‘Stop, drop, and roll’ takes hands-on approach with fire safety seminar

April 19, 2017

By Christian Horta  “The building is burning,” exclaimed Fire Technology program coordinator, Jason Hosea, during a fire simulation, as participants lined up to practice the use of a fire extinguisher. A fire safety workshop was held to demonstrate the proper use of a fire extinguisher, and what to do in the event of a fire, Monday in the F9 bungalow area from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants were given the…

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Architecture students exhibit biomimicry projects

April 19, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  The students of Environmental used their imagination and skills to compose structures. Outside of the E7 Technology Center Tuesday, large wooden structures made by Environmental Design 102 students were displayed and critiqued by a professional architect. Professor Orhan Ayyuce had his students do an assignment that incorporated the use of natural materials. He also had them make elaborate designs inspired by flora and fauna. These designs became…

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‘Thee Commons,’ Elans to hit Coachella Sage

April 12, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti   In a garage tucked away near Garfield High School located in East Los Angeles, cumbia-punk band Thee Commons rehearse their set list for their biggest show yet, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival. The band is set to play both weekends, April 15 and April 22, taking the stage just moments before headliners like Lady Gaga, Future, Gucci Mane and Bon Iver. “Its our…

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Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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Elan lands role in ‘Zoot Suit’ revival

April 12, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro East Los Angeles College alumnus Peter Mendoza went from understudy of another person to a role of his own in the revival of the stage play “Zoot suit,” where he portrayed Sergeant Smith. The play “Zoot suit” ran from January 31 through April 2 at the Mark Taper Forum, in downtown Los Angeles. Mendoza was the understudy for the character of Henry Reyna, played by Jeremy Ray…

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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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