Auto Tech building keeps past professor’s spirit alive

By Vicky Nguyen Tucked into the far corner of campus is building P1, also known to some as the Palmer Automotive Technology Building (Palmer Building, for short). It is not as large as the Fine and Visual Arts Building, and its namesake is not as well-known as Vincent Price or Helen Miller Bailey. In fact, the building’s full name is not found on either the East Los Angeles College official…

December 3, 2017
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Administration employee to retire after 29 dedicated years

By Ishmael Garcia Susan Okawa has been working at East Los Angeles College since 1989 and she is soon retiring at the end of this year on December 29th. Okawa has had a lot of responsibility for the past 20 years being in administrative services. Okawa’s primary job in the administration office has turned into handling the planning and coordinating of events on campus. Last year Okawa had issued 4,900 permits…

December 3, 2017
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Game club pushed to the edge

By Allison Beatty The ELAC Game Club has gone through many hardships such as being disbanded twice and splitting into cliques. It began with a group of students looking for a relaxing way to spend their down time in the school lounge, playing games ranging from cards, board games, mobile games, and even console games like Smash 4. At this time it was not an official school club, but more…

December 3, 2017
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Inspiring single mother of four beats stigmas

By Jackelyn Dubon Aracely Vasquez is a woman who overcomes any obstacle that comes her way and is a prime example of a mom who does it all. Aracely Vasquez, who goes by “Sally,” is not just your average ELAC student. She is also a single mother of four children and works full-time. She is working on getting her Associates Degree in Computer Application Office Technology. She is a part-time…

December 1, 2017
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The AJ Club motivates their members helping comunities

November 29, 2017

BY MIRIAM ROBLES Staff Writer The Administration of Justice club at East Los Angeles College is more than just a club the club president expressed, its a family full of knowledge in criminal justice. The club helps students open their expectations about what criminal justice is. Many have the impression that the Administration of Justice department is training to become a law enforcement officer, but there is more than that. …

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Breaking the barrier for transgender Latinas

By Jasmin Morfin On Nov. 20 Bamby Saucedo (an activist and advocate for transgender Latina women) gave a presentation on ELAC’s campus for the Yo Soy Trans Latina event. Salcedo has been recognized nationally and internationally as an activist and advocate. Using her personal platform, she has become a community organizer and social justice advocate for transgender Latina women. She has been recognized for and has been awarded locally and…

November 28, 2017
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Welcome center offers more than a friendly hello

By Kathy Cecchin East Los Angeles College’s Welcome and Support Resource Center hides in the maze that is the Monterey, California, campus, but it’s worth finding. Tucked away in the E1 Student Services building, next to the Financial Services office, the Welcome Center shares an office with Career and Job Services. The Center’s Director, Linda Rafols, says the department arose out students’ frustration with having to scour the campus to…

November 28, 2017
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Dream Resource Center aims to make students feel safe

By Frank Portillo The Dream Resource Center provides resources for all students in need, including those who are undocumented, homeless and/or members of the LGBTQ community. “The intent (of the program) is always going to be (providing) a place where our students can come and feel like they’re welcomed and a part of something. Many students still live in what they call ‘the shadows.’ Our students are still fearful, especially…

November 15, 2017
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Psychology Club opens minds in South Gate

November 15, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco Upon walking into room 113 on the South Gate campus, the Psychology club was erupting in laughterfrom playing a charades game called Heads Up. Someone was holding a card on their head with a suggestive phrase while everybody else was busy trying to act out the suggestion to the person. The game was primarily played  as a team-bonding moment and because they were limited on time. The…

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New Beauty Club welcomes makeup lovers, wants to petition for cosmetology program

November 15, 2017

By Julie Santiago Gathered around a pink laptop in the Husky Cafeteria, Bernice Gonzalez, a Psychology major, Adriana Ramirez, also a psychology major, Rachel Galvan and Andrew “Leo” Andrade met to discuss plans for their new club the Beauty Club. Gonzalez, president of the Beauty Club, and Galvan, its secretary, had a hard time starting the club late in the semester. “It was like a Wednesday and me and her…

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