New English Department chair elected

March 22, 2017

By Francisco Portillo The English Department faculty elected a new department chair Dr. Ruth Blandón after James Kenny was promoted to Dean of Academic Affairs. Kenny held the position since 2007. “Being … Latina elected as English Department Chair is a tremendous honor, and the vote of confidence is both humbling and inspiring,” Blandón said. With the current Vice Chair/ Interim Chair Sharon Allerson retiring at the end of the…

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Life of James Baldwin commemorated

March 22, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti  What was expected to educate and enlighten through creativity, “Bearing Witness to James Baldwin” fell short of its goal last Friday. The East Los Angeles College Black History Project’s 5th annual production, directed by ELAC Associate Dance professor Wanda Lee Evans, consisted of its usual performers in the dance company JazzAntiqua, choreographed by Pat Taylor, and collaborated with actor and author Charles Reese. The event was…

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Consistency brings followers to Instagramers

March 22, 2017

By Jordan Elias To become a successful Instagramer, a user must be consistent and dedicate time to the media outlet. An Instagramer is a person who dedicates their time to posting pictures and videos on a daily basis. Jessica Jalife, who has a bachelor’s in communication, and is a television producer, and Social Media Producer, said that nothing is easy, it is difficult to have a lot of followers but…

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Club promotes student-parents’ success

By Rosslin Ojeda  The stress of being a working student can be overwhelming, but add being a parent into the mix and it may be downright chaotic. Motivated Parents on the Go, an on campus club, wants students to know that they are not alone. The club began last fall by students Christine Lopez and Dan Stevens. Lopez took on the role of president while Stevens became the vice president….

March 15, 2017
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Health instructor advocates sexual assault awareness

March 15, 2017

By Steven Adamo Domestic violence and sexual assault are among many topics in health class, taught by instructor Andrea Owens. “I personally teach about power and control, and the cycle of violence. I also teach about sexual assault and its repercussions,” said Owens. Owens is one of the co-chair of the Sexual Assault Awareness Violence Education Team. Every year, the SAAVE team plans the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month during…

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Community festival empowers women

March 15, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Las Fotos Project held its 3rd annual Viva la Muxer event—an all-women art and music festival in East Los Angeles on Saturday. “[Viva la Muxer] showcases a lot of the community and the art. I feel like it’s a safe space for women, and to see what other women can do,” Diaz said. “Men always dominate all the spaces. That’s why…

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Ed Sheeran misses with ‘Divide’

March 15, 2017

By Sergio Burrueta  Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” is a decent follow-up to his previous effort, but is riddled with moments that miss the mark. Sheeran’s talents and effort have come a long way from that of his first hit “The A Team” and the instant classic “Thinking Out Loud,” but “Divide” shows that even the best artist can make minor missteps every now and again. In this follow-up to Sheeran’s “X,”…

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ASU, Dream Resource Center helps student Dreamers

March 8, 2017

By Noe Ortega The Associated Students Union and the Dream Resource Center collaborated to inform students and faculty about current policies and legislation yesterday in the Student Service Center. “So if ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] came to East Los Angeles College, they obviously would go to the student services area and to admissions to get access to student records because they’re going want to know what classes are the…

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Practice makes perfect

March 8, 2017

By Jose Guillen Discovering the power of speaking English through the eyes of international students, the ESL Cafe is a language lab where students can experience the power of language. Communication is one of the most coveted skills in the free-market. Elans have a language lab on campus to take full advantage of all its benefits. In order to participate, you must be a student at East Los Angeles College….

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Service dogs need welcoming

By Dorany Pineda  The number of Elans who use service dogs is growing, but many of them chose not to bring them to campus because of the distractions and problems that often arise. The Americans with Disabilities Acts allows students with disabilities the right to have a service animal at their school. The animal–typically a dog or in some instances a miniature horse– has to perform an active task that…

March 8, 2017
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