The Dream Act at work

By: Joseph Dargan The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or Dream Act, is saving America millions of dollars and with examples like Gilberto Macedo-Velasquez, simultaneously strengthening the Latino community one Dreamer at a time. Signed into law by former President Barack Obama in June of 2012, DACA was created to protect undocumented immigrants, who were illegally brought into the United States as children, from deportation as well as providing a…

May 23, 2017
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Psychology Department hosts open house featuring student film

May 23, 2017

By Gisselle Palomera The Psychology Department hosted its fourth annual open house featuring a student-made film last Thursday at the G3 Foyer. The 10 minute film highlighted how addiction can affect anyone at any time. The film begins with a student named Marlon being pressured to party and drink by his classmates. Marlon is uninterested in this and refuses because he wants to focus on everything he’s been working so…

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Game club welcomes new gamers to level up

By: Melody Ortiz ELAC’s Game Club was made as a safe haven for gamers of all kinds to bring, play, watch and discuss games. They play games from video to board and card games. During the meetings, members can play games on projectors connected to computers or any console provided by other members.. Jorge Ivan Macias, the club’s community manager, said the Game Club’s main goals are to allow students…

May 23, 2017
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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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