Banned Books Week highlights controversial, challenged books

By Sergio Berrueta Banned Books Week, which runs from Sept. 21 to 27, celebrated works of literature that have been challenged or banned by local libraries. Books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling are a select few of the overall 100 list of books challenged for removal in the…

September 25, 2014

Limited water supply areas to be shutoff due to construction

By Sergio Berrueta East Los Angeles College’s water supply will be shutoff in the E7, F7 and E9 buildings tomorrow at 6 a.m. This temporary shutdown is to allow the water supply to be connected to the new bookstore building that is currently under construction. “Restrooms will be available in the D5, G8 & G9 (buildings). Signs will be posted,” Abel Rodriguez, Facilities Director, said in an e-mail earlier today….

August 13, 2014

Mother of ELAC student crashes car into gate

By David Rios   The mother of a student at East Los Angeles College drove her car into the back entrance gate of Weingart Stadium last Wednesday around 8 a.m. The woman decided to drop off her son along the back entrance into the school. The back entrance into the disabled parking lot was often used by parents as a student drop-off, however due to the ongoing construction there has…

May 24, 2013

SASA FORUM news brief

By Gabrielle Osei Join the Students Against Substance Abuse (SASA) Forum this Friday May 3rd at 9am in the Elac G3 Theater as Guest Speaker Dr. Darryl Inaba; Associate Professor of Pharmacology at UC San Francisco Medical School discusses the brain and addictions. This forum is free for all students and geared towards those who have dealt with or knows someone who has dealt with addictive disorders and substance abuse….

April 30, 2013

LACCD Chancellor Daniel LaVista announces plans to resign

By Sergio Berrueta The contract ends for Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Daniel LaVista on June 30, which is when he will resign. He released his resignation in a statement last Wednesday. LaVista’s decision comes after “extensive consideration of professional and personal factors.” “I’ve decided that the timing is right for me to pursue other opportunities that combine my professional and family interest,” LaVista said in his statement. The…

February 24, 2013

Correction: EOPS

Extended Opportunity Program Services is now accepting applications December 10 through January 4.  EOPS are only accepting only new students on a first come, first service basis.  No students will be admitted after all the spots have been filled.

November 28, 2012

Dream Act Workshop educates students

The Dream Act and AB 540 will be discussed in a workshop on campus today from 2 pm to 3:30 pm  in E1-189.  The workshop is being held by Students for Equal Rights. AB 540 is a state law that helps undocumented students by providing cost savings. The Dream Act is federal legislation that supports a path to residency.  Education is a primary path for the Dream Act.

November 5, 2012

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

“Until the Violence Stops” Film Screening and Discussion Monterey Park Campus. Tomorrow at 12:10-1:15 p.m. in AA-1. Facilitated by Marilyn Ladd, Women’s PE. Refreshments sponsored by ASU and Psychology Club.  Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Student Athletes Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Friday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in C1 gym. “Reporting Sexual Assault” Monterey Park Campus. Will take place on Tuesday April 24, 12 – 1 p.m….

April 18, 2012