New Job Skills Development Service Provides

By Roger Roldan Beginning as an idea formulated by two student service counselors in early June, the Job Skills Saturdays service provided at the ELAC campus has been proven to be extremely successful among students in the past several months, said Brent McClair, one of the founding student service counselors. The relatively new school service provides a range of new job opportunities for ELAC students, transfer and regular students alike,…

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Students unhappy with latest library policy change

By Julie Santiago Students who petitioned for longer library hours in 2015 think that the new group study room policies lack transparency. The policies, which were implemented in Spring 2017, have study rooms in the library closing 15 minutes before the library closes. These study room policies have concerned some students who feel this could be the beginning of other library cutbacks. “We did not work hard for over a…

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New campaign hopes to assist student resources

By Rogelio Alvarez Students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in F5-209 last Tuesday to raise awareness and money for East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Annual Giving campaign. The campaign was created after a recent Associated Students Union poll revealed that 70 percent of students struggled with hunger and food insecurity on campus. “It was really based on the need to raise money to fund some of the programs that…

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Speech Team performs award-winning selections

By Giselle Palomera Members of the East Los Angeles College Speech team presented  award-winning performances using comedy, poetry, rhetoric, drama and wit to engage the audience into their individual topics on Monday and Tuesday. Among the topics highlighted were Donald Trump’s Wall, the lack of diversity in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics program, being cheated on in a relationship, American military intervention in Ukraine, and being a stay-at-home father….

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Christmas shopping takes joy out of holidays

By Michael Dominguez Holidays are supposed to be filled with joy, but instead people take the joy out by wasting their time and money in Christmas shopping. Waiting in lines and spending  money  takes the joy out of the holidays. When customers go to places like malls and Walmarts, the joy is gone because they can’t find the gifts they are looking for. Customers think they are saving money with…

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Final arts lecture of semester features ceramics

By Jorge Vasquez Skilled ceramic artist and professor Joan Takayama-Ogawa was the last to lecture for the fall as part of the visiting artist lecture series held by the Art Department. Takayama-Ogawa’s experience and expertise stems from her family’s involvement in ceramics, that reaches back six generations, as well as her extensive educational background. Most of the inspiration for her ceramic work, whether it be a statement or decorative piece,…

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Guns on campus to save student lives

By Joe Dargan Students, 21 or older with concealed carry licenses, are now allowed to bring guns into community college classrooms in 10 states which could save someone’s life. Senate bill 11, otherwise known as the “Campus Carry” bill, was signed into law by Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott in 2015, but didn’t go into effect for community colleges until August of 2017. The states of Texas, Colorado and Mississippi…

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‘Lend Me A Tenor’ delivers big laughs

By Steven Adamo Quick dialogue mixed with chaotic scenes make ELAC’s Theater Arts department’s rendition of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” hilarious and enjoyable. The play takes place entirely within a two-room hotel suite in 1930’s Cleveland. Designed by ELAC Theater Arts staff Tesshi Nakagawa, with the assistance of Mio Okada and Katherine Cordero, the set was beautifully crafted and sprinkled with decorations reflective of the time. Garrett Witzl…

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