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Volume 71, Issue 7

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ELAC to receive grant, lottery revenue Freddy Monares Staff Writer

Proposed Allocation

The Los Angeles Community College District is allocating $273,534 from a One-Time Block Grant and $681,321 of Proposition 20 Lottery Revenue to East Los Angeles College. According to the legislative analyst’s office website,, proposition 20 dictates that 50 percent of the Lottery Revenue will be returned to players as prizes. A maximum of 16 percent used to administer the lottery and a minimum of 34 percent will be allocated to public education. The East Los Angeles College Budget Committee held their monthly meeting on Monday and discussed how to prioritize expenditures relating to the lottery funds and One-Time Block Grant Instructional Support. Both of the funds are to be spent during this fiscal year and are restricted to instructional programs and specific commitment items. The committee devised a proposal


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and formula within the proposal to help prioritize the allocation of the funds. The formula allocates 10 percent of the lottery money to the library and 10 percent of the grant money to the Information Technology Department. The committee unanimously agreed on these allocations. If the formula is approved, $68,132 will be used to buy books and media for the library and $27,354 will go to buying equipment to upgrade classrooms and instructional equipment for Information Technology Department. Fixed Costs- including instructional software for engineering, architecture, library, Learning Center, Health Information Technology, business and Distance Education- is predicted by the Budget Committee to be $270,850. After these predicted allocations, the committee expects to have $514,099 for instructional programs and specific commitment items left over. “We might struggle filling that money. That’s half of $1 million,” Faculty Co-Chair of the Budget Committee Jeffrey Hernandez said.

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The committee proposed that the remaining balance of the OneTime Block Grant and the Lottery Revenue Funds be determined through proposals from department chairs for equipment necessary for learning a discipline. The proposal application sample asks department chairs what the new equipment would be used for, why the discipline needs the equipment and how the equipment will support student’s success was handed out at the committee’s meeting. Proposals will require to include all purchase order forms with price quotes from all vendors for all equipment orders. This includes and shipping costs and approval for purchase of computer equipment/software signed by College Information System Manager Gonzalo Mendoza and installation estimate signed by Plant Facilities Manager or his designee. The committee agreed that asking for proposals from the different departments at ELAC was the best way to go about allocating the funds. The proposal designated the remaining funds to replace or upgrade classified staff computers.


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Elan accepted to prestigious photo academy Freddy Monares Staff Writer Despite having a stroke last month, Campus News photographer Tadzio Garcia was accepted to participate in the Prestigious Sports Shooter Academy-Mini on Nov. 15-16. Garcia will be shooting under the guidance of photographers who have covered events such as the FIFA World Cups, the Olympic Games, NCAA championships, Super Bowls, World Series and NBA Championship games. Faculty for the Academy-Mini include Los Angeles Angels Director of Photography Matt Brown, Seattle Seahawks team photographer Rod Mar, Sports Illustrated Technician Shawn Cullen and USA TODAY West Coast Staff Photographer and Sports Shooter Founder, Robert Hanashiro. “The environment you are in with the experience you gain at the Academy is something unlike anything anywhere,” Garcia said. Garcia had to submit a portfolio of his best work that included location shoots, portraits and sports action. He later received an email saying he was accepted to the “next coolest photography event of the year,” by SSA co-founder Hanashiro. He submitted photos pre and post stroke. Garcia had the stroke while covering the SoCal Preview Cross Country Meet for Campus News on Sept. 13 at Central Park in Santa Clarita. The stroke did not hinder Garcia’s performance at the 2013 Journalism

Free rapid HIV testing comes to ELAC

The East Los Angeles Women’s Center HIV Services Program will sponsor free HIV testing at the D7 swim stadium on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Light Stalking—Tadzio Garcia captures seagulls in a background of cloud patterns at Huntington Beach Pier during the Sport Shooter Academy X last March. Association of Community Colleges SoCal Conference where he placed first in the News Photo On-The-Spot contest and second in the Sports Action Publication contest. JACC hosts workshops and contests in journalism for students of California community colleges. “I could extend myself with my camera and focus myself to create a photo, but I couldn’t even tie my own shoes,” Garcia jokingly said. “I didn’t know I was having a stroke but I knew something was wrong,” Garcia said. Garcia faintly remembers a member of the women’s cross country team coming over and placing an ice pack on the back of his head, but does not remember who that person was. He got attention from a medic at the event and was told that he was

not having a stroke. After the meet, Garcia returned to campus in an effort to finish and turn in the final story for publication. Members of Campus News urged Garcia to go home and get rest, not realizing he had a stroke. Garcia listened to the advice and was taken to the emergency room by a friend. He dictated his coverage of the cross country meet to a friend in another attempt to turn in his story while in the hospital. Garcia finished the story and turned it in for publication. He said he felt it was one of his best stories he had turned in, but unfortunately it was not published. “The fact that he came into the newsroom to finish his story after having a stroke showed me that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means

ELAC demonstrates self-defense tips For domestic Violence Awareness Month, Women’s PE instructor Andrea Owens will facilitate “Common Sense Self-Defense Tips” at the Women’s Gym E9-103 on Thursday from 12:15 to 1 p.m.


putting his life in danger,” Campus News Co-Editor-In-Chief Lindsey Maeda said. Garcia was one of 50 photographers from five continents accepted to the SSA X last March, which lasted five days. “At SSA X, we were in competition each day to produce the best photo of each event, kind of like ELAC photo classes. The difference being we were learning from the best sports photographers in the industry and egos were checked at the door. We were like a big family taking time out to help each other,” Garcia said. Nikon is one of the many sponsors that help put on the SSAs. “We (Nikon) were here to give students an opportunity to create images with equipment that they don’t have,” Nikon Inc.’s Professional Marketing Technical Representative Sara Wood said. In a recent comment on the SSA’s Facebook, Garcia said the SSA X he attended in March had a big part in his winning photo contests at the 2013 JACC SoCal Contest. Garcia said he has been shooting photos all his life but feels he really began studying photography at ELAC in photojournalism with Campus News adviser Jean Stapleton and photo instructors Aaron Lyle, James Loy, Kathryn Russell and Charles Lohman. Since the stroke, Garcia has re-evaluated his relationship with his camera and his photography. He said that because of the stroke he takes photos slower and on a more concentrated level, learning much from the experience.

On last week’s edition of the sports page, a picture of a wrestler was labeled as being Michael Middlebrooks when it was Levonte Chism.




710 North extension affects community East Los Angeles and Pasadena, with connection to the Metro Gold line) and Five cities suffer from congestion, a freeway tunnel are all pollution and inconvenience. alternatives proposed by Is convenience more important MTA. than pollution and traffic control? “This tunnel idea is ill-conceived,” I, for one, think we have enough said Glendale City Councilman Ara freeway problems to worry about. Najarian to ABC. “It is impossible In 2008 Measure R gave the to fund and will do nothing to solve Metropolitan Transport Authority our traffic and mobility issues in the right to be, “ a position the region,” said Najarian. to address traffic relief and make I remember sitting in class at transportation upgrades throughout Benjamin Franklin High School Los Angeles County,” with two- when I first heard of the idea of thirds of County voters approving. freeway construction in Highland Mayors and councilmen from Park. Glendale, South Pasadena, Pasadena I disliked the idea then, and even and La Canada Flintridge have more now with the thought of what protested at meetings regarding the I have considered my hometown extension of the 710 freeway. being surrounded by freeways. I, as a cyclist that commutes In the Spring of 2015 the final to the Monterey Park, decision will be South Pasadena, Glendale announced by MTA and Downtown area from following the study “This area Highland Park, believe completion in the of Los there are alternate Spring of 2014. resources for us (as With numerous antiAngeles commuters) to use rather 710 posts in lawns will than building a six-lane across the South always strip of freeway through Pasadena/Highland beautiful and historic Park area, this process have a parts of Los Angeles. will prove to be crucial special With the northbound in determining the place in 710 freeway coming to future of houses that an end on Valley Blvd., my heart.” have become homes to drivers are forced off into thousands. the streets of Alhambra. En route to their People in the city of final decision, MTA will continue Alhambra have encouraged the to encourage public participation, extension of the 710 freeway, as well as attempts to improve their hoping for relief in the congestion performance and avoid/minimize of local streets. impacts to the communities. A three year Draft Environmental Ongoing environmental Impact Report/Environmental studies, preliminary engineering Impact Statement by MTA began and technical analyses for each in 2012 will determine the outcome alternative will dictate the outcome of five proposed alternatives. of the 710 expansion. MTA is in the environmental A large percentage of ELAC study phase for the 710 project, students reside in the Monterey looking at several possible options: Park, Alhambra, and South Pasadena “No build,” traffic management area. These students would also be solutions, light rail, bus and an affected if the county decides to underground freeway tunnel. extend the 710 freeway. These proposals inclucde; Highland Park has been my home • Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n S y s t e m for 18 years and I dread the day a Management solutions/ freeway takes over the parks where Transportation Demand I enjoyed my childhood. Management (a countyThe duplex in which I currently wide strategy to improve and reside and the schools I attended as enhance traffic operations). I was growing up would be taken • B u s R a p i d T r a n s i t down to make room for a freeway. (between East Los Angeles This area of Los Angeles will and Pasadena). always have a special place in my • Light Rail Transit (aerial and heart and I’m hopeful it won’t solely tunnel rail service between be in my memory. Diego Linares Staff Writer

Elans aren’t prepared for active shooter Brian Villalba Staff Writer A lockdown drill conducted at East Los Angeles College showed that most of us are not ready for an active shooter on campus. Students everywhere got another reminder of how real a threat this is on Monday when another school shooting took place in Reno. There were two killed and two injured. This is serious. It isn’t a joke and awareness needs to be a priority. ELAC students were not engaged. Engagement is the key to a successful lockdown drill. Some students complained that they were not able to get to their classes exactly when they wanted, or into the library the very instant they desired. There were also reports of staff and faculty confusion as to where to direct students. In P2, the performing and fine arts building, students were directed to exit the building, then they were directed back into the building before the all clear. The flier that was posted all over campus had a headline that simply said “Run. Hide. Fight.” Clearly the clarity of the flyer was lost on those providing this direction. Run, hide, fight is as simple as

direction could be. Preparation for something as serious as an active shooter deserves serious organization. Student engagement was the focus of an active shooter drill at Cal State Long Beach, which has roughly the same number of students as ELAC. Cal State Long Beach went all out by including local first responders in a realistic role-playing drill. First responders from campus police, Long Beach Fire department and St. Mary’s Medical Center spanned the campus in the drill. They even had makeup artists simulate injuries. That level of engagement may not be necessary to prepare students for an active shooter crisis, but it would have been more engaging to include a person role-playing the active shooter to demonstrate tactical challenges in a tangible sense. In the Cal State Long Beach drill, the active shooter would knock on classroom doors and tell the occupants that he was police. He told the occupants to open the door. This is against the clear instructions of the lockdown drill. You are supposed to wait until the all clear to open your doors. This is a very important lesson as the Santa Monica College gunman attempted to gain access to a locked-down classroom in much the same way.

The occupants did not open the door and are alive today as a result. Just moments after denying the gunman access, he was taken down. During our lockdown there were protests by students. It certainly isn’t the kind of engagement the drill was intended for, but at least these students read the flyer. Having a greater level of engagement in the planning of the lockdown will achieve a greater level of succsess with everyone involved. If we had first responders on campus, then it would add to the seriousness of the drill. If ELAC had emergency services moving around campus in response to the active shooter, we are less likely to have student’s whining about how they had to wait a few minutes to get into class. Those same students will be engaged whether they want to or not. There was plenty to learn from the lockdown drill. There are plenty of students that would participate in a full active shooter drill. We have plenty of first responders-in-training here on campus. We have nursing, law enforcement and firefighters all going to school here at ELAC. The drill, and the recent school shooting show us that we are not doing what we can to prepare.

Students should make most of Math lab, Writing, Learning Center William Hernandez Staff Writer The first half of the semester is almost over. October is a vital part of the fall semester when the workload typically begins to pile up; midterm after midterm, research papers, group projects, etc. And while the work pace speeds up, students cannot afford to fall behind on their deadlines. It’s natural for a student to become stressed out and anxious as the weeks progress and the tasks of doing homework and studying simultaneously become more challenging. However there are strategies you can use to work around stress and anxiety, that could be extremely beneficial and encouraging for a student. It mainly involves seeking the help of a friend, classmate, or even a stranger. Taking on a huge plate of assignments such as finishing an eight page research paper and studying for an anatomy test is hard enough, and doing it all by yourself is unwise. Fortunately, here at East Los Angeles College there are free resources on campus available to students, that await our questions and concerns. Using the resources on campus such as the Math lab, Writing and Learning Center are convenient solutions for students who need the extra attention and support to get through difficult courses like Math 125 or English 103. Located next door to each other, at

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the K5 building, the Math Lab and Writing Center provide tutoring, computer access, and work space to Elans and other college students within the Los Angeles Community College District. Whether it’s needing someone to proofread and edit your essay or helping to develop a strong thesis, tutors at the writing center are continuing to help out students of all English levels. If math isn’t your strongest subject, the math lab should become a future destination. It’s a student hotspot because the room is filled with math-savvy tutors and textbooks, calculators, and computers are available for students to use while in the room.

On the second floor of the E7 technology building is the student Learning Center where one-on-one tutoring sessions are available for nearly every subject. Although walk-ins are only permitted on certain days, students can schedule an appointment for the upcoming week every Friday by either showing up to room E7-210 or by phone. Taking advantage of these convenient resources is a can’t lose type of deal, for a students understanding and performance is bound to either improve or stay the same. After going out and conducting a survey asking students the question of whether or not their performance

and understanding improved after attending one of the three centers, 25 out of 30 randomly selected students sampled stated their performance did indeed improve. This accounts for 83 percent of the small sample size with the other 16 percent claiming their performance stayed the same. The only knock to the these student services is capacity, where appointments at the writing and learning center are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve-basis. However it seems as if more and more students are becoming aware of how much of a benefit attending free student centers can be. According to the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Ryan

Cornner, during Fall 2012, over 6,000 students (15%) out of a student body exceeding over 40,000 turned to the one of three centers for assistance and received over 48,000 hours of help. Even if you do walk out feeling the same about your understanding as when walking in, a different take and strategy is introduced. T h e r e f o r e t h e s t u d e n t ’s approach is slightly amplified in a positive way. As long as you have an ELAC s tu den t I D , acces s to th es e serviceable centers is granted. Making the trip over to one of these helpful resources has a ton of potential upside, and is well worth the time and effort put in.

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ELAC arts continue strong through fall semester Jesus Figueroa Staff Writer East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts and Music Departments, as well as the Vincent Price Art Museum, continue the Fall 2013 semester with multiple events for the month of November. The Music Department will host an ELAC student recital at noon on Nov. 6 at the S2 Recital Hall. Admission to the recital is free. The Los Angeles Wire Choir, a jazz guitar ensemble, will take the stage for November’s First Friday Jazz series performance scheduled for Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. also in the S2 Recital Hall. The price of admission is $12 general and $6 for student. For more information contact ELAC’s Music Department office (323) 265-8894. VPAM will bring artist Shizu Saldamando for a book signing and discussion in the Small Gallery of the museum on Nov. 9 starting at 1 p.m. Saldamando will be signing the catalog for her exhibit “When You Sleep: A Survey of

Shizu Saldamando,” currently on display at the museum. The catalog was crowd funded last Spring with the help of VPAM Director Karen Rapp. It was produced specifically to accompany Saldamando’s first solo museum exhibit. The catalog includes prints of some of the art on exhibit as well as containing artwork by Saldamando, which is not in exhibit. The book signing, discussion and entrance to the exhibit is free to the public. “When You Sleep,” closes at VPAM on Dec. 7. Admission to VPAM is free to the commmunity. The Theatre Department will bring “A Macbeth!” to the stage, premiering on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. The play will be interactive and include audience participation. It will jump offstage and include different elements not normally used in plays, such as encouraging the audience to use their cell phones to interact with characters on stage. Performances are scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday matinee and evening and Sunday matinee.

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Sound check—The Gloss’s bassist Byron Turner, left, practices in the studio with his bandmates: second guitarist Giovanni Padilla, drummer Daniel Santillian, not pictured, and lead singer/guitarist Fernando Andrade.

The Gloss revives, creates classic sound JC Casarez Staff Writer Commercial radio has limited the selection of original new artists that listeners are exposed to. Thanks to bands like The Gloss, fans of rock can look forward to music that will not only produce original lyrics, but a sound that has some reminiscence of bands like The Strokes and Nirvana among various other influences. The band, whose members come from various parts of Los Angeles, have an East Los Angeles core that brought them together - as it is home to the 24-year-old lead singer/ guitarist Fernando Andrade. The up-and-coming retro-rock band is flowing with potential. Their blend of artistry is a unique one, merging members’ own musical

background together into one. The other three members of the band consist of Giovanni Padilla who plays second guitar, Byron Turner on bass guitar and Daniel Santillan on drums. The band members have known each other for years with the exception of Padilla, who just recently joined the band. “We’ve been friends since high school, and Gio... is becoming a really good friend “Every time Gio would come over, he would be playing the guitar and I just thought, oh this guy is actually pretty good,” Andrade said. That interaction led to the band asking Padilla to join them as the second guitarist to add depth to the sound they wanted to create. The band has a following of more than 19,000 fans on their official Facebook page.


Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’ brings new party-pop sounds Danny Vasquez Staff Writer From a party anthem sound to emotional and heartbreaking music, Miley Cyrus displays a walk in selfdiscovery to find her sound in new album “Bangerz.” The album shows the transformation Cyrus went through to break her Hanah Montana image. She takes the listeners on an adventure through the upsand-downs of life with her ability to have an upbeat and emotional sound. Although people perceive Cyrus as a risque artist, her music expresses a different meaning rather than just sexual innuendos. Cyrus teaches listeners to express themselves and to forget judgmental people. One of her leading singles, “We Can’t Stop,” is a pop song that shows people not to care and to keep partying regardless of what others say. The song is addictive and displays a party sound. Many artists appear on Cyrus’s album: Britney Spears, Nelly, Future, Big Sean, French Montana and Ludacris. Each song contains different sounds ranging from pop to rap.

The title song “SMS (Bangerz)” featuring Britney Spears is a fun and playful song, but it lacks substance, as it is just a beat with lyrics repeating. Spears doesn’t help the track. Rather she brings it down. The beat is very catchy and resembles a sound from the ’90s. One of the most memorable songs is “FU” featuring Montana, the song has Cyrus singing and rapping heartbreaking lyrics. In the song, Cyrus sounds like she’s singing from the heart. From the title of the song, Cyrus is sending a message that sounds angry, raw and powerful. This track shows off Cyrus’s voice and diversity. It shows that she can go to a dark place and express her heartwrenching emotion from being broken hearted. Each track contains a playful quality to the album and shows that Cyrus just wants to have fun. Songs like “#GETITRIGHT” show off the fun and playful side of Cyrus. The track has a catchy, whistling sound and an amazing beat from the drum and guitar. It tells a story of Cyrus being sprung on someone and makes her do and say crazy things within the lyrics. The song is relatable and plays off scenarios that people feel when they

like someone or lighting a flame that wasn’t lit before. The sound is different from the rest of the tracks and brings out the youth in Cyrus’s sound. Despite her party girl image and crazy personality, Cyrus is deep and expresses strong emotional songs that make people feel her pain. S o n g s l i k e “ A d o r e Yo u , ” “Wrecking Ball” and “ Drive” shows vulnerability in her music. “Wrecking Ball” slams into a deep emotional state, where Cyrus has to break down the heartbreak or experience she had. T h e s o n g s h o w s C y r u s ’s vulnerability. The mixture of instruments helps set the mood and captured a song that is impactful with emotion. Cyrus teaches listeners to not judge a book by its cover. People need to listen to the music and understand where she is coming from. The album was a great start overall for Cyrus to develop a new sound and to find herself in the music industry. “Bangerz” has a total of 16 different tracks that are influenced by pop and hip-hop sounds. “Bangerz” is now in stores and on iTunes.

Their fanbase has spread internationally to the United Kingdom. “We have gotten around a few blogs. That’s good, especially anything in the UK,” Andrade said. “I just feel like there they just like music a whole lot more or they’re way more into discovering indie type of artists.” Some of the songs on their newly released “The City EP” have a sense of similarity to early material from The Strokes with a mid-’70s vibe. Yet, the late lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, continues to be a thriving inspirational figure “ I loved Kurt Cobain. That’s how it starts out for a lot of bands, with Nirvana. We have our own sound, but the success of The Strokes is an inspiration,” Andrade said. While the band has been together for less than a year, they have

managed to produce enough songs to release an EP and slowly move forward toward a full album in the future. “We have been together for almost a year, but we have a lot of songs. We have 14 songs and we just put five on the EP that we felt have a similar vibe, sound and feel to it,” Andrade said. Andrade, who writes most of the material, takes a direct approach to how the songs come together. “I just start playing with chords and whatever I find interesting I just piece together. “I just match them up and see how they end up sounding and then they just end up becoming a song,” Andrade said. Ricardo Pimienta also contributed to this story.





Women’s soccer racks up second conference win Erik Luna Staff Writer

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into the net—Husky freshman Gladis Reyes kicks the ball passed the Los Angeles Harbor College goalkeeper to score the first goal of yesterday’s 4-1 home game win. Reyes went on to assist her teammate for the second goal and then scored the last goal of the game.

Husky freshman Gladis Reyes was one goal shy from a hat trick during yesterday’s 4-1 home game victory against Los Angeles Harbor College. Reyes not only contributed half of the goals for the Huskies, but also successfully assisted teammate Karen Campos for the second goal of the game. “They worked hard and worked as a unit,” Head Coach Tessa Troglia said about her team. “We were pretty solid in the back. It… gave us the momentum to get forward and be a little more offensive.” Two goals from the Huskies were dismissed due to offside calls – Reyes assisted in one of these goals, which was scored by Liz Romero. “I was really mad, because it was not offside,” Reyes said. “I saw (Romero) coming in from the back, I passed it, and it was a real good cross – I don’t know why it

was called offside, when it really wasn’t.” Campos scored the other goal that was dismissed with another assist from Reyes. During the second half, Sophomore Natasha Witzl was placed in the game. After a couple of close call scoring attempts, Witzl dislocated her knee in an attempt to get the ball from Harbor’s Jessica Ma. “It hurts so much. I can’t move,” Witzl said, while on the ground. Athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz rushed to the aid of Witzl, worrying that she had hurt her back. After Witzl was helped to the first aid cart, the Harbor offensive began to intensify. Harbor Captain Ashley Flanigan offered up an assist to her teammates by Husky goalkeeper Briana Aguila and Ma was able to get past Aguila to score. As soon as Harbor scored, the Huskies stepped up their defense. The rest of the game was played on the Harbor side. Husky sophomore Chrystine Morelos was awarded a free kick,

after a Harbor player fouled Reyes by the 25-yard line. Morelos, who has been practicing free kicks with assistant coach Javier Arellano, scored the third goal of the game from the free kick. “We had been practicing for two or three weeks,” Morelos said. “I’ve been practicing it at every game and I could never get it down. I had to get it this time.” This was the second goal of the season for Morelos, having made her first one from a free kick as well. After having missed multiple scoring opportunities late in the second half, Reyes broke free from Harbor player Vanessa Paredes and scored the last goal of the game. “We’re getting more into (the game),” Reyes said about the communication with her team. “We’re … practicing, getting our minds into (the game) and moving forward. This victory brings the Husky’s South Coast Conference record to 2-3-2 and an overall record to 5-7-2. They will host Long Beach City College this Friday at 4 p.m.

Men’s soccer ramps up play in two ties Liliana Marquez Staff Writer

Wrestling The Huskies traveled to Palomar College to take part in the California Community College Athletic Association SoCal Regional Duals Wrestling Tournament last Saturday. Losing in the second round to Palomar College (46-9) and again in the third round to West Hills College (33-3), ELAC then beat Rio Hondo College to determine the seventh place team with a 28-15 score. The Huskies’ next opponent will be Cerritos College, that finished third, at the SoCal Regional Duals, today at 7 p.m. at the ELAC men’s gym. The wrestling team will then travel to Cuesta College to participate in the Meathead Movers Tournament this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Water Polo The Huskies won their second match of the season as they traveled to Citrus College to take part in the Citrus College Tournament last Friday, beating Los Angeles Trade-Technical College 18-15. The water polo team will also have a quick turnaround this week as they travel to Rio Hondo College to play today at 5:15 p.m. ELAC will then take a trip to participate in the Long Beach City College Battle at the Beach Tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Volleyball ELAC fell to Pasadena City College last Friday in three straight sets as their overall record fell to 3-11. The women’s volleyball team will have a busy weekend as they face El Camino College, who sits atop the South Coast Conference with a 5-0 record, today at 6 p.m. at El Camino. They then have a quick turnaround as they host Long Beach City College this Friday, also at 6 p.m.

Football ELAC lost 19-14 to Victor Valley College last Saturday in a game where Victor Valley quarterback Tyler Dobbins racked up over 300 passing yards, but threw three interceptions. Nose tackle Mike Wyche and defensive back Tyler Chance both made good individual plays in opposition of the VVC aerial attack as they recorded their first interceptions of the season. After falling to 0-3 in conference play, the Huskies will host San Bernandino Valley College this Saturday at Weingart Stadium at 6 p.m.

BE A MATCH FOR SOFIA FLORES! Sofia has an agressive form of leukemia and we are looking for bone marrow matches between the ages 18-44 who meet health guidelines this Saturday 12-6 p.m at 363 E. Villa Park Street, Pasadena, Ca. 91101. For more information call Hilda Flores (626) 340-8192.

Men’s soccer team veteran Dean Ramos had the perfect timing to score his first goal as a Husky to push his team to a 2-2 home draw against El Camino College last week. The Huskies scored a 1-1 draw yesterday against Los Angeles Harbor College. Jose Garcia-Aranda scored ELAC’s goal with an assist by teammate Juan Gallegos while Jose Gonzalez scored for Harbor with an assist by Luis Ramirez. Their next match will be Friday at 4 p.m. as they visit Long Beach City College to kick off the second half of South Coast Conference play. Ramos who is also co-captain of the team, had more than three goal attempts and scored the 2-2 from a header as a result of a corner kick during the 33-minute mark in last week’s match. “I was just trying to put myself in a position to score a goal to help my team. I guess I eventually was in the right spot. Paco (Gallegos) headed the ball and it just happened to go to my head. I headed it back and it went in, so it was good timing,” Ramos said.

“I could not have made the goal without my teammates. It was a good play. It felt good to help my team. I like to play every game at 100 percent. I think this is one of the best games I’ve played (so far). I felt comfortable in the center midfield and I feel like I helped my team,” Ramos said. Flores said that due to previous results, he decided to change the lineup for this game. “I think we played with a purpose. I talked to the players before the game and said, ‘I’m going to put my faith in you’ and that helped,” Flores said. One of the most noticeable changes was goalkeeper Pablo Sanchez-Rodriguez, to whom Flores decided to give a chance as a starter. This left goalkeeper Salvador Falcon, who is usually a starter, benched for the whole game. “I played a decent game and I am happy with the performance. I am also happy because he (Flores) gave me a chance to help out the team,” Sanchez-Rodriguez said. ELAC’s Garcia-Aranda opened the score for the Huskies at the 11-minute mark As ELAC was starting to control the game, El Camino’s Garett Bucheli scored the equalizer with a

long distance shot during the 19th minute. “I think we could have done a little better. We need to work on our defense. We could have won the game, but we have to pick up the intensity,” Bucheli said. At the 22-minute mark, El Camino turned the score to its favor when Branddon Cando scored the 2-1 also from a long distance shot. “I thought it was a good game overall. We tried our best out there. It could have gone better, but things happen. The team is still lacking of communication. We have to get together and talk to each other,” Cando said. About 10 minutes before the final whistle, ELAC’s Pedro Velasquez received his second yellow card of the game, resulting in a red card, leaving the Huskies a man down for the rest of the game. “The whole image of a win crossed my mind. I knew I couldn’t have done more for the team. I was also mad because at the end, he (the referee) didn’t give any card to the other player and one of our forwards got hurt,” Velasquez said. Flores said that he commended Velasquez because he made a statement and stood up for his teammate.

“Pedro (Velasquez) got a red card because he was defending one of our players and I guess the referee didn’t like it. For the last 10 minutes we were just trying to keep our composure and keep the score tied or win the game,” Ramos said. Despite being a man down, the Huskies didn’t allow El Camino to take advantage of that to score and win the match. “Of course we weren’t going to let our hard work go to waste and let them score over the last 10 minutes. We stayed composed, talked and stayed together,” Ramos said. El Camino’s Head Coach John Britton said that the referee didn’t keep good control of the game and ended losing control of it. “It wasn’t a dirty game, it was just intense and both teams wanted to win over the last 10 minutes. I give credit to ELAC, they were a man down and managed to hang on. We didn’t take advantage of being a man up,” Britton said. “We both have weaknesses in defense, which we took advantage of. I think we had the more offensive play. We had more shots than ELAC and we didn’t score. I am disappointed because we didn’t win, but I think a tie is a fair result,” Britton said.

Huskies trek world class cross country course Tadzio Garcia Staff Writer The men’s cross country team placed ninth at the 66th Annual Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational last weekend on a course designed by Husky Head Coach Louis Ramirez. “This meet is the world’s largest cross country invitational and will host over 27,000 competitors over the three days of competition,” Mt. SAC officials said last Friday. Laura Aceves placed third for the women’s team, behind Yesenia Silva of College of the Sequoias, the top women’s runner in the state, and Rachel Naumann of Moorpark College, who placed first and second respectively. “The hills in the course were hard for me... this identified that I need to work on hills more than I do (now),” Aceves said. “(In a) tune-up for the South Coast Conference finals in two weeks, both teams compete at the Biola Invitational on Saturday. ELAC will have to run hard to respond to four-year university competition in order to do well,” Ramirez said. Ramirez trains both teams each week according to the course they will run. In the late ‘90s, ELAC hosted the SCC finals at Mt. SAC because their home course at Legg Lake Park in El Monte was under irrigation construction. Ramirez spent two months redesigning the famous Mt. SAC men’s course “because it (the men’s

race) had a history of many runners getting lost in the back and front ends,” Ramirez said. Southwestern College won the men’s race. The men’s team upset Los Angeles Valley College by six points to place ninth. Gonzalo Ceja, who has battled illness for some weeks, missed the Invitational Men’s Top-15 Team by 2.5 seconds placing 18th. Aceves was named to the women’s Mt. SAC Invitational Top-15 team with her third place finish. “The girls did all right. We were looking for a little bit of improvement, which we got with some personal records,” Ramirez said. “Aceves ran a personal record as did Brianna Lewis, Lupe Yanez, Melissa Preciado, Sandy Bautista and, Ivonne Rodriguez and Cindy Escamilla,” Assistant Coach David Loera said. Host Mt. SAC won the women’s race. ELAC placed No. 13 overall, 120 points behind Santa Ana College. “Santa Ana placed No. 8 and will probably advance to the state finals. ELAC needs to pick up 100 points to advance. If Ruby Padilla can run 19:50 (13 seconds faster), that’s a 60-point swing for us,” Ramirez said. ELAC’s final scoring runner, in the No. 5 position, also needs to improve. “Many girls have been improving at the pace we anticipated and are in position to take ELAC’s No. 5 spot with a time that would be a 40-point swing,” Loera said.

CN/tadzio Garcia

finishing strong—Christian Flores sprints with 200

meters left in the men’s race to edge teammate Kris Chacon by less than a second at the Mt. SAC Invitational last Friday.

Fall 2013, Issue 7  

East Los Angeles College Campus News, Monterey Park, Calif.

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