ELAC student receives fellowship

March 8, 2017

By Tiana Hunter  Twenty-three year-old East Los Angeles College student Hope Flores has been selected as Los Angeles County Museums recipient for the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. This program provides specialized training in the curatorial field for students across the United States from diverse backgrounds. An art curator is a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collections. Art museum curators work with art collections and…

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Bonsai enthusiast to exhibit art

March 2, 2017

By Jose Guillen Ken Teh, a bonsai artist, prefers to be referred to as a bonsai enthusiast. The art of bonsai is growing a variety of dwarfed ornamental trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning. Similar to other art forms, it follows design principles. Teh’s involvement with bonsai began 30 years ago. In addition to being a bonsai artist, adjunct professor in the Modern Language…

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Honor society looks to future

March 2, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is an honors society at East Los Angeles College that recognizes students for their hard work and aims to help them grow. Any student can join and become a member. Their mission statement is, “In our 100 year history, our mission has remained the same, recognizing scholars and preparing them for successful futures.” They are part of the CaliforniaNevada Region of Phi…

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Coalition aims for open dialogue

By Maria Isabel Cubillo and Jose Guillen  The Coalition of Social Action, a new group, invited students, staff and faculty to address their anxieties caused by president Donald Trump’s administration. The coalition aims to organize socially conscious events. The coalition plans to have panels, lectures, documentary viewings, forums, teach-ins and more pertaining to issues of the East Los Angeles College community. The first meeting was held on Feb. 9 in…

March 2, 2017
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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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