Artist’s love for cartoon inspired his newly-created mural

October 4, 2017

By Frank Portillo Student David Queponds has been using the E3 building as a canvas for his chalk artwork this semester. Currently, the artwork features characters from his favorite television show titled “Rick and Morty.” The animated sci-fi comedy shows the smartest scientist in the universe, Rick, taking his grandson Morty on wild adventures deeply embedded in the best aspects of science fiction. The characters are used to putting their…

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Students Against Substance Abuse club encourages healthy living

By Julio Sanchez The Students Against Substance Abuse club is committed to saving lives, empowering individuals and strengthening communities by raising awareness on the effects of substance abuse and addiction. Substance abuse is a problem that has affected millions of people worldwide and has caused health and social problems for the abuser, as well as for the people close to them. Substance abuse can occur with drugs like heroin, cocaine…

October 4, 2017
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From man of the house to ASU president

October 4, 2017

By Joe Dargan The neatly kept and cozy offices of the Associated Student Union are a far cry from Oscar Cruz’s humble beginnings. While looking down the barrel of a handgun in 2015, Cruz, 21, had to make a decision. Does he give up the borrowed laptop he’s been using to continue his education online, while working four jobs to support his family, or does he risk his life to…

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FreedomPop aims to disrupt major phone companies

September 27, 2017

BY Joe Dargan Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is disrupting the mobile phone industry by becoming the first international service provider to offer a 100 percent free mobile service plan. Plans start at zero dollars a month, including 500 text messages, 200 minutes of international talk time, 500 megabytes of internet service and 8 million free internet hotspots nationwide. A variety of refurbished phones can be purchased on the company’s website….

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ELAC to offer AA on Women and Gender Studies

BY Kevin Camargo After eight years of work, East Los Angeles College announces it will be offering an Associates in Arts for Women and Gender Studies. It all started when three students wanted to transfer to UCLA as women’s studies majors, but ELAC did not offer any women’s studies courses. After that, director of the Honor’s Program Susanne Spangler, professor of sociology Dr. Rin Kahla, and Articulation Officer Counselor Cathleen…

September 27, 2017
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New Pride Club plans ahead for the future

September 27, 2017

BY ANASTASIA LANDEROS The newly formed Husky Pride Club already has a motto: “Come as you are.” Founded by student Mark Alvarez, as a student led, based and run LGBT+ student club, the Husky Pride Club has not been officially chartered yet, but that hasn’t stopped the executive board from making big plans for the future. “All of our ideas are just swarming right now,” said theater and music student…

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Workshop prepares Elans for active shooter scenario

By Anastasia Landeros Oct. 1, 2015: A 28-year-old student at Umpqua Community College in Oregon fatally shoots an assistant professor and eight students before committing suicide. June 1, 2016: Two men are killed in an apparent murder-suicide inside an engineering building at the University of California, Los Angeles. May 4, 2017: A 21-year-old male kills his 20-year-old female stalking victim in the Performance Hall Building at North Lake College in…

September 14, 2017
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New ELAC vice president hopes to liven up athmosphere

September 14, 2017

  By Giselle Palomera Monique Hernandez began her term as vice president for the Associated Student Union with promise of more club events and a livelier campus. Hernandez began at East Los Angeles College in 2014 and is now the newly elected vice president after serving two terms as senator and secretary. As the beginning of the semester brings on new challenges, Hernandez encourages students to be involved and to…

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International players pursue same goals at ELAC

September 14, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara Vicente Herencia, Edson Jimenez, Kevin Rodriguez and Gustavo Sliva come from four different countries to pursue the same goal in the United States that couldn’t be fulfilled in their countries. Herencia, Jimenez, Rodriguez and Silva opted to play for the East Los Angeles College men’s soccer team because they found the opportunity to earn an education and play soccer. Herencia,19,  a freshman defender from Santiago, Chile became…

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Survivors share, heal through experiences

By: Christina Rodriguez A box of Kleenex, a non-judgmental attitude, and women each with an abusive story to heal from, share tears and laughs at the Women’s Healing Circle. Survivors of violence and sexual abuse share their stories, but choose to stay anonymous. A survivor grew up in a home that was dysfunctional, father was violent, and was sexually abused as a child. This has affected her social life, love life,…

May 31, 2017
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