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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Elan advocates against drunk driving

By Alejandra Carrillo Nick Nevarez, a 21 year old who got a second chance at life, motivates young adults to stay away from life threatening activities. At age 17, Nevarez and some friends were involved in a tragic car accident after leaving a rave and driving home high on pills and alcohol. The accident took place on San Fernando Boulevard and Pacific Avenue in Glendale just around the corner from…

November 10, 2012
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Former Husky speeds to Syracuse

By Alfonso Rivera   Former East Los Angeles Husky football standout Christopher Clark is making a big impact for the Syracuse Orangemen. In his first game wearing orange and black, he caught a 20-yard touchdown pass for the NCAA Division I school. Clark graduated from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles after beginning his playing career at Venice High School. He has come a long way from his freshman season…

November 6, 2012
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Libros Schmibros bookstore opens in Boyle Heights

  By Lourdes Espinoza Exit Mariachi Plaza off the Gold Line and enter Libros Schmibros, a Boyle Heights-based, lending library/bookstore founded by former director of literature of the National Endowment of the Arts David Kipen. Walk through the mariachis into this quaint location as it offers an extensive collection of books ranging from art, history, children’s books, biographies and its own Shakespeare section. This new location has been a popular…

October 4, 2012
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Social worker advocates HIV/AIDS awareness

  By Carlos Alvarez Even after National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day passed, former Elan Steve Sandoval-Templeman continues to educate and provide counsel to all who seek knowledge on HIV/AIDS. “When I was younger, I knew I wanted to mentor young adults. To provide them with a place they felt safe,” Sandoval-Templeman said. At a young age he knew he wasn’t like the kids around him. Sandoval-Templeman said that he…

October 4, 2012
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Health center provides servce for Elans

by Cristina Galvan A variety of services are available to Elans in the Student Health Center. The $11 health fee gives students access to the Health Center and its services. In order to get services, students must bring their current ID with the semester sticker, or their registration form that shows that they paid for their health fee. Some of the services available are first aid, TB skin test, physicals,…

October 4, 2012
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