Student faces struggles while chasing aspirations

By: Samantha Moreno The struggles of being a Latino, Bisexual, film student at East Los Angeles College is something that doesn’t faze Dreamworks employee, and ELAC student Charles “CJ” Sanchez. The 21-year-old bisexual aspiring film actor, who works within the same breathing space as Steven Spielberg, has figured out many positive things about himself by coming to ELAC. He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming to…

May 23, 2017
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S.A.S.A club helps ELAC students fight against substance abuse

May 23, 2017

By: Lucy Luoling Lu The Students against substance abuse club is an ASU chartered club within the Chemical Dependence Certification Program at East Los Angeles College. S.A.S.A stands for Students Against Substance Abuse. The club is run by the students of East Los Angeles College with the help of psychology professor Dr. Lisa Vartanian. Although the S.A.S.A. club is part of the Chemical Dependence Certification Program, many of its club…

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Writer’s Society: ELAC’s new literary outlet on campus

By: Jennifer Rodriguez The Writer’s Society is a new club that started this semester. The club is sponsored by English professor Obed Silva and current students from his fall 2016 creative writing class. One of his former students, and club member, Eva Finlay recalls how this club came about. “For the class final, we had to go to, like, a poetry slam and perform pieces we wrote such as plays…

May 23, 2017
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South Gate’s Milky Way Teahouse has galactic drinks

By: Jocelyne Romo The Milky Way Teahouse opened close to East Los Angeles College’s South Gate Campus on Firestone Boulevard, bringing a new theme to town. A collection of space is relative through the small dessert spot, creating a cozy atmosphere. Milky Way offers a variety of drinks, each with a galactic name. Two of the Milky Way’s signature boba floats are Nebula which consists of taro, black milk tea,…

May 19, 2017
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Math Engineering and Science Achievement program offers Assistance

By Iomara Guzman The Math Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program offers students an opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills through the assistance of peers and staff. MESA is an enrichment program that supports student academically with resources. They help student achieve a four year degree in the subject of math, science, technology and engineering. Since 1970, MESA has provided support to all those students who show effort and…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC Student under Dream Act Accomplishes his Goal

By Rene Rauda Single, hard-working father Hector Casas, an East Los Angeles College student under the Dream Act accomplished his goal to transfer for fall. As an undocumented student, his dream is to one day attend Cal-State Long Beach or the University College of Los Angeles. Once he attends to either those, Casas plans to major in history. In the past, he faced hard times not caring about breaking the…

May 16, 2017
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Students returns to ELAC for love of Photography

By Gabriela Reveles Lisa Lee came back to school to pursue in her hobby in photography. Her hobby that captures a moment and helps her escape from reality. Lee has a career in Adult protective services, a social worker for the elderly people in the county of Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a student all she did was go to her usual job on a daily basis. She never really…

May 16, 2017
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CalWORKs Here to help Low-Income Families

By William McMahan Imagine you are a single parent with a dead end job and you want to make a change in your life but don’t know where to start, California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities for Kids is here to help make that transition easy for you. A program here on campus called CalforniaWORKS provides services to support low-income families and their children. To be in this program, you must…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC Artist Strives for Success

By Julio Sanchez Efrain Esparza is a young artist whose hunger for success makes him strive to make his childhood dream into a psychedelic rockabilly reality. Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Esparza took all the resources and elements of his life during his childhood through early adulthood in order to develop sketches, ideas and drawings. He has been drawing for over 10 years and has participated and contributed to…

May 16, 2017
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Anti-Fasciast Group Encourages Students to open Discussions

By Andres Herrera With an anarchy symbol above their table, a group of students who call themselves “Antifa” invite students to have a discussion. They set up a table around the E5 building on campus and display books, pamphlets and booklets. They look for fellow students to inform and educate. The pamphlets and books are from the institute of anarchist studies, art collectives from the ELAC and zines, or handmade…

May 16, 2017
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