Guided Pathways initiative to assist students pursue majors

By Gustavo Buenrostro The Guided Pathways initiative was the topic of discussion in the open forum on Thursday in the G1 building. Guided Pathways is a framework for students to work under so that they can have a more                                                               …

December 6, 2017
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Students unhappy with latest library policy change

By Julie Santiago Students who petitioned for longer library hours in 2015 think that the new group study room policies lack transparency. The policies, which were implemented in Spring 2017, have study rooms in the library closing 15 minutes before the library closes. These study room policies have concerned some students who feel this could be the beginning of other library cutbacks. “We did not work hard for over a…

December 6, 2017
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New campaign hopes to assist student resources

December 6, 2017

By Rogelio Alvarez Students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in F5-209 last Tuesday to raise awareness and money for East Los Angeles College’s Transforming Lives Annual Giving campaign. The campaign was created after a recent Associated Students Union poll revealed that 70 percent of students struggled with hunger and food insecurity on campus. “It was really based on the need to raise money to fund some of the programs that…

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Expensive coffee brings excitement

December 6, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros Kopi luwak, or coffee made from beans found in the feces of civets, will be available for tasting at the lecture “Animal, Commodity, Environment: Civets in the History of Indonesian Coffee” Friday in A2- 103. Civets are cat-like, nocturnal mammals that live in the tropical forests of Asia and Africa. Kopi luwak is coffee made from the bean of a digested coffee cherry that is retrieved from…

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South Gate campus to undergo construction

December 6, 2017

By Stephanie Guevara After being postponed for nine years, construction for the new East Los Angeles College South Gate Center has a set date to start. The demolition process is set to start within March or May in the new facility located across the street from the current South Gate campus on Santa Fe Avenue and Firestone Boulevard. The new facility, formerly the Firestone Tire Company since World War II,…

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Poet takes first at annual talent show

BY MARIA MARROQUIN Jayden Saldana took first place for reciting his poem at Adelante First Year Experience program’s second annual talent show on Nov. 17. Saldana started his performance by saying, “I want to give a shout out to my cat,” causing audience members to laugh out loud. But as soon as he started reciting his poem, silence filled the room. Saldana had the undivided attention of the audience when…

December 3, 2017
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Safe Zone offers help to undocumented, LGTBQ students

By David Graddy The Safe Zone Ally Organization held a workshop to offer resources serving the LGBTQ community and undocumented students. The workshop was held at East Los Angeles College campus in the Student Services Building E1 in room 176. Each year, Safe Zone helps more than 35,100 students at ELAC by offering a variety of resources including living accommodations, personal needs, and overall general health with a goal to…

December 3, 2017
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Free holiday orchestra concert to bring holiday cheer

By Cuahutemoc Hernandez A free holiday orchestra concert is being presented by the East Los Angeles College music department on Thursday, December 7. The ELAC symphony orchestra will be playing five different pieces, led by their conductor, Samvel Chilingarian. Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Symphony #7 – Allegretto,” a piece composed around 1811-1812. A piece that at the time was considered one of Beethoven’s best works. It was dedicated to Count Moritz von…

December 3, 2017
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ELAC and Cal State LA’s Model U.N. forces unite

By Vicky Nguyen East Los Angeles College and Cal State Los Angeles Model United Nation clubs forged an alliance at ELAC’s first hosted practice conference on Friday, March 17. The theme of the conference was cyber security. Through a series of debates, negotiations, and caucuses, the delegates put together an agreed upon definition of cyber terrorism and a plan to fight against it. At the end of the conference, superlatives…

December 3, 2017
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Low enrollment pushes one-time procedure for winter

By Vanessa Valdez There will be a one time change to class cancellation procedure for winter semester, canceling classes with fewer than 15 students until close to the opening of the session. As voted by the Academic Senate, and in agreement with the administration, the upcoming winter semester will have a one time change in regards to East Los Angeles College’s class cancellation procedure. Department chairs will consult with deans…

December 3, 2017
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