Theatre department address everyday issues in performances

By Jesus Garcia The Theatre in the Community program is a program for students from all backgrounds who with their interest in theatre want to help their community in some way.   It is a free program where students  tour elementary schools/daycare centers with children’s theatre productions, ‘brown bag’ lunchtime performances at senior centers, food banks and events throughout Los Angeles County. The program is led by ELAC’s very own…

December 4, 2017
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Statistics Club proposes three studies and seeks participants

By Michelle Perez The Statistics Club at East Los Angeles College hopes to conduct at least three studies that they believe will help many students. The President of the Statistics Club, Francisco Larraga, said that as of now the studies are in their planning stage and that hopefully they will be approved and implemented by next spring. Larraga said that the three studies involve anxiety and self-efficacy, aggression and how…

December 3, 2017
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ELAC student shares first place in music competition

By Anabel Reyes Eugene Lopez is an ELAC music student, song writer, and winner of the first prize at the Music Association of California Community College competition. This is the second consecutive year that ELAC has won this competition. Lopez competed along nine other students from different colleges. He tied with another student and they both won first prize. Lopez said he felt really good and proud about winning. “I…

December 3, 2017
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Auto Tech building keeps past professor’s spirit alive

By Vicky Nguyen Tucked into the far corner of campus is building P1, also known to some as the Palmer Automotive Technology Building (Palmer Building, for short). It is not as large as the Fine and Visual Arts Building, and its namesake is not as well-known as Vincent Price or Helen Miller Bailey. In fact, the building’s full name is not found on either the East Los Angeles College official…

December 3, 2017
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Administration employee to retire after 29 dedicated years

By Ishmael Garcia Susan Okawa has been working at East Los Angeles College since 1989 and she is soon retiring at the end of this year on December 29th. Okawa has had a lot of responsibility for the past 20 years being in administrative services. Okawa’s primary job in the administration office has turned into handling the planning and coordinating of events on campus. Last year Okawa had issued 4,900 permits…

December 3, 2017
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Game club pushed to the edge

By Allison Beatty The ELAC Game Club has gone through many hardships such as being disbanded twice and splitting into cliques. It began with a group of students looking for a relaxing way to spend their down time in the school lounge, playing games ranging from cards, board games, mobile games, and even console games like Smash 4. At this time it was not an official school club, but more…

December 3, 2017
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Inspiring single mother of four beats stigmas

By Jackelyn Dubon Aracely Vasquez is a woman who overcomes any obstacle that comes her way and is a prime example of a mom who does it all. Aracely Vasquez, who goes by “Sally,” is not just your average ELAC student. She is also a single mother of four children and works full-time. She is working on getting her Associates Degree in Computer Application Office Technology. She is a part-time…

December 1, 2017
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The AJ Club motivates their members helping comunities

November 29, 2017

BY MIRIAM ROBLES Staff Writer The Administration of Justice club at East Los Angeles College is more than just a club the club president expressed, its a family full of knowledge in criminal justice. The club helps students open their expectations about what criminal justice is. Many have the impression that the Administration of Justice department is training to become a law enforcement officer, but there is more than that. …

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Breaking the barrier for transgender Latinas

By Jasmin Morfin On Nov. 20 Bamby Saucedo (an activist and advocate for transgender Latina women) gave a presentation on ELAC’s campus for the Yo Soy Trans Latina event. Salcedo has been recognized nationally and internationally as an activist and advocate. Using her personal platform, she has become a community organizer and social justice advocate for transgender Latina women. She has been recognized for and has been awarded locally and…

November 28, 2017
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Welcome center offers more than a friendly hello

By Kathy Cecchin East Los Angeles College’s Welcome and Support Resource Center hides in the maze that is the Monterey, California, campus, but it’s worth finding. Tucked away in the E1 Student Services building, next to the Financial Services office, the Welcome Center shares an office with Career and Job Services. The Center’s Director, Linda Rafols, says the department arose out students’ frustration with having to scour the campus to…

November 28, 2017
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