Exhibition gives audience production insight

February 16, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez  “Tartuffe: Costumes and CTE Technology” showcased the collaborative process in the making of the East Los Angeles College Theater Arts Department’s production of “Tartuffe” at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The costumes and parts of the stage set were created with Cutting Tool Engineering (CTE) technology, such as a fabric printer and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. “We have a joint-agreement with the Architecture and Engineering Departments….

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Elixir Piano Trio delivers outstanding performance

By Felipe Rodriguez The Elixir Piano Trio held a phenomenal performance this past Monday at the S2 Recital Hall. The Trio performed famous works from composers Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Astor Piazzolla. “Hoboken XV:25(1732-1809)” by Joseph Haydn was soft in progression and                           ended with a rather smooth tone compared to the rest of the pieces. By the…

November 29, 2016
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Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

  By Eliana Ayala Dr. Tomás Garcia, born deaf, gained a new perspective on life after overcoming obstacles to become an American Sign Language professor and ordained deacon. “My deafness gave me a broader understanding of the world. My deafness allowed me to listen with my heart.” Garcia said, using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus displayed at the home. “I thought he was my…

November 29, 2016
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Student uses MMA for self-improvement

  By Dalia Valle Mixed Martial Artist, Robert Vazquez, 19, specializes in Karate and Muay Thai and is a student at East Los Angeles College. When Vazquez was 16 years old, he weighed 320 lbs and was six feet tall. Vaquez decided to join an MMA gym to exercise his mind and body. He explained that joining MMA really redirect his life on a healthier path. Vazquez was never the…

November 29, 2016
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Theater Arts Department seeks new talent

By Collin Ho Kumamoto The Theater Arts Department  hosts different showcases and is casting  actors  year round  for plays. For the most part,  run by theater students. Students are responsible for building and designing props for each show.  The Theater Department opens their auditions to all students across campus, however having experience is always encouraged.  The Theater Department takes pride in the connections that are developed between students and those…

November 29, 2016
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ELAC basketball coach defies odds

  By Brittney Lee East Los Angeles College basketball coach, Kenneth Hunter, has been coaching for 14 years. He may be one of the most well-known basketball coaches in the country. He is currently helping basketball players perfect their playing strategies and begin their basketball careers. At a young age, Hunter became paralyzed, putting  a permanent stop to his basketball career. Hunter was born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Michigan…

November 29, 2016
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Dancer balances school with profession

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed dancing…

November 29, 2016
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British student launches American football career

By Israel Moreno Frances Bongwalanga is a student athlete who moved to Los Angeles from East London England to play football for East Los Angeles College.   Bongwalanga, 21, is currently a sophomore at ELAC who was offered a full ride football scholarship to West Virginia State University. “ It’s a division II National Collegiate Athletic Association school.”I’m always blessed for the offer” Bongwalanga said. “It’s a great experience, it’s a…

November 29, 2016
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Football player sets new records

By Tiana Hunter Twenty year old Vicente Luis-Juan broke not one, but two East Los Angeles College football records this season.  Making new school records is an accomplishment few can say they have achieved. Luis-Juan a sophomore who has played kicker for ELAC’s football team the last two years wasn’t focused on setting new records but bettering the team he is part of. Luis-Juan broke the record for most extra…

November 29, 2016
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Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

November 27, 2016

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

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