Mizusaki, most known for his work on “Batman Ninja” and “Afro Samurai.” The anime visual album was written and produced by Simpson and is probably one of the most abstract films on Netflix. Viewers should go on this wild ride with an open mind and no expectations. The art and animation change throughout the film so there isn’t a main plot to follow or worry about. However, the first scene does reconnect with some of the final scenes. The first quarter of the film depicts a dark dystopia and sends messages of pain and redemption without anyone verbally communicating. It is interesting to see messages conveyed and understood through the colors, art style and shading, and not just the actions the characters are performing. Hidden messages of economy,
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OUT OF THE FLAMES—The daughter carries her father out of the burning temple while spirits of her father’s fallen soldiers hold the bodies of the men who came to attack. pleasure and greed can be grasped due to the appearance of certain characters. Another interesting aspect of this film is that every time a song changes, so does the scene being presented. It was kind of odd yet intriguing
to see things go from being dark and disastrous to scenes with those characters dancing and smiling in the style of Andy Warhol’s pop-art. The transitions aren’t smooth at all but that seems to be intentional and in the end it worked. Every scene matches the pace
of the music and has very catchy beats or guitar riffs that viewers can bob their heads to. The music does not correlate with the scene which is what is usually done in these animated music videos. Simpson is a very unique artist because his style fluctuates and
changes like the moods a person feels. The film goes from a very serious tone to an upbeat happy feel and then wraps it all together with sounds that convey hope and determination. The film almost seems like an art showcase, where many talented
artists and animators came together and put out their best work. Toward the middle of the film, there are a few scenes where there is a hybrid of animation and reallife imagery. Although one scene shows a skateboarder in a hazmat suit collecting various items with hot air balloons flying around, there are multiple messages that can be deciphered if reading between the lines. This film really pushes the boundaries of the norm by not having any meaning at all other than pure entertainment. Although completely unconnected and pointless, Mizusaki decided to put two or three scenes that are way out there for a reason. It is almost as if he wants viewers to enjoy the music while their eyes are being delighted by art in a form that the average person doesn’t get to see. “Sound & Fury” is definitely one of the most daring and intriguing films on Netflix and does so by taking the risk of combining a less mainstream music genre with a famous Japanese art style. The film isn’t for everybody and will only be appreciated by those who are lovers of the arts. “Sound & Fury” was released on Netflix on Friday and is rated TV-MA for violence, brief nudity, profanity and smoking.
Campus News Horror Retrospective:
‘Psycho’s’ influence can still be felt today slasher films not revealing who the real killer is. This trope Staff Writer resonated into other classic The simple act of taking a films like “Scream” and “Friday shower was never the same the 13th.” after Alfred Hitchcock exposed The music in “Psycho”plays a audiences to his murder-myster large part in increasing tension film “Psycho” in 1960. and unease within the viewer. Despite being nearly 60 years The main theme of the film is old, “Psycho” remains relevant fast paced, heavy and chugs and its influence can still be seen forward like a steam locomotive, in modern horror films. making the audience anxious. T h e f i l m f o l l o w s M a r i o n The piercing, high pitched Crane, played by Janet Leigh, violin screech that plays during and her attempt to start a new the shower scene is an almost life after stealing $40,000 cash. universal sign for fear. That is, until she is stabbed This violin screech has been several times by immortalized in the personalitypop culture and split Norman can be recognized The main theme by those who have Bates, played by Anthony Perkins, of the film is fast never even seen in a Bates Motel paced, heavy and “Psycho.” s h o w e r. T h e The influence chugs forward and importance scene is widely considered to be of having a strong like a steam one of cinema’s soundtrack is locomotive, most iconic evident in films making the scenes. like “Jaws” and audience Despite color “Halloween” b e c o m i n g H i t c h c o c k ’s anxious. standard by the cinematography ’50s, Hitchcock also plays a chose to film key role in “Psycho” in manipulating the black-and-white even though audience into a sense of unease. his preceding films were filmed H i s s u b t l e u s e o f l i g h t i n g in color. This was probably done and focus on certain objects to avoid censorship due to the are enough to create a story, violent shower scene. sometimes without using any “Psycho” is a cornerstone of, words at all. not only the horror genre, but The film forces the audience all cinema. into following and sympathizing I f “ P s y c h o ” c a n n o t b e with several characters by c o n s i d e r e d a s l a s h e r f i l m , using close-ups and subtle body then it certainly laid down the language queues. groundwork for the genre. “Psycho” has remained a B a t e s i s t h e f o u n d a t i o n staple of the horror genre for f o r w h i c h a l l o t h e r c l a s s i c over half a century because of slasher villains are based on. its innovative storytelling and H i s m o t i v a t i o n s , h o w e v e r, filmmaking techniques. It holds are more complex due to the up even against the modern two personalities, his and his horror films it influenced as mother’s, that inhabit his mind. it is the stepping stone of the “Psycho” began the trend of slasher genre.
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RETURN FROM THE DEAD—Thomas Lockhart, played by Boyd Holbrook, explains that the killer who died in 1988 has returned and is starting to kill again.
SciFi Mystery film lacks creativity BY GUSTAVO BUENROSTRO Staff Writer The Netflix original film, “In the Shadow of the Moon,” has an interesting concept but delievers it poorly. The film stars Boyd Holbrook as Thomas Lockhart, a beat cop in the city of Philadelphia, who starts to investigate murders happening throughout the city. The only thing connecting all the victims are three puncture wounds at the nape of their necks. He finds the culprit and confronts her. When he does, she dies in front of him from an oncoming train. He puts the case to rest but the film fast forwards nine years and the same murderer resurfaces. It’s a cat and mouse game with Thomas Lockhart trying to figure out how this person is alive and why she is killing random people. The film jumps every nine years further ahead with five different settings: 1988, 1997,
2006, 2015 and 2024. before he solves the mystery. The best parts of the film take However, even though Holbrook place in the first two time settings is one of the better parts of them, because they contributes to the the film only focuses on his story more whereas the other struggles. three don’t. Had the The best parts film showed of the film are the effects of The character’s life when Holbrook L o c k h a r t ’s interacts with decisions on goes on a downward the killer, played his daughter trajectory when he by Cleopatra a n d h i s Coleman. becomes obsessed with f a m i l y, t h e n The scenes are emotions unraveling the mystery the high-intensity the film is of the killer. and help unravel trying to push her mystery. The would become films strength stronger. It felt definitely comes like the film from Holbrook’s performance. really only had one established The character’s life goes on character. a downward trajectory when The science fiction element h e b e c o m e s o b s e s s e d w i t h of time travel is introduced and unraveling the mystery of the that is when the film starts to killer. fall apart. It’s great seeing the effects it When filmmakers introduce has on the character’s personal time travel, they must establish life and work life causing more rules of time travel, otherwise it pain for Lockhart to endure becomes difficult for the audience
to understand what is going on. This film establishes these rules but by the end of the film breaks them in order to have a clean-cut ending. While they do something interesting with the killer and time travel, it doesn’t make up for the fact that the reveal of the killer is anti-climatic. They also try to put character traits and motivation for the killer and it just falls flat. One thing that was very obvious was the budget of the film. The special effects feel like something coming from a television show. In the beginning, one of the killer’s victim is a bus driver, who dies at the wheel. The bus crashes and flips over and the bad CGI is especially obvious. There are not too many reasons to watch “In the Shadow of The Moon.” While it’s not a terrible film, it’s really nothing special. The film is now streaming on Netflix.
SPORTS Men’s soccer breaks Football comes up short during alumni night six-game losing streak 4
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goal, sophomore forward Paulo Macedo-Nakashigue controlled Staff Writer the ball with his right foot outside the penalty box and faked a shot Men’s soccer snapped out of to clear the Harbor defenders. a six-game losing streak against He switched the ball to his left Los Angeles Harbor College with foot and shot a finesse shot to a 3-0 win at home on Friday. the bottom left corner to double East Los Angeles College ELAC’s lead. created and finished its plays Macedo-Nakashigue said that in the second half after being they knew, coming into the dominated in the first half. second half, that Harbor would Harbor had seven shots in the be tired because they had put first half, four of which were on constant pressure in the first goal, and had more possession of half, and the Huskies were able the ball compared to the Huskies to capitalize on that. who only had two shots. “We keep working. We have ELAC freshman goalkeeper two weeks before our first Oscar Ponce was conference game on point for the and I think we Huskies, keeping “It was a good have everything a clean sheet and (it takes) to have game. It was finishing with nine a good season. saves. We just have to better than the The Huskies hard and other game. We work look to improve keep going,” their record as they played against a s a i d M a c e d o host Moorpark Nakashigue. good team, but College today at Harbor came 3 p.m. we were stronger close to cutting In the second the lead in half a and more half, the Huskies couple of minutes had a throw in a f t e r E L A C ’s technical.” on the right side second goal with a of the field that play by freshman HUGO ROBERT was crossed in forward Armando Freshman ELAC defender for sophomore Mejia, who did midfielder Adriel a low cross from Dominguez. the left side of the He head the ball field, but sophomore midfielder toward the Harbor goalkeeper Brandon Partida missed a widewho blocked it, but wasn’t able open shot. to hold onto it. In minute 88, sophomore T h e l o o s e b a l l a l l o w e d forward Jowad Abraham had sophomore forward Rene Sanchez the ball on the left side of the field to score a touch- in goal and give and didn’t hesitate to dribble past ELAC the lead. a Harbor defender. After the Huskies took the lead, He didn’t have much space Harbor started to pressure more but managed to get a shot off on its offense to try and get back and blast the ball to the top right in the game. corner to give the Huskies a 3-0 “It was a good game. It was lead. better than the other game. We “In that position, when you played against a good team, get the ball on the wing, you’re but we were stronger and more one-on-one. Your first instinct is technical. The first goal was to take the guy on. Beat him any really good for us because it way you can. We practice that in gave us more confidence,” said training, and this is one of those Hugo Robert, ELAC freshman moments when you see it, beat defender, said. him and strike the ball,” said Eight minutes after the first Abraham.
BY NOE ORTEGA
Flags flooded the field both in favor and against the Huskies as they struggled to finish strong during Saturday’s 21-16 loss to Mount San Antonio College at home. Before the game against Mt. SAC, alumni football night was celebrated at the East Los Angeles College Garden. The ELAC Alumni Association honored the 1974 state of California coach of the year, Al Padilla and the undefeated 1974 ELAC football team. Every five years the team gathers and is honored with a dinner and a ceremony. “Today we had a tremendous turnout of the athletes that were on the team then, that are still living. Many of them showed up here tonight to honor Al Padilla and receive some awards from the school themselves,” Hrair Shekerjian, former ELAC counselor and football announcer,said. ELAC had many drives that either put them inside or close to the red zone. “I think at the end of the day, we just need to learn how to finish. Finish drives, finish ball games. You know, learn to make that big play at the end,” Robert Godinez, head coach, said. “We’re just as good as anybody we play.” Both teams had a number of penalties that kept the game pretty even up until the beginning of the fourth quarter, where Mt. SAC hammered in two touchdowns to give them a 21-9 lead over the Huskies. ELAC sophomore running back Pierre Robinson made a huge 62yard kick-return during the fourth quarter, which brought the Huskies deep into Mt. SAC territory. The Huskies had four kick returns for a total of 129 yards. Sophomore defensive linemen Ben Key answered quickly by smashing his way into the end zone for a touchdown followed by a successful extra point to change the score to 21-16. “The turnovers we got helped us. Then we scored a touchdown and a field goal, so that changed the
momentum,” Key said. ELAC quarterback Wesley Blazek completed multiple passes to sophomore receivers Daniel Munguia, Bryan Jones and freshman Justin Watkins, but wasn’t able to get a spark going in the first half. Jones had a total of 59 receiving yards and Munguia had 56. Blazek threw 174 passing yards, with his longest pass being 55 yards to Jones. Sophomore kicker Juan Rangel made three out of the five field goal attempts,with his longest being 50 yards. Time after time the Husky defense forced Mt. SAC’s punting unit onto the field, but the Husky offense
failed to respond with a touchdown. The first and second quarters were defensively dominant by both teams, since punts were forced and only field goals were allowed. “Our offense needs to work on executing. The defense just needs to work on the little things between the DB’s (defensive backs), like communication and stuff,” Key said. The Huskies look to regain and return to a winning streak starting with Saturday’s away game against Southwestern College at 6 p.m. “We had little mistakes here and there, but we’ll try and fix them during the week. Then after that, we’ll be solid. Other than that, we
just need to work hard,” Key said. “We’ll go into conference, get a ring and we’ll be solid.” Emmanuel Cater freshman defensive linemen had the only sack of the night for ELAC. The defense allowed 33% of third-down conversions. “We played hard. Every single down. We got a good football team. What hurt us is just not finishing. We had our opportunities to win this ball game and we just didn’t take advantage of them,” Godinez said. “We just need to fix those mental mistakes. We can’t give up big plays. We just need to be able to control what we can control and we’ll be good.”
PHOTO BY JOSE MARIN
HALL OF FAME—Former ELAC football Coach Al Padilla, who guided the Huskies to the 1974
state championship and was the state’s Coach of the Year, receives a plaque from Maria Elena Yepes, ELAC Alumni Association president, to mark his induction into the alumni’s Emerald Hall of Fame Saturday. The association honored the 1974 team as part of its “Celebration of Champions” homecoming festivities in the ELAC Stadium Garden prior to the Huskies’ game versus Mt. San Antonio.