#SheDoes helps homeless women

May 16, 2018

The #SheDoes movement is led by Mel Tillekeratne, a man who is dreaming of a future where all the homeless women are off the streets. “I was at work, and saw that the Women’s March was happening a few blocks from Skid Row… but there was little mention of all the homeless women who were there,” Tillekeratne explained, “I saw all the energy at the march, and I wondered to…

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ELAC’s REDIO leads the fight against student hunger

By Juan Calvillo The East Los Angeles College Foundation recently created the Resource Economic Development and Innovation Office ( REDIO ) to solve the long-term issues of hunger, housing, transportation and clothing among students. The Associated Student Union is working with the school to solve similar problems. The issues that affect community college students have been written about before. A Los Angeles Times article from June 29 reported that  one…

May 16, 2018
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Future Husky quarterback prepares for new challenges

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ Incoming Husky and Montebello High School quarterback Gabriel Tapia played his last high school football game on  Friday against  Schurr High School in Montebello. After ending his high school football career with a win,Tapia will be join the Huskies this upcoming 2018-2019 football season.“Gabriel is going to bring great leadership, a lot of great work ethic to the school, and is someone to lead by example,” Montebello…

May 16, 2018
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Honors program to help students transition

BY GUADALUPE GONZALEZ The honors program has been developed to provide highly motivated students an encouraging  learning environment. It consists of a series of courses specifically designed to prepare students for the transition to a four- year university or college. The program at East Los Angeles College is recognized by UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Whitman College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and…

May 16, 2018
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Elan provides healthy alternatives to the community

May 16, 2018

BY KALEEN LUU Health conscious patrons at the Root of Life Juicery in Huntington Park can be rest assured the food they buy there has no unnecessary added sugars. Nutritional Science major Maria Pacheco is co-owner alongside her business partner, Robert Valdez. Together, they strive to offer healthier, natural alternatives to the community that are locally sourced and affordable. “I wanted to get a staple of our culture. Juicing is…

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LGBTQ Students regret taking out loans for school

May 9, 2018

By Steven Adamo Forty-five percent of student loan borrowers regret their decision to accept loans, compared to 60 percent of LGBTQ students, a new study finds.  The national survey was conducted over two days in February by Student Loan Hero, a website that provides resources on student loans to students.  11,184 adults, 18 and over, participated in the survey.  Screening questions for the survey included: “Do you, personally, identify as…

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LMU transfer student to receive huge payday

May 9, 2018

By Cristal Gomez  First-generation college student Lizabeth Garcia received the Phyllis Grace Mozillo scholarship to attend Loyola Marymount University.   Originally, Garcia received $20,000 in financial aid funds to help with the $30,000 tuition costs but she received $61,960 through the scholarship.     She is a sociology student and is currently in her second year at East Los Angeles College.  She visited LMU for the first time during a…

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Guard signed by Central Florida

By Cristal Gomez Shooting-guard Frank Bertz signed to the University of Central Florida for the upcoming season.  Bertz was named to the first-team all-conference lineup for the South Coast-North division this season.  He has played the sport since he was five years old, starting in a peewee league and worked on his skills all the way to where he is now. “My coach at Sultana High School prepared me for…

May 9, 2018
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Delloro Program dedicated to social justice

May 2, 2018

By Michael Dominguez The Delloro program is a two-year program for a transfer degree in Social Justice. The program is run by professor Raeanna Gleason, the director of the program. Gleason has also gotten help from history professor Michael Collings and sociology professor Eileen Ie, to create the program. “In this program, students will learn to to become powerful scholars, community organizers and advocates for social justice,” Gleason said. Within…

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Photographer finds passion, work presented at VPAM

May 2, 2018

By Eddie Mike Garcia Some persons land that great job early in life, while others take more time to find that rewarding career, just like Rafael Cardenas did for himself. Cardenas worked several jobs over many years before he found his passion in photography. He  currently has an exhibit of photographs at the Vincent Price Museum for the next  three months. Cardenas was born in Mexico in the 1970s and…

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