Students dedicate to ELAC’s radio station

By Maria Gonzalez Planning, preparation and dedication is what drives KELA, the East Los Angeles College Internet radio station.Instructor Jason Beaton was the first to lecture and teach the hands-on class Broadcasting 15, Radio and Television Production at ELAC. He has 20 years experience working in Los Angeles’s radio industry, and continues to keep KELA alive with the help of students who decide to participate and dedicate their time its…

May 9, 2012
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East L.A. Women’s Center offers multitude of services for female, male Elans

By Jerry Casarez For more than 35 years, the East Los Angeles Women’s center has provided a safe haven within the community for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Not only have they created a safe environment where a victim can get the proper counseling to help start the healing process, but they have also become a place where educational tools and training are provided to help promote awareness. The…

May 2, 2012
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Instructor teaches dance, life lessons

By Oliver Blanco Performing in her first professional dance at the age of eight, Andrea C. Martinez Gonzalez danced alongside her grandmother at the 1957 Los Angeles Fair.  Gonzalez’s grandmother, Filicitas Oropeza was part of a dance company during Gonzalez’s childhood years.  At the age of five, Oropeza took Gonzalez to her dance company’s rehearsals. Gonzalez was amazed by her grandmother’s dancing.  She attempted to emulate her and other professional…

May 2, 2012
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Husky first baseman follows, leads by example

By Carlos Alvarez Estevez improved on his second season as the starting first baseman in all offensive categories.  “From his first season to this one, he has improved in every aspect of his game,” Head Coach James Hines said. “I have hit more home runs this year, but I have also been a consistent hitter this season,” Estevez said.  Estevez has a .321 batting average with four home runs, 10…

May 2, 2012
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Stadium holds plenty of history

By Liliana Marquez For more than 60 years, Weingart Stadium has been a setting for history, from the Olympics to Forrest Gump.  Commonly known as “the football stadium” or  simply “the stadium,” Weingart Stadium was built in 1951, six years after East Los Angeles College was established.  With a seating capacity of 22,355 and a construction cost of $3.1 million, Weingart Stadium has hosted a variety of events. Formerly known…

May 2, 2012
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Student wins bus line art contest

By Veronica Hurtado Art Graphic Communication major Mario Hernandez’s graphic design won the Montebello Bus Lines “Ride Green” Art Contest on April 6. “I was pretty surprised (to win). I had no idea of the competition and how it was going to be. I really wasn’t expecting to win,” he said. The Boyle Heights native participated in a contest along with other participants. Hernandez and participants took part in a competition to…

April 25, 2012
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Disabled dancer develops passion in dance

By Billy Galvez In the fourth grade, Vanessa Cruz started developing a passion for dancing. Her parents wouldn’t support her because they thought she would get injured. From sixth to eighth grade she began practicing at home. “I would practice for hours in front of the mirror in my room, and I would imagine myself on the stage,” Cruz said. Vanessa has had obstacles since birth, but she was determined not…

April 25, 2012
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NAMI hosts poetry reading to bring awareness to mental illness

April 25, 2012

By Maria Gonzalez and William Hernandez Students had an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through poetry this past Wednesday. NAMI on Campus, a student chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness, gathered in the open space between P2 and S2 buildings to let students recite poetry. Students were able to recite their own or the work of others. Part of the mission of NAMI on Campus is…

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Elan wins scholarship contest

By Jane Fernandez Ricardo Ramirez won third place in the Achieve the Dream contest, inspiring others to stay in school, aim for their best and to never stop dreaming.Ramirez was the only East Los Angeles College student to submit a video. Achieve the Dream is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping community college students, mostly low income, to stay in school and earn a college degree.  The…

April 18, 2012
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Elan poster on pedophilia wins first-place during community college state conference

By Edward Singleton Psychology major Jose Luna’s poster on pedophilia and abnormal sexual behavior won first place at the 12th Annual Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges. The event was hosted by UC Irvine in March.  More than 34 community colleges participated. Participants competed in three categories: oral presentation, group presentation and poster presentation.  “I couldn’t find my poster anywhere…they didn’t even tell me…

April 18, 2012
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