Second annual clothing drive collects for less fortunate

By Jorge Vazquez The Adelante With Your Dreams Club aims to assist homeless and impoverished students with its second annual clothing drive. AWYD is a club for all students, preferably those that are first-generation college students, that provides support and resources needed for transferring to a four-year university or earning an Associate’s Degree. Donations of clothing, as well as canned food, are accepted to help people in need, both on…

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Summer study abroad students to explore Paris

By Rogelio Alvarez The East Los Angeles College Modern Language Department is offering students an opportunity to study abroad in Paris next summer. The program is being offered through a collaboration between other schools within the the European Studies Association. “The nice thing about our program is that (students are) there for the month of July. They live like Parisians in a very nice, upscale, safe part of Paris. It’s…

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Student services spotlighted

By Julio Sanchez Faculty, staff and administrators were in attendance at an event hosted by the Student Services Department to raise awareness of more than 25 available services for students on campus. The Spotlight on Student Services event was not intended for students, but rather for faculty. The event was the first of its kind. Student Services representative, Alison Estrada said that the event gives faculty and staff the opportunity…

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Free Speech Zones unconstitutional, according to lawsuit

By Steven Adamo A lawsuit filed in March by Pierce College student Kevin Shaw against The Los Angeles Community College District claims that campus Free Speech Zones are unconstitutional. Last fall, Shaw was prevented from passing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution outside of the campus’ Free Speech Zone by a college administrator. According to a Los Angeles             Times report in April, the…

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LA Philharmonic to come play at ELAC

By Russell Zazueta The Los Angeles Philharmonic is collaborating with Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to bring to East Los Angeles College the “Free Neighborhood Concert” slated for Saturday, Nov. 25 in the Ingalls Auditorium. According to the LA Phil’s website (LAPhil.com), the LA Phil performs “Neighborhood Concerts” free of charge every year at schools, churches and local community venues in neighborhoods underrepresented in its audience. “I am…

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Annual Major’s Fair bigger success than last year

By Gustavo Buenrostro Students engaged in booths during the second annual East Los Angeles College Majors Fair on Thursday in front of the E3 building. All departments had booths and gave information to students about what the department offers. “I am out here just exploring. I want to see what the other majors have to offer,” said Computer Science major Sally Chung. She said that the Major’s Fair is good…

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Initiatives discussed at ASU meeting

By Julie Santiago Associated Student Union board members spent nearly an hour discussing action item named “Make Up Pass.” The item aimed to allow ASU board members to be able to make up required hours only during emergencies and important times, passed. ASU Board members are required to stay available to students on the main campus, building: in the Student Activities Office (F5-212) for a minimum of four hours weekly….

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K-Love kills off rock ‘n’ roll genre to be replaced with gospel

By Frank Portillo Fans of rock music in Los Angeles will find it difficult to find a good quality radio station dedicated to the dying genre. The announcement that 100.3 The Sound is being sold and converted to K-Love, a contemporary Christian music station, makes the problem worse. According to the website www.radio-locator.com, which compiles a list of all the radio stations in Los Angeles, out of approximately 117 total…

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Net neutrality threatens consumer equality

By Anastasia Landeros Net neutrality is an essential right for every American citizen and the internet should be held accountable to the same standards as free press or the right to bare arms. The principle idea of net neutrality is that internet service providers  or the government cannot discriminate against, or charge differently for, the use of any internet content. In other words, ISPs like Comcast or Charter cannot give…

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Disney reveals plans to start exclusive streaming service

By Frank Portillo There are way too many streaming services available for TV completionists and the problem is only getting worse. Disney is adapting the current model of television by starting its own streaming service with its various properties, which is slated to release in 2019. Disney has confirmed that future Marvel, Disney and Pixar titles will be exclusive to the new streaming service, leaving the fate of the current…

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