Obamacare ad fund takes cut

By Francisco Portillo With the insurance enrollment period beginning November 1, the Department of Health and Human services is defunding the budget that advertises the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, by 90 percent. The funding for advertisements has been cut from the $100 million that former President Barack Obama used to $10 million and will begin November 1. The funding for in-person enrollment into the program was also…

September 20, 2017
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ASU moves to fund ‘Dia de los Muertos’ gallery

By Noe Ortega Associate Student Union hosted its first meeting of the semester on Friday, where the board funded future projects and student rep fees. The 14th Annual Día De Los Muertos Student Alter Exhibit Reception was funded for $1,950. To recognize Chicanos in the arts, the Vincent Price Museum will hold the Dia De Los Muertos Art gallery for two months. Chicano figures Saul Lopez, Lalo Guerrero and Lupe…

September 20, 2017
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Mujeres de Paz to highlight domestic violence

By Gustavo Buenrostro Workshops, lectures, films and other activities will take place for the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in October. The month will begin with Mujeres de Paz, the 20th annual candlelight vigil and march against domestic violence. The event will start at Belvedere Park and continue through the ELAC Performing Arts complex. It will feature speeches from local dignitaries, ELAC administration, and East Los Angeles Women’s Center…

September 20, 2017
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DACA removal looms over trustees meeting

By Noe Ortega & Giselle Palomera The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a major discussion point at the board of trustees meeting on Wednesday. Los Angeles Community College District President Sydney Kamlager and East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez spoke about President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate DACA. “That decision is cruel, uncomfortable and contradicts the American dream. Today I want to remind us all the importance of…

September 14, 2017
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Study suggests homeless population growing in LACCD

By Steven Adamo Homeless students within the Los Angeles Community College District are on the rise                      according to survey results                              reported by the Los Angeles Times. The survey was authored by Hope Lab, a non-profit                      …

September 14, 2017
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Husky cafe offers more food variety

September 14, 2017

By Giselle Palomera The Husky Café opened mid-August, making Pacific Dining Food Management Service the sole food service provider for all the nine Los Angeles Community College District campuses. Pacific Dining offers three different kitchen services. The Casa Solana kitchen offers students a variety of Mexican food. The Husky Grill offers burgers, hot sandwiches and other favorites like Pastrami. Block and Barrel offers deli sandwiches and paninis. “Students come to…

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SIS system crashes on first week of class, reverts to add slips

By Dorany Pineda On the second day of the Fall 2017 semester, the new Student Information System crashed while thousands of students at East Los Angeles College were signing up for classes. Ruben Arenas, ELAC’s dean of institutional advancement, was at one of the SIS welcome stations by the Fiscal Office helping students navigate the system when he noticed it started slowing down. “We’re not sure what happened, but it…

September 14, 2017
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Graduates honored at ceremony

By Jordan Elias East Los Angeles College honored its graduates on Tuesday during a graduation ceremony at Weingart Stadium. “We are honored to be able to accomplish this for the students,” said ELAC President Marvin Martinez. Graduates’ families and friends were present in the event. Part of ELAC administratio spoke in front of the students and families. “You (for the students) could do it. You could graduated and now you…

June 7, 2017
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Students express concerns to Board of Trustees

By: Yecenia Alcaraz Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustee Andrea Hoffman withdrew her support on the current Immigration and Customs Enforcement resolution on Wednesday May 10. The Board of Trustees spent the majority of the meeting listening to students from LACCD express their concerns on ICE. The third resolution was presented by board members Andrea Hoffman, Sydney K. Kamlager and Nancy Pearlman. Students in the audience held up…

June 5, 2017
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Academic senate president honored during meeting

By Roslin Ojeda  The Academic Senate Committee gave their respects and goodbyes to President Alex Immerblum during their last meeting of the semester. Immerblum will be retiring this semester after serving on the committee for over 20 years. 14 of which he spent as president During the meeting the committee took a few minutes to present Immerblum with a framed gavel to thank him for his outstanding leadership, service and…

May 30, 2017
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