ELAC bookstore manager steps up

By Anna Ortega Contributing Writer Filled with passion and experience, Joyce Garcia is the bookstore manager and the new manager at the Husky Store. Garcia has been the bookstore manager for the last three and a half years. She loves to work with students. They are her passion, and to be able to help them is her pride. She became the cafeteria manager six months ago when the ex-manager, Christina Gaytan…

December 9, 2011
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Vietnamese club gives comfort to students

By Thy Lam Providing a sense of family by helping Vietnamese students connect with other students from their homeland is what the Vietnam Student Association hopes to accomplish. The group was established three years ago as a study group and then began to share experiences about learning, cultures and lifestyles. After gathering for some months, they felt the need of an official association for Vietnamese students. The purpose of VSA’s establishment is…

December 7, 2011
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Child Development Center helps parents

By Jane Fernandez East Los Angeles College does not only educate adults but also children through the Child Development Center. The Child Development Center first opened its doors at ELAC in February 1975. At the time, it was a single bungalow and provided service to 11 families, many of whom were single mothers. In 1977, the center opened a second bungalow and it kept it that way until 1990, when a proposal…

December 7, 2011
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Disabled student overcomes challenges

By Frank Chavez Determined to not fit the stereotype of a disabled man or woman, Rodger Hernandez never allowed his condition of cerebral palsy to get in his way of achieving his goals. Hernandez was born in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa in Mexico.  However, when he was one-year old his parents made the choice of migrating to the United States for a better life. Hernandez, born on Nov. 3,…

December 7, 2011
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Hopeful author, Elan overcomes disability

By Cristina Galvan Lizbeth Gutierrez does not let her disabilities get in the way.  She uses her faith to stay strong and help others. Twenty-two-year-old Gutierrez was born with cerebral palsy. Growing up, one of the hardest things she had to endure was being told by others that she could not do certain things, because she has a disability. This constant put down led Gutierrez to fall into a depression that…

December 7, 2011
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Coach rescues ELAC debate team

By Kritsida Adisakkitti Many students and faculty undermined the East Los Angeles College debate team that continuously brought home wins during the past five years. Nadar Haddad is the founder and coach of the official debate team that ELAC lacked for a 25-year period. After Haddad received his Bachelor’s Degree at California State University, Long Beach in Political Science and his Master’s Degree at University of North Texas, he was offered a…

November 29, 2011
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ELAC Wrestling captain fundraises for fellow athletes

By Ashley Garcia Out on the mat since the eighth grade, the captain of the wrestling team worked hard in order to give back to his community. Adrian Macias received an Ernest H. Moreno Scholarship Award at a ceremony held on November 15. The 19-year-old student-worker will be collecting $1000 annually and received $500 of his award at the ceremony. As a first-generation college student, Macias is a major in…

November 28, 2011
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Theatre students find outside stage

By Ariana Renteria Echoes of voices can be heard walking down the ramp toward the P2 theatre building. Gradually the echoes begin to make sense. The voices are not random. They are poetry leaving the mouths of East Los Angeles College students. The students are speaking words from the likes of “Hamlet,” “Rhinoceros in Love” and “Personal Messages.” Not only are these words flowing from students mouths, they are passionately acted  out…

November 23, 2011
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ELAC history professor gives back to community

By Rosa Guillen  History Professor at both the South Gate and Monterey Park ELAC campuses, Carlos Ramirez, is definitely not “all books and no play.” He also enjoys a jam session here and there with fellow musicians. Even while teaching history classes at ELAC and Advanced Placement Government courses at South East High School in South Gate, Ramirez still makes time to pick up a guitar. “I like to pretend…

November 23, 2011
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‘Shazamwiches’ take on YouTube

By Lindsey Maeda Like a wizard, Daniel Noriega, a student at East Los Angeles College, conjures up novelty sandwiches on his new YouTube series, Shazamwiches. Noriega has an affinity for sandwiches and it is apparent by the way his face lights up when speaking about them. “I really think (sandwiches) are the perfect food. Primarily because they are so versatile, and you can do anything with them. You can make them as…

November 23, 2011
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