Dancer balances school with profession

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed dancing…

November 29, 2016
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British student launches American football career

By Israel Moreno Frances Bongwalanga is a student athlete who moved to Los Angeles from East London England to play football for East Los Angeles College.   Bongwalanga, 21, is currently a sophomore at ELAC who was offered a full ride football scholarship to West Virginia State University. “ It’s a division II National Collegiate Athletic Association school.”I’m always blessed for the offer” Bongwalanga said. “It’s a great experience, it’s a…

November 29, 2016
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Football player sets new records

By Tiana Hunter Twenty year old Vicente Luis-Juan broke not one, but two East Los Angeles College football records this season.  Making new school records is an accomplishment few can say they have achieved. Luis-Juan a sophomore who has played kicker for ELAC’s football team the last two years wasn’t focused on setting new records but bettering the team he is part of. Luis-Juan broke the record for most extra…

November 29, 2016
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Walter Ahhaitty educates an audience on Native American history

November 27, 2016

by Damien Rodriguez Calling someone indigenous is offensive, Walter Ahhaitty of the Kiowa tribe told an audience at room K5-108 on November 21. Ahhaitty explained that indigenous people prefer to be called “indins” because the word indigenous is used by non-Indian people to force an identity on them. Ahhaitty also had issues with the word sovereignty. According to Ahhaitty, the word sovereignty was used to manipulate indigenous people. He stated…

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Prop 30 brings more money to community colleges

by Gabriela Hernandez Renovations to ELAC have been going on for years, with Proposition 30 it can push ELAC South Gate Educational Center to extend . Proposition 30 or better known as the Sales and Income Tax Initiative will help to fund various community colleges in Los Angeles. With this new funding the renovation or extension of the South Gate Educational Center can begin. The Proposition itself is not for…

November 27, 2016
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School program helps both students and its employees

by Hector Gomez Francia Cruz has endured a tough task at East Los Angeles College maintaining success as a student worker for the Adelante First Year Experience Program.  Cruz was born in Mexico, but has lived most of her life in Huntington Park, California.  She has been attending East Los Angeles College for two years now and is planning to transfer by the fall of 2017.  Cruz has helped and…

November 24, 2016
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Faculty, staff train for emergency situations

By Yessica Bobadilla and Lesley Pastor The Administration of Justice Department is offering their final workshop of the year to faculty and staff on emergency situations. “When we look around and look at our readiness on a larger scale we really need to be ready to take care of ourselves,” said one of the program coordinators, Jason Hosea. The coordinators picked workshops that they believed to be beneficial to faculty…

November 23, 2016
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Deaf professor becomes deacon, gains perspective on life

November 23, 2016

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.” said Garcia using ASL. As a Latino Garcia’s family had many pictures of Jesus, but he was confused as to who Jesus was. “I…

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Pokiholics creates buzz among ELAC Community

November 23, 2016

By Christina Rodriguez Pokiholic is one of the most recent restaurants to make its appearance in the ELAC community and has caused quite a buzz since its grand opening in September of 2015. Like most traditional poke places, the restaurant tends to those who have a palette for seafood, savory and scrumptious meals. The poke phenomena has definitely found a home at ELAC. Pokiholic is located on South Atlantic Ave…

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The Killers release holiday album for charity

November 23, 2016

By Lesley Pastor Alternative rock band, The Killers, released a new holiday album this past Friday where all proceeds will benefit Bono’s (RED) charity. The holiday album is titled Don’t Waste Your Wishes and features special guests such as Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ned Humphrey Hansen. The album opens up with their first track titled “A Great Big Sled” featuring Toni Halliday, lead singer of the rock band the…

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