Photography assistant dies, remembered for 20 years of service

May 26, 2017

  By Ivan Cazares Instructional Assistant John Monge died of organ failure on May 17 after spending months in and out of hospitals due to problems with his liver and kidneys. Monge dedicated 20 years of his life to the Photography Department. “He was dedicated to his job and the department. His work here was a reflection of his lifelong love of photography and education,” photography instructor Mike Tsai said….

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‘Alien Convenant’ adds more to sci-fi universe

May 25, 2017

By Jorge Aldaco  “Alien: Covenant,” directed by Ridley Scott, adds more to the franchise’s mythos in this thought provoking and gruesome installment to the “Aliens” franchise. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, and Katherine Waterston. The film takes place ten years after “Prometheus,” its predecessor from2012. The colonization ship ‘Covenant’ is damaged by a space phenomenon. It results in minor damage to the ship and the death…

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East Los Angeles Comic Con

May 24, 2017

By Steven Adamo   Hundreds of people celebrated comic books at the first-annual East Los Angeles Comic Con held at El Gallo Plaza in East Los Angeles. Artists from the area and beyond shared their comics, buttons, clothing, illustrations, paintings and comic-inspired creations with the community. Among the vendors, a few were former East Los Angeles College students, like Al Guerrero. He was handing out free posters of his upcoming…

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Budget revision proposes higher education funds

May 23, 2017

By: Rene Rauda The new budget revision released by Governor Jerry Brown on May 11, revealed a proposed total of $33 billion to be invested in higher education. These new funds will be distributed among all California Community Colleges, California State Universities and Universities of California. The May revision mentions California Community Colleges will not raise tuition for the 2017-18 school year. In January, UC President Janet Napolitano presented a…

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Students for Political Awareness Club helps fight poverty

By: Reina Aguirre The Students for Political Awareness Club at East Los Angeles College is teaming up with organizations to help those in poverty in the community and abroad. The ESPA club organized a shoe drive where people can help, by donating their used shoes to the non-profit organization Soles4Souls. Their mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The used shoes…

May 23, 2017
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East Los Angeles College student detained by ICE

May 18, 2017

UPDATE: In response to Campus News’s request for information ICE Western Regional Communications Spokesperson, Virginia Kice said Saul Cervantes was detained for multiple prior convictions, including cruelty to a child. Kice said the detention was made based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s databases. Cervantes has been placed in immigration proceedings. A judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration will review his case to…

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Central Americans continue to flee and seek US asylum

By: Gloria Orellana Jennifer Carcamo of the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, and Steven Osuna, PhD Professor of Sociology at California State University Long Beach, initiated the assembly with a powerpoint on Thursday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Vincent Price Art Museum. Students interested in the human rights for Central American asylum seekers had the opportunity to learn more at a lecture hosted by the…

May 16, 2017
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Health fair provides insight to better health for students

By: Samantha Moreno East Los Angeles College students were informed about the importance of their health and how to maintain it at the annual health fair on Wednesday, in the E2 quad. The booths throughout the quad included free blood pressure exams, demonstrations on how to do self-examinations for both men and women, natural supplements and applications for food stamps. CalFresh, a food stamp program which is referred to as…

May 16, 2017
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Visiting professor talks of education as resistance

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  “If we get stuck in the fear and pain, we can not move forward,” visiting professor Dolores Delgado Bernal said, who spoke about resistance that leads to social justice. Delgado Bernal, a professor of education and ethnic studies from the University of Utah and a visiting professor at  California State University, Los Angeles, spoke to students about types of resistance and how more effectively seek social…

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New student system to eliminate pink add slips

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College will soon retire permit slips and welcome back waitlists after more than a decade. Key points regarding the new Student Information System were discussed Tuesday at the Academic Senate meeting. Two major changes discussed were the permit slips and waitlists, a procedure that ELAC has not practiced in many years. Under the new SIS, which will fully go live in the fall, courses…

May 10, 2017
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