Model tumbles into fame

November 27, 2012

By Alfonso Caltitla Big things come in small packages. It seems like a clichéd expression but it definitely applies to former East Los Angeles College student Jessica Carillo, 20, who became an overnight sensation. “I never thought I photographed well or people would want to take photos of me. I still don’t,” Carillo said. After “dip dying” her hair with pink dye and uploading a couple of pictures on a…

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Elan pursues musical passion

November 27, 2012

By Carla Calderon Being the lead guitarist of the band Native Tongues makes Isaac Corrales hardly an ordinary East Los Angeles College student. He lives with his parents, brother and sister in Maywood. He was born in Sonora, Mexico. His mother claims Corrales showed great skills in making things, and always claimed that he wanted to be a scientist when he grew up. Being technical and a smart student in…

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Muralist inspires youth

November 27, 2012

  By Manuel Miguel   On the Dia de los Muertos festival, East Los Angeles College invited Manny Velasquez, 53, to participate in it For the last 30 years he has helped youth through art, helping them with their problems trying to get them to understand that there is more to life than where they stand. Velasquez is currently putting up three murals at Van Nuys High School in the…

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Ultimate Frisbee becomes ELAC’s newest sport

November 27, 2012

By Alejandra Sanchez   Jesus Valdez, who prefers his nickname “Peanut,” decided to bring the sport of Ultimate Frisbee to East Los Angeles College after he played for four years in summer leagues with his friend in USC. The first year of Ultimate Frisbee at ELAC. Valdez started the club at ELAC  that was perfect to play because his friends could play as well. He started the club on Oct. 26 after…

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Witnesses occupy free speech zone

November 27, 2012

By Ericka Perez Every Monday through Friday, a Jehovah’s witnesses congregation sets up a blue tent in between the sheriff’s department and the stadium parking lot. Underneath the tent there is a table filled with booklets, magazines and bibles ready to be handed out with information to anyone that is interested. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there are members of the congregation who speak English and on Tuesdays and Thursdays…

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Study leads East LA College student to stoicism

November 27, 2012

  By Dorian Rangel   Eric Barrios is a philosophy major and a man ruled by logic looking for answers to questions that we all ask ourselves. He describes himself as a stoic, which is someone who follows the philosophical teachings of Plato. Barrios applies these teachings to his daily life and he says that stoics believe you should only have friends who express reason and logic, which is how he…

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Assistant coach bids farewell to ELAC

November 26, 2012

  By Jazmin Farias   Assistant Coach Nick Garrett is leaving East Los Angeles College on January 2013 after four years of training the football team. On January 2013, Garrett will no longer coach the ELAC football team. He accepted a job offer at Western New Mexico University as a passing game coordinator for the 2013 season in the NCAA Division II program. “If there’s an opportunity in front of…

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Secretary sweeps way into ELAC

By Aurora Uc Natalie Wong never realized she was going to end up being the Theatre Department secretary after finishing school, or even playing golf. After graduating in Montebello High, Wong went off to Yale University where she majored in Geology, but never used her major and went to play professional golf. “I played for 10 years in tournaments aiming to be in the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)” She…

November 26, 2012
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Single mother struggles through school

By Judith Lopez After a little more than three years at East Los Angeles College, Dominique Solis will finally achieve her goal of graduating despite her many struggles. Dominique Solis has balanced being a full time student, single parent and worker for the past three years as she pursued a higher education.  Dominique said, “It has not been easy trying to balance so many things at once and at times…

November 26, 2012
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Former student is vintage jewelry designer

By Alejandra Carrillo   Former East Los Angeles College student, Laura Stokes-Estrada, is a vintage jewelry designer and creator of Charcoal Designs. Stokes-Estrada attended ELAC about two semesters ago, and hopes to come back next semester. She took a few courses in business, which helped her strengthen her business. She has been designing jewelry and artwork for about eight years. Before Stokes-Estrada involved herself in the jewelry industry, she worked…

November 13, 2012
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