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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A Triple Minority ELAC Student Pursues his Passion

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 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 this school.  He has also had his fair share of struggles just by coming…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC’s Online Library Resources Easy Access For Students

By Andrea Hernandez College students can find essay information and can also do casual research on the East Los Angeles College Library online article databases. Students can use these databases to get information from legitimate sources. Search engines such as Google are not legitimate sources. “I used to rely on Google for all my assignments, only squeaking by the minimum requirements. I think it was an English 101 class that…

May 16, 2017
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Former Foster Youth advises Foster Educational Support Program

By Gisselle Palomera Abel Lara, a former foster youth is now dedicating his career to helping others through self-empowerment and motivation. Lara graduated from ELAC and returned to be an advisor for other former foster youth as part of the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support program, CAYFES when it began 2 years ago. CAYFES is dedicated to helping students find housing, get food vouchers and provide them with school…

May 16, 2017
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ESPA Club Contributes to the Community Collecting Shoes

By Reina Aguirre The ELAC Students for Political Awareness Club is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and out of state. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help donate their used shoes to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes will help finance…

May 16, 2017
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