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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Women’s basketball player signs with Kansas State

May 3, 2017

By Dorany Pineda  When Anastasia Tsybaeva’s was in seventh grade, she stood at five feet ten inches. Despite having never played, her physical education teacher convinced her to join the basketball club. She was the only girl among 40 boys. “After two days I quit because everybody was making fun of me,” Tsybaeva said. “They’re like ‘How are you so tall and you can’t play?’” It wasn’t until her freshman…

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Black Mambas prepare for overseas tour

May 3, 2017

By Diego Linares Southeast Los Angeles band Black Mambas are set to take the stage for their third European tour starting this Friday after first starting out by performing in backyards and underage in local venues. The band members say the ability to play overseas has come after gaining experience in the scene and being diligent with their craft. “It’s cool. It’s great, but it’s a lot of hard work….

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‘Stop, drop, and roll’ takes hands-on approach with fire safety seminar

April 19, 2017

By Christian Horta  “The building is burning,” exclaimed Fire Technology program coordinator, Jason Hosea, during a fire simulation, as participants lined up to practice the use of a fire extinguisher. A fire safety workshop was held to demonstrate the proper use of a fire extinguisher, and what to do in the event of a fire, Monday in the F9 bungalow area from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants were given the…

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Architecture students exhibit biomimicry projects

April 19, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  The students of Environmental used their imagination and skills to compose structures. Outside of the E7 Technology Center Tuesday, large wooden structures made by Environmental Design 102 students were displayed and critiqued by a professional architect. Professor Orhan Ayyuce had his students do an assignment that incorporated the use of natural materials. He also had them make elaborate designs inspired by flora and fauna. These designs became…

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‘Thee Commons,’ Elans to hit Coachella Sage

April 12, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti   In a garage tucked away near Garfield High School located in East Los Angeles, cumbia-punk band Thee Commons rehearse their set list for their biggest show yet, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival. The band is set to play both weekends, April 15 and April 22, taking the stage just moments before headliners like Lady Gaga, Future, Gucci Mane and Bon Iver. “Its our…

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